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Want a good starter build-it-yourself pistol kit

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by LightningLink, Feb 17, 2004.

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  1. LightningLink

    LightningLink Member

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    I haven't even shot my cap-and-ball revolver yet and I already have the bug to trying building a single-shot BP pistol. I've built some modern firearms from kits and do okay so I think I can handle a BP kit.

    Based on looks and price, I really like the CVA Hawken .50 cal pistol kit as a good starter kit. I saw a poster's finished pistol over at Gunboards.com and thought it looked really nice. My uncle is going to build me a North Carolina variant Kentucky rifle sometime this or next year and I thought this would go nicely with it.

    1) Can anyone recommend a reputable online place to order from? So far one that seems to stand out is The Hawken Shop which carries the CVA kit for $127.95. I've seen them a few bucks cheaper here or there but don't mind paying a little more for a good store.

    2) What size bullet is best for this type of pistol? Will I be using patches?

    3) I already have a bunch of accessories for my .44 cal cap-n-ball revolver, are there any accessories I would need specifically for a single-shot pistol? About the only thing I notice would be a Bullet Starter.

    Thanks in advance,
    :confused: LL :confused:
     
  2. Mark whiz

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    There probably isn't a more complete place for things black powder than:

    http://www.dixiegunworks.com/

    They may not be the cheapest on everything..............but they have one HELL of a selection! :D
     
  3. redneck

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    I'd look at Lyman. www.logcabinshop.com has them. I built one of their great plains rifle and I'm very happy with it.
     
  4. LightningLink

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    Thanks for the replies. I do like Dixie Gun Works ... everything you ever wanted.

    I think I like the CVA Hawken kit better than the Deer Creek just because of the combination of steel and brass furniture. Purely a "looks" thing. Log Cabin Shop is nice too, but they don't have the Hawken kit.

    So, I've pretty much decided on which kit I want (although I suppose my subject doesn't really say that). I'm just looking for a good online shop that carries it.

    Thanks again,
    LL
     
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