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Old January 18, 2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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flintlock pistol

does anyone know where i can find a new flintlock single shot pistol? i am leaning more to the flintlock type. nothing fancy and not a short barrel derringer type. maybe a replica horse pistol. it would be more for range fun and because i have never handled or fired a BP pistol. and are these treated the same as a modern cartridge pistol. here in NJ i would need a purchasing permit issued by the local law for a cartridge type? but would it be different for a muzzleloading type?
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Old January 18, 2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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http://www.dixiegunworks.com
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Old January 18, 2008, 10:48 PM   #3
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DGW flintlock pistol page. http://www.dixiegunworks.com/default...=22_92_187_188
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Old January 18, 2008, 11:52 PM   #4
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This looks good

http://www.militaryheritage.com/

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Old January 19, 2008, 06:46 AM   #5
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what happened to thoughs kits they used to be quite reasonable?
These seem to be way over priced?
Sorry I have been inactive with the shooting culture it seems for longer than I thought.
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Old January 19, 2008, 07:27 AM   #6
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They are priced at what the market will bear, and they are selling at those prices. Otherwise they wouldn't be available. Therefore they are not way overpriced. $300 is not unreasonable for a good quality flintlock pistol.

How long has it been since you last looked at them?

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Old January 19, 2008, 08:19 AM   #7
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Most kits now only require wood to be stained and metal to be blued and all of it bolted together. Not like the old days when wood was oversized and inletting was 95%.
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Old January 19, 2008, 08:25 AM   #8
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This site has flintlock kits
http://thunder-ridge-muzzleloading.com/traditions.htm

Found this on Bass Pro Shop site. $209

Sorry this is percussion not flintlock!

Traditions™ Crockett .32 Cal. Percussion Pistol
Perfect for collectors or small-game shooters! This classic hooked-breech pistol is fully-functional and offers a modern percussion ignition system. Comes with primitive adjustable rear sight and a single, double-set trigger and brass hardware. The 9.75'' octagonal barrel has a 1 in 20'' twist. Overall length: 15.5''. Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...003000_400-3-1
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Old January 20, 2008, 07:29 PM   #9
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thank you....

for your help and replys. now its a toss up between


the dixie gun works. pedersoli kentucky in .50cal.
pedersoli kentucky in .45 cal.

the price between the two isn't much of a difference. i do have 2 .50 cal rifles. can conicals be used in a single shot pistol or should i only use patched ball? i have both for my rifles. getting a .45 cal. pistol will only mean another size ball and or bullet as well as cleaning jags and brushes.
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Old January 20, 2008, 08:52 PM   #10
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I'm thinking pistols are going to be a slow twist for round balls.
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Old January 21, 2008, 02:24 AM   #11
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hawg haggen,

does the 1 in 18" twist from a 10 and 3/4" barrel mean its to slow to use round ball or conical? is the round ball better to use than the conical in a pistol?
do you have any idea as to accuracy/ shot group size at 25 yards?

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Old January 21, 2008, 08:24 AM   #12
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1:18 is a fast twist that would work best with conicals. A round ball twist would be something like 1:72 or 1:66 tho 1:48 works well with prb and conicals, sort of a happy medium. I've not delved into single shot pistols much but that seems more like a cartridge gun twist than a muzzleloader twist. Maybe somebody with more experience with them than I have will chime in on it.
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Old January 22, 2008, 07:42 AM   #13
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All production pistols have 1:24 or faster twist rates and this severly limits the amount of powder you can put behind a PRB and still maintain consistent accuracy. Fast twist barrels are fine with light loads for punching paper with PRB's or very light weight conicals - If you try using heavy conicals with heavy charges, you won't have enough barrel length for the burn time and the recoil will become absolutely punishing very quickly.


.54 x 16" x 1:66
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