I built my pistol from "scratch" so to speak. The barrel on mine is 12". The gun shoots better than the owner can shoot it. I limit my shots on game to 50 yards. Here's a quick 'n dirty pectoral of my build:
It took me about 15 months....obviously on and off.....of time between start and completion of the project. It was a fun project to work on. Plus, it's a lot of fun to shoot!! I shoot Hornady's Pa Conicals out of it. The same "projectiles" that I shoot out of my BP long rifle. The Pa. Conical is 240gr. and requires no patch and are pre-lubed. I find them just as accurate as any RB I've ever shot, and a 50 caliber RB weighs 180gr. So, IMHO I like the additional "smack down" power of the 240gr. Conical.
Post by zimmerstutzen on Aug 18, 2016 17:44:17 GMT -5
DAVET, you pistol is a museum quality work of art. But there is a significant difference between the ignition in a flinter and ignition in the buckhunter. The in line nipple injects the spark directly into the powder chamber. In a flinter, the flint must create sparks to ignite the prime, which flares up and ignites the powder in the flash channel. While a flinter ignition takes a mere 30 to 40 thousandth of a second, the buckhunter injecting the spark directly into the main charge ignites even faster. Then add the pressure lost through the touch hole and the buckhunter should develop more velocity faster and with slightly less powder.
Oh....Zim.. I know that. But as you know.....here in Pa for the flintlock season....it's gotta be a flintlock gun. Well, except in Allegheny County....and prolly the other "Special Reg" areas. But I hunt Allegheny County at times. I'm absolutely lost when you're permitted to take a long rifle flinter into Allegheny County, but not the flinter pistol. I mean....does the deer know the difference?