Colt's Dragoon and pistol I made.

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Colt's Dragoon and pistol I made.

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Here is a Colt 1st model Dragoon.
It is a second generation Colt made in 1980.
It shoots very nicely with a load of 38 grains of 3F , a greased felt wad and a .454 round ball.
Really puts a SMACK! on gongs.
The bottom pistol is one that I made to go with my Hawken Rifle pictured in a earlier post.
It is .54 caliber. The barrel is an old rifle barrel that had been cut down.
A maple stock cut from a plank.
The lock has been converted from flint to percussion.
The hammer is antique.
It was made from spare parts from around the shop.
My load is 40 grains of 2F , .15 patch and a .530 round ball.
Out to 20 yards or so it does the trick.
Thanks for looking.
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Wow, you made that handheld thunder stick? That is darn impressive! Even more impressive would be a video of you hitting something with it!

The Colt on top and the title immediately reminds one of Tuco...
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Thank you! Glad you like it.
I have some pics of my guns on display... But yeah a video or two would be cool.
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Ok. I need to up my game. Not sure my wife will stay with me if I build the shop I want though!
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Very cool work there.

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Thanks guys!
Just spreading the gospel of the holy black powder LOL
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AndyinEverson wrote:Here is a Colt 1st model Dragoon.
It is a second generation Colt made in 1980.
It shoots very nicely with a load of 38 grains of 3F , a greased felt wad and a .454 round ball.
Really puts a SMACK! on gongs.
The bottom pistol is one that I made to go with my Hawken Rifle pictured in a earlier post.
It is .54 caliber. The barrel is an old rifle barrel that had been cut down.
A maple stock cut from a plank.
The lock has been converted from flint to percussion.
The hammer is antique.
It was made from spare parts from around the shop.
My load is 40 grains of 2F , .15 patch and a .530 round ball.
Out to 20 yards or so it does the trick.
Thanks for looking.
Andy
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Thank you.
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It's REALLY hard to avoid getting into the Holy Black when you show your Wife the photos from this thread and she says: "Since it's going to rain tomorrow, let's go to Cabela's and look at muzzleloading revolvers."

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You got to be careful with Cap and ball revolvers ... The are like Lay's potato chips, you can't have just one. LOL.
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As much as I love 18th century flintlocks I think the only cap pistol I could see buying is a used Ruger old army. It was what Bill Ruger felt the Remington would have evolved into if cartridges had never entered the scene.

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The OId Army is a strong and accurate design.
I have won a few matches with one. Lots of guys use 'em.
Jut not "Historical" enough for me , but as I said a good well made gun.
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When it comes to muzzle loaders the least I can go with whats commercially available is the Lyman plains rifle. But when it comes to cap and ball revolvers I would really go for this one. http://www.gunblast.com/Cumpston_ClementsFugett.htm Something really practical in my mind but wow way to rich for my blood.

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That is a cool modification to an old army.
Beats loading and firing my .54 six times in a row ... LOL
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TheViking wrote:It's REALLY hard to avoid getting into the Holy Black when you show your Wife the photos from this thread and she says: "Since it's going to rain tomorrow, let's go to Cabela's and look at muzzleloading revolvers."

Those of you from the Texas Chapter who have met Ann will understand why I consider myself very lucky :D
:beer2: Did y'all find one?
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Very cool! Really nice pistols.
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sikacz wrote:
TheViking wrote:It's REALLY hard to avoid getting into the Holy Black when you show your Wife the photos from this thread and she says: "Since it's going to rain tomorrow, let's go to Cabela's and look at muzzleloading revolvers."

Those of you from the Texas Chapter who have met Ann will understand why I consider myself very lucky :D
:beer2: Did y'all find one?
We didn't get around to going there, it was one of my 1 day weekends and just not enough time. But soon...
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TinkerPearce wrote:Very cool! Really nice pistols.
Thank you.
It was fun to build.
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