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First Pistol
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:44:16 PM »
I jumped into the flintlock pistol world and picked up a .50 cal Hawken flintlock, Siler lock, 10" Oregon barrel, poured pewter nose cap, single set trigger, maple stock. Should be fun working up a load and learning to shoot it. [ Invalid Attachment ]

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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 04:34:25 PM »
That's a nice looking pistol, Paul!  :bl th up Let us know how it shoots. Siler Locks are top locks!  :hairy
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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 06:46:11 PM »
What's the twist rate in that beauty?
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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 06:50:26 PM »
What's the twist rate in that beauty?

It's a 1-20 twist. Gonna shoot it tomorrow for the first time.

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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 12:54:01 AM »
That's certainly a nice one.
Hope ya got to shoot it today.

Let us know how you like it, it Looks like a ton of fun to these old eyes.  :bow

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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 08:11:54 PM »
Nice looking belt pistol, should shoot good too. 
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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 10:52:55 AM »
Nice looking hog leg! Did you buy it like that or have it made?

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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 11:31:57 AM »
I bought it like that from the folks at the gun works. I forget who they had make it but he did a nice job.

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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 06:39:20 PM »
The people there at the Gun Works (OR) are good people and know their stuff.
Looks like a good transaction.
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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 08:22:03 AM »
beautious!  how she shoot??

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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 08:41:54 AM »
It's really a pleasure to shoot. I did change the front sight to a silver blade. I seem to see this better. Been in the middle of deer season so haven't so been through all the load combos I want to try. I do know it will take a lot of practice to get accurate off hand.

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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 01:49:14 PM »
I'm still practicing with my Rendezvous pistol, Paul - and I've had it 20+ years! I'm getting closer each year (I think)... :P

They are fun to shoot, and they can be a tester for folks like me who's shooting is 99.9% rifle. We've got monthly postal matches this coming year with some pistol shoots, so I'm hoping to solve "my" front sight woes that simply have confounded me for years.  If the matches don't help,,, well I'll keep trying.  :toast :shake
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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 04:31:16 PM »

 We've got monthly postal matches this coming year with some pistol shoots

Joe, Are revolvers acceptable in the postal matches or not?
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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 07:15:03 PM »

 We've got monthly postal matches this coming year with some pistol shoots

Joe, Are revolvers acceptable in the postal matches or not?
Inquiring minds need to know, you know.  I know you know, y'know.
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No reason why not. We should incorporate the "As Issued" sight rule to keep everything on an even keel.  :bl th up
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Re: First Pistol
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2018, 07:20:42 PM »
YaY!!  That means I can use the famous patented Col. Colt's disappearing rear revolver sight.
That's the hammer. :applaud :applaud

Pull the trigger and the rear sight disappears. :Doh!
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