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Online Darren Haverstick

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Re: Shotguns
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2023, 01:45:44 PM »
How does it shoot?


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Re: Shotguns
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2023, 02:04:08 PM »
How does it shoot?

You pour powder down the barrel, ram down an over powder wad and maybe a cushion/filler wad, pour in your shot charge, ram down an over-powder wad, then you prime the pans, cock both hammers, aim at your target and pull the triggers (one at a time, preferably)....

Well, you DID ask how it shoots!   :luff:

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Re: Shotguns
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2023, 11:24:13 PM »
The main reason I mentioned the Pedersoli is because I cannot find a SxS flintlock, brand new, that I can afford. The few that I've been able to find started at 3K and went up from there. Hell, even the used ones that I found that were worth looking at were almost that expensive.

You could always try building one.  Prior to finding the Ketland, I'd found a percussion double that fit me OK and shot fairly well (for me--I am a lousy shotgunner).  I had planned to basically copy it, only as a late flint gun.  I was looking for barrels when I found the Ketland. 

As I recall, I traded the caplock double, the case I'd made, a Dixon powder flask and a leather Irish shot flask, and some other stuff, and some cash (~$100) for the Ketland.  I did have to do some work on it: replace the missing hammers/frizzens/frizzen springs and some other minor stuff, but all told I was in it for less than $1,000.

Given my predilection for shooting round ball from smoothbores (and my horrible wingshooting skills!) I could probably do about as well with a single-barrel gun.  Maybe I should try building a single along the lines of a British late-flint park rifle, or watch for a deal on a used Pedersoli Mortimer.