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Oh my. I'm with Steve. That 1844 and 1850... I need a sock, some lotion and time by myself.

:ROFLMAO: :rofl9:

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Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:33 pm
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Whoa . . . Brian, those are some BEAUTIFUL photos of the Trapdoor!

Do you load black powder cartridges for it?

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Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:51 pm
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Thank you. The barrel was unprofessionally blued at one point so it's not perfect. (See photo below)

I have not started to reload for it yet. I have about 150 brass casing from Powder River Low Pressure loads that I've shot.

I may end up going modern powder though. Low pressure loads naturally. I am still researching,reading a lot of material.

Meanwhile, I'm starting to collect brass for my next reload venture, .357 magnum. :)

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Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:55 pm
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I may end up going modern powder though. Still researching,reading a lot of material.


Yeah . . . I only reload smokeless powder for mine. Black powder sounds fun, but it also sounds corrosive. icon_eek

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Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:56 pm
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By the way, your collection is something short of spectacular. I hope you have them insured!

I use Collectibles Insurance, not a rider policy through homeowners. They allow you to pick the value and rate charge you based on that price of insured.

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Not a muzzle loader, more of an accurate fireplace ornament.

Really fun to shoot with tame 405 grain smokeless loads that duplicate the original in performance.
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One of my Trapdoors. Madpick, this is the one that I forgot to show you.

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I've got two 12 gauge black powder shotguns, both well over 100 years old. I'll look for photos in the morning.

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One of my Trapdoors. Madpick, this is the one that I forgot to show you.

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BEAUTIFUL.

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Thank you for sharing that.

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Here's mine. brought it to one of the New Year's shoots a couple years back.


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I got a Lyman rifle from the big brown truck today . . . hell, I didn't even know that Lyman made guns. Well, had the Italians make them would be more accurate. :bigsmile:

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This is a reproduction of a Remington 1863 Zouave rifle in .58 caliber. The back side (not shown in photo) has a few dings and scrapes, so I might make a refinishing project at some point. I also noticed that the hammer cocks just fine when the rifle is upright, but if you lean it to the left or right then the hammer won't lock back.

Hmmm. I'll get it apart, hopefully it's a simple fix.

What the hell, it was a good deal at $250 shipped. :thumbsup2:

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I can't remember if I shared this one or not...
Same trapdoor, different set up.

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The nice mail lady brought me a present today:

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This is a .36-caliber "duckfoot" or "ducksfoot" pistol. A .375" ball (typically used for .36 caliber revolvers) won't fit down the barrel, so I guess I need to find something smaller. My calipers tell me that the barrel diameter is right about 0.36".

A few years ago at SHOT Show, we met a very interesting character named Hovey Smith while at dinner one night. He kept us entertained with all kinds of stories, including some about his ducksfoot pistol. When we got home, i found some YouTube videos that he had made, including this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKj0I19FJYo

Should be fun . . . maybe. icon_eek

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That was made from a 1970's Classic Arms kit (the pre finished ones had a smaller grip).
I had the single barrel version kit, the New Orleans Ace. Bought it at Warshals when I was 15 for $27.....had to be 18 to buy the completed ones.
http://possibleshop.com/pistol-classic-arms-kits.html


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The nice mail lady brought me a present today:

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This is a .36-caliber "duckfoot" or "ducksfoot" pistol. A .375" ball (typically used for .36 caliber revolvers) won't fit down the barrel, so I guess I need to find something smaller. My calipers tell me that the barrel diameter is right about 0.36".

A few years ago at SHOT Show, we met a very interesting character named Hovey Smith while at dinner one night. He kept us entertained with all kinds of stories, including some about his ducksfoot pistol. When we got home, i found some YouTube videos that he had made, including this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKj0I19FJYo

Should be fun . . . maybe. icon_eek

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Something came in the mail today....

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Here's the instruction manual. :bigsmile:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yroLHtjFowI

This is an Italian reproduction. I'm not sure who made it; Uberti made some, but based on what I'm seeing on the interwebs they are marked "Uberti" and they have a ladder rear sight. Mine isn't marked with a manufacturer (just "Made In Italy") and it has a folding rear sight.

Oh well. Cool stuff, can't wait to shoot it.

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