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My favorite pistol

Postby Südhesse » 25 Feb 2019 02

Hi,
shooting my muzzleloader pistol makes me a lot of fun. About 20 years ago, without kids, I could afford getting me a handcrafted muzzleloader for target shooting. It's a Billinghurst replica, made by Tilo Dedinski, cal. 36.
I load it with .354 round ball (casted with my lee mould) and appropriate patches. I wet the patches with a mixture of 70% spirit, 29% glycerin and 1% dishwashing liquid. This keeps the barrel clean. I use 10grs of swiss black powder #2, which burns very clean.
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What's your favourite muzzleloader ?

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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby Ranch Dog » 25 Feb 2019 06

That is a very nice looking pistol!
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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby Macd » 25 Feb 2019 07

Looks good. I liked your wad lube recipe. My friend shoots a flintlock pistol but hates the cleaning up.
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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby Et2ss » 25 Feb 2019 11

Südhesse wrote:Hi,
shooting my muzzleloader pistol makes me a lot of fun. About 20 years ago, without kids, I could afford getting me a handcrafted muzzleloader for target shooting. It's a Billinghurst replica, made by Tilo Dedinski, cal. 36.
I load it with .354 round ball (casted with my lee mould) and appropriate patches. I wet the patches with a mixture of 70% spirit, 29% glycerin and 1% dishwashing liquid. This keeps the barrel clean. I use 10grs of swiss black powder #2, which burns very clean.
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What's your favourite muzzleloader ?

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Beautiful! I have a soft spot for the underhammer. I have one as well in .36, although it's a common rifle (Hopkins and Allen) here in the States. It is 'dead nuts' accurate out to about 110 meters before accuracy starts to degrade with a round ball. It was marketed as a Squirrel (Eichhörnchen) rifle here.

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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby GFKIRKLAND » 26 Feb 2019 15

Noticed this hand made underhammer muzzel loader while on holiday.

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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby Et2ss » 26 Feb 2019 15

Interesting, looks like the hammer is part of the trigger?
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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby akuser47 » 28 Feb 2019 14

Looks great, I love it
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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby Fyodor » 04 Mar 2019 03

I'm not much into muzzleloaders, but the gun I shoot the most is my LeMat

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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby Et2ss » 04 Mar 2019 08

Fyodor wrote:I'm not much into muzzleloaders, but the gun I shoot the most is my LeMat

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Those are beasts! I've passed on a couple of those.....still kind of kicking myself over it
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Re: My favorite pistol

Postby Fyodor » 05 Mar 2019 03

It shoots like a 22 rimfire. 4 pounds of gun, a .44 cal round ball and 14 grains of powder. Just see how short that cylinder is!
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