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Preflint 
32 Cal.
Posts: 43
03-12-18 09:08 PM - Post#1674031    


Stumbled onto this site in my never ending search for pre flint firearms

https://piratefashions.com/collections/black-powder-wheel-lo...

They claim to make their own wheelocks ( amongst other things) for sale.

Anyone had any dealings with them or their product?

 
Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
Posts: 15106
Colorado Clyde
03-12-18 09:18 PM - Post#1674032    

    In response to Preflint

I saw the prices and fainted....just woke up, what day is it?...


 
Preflint 
32 Cal.
Posts: 43
03-12-18 09:25 PM - Post#1674033    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

The one for 25k made me laugh, but looking at some of their other stuff it seems almost reasonable. Depending on quality.

 
rj morrison 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1477
rj  morrison
03-12-18 10:13 PM - Post#1674037    

    In response to Preflint

price a hand made gun from old Williamsburg gun shop and have a heart attack.

 
hawkeye2 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2372
hawkeye2
03-13-18 12:40 AM - Post#1674050    

    In response to Preflint

"German Wheel Lock Pistol

$ 1,500.00"

"• Parts by Loyalist Arms"
"NOTE: This is a refurbished pistol with brand new barrel that carries a full life time warranty."

It sounds like it's built using India made parts and the photos dont look too impressive either.





 
Preflint 
32 Cal.
Posts: 43
03-13-18 04:17 AM - Post#1674054    

    In response to hawkeye2

  • hawkeye2 Said:
"German Wheel Lock Pistol

$ 1,500.00"

"• Parts by Loyalist Arms"
"NOTE: This is a refurbished pistol with brand new barrel that carries a full life time warranty."

It sounds like it's built using India made parts and the photos dont look too impressive either.







I missed that somehow, might as well buy from loyalists arms and save about half on the price.

 
curator 
45 Cal.
Posts: 562
curator
03-13-18 10:04 AM - Post#1674092    

    In response to Preflint

I have bought some items from them when they had their store in St. Augustine. They do tend towards the Hollywood-Jack Sparrow pirate theme rather than historically correct 1650-1800 pirate era. They were selling Indian made guns as well as some made by their "in-house" gunsmith. Some that I saw were quite well made. I know of others who were less than happy with internet purchases. If you intend on buying a gun from them, I would advise going in person and dealing face-to-face. I believe they have moved to the Tampa area to be closer to the "Pirate-festival" trade. Owner Tiger Lee (from the South China Sea) is an interesting character who talks "pirate" and attracts a rum lot for his crew.

 
Flint62Smoothie 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1457
Flint62Smoothie
03-15-18 07:44 AM - Post#1674377    

    In response to curator

Alden bought a gun from them and it was ‘ok’, then bought a matchlock from them and had nothing but problems - mechanical, build quality as well as what was delivered didn’t match the design/features of what was advertised.

His posts are on here somewhere ...
All my MZLs will shoot into a ragged ~1/2" hole ALL DAY LONG... it's just the 2nd & 3rd shots that open the group!


 
Flint62Smoothie 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1457
Flint62Smoothie
03-15-18 07:58 AM - Post#1674381    

    In response to Flint62Smoothie

Found it ...

http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid...
All my MZLs will shoot into a ragged ~1/2" hole ALL DAY LONG... it's just the 2nd & 3rd shots that open the group!


 
Loyalist Dave 
Cannon
Posts: 6853
Loyalist Dave
03-15-18 08:08 AM - Post#1674385    

    In response to Preflint

Sorry but they have zero credibility with me because they posted this concerning the wheel lock pistol:

Certified Proof Tested

The photograph CLEARLY shows the pistol was not proof stamped, ergo, either they are woefully ignorant or perhaps less than honest.

A barrel is either proofed or not, and when it is proofed, and one can legally use the term to sell the gun, there is a visible stamp on the barrel from the official proofing house. NO ONE other than such a house can proof a barrel, even for black powder. A barrel can be test fired, and subjected to other tests, and those tests could quite well have exceeded what would be done in a proof house, but if you say or write "proofed" it must have been tested at a proof house and bear a proper proof house stamp. Period.

LD

 
Preflint 
32 Cal.
Posts: 43
03-15-18 06:30 PM - Post#1674480    

    In response to Flint62Smoothie

  • Flint62Smoothie Said:


Thanks for sharing the link and taking the time to find the thread. Definitely a do not buy from them.

 
talon 
40 Cal.
Posts: 160
03-16-18 09:35 AM - Post#1674579    

    In response to Preflint

There are no certified proof houses in the US. Only in England. It would cost hundreds of dollars & months of waiting to get something proof tested today.

 
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