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  1. RicM

    A Little Known Quote

    A quote from General William Phillips of England while his army of Brits were dragging cannons over the mountain ranges in NYS to attack Fort Ticonderoga. I thought it was funny but cool as my son who loves the old BP weapons and collects them also has a few pet goats.
  2. RicM

    Need Help finding Ramrod Screw for M1842 Aston/Johnson Percussion Pistol

    I have an original M1842 Aston/Johnson Percussion Pistol, date stamped 1854, Johnson. Love shooting it and it’s reliable and pretty spot on at 20 yard. Recently when pulling out the ramrod it came apart. Close examination, the Swivel Arms , the Ramrod. the barrel mount and Sliding Collar are all...
  3. RicM

    Help finding A Screw - M1842 Aston/Johnson Pistol

    I’ll cut to the chase. I own an original Model 1842 Aston/Johnson Percussion Pistol date stamped 1854, Johnson. Love shooting it and it’s reliable and pretty spot on at 20 yard. Recently when pulling out the ramrod it came apart. Close examination, the Swivel Arms , the Ramrod. the barrel...
  4. RicM

    My 1863 Springfield Rifle & 1854 Johnson Pistol - Love 'Em!

    I've been collecting American conflict rifles and handguns for some time and recently being a new-bee on musket loading black powder firearms, and I'm hooked!!! I just love 'em!! No doubt will be searching next for a Kentucky Long Gun or Brown Bess, in the near future. Anyway just want to...
  5. RicM

    Opinion on M1842 Cavalry .54 Cal Percussion Pistol by I.N. Johnson, Dated 1854

    I got a line on buying a M1842 Cavalry .54 Cal Percussion Pistol by I.N. Johnson, which is dated 1854 from Middletown, Ct. The seller is a long time friend that I know well and was told its all original and the bore is even in very good condition. Just asking here on opinions should I or...
  6. RicM

    Hello from NYS

    Thank you for letting join up on a fantastic site!! Been into the old war rifles for the last few years. My recent score is an 1863 Springfield Type 2 which gently and carefully brought her back from the neglected. Shoots real fine too and love shooting black powder!! And now joins my other War...
  7. RicM

    Help w/ID of Blunderbuss Flintlock Pistol

    First off thank you for inviting me to the site!! I am getting this very old Blunderbuss from a close long time friend who got it from an estate sale some 15 years ago. It seems to still be in working order and from what I gather and not sure at all, from the photos attached here it "could be"...
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