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  1. J

    Anyone Mod Their Walkers?

    Why not? As far as I know no one else had done it. We were kicking around the idea of a longer cylinder in a navy and this is about 1” longer and with the bottleneck sleeve holds around 55 grains of powder in the cylinder and a 380 round ball. Even with the 9” barrel I can’t say it all burns...
  2. J

    Anyone Mod Their Walkers?

    I converted mine to 36 caliber I suppose that’s a mod
  3. J

    Original style crossbows?

    Kind of odd really because they allow muzzleloading contemporary weapons like knives and tomahawks but not archery equipment from the same time period What I always wanted to make were the wooden crossbows using muzzleloading style stocks from about the civil war era
  4. J

    Handgonne Arrows

    So do we know if the fletching went in the barrel? Maybe wrapped around the shaft?
  5. J

    Handgonne Arrows

    Cool thanks
  6. J

    Handgonne Arrows

    One other thing I was wondering about does the arrow shaft go all the way down the barrel to the powder charge? Seems like leaving an air space between powder and shaft might not be healthy
  7. J

    Handgonne Arrows

    Were the arrows used in the socket type handgonne's (see attached pic for example) or only the earlier vase type? Are there any contemporary paintings showing the socket type with arrows?
  8. J

    Handgonne Accessories

    Tried typing drival but of course spell check changed it to drivel
  9. J

    Handgonne Accessories

    what the heck is a drivel?
  10. J

    Handgonne

    Just a mock-up in plastic having the casting done next
  11. J

    Handgonne

    So looking down on it from the top is it "Y" shaped to hold the match?
  12. J

    Handgonne

    Exactly like that Funny I came across pics of yours yesterday and was looking to duplicate the serpentine for my little one. Looks like it runs through the center of the stock
  13. J

    Handgonne

    One thing I also like is scale miniature arms - guns - knives - archery equipment - so I decided to have this one cast in bronze - bore is about .18 so it will shoot a .177 lead BB with a few grains of powder. Having it cast now. Was going to do a scale Tannenberg next
  14. J

    Historicly correct

    “Say someone posts their thoughts about buying a .36 cap & ball. Someone else posts that a .44 is more powerful & better for defense. The original poster did not ask about a .44. Self defense was possibly not a concern (we don't know because it wasn't mentioned one way or the other). The post...
  15. J

    Historicly correct

    Delivery is exactly it. I respect the paper punchers on the pistol forum, what they have accomplished, their competition wins, and the knowledge they want to share. I can learn from it and I understand they have quite a bit of it What I don’t respect is their utter lack, when delivering that...
  16. J

    Historicly correct

    Since this has gone on too long figured I would chime in anyway I noticed on the revolver board there are a group that would always insert their opinion that the correct thing to do is only load enough powder to get the best accuracy and that they have the competition scores to prove their...
  17. J

    Load for a .36 Navy

    BTW the original black powder load for the 38 special was about 21 grains of powder
  18. J

    Load for a .36 Navy

    Sleeved cylinders down to .375 and used a barrel liner essentially the same size. Shoot with a .380 round ball and 50 to 55 grains of powder. Even with a 9” barrel not all of it burns but it is fun. A 380 round ball with 55 grains of black or T7 is about as close to magnum as a BP revolver goes
  19. J

    Uberti 1847 Colt Walker Reproduction and holster/belt rig

    Isn’t RIP Ford supposed to be carrying a pair of Walkers on his belt in this photo?
  20. J

    Load for a .36 Navy

    36 is my favorite cap an ball revolver caliber I have it in everything from a 3.5 barreled Trapper to a 9” barreled Walker and have used loads from 10 to over 50 gr very versatile
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