WOW!!! That turned out great. I like the black stain on the stock. Looks right for this pistol. The lock now has a new life. LOL What caliber is the barrel ?
I've found that about 30-35 grains of FFG seems to work well with these large caliber, smooth bore flint pistols. Let us know how it shoots. Start at 7 yards.
Again, great job.
Thank you! The stain is just ink , about 3 coats with true/oil rubbed on top. Barrel is a 20 gauge, made from a old mossberg barrel I found in a junk shop for $10. I’ll shoot it when I get caught up on yard work.
The barrel band is the only intact one I got with the Albanian musket wreck I got last year. So it’s original. I just bought the musket for the lock, the stock was busted into about 20 pieces, and looked like a bad re- stock job anyway. I re used the trigger guard and a few stray scraps from it . The buttcap is just an old measuring spoon. The stock is maple from the hardware store, I sawed out two halves and glued it together. Hard to get a thick plank of wood around here anymore, everyone wants them for a fireplace mantle!