Albanian pistol build

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rickystl

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Good job on that bracket. Pistol is taking shape. Nice job.

Rick
 

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looking great so far, looking forward to the end!
 

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Need to age the new steel that shows. I left it a bit rough, as the originals I’ve seen were somewhat rough around the edges.
 

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Hi Sam

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.

Rick
 

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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.
 

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Thanks for the additional photos. Looks great. What material did you use, and how did you make the barrel band ?

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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!
 

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so the lock is an origionally one? it looks to be one. a great job, I rely, like it!
 
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