Hello from Germany

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Camp' started by enfield, Feb 12, 2020 at 8:20 PM.

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  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:20 PM #1

    enfield

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    Being a shooter for over 40 years now , I started blackpowder shooting in about 1980 with a Pedersoli " le Page " pistol . Since then , I'm fascinated of the precision which these muzzle loaders deliver .
    Not too long after my debut , I started to shoot original vitage pistols , because I learned , that they are much more accurate built and also shoot much better than the average replica does .
    Some time ago , I was lucky enough to purchase an old Ruggles underhammer pistol , sold by Hutchings Co , which caught my fascination since then , being kind of a primitive but extremely accurate gun .
    So I decided to try my hands on building my own of these pistols , using only basic tools and old barrels , like our ancestors did , too .
    If anyone should be interested , I'd be glade to share pictures and experiences .
     

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  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:36 PM #2

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    Welcome. Nice pistols.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:41 PM #3

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  6. Feb 13, 2020 at 12:05 AM #6

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    Welcome ! This is a great place to be. Lots of good information and great people. :cool:
     
  7. Feb 13, 2020 at 6:14 PM #7

    enfield

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    Today , I started a new project .
    I'm lucky to have had the muzzle piece , cut off from a worn-out Swiss Grünig&Elminger barrel in perfect mirror state in cal. 7,5mm Swiss ( .30 ) and a very short twist , which should make very well for a frontloading pistol .( The rear end was REALLY worn after several 1000 shots ... )
    The rear third of the cutoff, I filed to an octagon of 21,5 mm , the front 2/3 i've turned to round on my 120 years old lathe . I cut a thread of 10X1mm and the same to the end plug , which is part of the " boxlock" - system . It's a really heavy barrel of 275mm length !
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    The provisional stock is only for getting an idea of the project ...Maybe , it will also have a detachable shoulder stock in the end ...:ghostly:

    Rgds from Germany , enfield
     
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    enfield

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    By the way - thank You for Youre welcomes !
     
  9. Feb 13, 2020 at 10:26 PM #9

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    Looks interesting but, the Introductions area isn't really the place to start discussions about your projects.

    I suggest that you start a post about your pistol in a more suitable place like the Handgun's area.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2020 at 9:27 AM #10

    enfield

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    Thank You for Your hint .
    Have posted it as suggested in the Handgun's area .

    Maybe someone is interested in my project ?
     

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