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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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Welcome ! This is a great place to be. Lots of good information and great people. :cool:
 

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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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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.
 

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