New Member - just finished my first build. Thoughts?

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rafterob

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Pretty sure that's the nicest carving I've ever seen on a Traditions pistol. I'm thinking maybe some butt end was lost to the carving making it look a little shorter than normal.
 

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Hello everyone. I just discovered this awesome forum and signed up. I'm new to muzzle loaders and just finished my first build: hand carving and finishing a .50 cal percussion Kentucky Pistol. I've already learned so much just perusing this forum. Looking forward to sharing is sharing with all of you. And remember... Pistols at dawn!
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that is a beauty. all of the carving must have taken a lot of the weight off of it?
 

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Hello everyone. I just discovered this awesome forum and signed up. I'm new to muzzle loaders and just finished my first build: hand carving and finishing a .50 cal percussion Kentucky Pistol. I've already learned so much just perusing this forum. Looking forward to sharing is sharing with all of you. And remember... Pistols at dawn!
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can you post the other side of it?
 

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If I may ask, how long did it take you to finish that pistol? Curious.
 

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If I may ask, how long did it take you to finish that pistol? Curious.
Oh if I had to guess, maybe around 70 hours - but it was a learn-as-you-go process. I'm eager to do another, could probably carve in half the time.
 
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