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blackdragon 03-14-2012 06:40 AM

flintlock pistol, buck and ball or buckshot load?
 
is it possible to shoot a buck and ball or buckshot load through a flintlock pistol? would it have been effective? since it wouldn't have the velocity or energy it would have coming from a musket.
have they ever used this load in combat? or is this not a good idea?
your opinions?

mountainman13 03-14-2012 01:31 PM

I wouldn't try it from a rifled pistol but if you have a smoothie then why the Hell not?

blackdragon 03-14-2012 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 739951)
I wouldn't try it from a rifled pistol but if you have a smoothie then why the Hell not?

where have you ever seen a rifled flintlock pistol? I've only ever seen reproductions with smoothbores, like a super short musket barrel.

mountainman13 03-14-2012 05:42 PM

They're not uncommon on kit guns. You see it a lot more on caplocks though.

mountainman13 03-14-2012 05:45 PM

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/490/1/AAK-760 for example

blackdragon 03-15-2012 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 740184)

I stand corrected.

mountainman13 03-15-2012 12:38 PM

That's a good site to know about if your looking for harder to find reproductions.

orangello 03-15-2012 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 740182)
They're not uncommon on kit guns. You see it a lot more on caplocks though.

My single shot, caplock pistol from Traditions is rifled but slowtwist, iirc.

mountainman13 03-15-2012 12:48 PM

Yeah it doesn't take much twist to stabilize a round ball. Anything with more than 1:48 can actually be too much and you should switch to more modern type projectiles like maxi balls.


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