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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Going to take a pistol out the first day.
It started out as a .45 cal, with a 16", 13/16 barrel, John Bailes lock, and no sights cut in. It was made by some gunsmith, at the direction of an artist.
I dropped it with Bob Hoyt for a makeover. He said .50 with patch depth rifling would be iffy for a 13/16, but light bullit rifling would be OK. So He bored it to .50, gave it 1/24 twist and light rifling, and dovetailed it for a CVA MT. rifle rear sight I had, and a blade front.
It is a blast to shoot, with Hornady PA conicals and 35gr of 3FFF. The only minor issue is having to carry a ramrod separately.
“There is Truth in the Old Saying, That if you make yourself a Sheep, the Wolves will eat you.”
Benjamin Franklin, 1773