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I have finally sighted in a pistol that I put together to hunt deer with. It is a 50 cal. flintlock. I have been loading it with 35gr fff 490 rb 015 patch . It took over 30 shots to get it grouping at 25 yards now I have it down to a 4in circle.( also just noticed that the front blades of all the guns I have made are backwards?) anyone hunt with a pistol
 

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I couldn't agree more, Bud. I built one a couple of years ago, and enjoyed every minute of the project. I can't hit the barn door, FROM THE INSIDE!
It looks nice on the wall, however.
 

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In pa it is 50 cal. or larger single projectile for pistol.I had to shoot almost 40 to 50 shots through mine just to get it to group. now it can drive tacks (notice I said it can not I can)
 

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"also just noticed that the front blades of all the guns I have made are backwards? "

Seems there is no front and back to black powder original front sights.

If you look at lots of originals, you will see them both ways. I put mine on with the long slope toward the rear, so I get more light reflecting off the german silver.
 

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I have a percussion pistol that I can use in the early season. My only large bore flint is a Traditions POS. I'll have to cobble a decent gun for deer.
 

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zimmerstutzen said:
I have a percussion pistol that I can use in the early season. My only large bore flint is a Traditions POS. I'll have to cobble a decent gun for deer.
now I know you can get that traditions shooting just have to figure it out they are like women .
 

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I am thinking that there is not a lot who would try the pistol for hunting. Is it no intrest or not a good idea?
 

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I think the interest is there, not so much as a primary gun but as a second for a follow up shot in the event such is necessary. Between the expense of the rifle and the cost of an additional pistol of reasonable quality, it is an expense for alot of guys that can't be justified right now.

Back in the day, a CVA flint pistol could be had for $100.00 retail. Today a traditions which is nearly the same (add to that it must be 50 cal) will run $350. Parts for a good custom pistol will be at least that much.
 
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