Traditions™ Vest Pocket Derringer .31 Cal. Percussion Pistol
Pedersoli Howdah Hunter 20-Ga. Pistol
Pedersoli .45-Cal. Kentucky Flintlock Pistol
All right sides 45 here and welcome to. My youtube channel and if you've watched. My intro for my channel you'll see what. Kind of what I'm about as far as the videos that i post but if you haven't i. Post videos that made with my dji phantom 4 drone and i have a little aerial photography business I'm trying to start up and also talk about my other. Passion which is firearms and shooting and collecting and things like that and. So often in my videos i shout out to. Channels that i like and appreciate and what got me into the youtube making youtube videos is from watching youtube really good youtube channels and so Hickok 45 iraq veteran 8888 Douglas. 1954 military arms channel infancy. Just some of the channels that i watched. Got me interested in different firearms maybe i wasn't interested in before or and i said actually inspired me to do. Some of my own videos for what it's worth and i don't expect to garner there the same following i just like to put in this just opportunity for me to put in my two cents and maybe help somebody and some aspect of one or. Another you know so today I'm going to talk about and if you've watched my other videos you may see me wearing the same clothes because I'm doing three or four videos in one day and today I'm. Going to talk about in this video i want to talk about the peter soli Kentucky. Pistol kit and i got this idea from. Watching Douglas 1954 build flintlock rifles and. He goes and visits some of these forts. And historic forts and things like that. And reenact you know where there's a lot of reenactors and manufacturers of modern manufacturers of vintage style. Farms and powder horns and things like that and so i was like well hey you know my brother did this when we were teenagers he built a thing was a thompson center a flintlock or. Percussion rifle kit and so actually it. Was like was a it was a hawking rifle. That he built so i thought well with the. Difficulty of finding primers and and for cut or. Percussion caps then i would I'm sorry. My dog was interrupting me with the difficulty of finding percussion caps for percussion pistols and rifles i. Thought well flintlock sounds like an easier way to go because i could find black powder and you can find flint's but it was harder to find the caps and I've had both rifles but in pistols. Percussion but i decided I'd go with the. Just for looking at reviews and things like that I'd go with the peter solely pistol kit just to start off and see if. I could replicate what other these with these other fire and manufacturers we're. Doing like rust rusting a barrel pinning. The barrel things like that and so here. Is my product this is not excuse me not. The premier kit and I'm kind of looking at my phone to make sure I've got this. The video camera pointed properly and so. This like says the peter sully flintlock. Kentucky pistol kit and it comes with. The brass mostly unfinished so there's a. Lot of parts or especially these son stays for this cleaning rod or these. Guides for the cleaning rod are sand cast brass and so you have to do a lot. Of filing and using a steel wool to. Polish those up and get those smooth and looking like they do now with some tarnishing and then the trigger. Guard i thinks is wax cast but most. Parts like said you spend a lot of time on this kit fussing with the cleaning of. The brass and then of course the finishing of the wood the hookah pistol. Was a hundred i can't i can't remember what i paid for the pistol i got it from dixie gun works so it was really not a review on pricing but i wanted to talk. About how i built this particular pistol and I'm going to zoom in let you see what (differently) than what the manufacturer suggested that i do this is a walnut. Stock it's not maple and it's got a. Hexagonal barrel which six sides and so. You worry about when you're doing these. Fine finishing of the barrel to get it. Ready for rusting or bluing you really. Don't have to worry about the bottom three sides as much and so i worried. More about filing down and preparing the. The top three sides for this barrel the. Sights are deserting it's already. Beveled cut out for the sights and your. Lock which is what i found out was true of even manufacturers in the 18th century as the locks are already finished and built, and they would even. Order them from europe and then build rifles and install locks and stuff like that if i and I've read several things where they talked about doing that and so the lock just comes intact and ready to go and so your concern really is the metal and the wood. Other than the lock and in this. Particular pistol and I'm gonna do a. Little close-up here just let's see here. So this particular pistol the things. That hold the barrel on are this tang screw here in the back there you can see. That and then they have a full display. Near i doubt they have a cap brass cap. Barrel cap at the end which has a screw. Okay and that screws into the barrel. Through the wood and that's all that's. Holding this barrel on well watching. Douglas 1954 building a rifle he was. Showing how he and the it was i think it. Was a it was a it might have been a. Peter so like it could've been something from track of the wolf where he was on installing barrels. Stays I'll call them and then pizza he's. Basically pinning the barrel in and so what I'm going to show you on this pistol is i did this to this just to see if i could do it practicing on this feeder silly kid i know you'll see several pins along here. And you'll see that they correlate with. The cleaning rod guides so there's two. Pins that correlate with those but then i insert ion beveled the bottom of the. Barrel and installed barrel stays a comp. Barrel stays a beveled using Douglas. 19:54 procedures i and I'm not going to. Knock them out to show you but because you can watch his videos but i just so. You'll know i you'll see a pin here and. A pin here where i installed barrel. Stays and pin the barrel down so this barrel is not coming up at all i use actually ten penny nails for my pins and. Just follow them down they gave me pins but i just opted to use my own pin since. I just use nails and it worked out. Pretty good I've shot this pistol and it. Works as far as accuracy goes i had. Found the sweet spot yet but then it. Functions and that's the hardest thing. About building this pistol I'm gonna send back out. Right there first thing my villainous pistol is finishing the wood Douglas 1954. Talks a lot about how to finish the walnut to make it smoother because it's. Very grainy wood i struggled with that. Overdoing the varnish i guess you call. It thins at the sealant so in and so it's. I had a lot of buildups and i had to strip it and do it again and there's some couple inconsistencies. On the handle but for what it is and you. Can see you can see how it really turned. Our pretty well it's i didn't in when i. When i did the hand staining and rubbing. The stain in i didn't do what he suggested which was to get rid of. Some pitting or grain to smooth out some of the grain in here is you use the dust from the sanding and you work. It into the wood i didn't do that so you. See if you see some parking natural. Parking of the wood because it's walnut. And not maple but like it is what it is. And it turned out really well and people that have seen it we're fairly impressed not hard to do so don't be intimidated I'm not a craftsman by anything as far. As rusting the barrel i just followed the directions and took an old trash can. And create and used the lid and i was. Able to hang the barrel in the trash can suspend it with wire with the with. The with a bucket of water in there and yeah you apply the resting inhibit. Or not inhibitor but i guess you'd say. Solution and then rust really fast when. You put it in with some hot water in a closed-in area and then you have to knock off that surface rest do it in yes. And treat it and then do it again and comes out pretty good now it will. Continue to rust on you i ended up getting a slight amount of pitting which makes it a very realistic looking pistol because i was no the lighting is. Quite as good for you to see that then adjusts you really probably can't. You can't really see the pitting not. Sure you can or no I'm just looking at my phone but i continue to rush so i. Would take it out of the case now and then and i would knock that rest down and oil it keeps the barrel oil once when you rest the barrel you oil it keeps them all on it and keep it from. Picking up more moisture and pitting it. Doesn't look bad at all it looks very antique ish that's a word and so i. Highly recommend for your first project to get the peter solely Kentucky pistol. Flintlock version kit and like so i. Bought this one from dixie gun works and then watch Douglas 1954 videos I'm. Building a flintlock rifles and get some. Ideas and there's I'm sure there's other good videos out there but i like to do shoutouts to my favorite channels and watch those videos and you'd be. Surprised and you will it's a labor of love for sure and you really have to be dedicated to it because it takes some time i spent a lot of time just filing on the you know smoothing that brass out but it turns out you can see. Except for some of the varnish you can. See how well that turned out i mean sand. Casting is very crude but it turned out. Really well and then i was surprised. At how easily i was able to you know as all matters about having the right tools how easy it was to bevel the barrel and put those stays in and it's, and he. Covers dual smudging for through work covers that in his video to is about how to line up your pens and your stays. And when you're drilling holes in your stock to pin the barrel because you don't want you know you don't you know. You don't want obviously to drill. Unnecessary holes or drill holes on and. Then have your you know and have your stock kind of loose in the you know have kept too much gap or something like that. And you know between the fit of the barrel and the wood you know it's not free floated by any stretch of the imagination but i suppose you could do that if you. If you chisel out the channel a. Lot more and you just had your your. Pins or you're holding the barrel onto. The stock but still you're going to have some you know i don't i don't know if. That's really going to help you a lot i think the idea is to have that. Barrel well seated within that channel and then pin that in as tightly as possible you don't want a bunch of movement so you get the same barrel harmonics for what it's worth with a. Flintlock pistol or rifle but there you. Go thanks for watching.
Pedersoli Harper's Ferry .58-Cal. Flintlock Pistol
Pedersoli Philadelphia Derringer
Welcome back everybody back on the workbench again today i wanted to do a. Response video for a request I've had. I've actually had a bunch of requests to see blacker powder builds and more. Black powder guns in general and I've got quite a few so I'm gonna break out. My most recent build now this is. The gun that started out as this was purchased again from an auction like. Some of my previous videos that was. Helping out a fellow that needed some. Surgery bills paid so i assisted him by participating in. This auction as much as i could um this. Gun did not go for much this is just a. Kid gun that somebody had built very. Poorly very poorly being the. Philadelphia derringer I'm not even sure. The brand all this says it's paint on the barrel and I'm gonna guess that it's the jew car brand ju kar I've got some. Other black-powder firearms I'll show. You those one called the colonial pistol. I believe it was called you see lots of. Those around missing their front sights because people didn't know how to attach. That front sight well enough because it. Was actually had to be soldered into. Place so this one required a lot of work. And I'll show you this is just a photograph but I'll show you what i saw when i saw it on lines things such as the tang standing proud the crooked. Decorative surround on the pin for the. Barrel how proud all the metal was. You can't see in this photograph but none of the brass was polished out it was still pretty rough cast and you can. See hardly any shaping was done to the stock it was left pretty well as. It came from the fact smoothed out somewhat I'm sure because. Of the lack of lines in it you see all these lines that should be present they. Were sanded completely flat and then. Like most of these inexpensive kit guns. Let me pull another photograph here unfortunately i don't have any footage. Of these because i didn't even think to. Do it as i just dived in and was anxious to get going on this firearm but you. Again see how proud the tang of the. Barrel is how proud the fitment of the. Metal is here to the stock again. The bulbous stock and just a washer this. One is a recessed type washer to hold. The lock screw in place and you can see. Maybe in the picture just says spain here and a low so very low silat serial. Number and but i liked the firearm some. Of the more modern versions of these are lacking some of the brass on it and i. Decided well let's go ahead and buy this. I always wanted a little derringer these very small guns and that's a i could absolutely bring in what i ended up. Building here's the finished firearm let. Me zoom out just a little bit and. There's what it into that bad i finished. It quite a bit darker I'm still working on the finish to get it to darkened down even more takes time just do it with an old-fashioned oil rub and there's. Some other methods that we can throw in there to help darken it and let's take a. Look at what i did and bring it forwards. A little bit so you can get a closer look you can see the tang on the. Barrel is now fairly flush there were. Some fitment issues with the side. Lock which i couldn't really see repairing going into the they were cut a. Little bit wide on the lock various. Places i was able to straighten up that. Decorative piece that goes around the barrel pin reshape the stock. As you can see a little bit more of a derringer say shape a little bit especially on the rear end i bring it in. You can see how much irish aped it and. Brought the lines back out around. The lock then I'm going to have it and. Added a few derringer like fittings we. Polish the brass out got his smooth I'll let it tarnish down and you'll have a. Much better look once the tarnishes added a little typical derringer butt. Plate on it resembles it derringers. Usually have a shield up on top i added. My own version of that and then a nose. Cap this original barrel had a bunch of fillers underneath it just wood filler. And that wood filler had to come out and. The barrel lowered down into its channel that means these the pin that supports. The barrel had to be lowered which required filling them and i think it. Came out pretty good they're invisible for the most part i know where to look i. Can see where some of the fills are the. Screws i ordered as replacements. Replacement parts are still available and these were in steel rather than in. Brass which i kind of liked the look of. The steel screws and on the fittings on. The butt plate that was just a brass piece i made out of an old block a head laying or a lock plate had lying around. Shaped it to fit the the butt stock. On this gun and then screwed it into. Place i restored a 1967 jaguar e-type at. One time and that was a trim screw that was leftover slotted screws in wood. Screws are sometimes difficult to find for me living in a smaller town and so i. Saved pretty much everything and the same with that screw that's off that 67 jaguar e-type just. Shaped it to the shape i needed and used. It also i might point out this nose cap. I did not shape it's a very thick. Nose cap and that was from a original. Brown bass from the 1700s in though if you can see it there's a few cracks and. Stress fractures or just fractures that. Were there one was molded it was broken so no worries there i didn't destroy a valuable piece it was broken but i had. Enough of that nice brass left to create. This nose cap as an original. Derringer would have with something. Resembling it we also added a lock plate. The original derringer would have been quite a bit more elaborate than that with engraving but i added that give it. More of a derringer to look you can see how small the gun is it just a hair. Longer than my hand i can only fit two. Fingers on almost two fingers on it that's how small these little things are. This one is in 45 calibers it's not. Loaded so don't worry the bluing i over. Blowed it was not in bad shape when i. Got it so i didn't do much with that i was actually considered browning it like. Browning guns i will show you that some. Other guns i have browned in the future. We'll take a look at that and so that. That was a real inexpensive kit these are selling for in excess of 200 dollars. Pushing 300 dollars just for the kit and. For 40 bucks i figured why not make a. Shootable fun little pocket Philadelphia. Derringer. Spelled with two r's there and like the. Original which would have had just one or. So i just wanted to fulfill a few. Requests I've had to see some blacker. Powder anybody can do these the more. Time you spend the better they'll come out be aware of your lines on them again. If we go back to the picture see. Absolutely how that line had disappeared. And how i forced it to come back out see. There was none before and i forced it to. Come back out just with careful sanding. Not sure how much time i have into this not a tremendous amount of time it was. Really a pretty easy project and then getting rid of that bulbous rear end off. Of the back of it and giving a much more elegant shape much prettier eye i. Think so there it is the completed. Project I'm sorry i didn't give you a. Better feel for it is by recording it. Along the way but this is a good. Overview of a real fun little kit to. Build so this is a good way to do it find yourself some people selling some. Cheap old black powder firearms and practice on them one thing i didn't do of course was checker and as original derringer might have been checkered and my checkering skills i don't are not up. To that yet i have been practicing my. Checkering and it's one art form that. Has always eluded me i have tried and. Tried and i can mess gonna guns up quick. With checkered ink so i don't do it but. In small batches i have done some small. Pieces I'll show you in the future but. Not up to good enough standards to. Tackle a little project like this where. The whole butt stock would have had a band checkered here and then attaching. To two points that come up the backside. But anyway I'm pleased with it'll be. A fun shooter and until then next time we will be. Seeing some more of these black-powder firearms in the future so thanks for. Watching and we'll get back to some more mil syrup here coming up see you next. Time.
Pedersoli Le Page Target .45-Cal. Flintlock Pistol Set
Pedersoli Le Page Target .44-Cal. Percussion Pistol Set
Pedersoli Continental Duelling .45-Cal. Percussion and Flintlock Two-Pistol Sets
Pedersoli Le Page Target .45-Cal. Flintlock Pistol
Pedersoli Le Page Target .44-Cal. Percussion Pistol
There is one black-powder gun that always takes me back to the days when i started black powder shooting and it is the pedestal — percussion pistol i. Remember about 15 years ago when i started this whole story i was just after graduation and as a. Yankee story teacher i did not have too much money in fact the only gun i could. Afford was a cheap used Connecticut pistol but since i had seen the better. So — i knew i won one because it was the. Most elegant and most beautiful pistol i ever saw but still my fun and financial capabilities were not in the level for the feather solely gun so i had to wait until the day when a friend of mine a. Hungarian guy living in holland called me and said beau — we have you spayed. Ursula — for you at a bargain price it was about 350 euros you have to buy it. By those times 350 euros was one month's. Salary for me so the price was still too. High for me but i decided to do anything for that gun i decided to jump into this. You slip ashby stood still i had to wait. About half a year to get it after i paid it but then it arrived and it gave me. The best moments of that bugger shooting i ever enjoyed I've been planning to show you two out of box performance of allah — piece off for a long time now so. Let's see now what we have here the pistol comes in the standard cardboard box you receive a very detailed instruction manual. A dvd with tons of interesting stuff a. Steel ramrod with a muzzle protector. And of course your beautiful target pistol the lapage is the faithful repro. Of the target pistols manufactured by our really posh in the mid 19th century this pistol is often advertised as a dueling pistol but i think it was rather a sporting gun the dueling pistols. Usually did not have rifled bores adjustable sights set triggers as the. Basic aim of the duel was not to kill the opponent but to give justice an exceptional and unacceptable offence was needed to allow. Such an effective and accurate arm for the pistol ul but it could happen of. Course the stock is oiled walnut while. The metal parts are chromed with a satin finish the lock and the other metal. Furniture are elegantly engraved the grip is checkered so it is easy to have a secure hold the lip patch is equipped. With a single set trigger system it can be adjusted to extremely light pull with the screw behind the trigger it is offered in 31 36 and 44 calibers the. Twist rate of my pistol is 118 inches. The battle is broach rifled with 10 and. A quarter inch length the rear sight is. Adjustable vertically the dovetail at front sight can be set horizontally the. Price of this pistol is around 700 to 800 euros much cheaper than any other target pistols offering the same quality and service. It is also very cheap to feed this gun as you only need 11 grades of 3f swiss powder for an accurate load i like the. Tight patch and work combination so i use a 0.38 millimeter thick patch. With a 0.3 5-0 inch round ball if i add. Up all the cost of the cap powder and ball caused by me the total cost per one shot is only 10 euro cents now this is something that is hard to beat. The secret in loading your single should be stopped accurately is in doing everything the same way time by time i. Also had some cornmeal on top of the powder this has the powder settle batter in the chamber and it helps to equalize gas pressures. Always use the same force when seating the bullet although the pistol is backed with a steel ramrod i like to use my full breast ramrod for maximum security in saving the rifling and the muscle crown. The recoil of the pistol is minimal and. The hook of the trigger-guard offers a comfortable grip the sight picture is. Clean and sharp. Okay so this is my first ever group shot. With the podesta — miss tortoise Excalibur out of the body that modify anything on this gun you can see i have five shots at that size ring this is a five centimeter circle i can cover them. You'd be small cut i have three shots touching each other. The beautiful group and i have one with. Me it was not the gun this is why i love this other solo passion the metal parts. Are chromed, so they are quite resistible to rust, but they are not stainless so clean the pistol after every shooting session and removing the hog barrel from the stock takes only a few seconds. You. The lapage was the first black powder arm that won't be a gold medal i have. Been holding the national record with the total pass for eight years now while you have many under hammers as well in the firing line so if you are looking for real value for your money i strongly recommend you to buy a lapage you won't regret it I'm sure about it. You.