Continuing our series on how YOU can accurize your revolver, we do an in-depth profile on this iconic black powder revolver. Why are percussion guns given a bad rap? Because a few simple steps are left out of the production gun process.
We take a break from work and putz around with an iconic firearm from the past. The 1859 Sharps Carbine Pedersoli reproduction is a blast (literally) to shoot and load. This .54 caliber behemoth with a 475 grain bullet and 100 grains of black powder combine to get your attention. Twenty bone jarring shots and we're lucky we didn't hurt anything. Join us as we enjoy a day afield! It's like your here with us, but not really since we have limited parking.
A quick tip to save you holy black shooters some pennies! So you can shoot more.
Most of the time this class of firearms are forgotten because of their tedious shooting techniques. We say never mind that and demonstrate the techniques which WILL get your black powder percussion revolver shooting like a laser beam. Funny how many of these things have WAY undersized throats and little to no forcing cones! A little work is all you need, knowledge is free (sometimes) and weighs nothing!
Here is the completed rifle. I'm still waiting on bullet molds, but they are coming!
Ok, so the base came in and it will work with just a bit of modification. Explanation in the vid....ENJOY!
Fire blued lock! An explanation on ring differences, and also how early Lyman scopes were mounted. A new scope base has been ordered.
This is a rifle scratch built, not a kit….a gift for one of my uncles who wants to go on a buffalo hunt, based on a bet made years ago! The bet still stands, and I’m betting (no cash) that he can do it.. Terms? One shot only, and the buffalo must fall within 2 […]
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Frontloaders, molds, and less stress
In this video, the Idahoan experiments with loading minie balls backwards in a muzzleloading rifle, such that the base cavity acts as a hollow point.
In this episode, the Idahoan experiments with an unusual muzzle-loader / breech-loader hybrid concept.
At the request of viewers, the Idahoan conducts another proof test of his DOM-tubing muzzle loader barrel, this time filling the bore completely with gunpowder.
In this video, the Idahoan constructs a .75-caliber smooth-bore muzzle-loading blunderbuss.
In this episode, the Idahoan constructs a smooth-bore muzzle-loading pistol barrel from DOM tubing and proof tests it.
In this addendum to his prior video about early homemade guns, the Idahoan attached sights to his Scout model muzzle-loading pistol and did some shooting with it.
In this episode, the Idahoan recalls his first attempts at building guns from scratch, and complements his narrative with original photographs and video clips.
Following is a description of what was technically my first rifle. I say “technically” because I have never kept it in my home and I’ve never fired it. Anyone who can help me learn more about its lineage, or can point me to any source that might help, would be most appreciated. I found this […]