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We've posted our 1911s, pocket pistols, Wonder 9s...now it's time for those black powder throwbacks! Rifles, handguns, cannons...whatever you got! I'll start off with a couple of Pietta 1860 Army replicas. Give me these pistolas, a poncho, a flat brimmed sombrero, and a Kentucky Cheroot and I'm ready to star in a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western! I like to load these with 25 gr of black, a wad, and a .454 round ball. I smear a dab of lard on top to double seal it.

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I hope @colorduke posts a few!
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Those are beautiful guns... No black powder in my safe but I do have a tub of Crisco.
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If I had deep pockets I would have a pair of case hardened Colt SAA with some kind of bone grips.
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Bruyere_Royale wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:13 am If I had deep pockets I would have a pair of case hardened Colt SAA with some kind of bone grips.
Deep pockets is right...those SAAs ain't cheap! I'd put ivory on them, or would have back in the day.
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Kevin Keith wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:54 am
Bruyere_Royale wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:13 am If I had deep pockets I would have a pair of case hardened Colt SAA with some kind of bone grips.
Deep pockets is right...those SAAs ain't cheap! I'd put ivory on them, or would have back in the day.
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My son enjoys Black Powder rifles that he assembled in shop class in High School. Current political climates would never allow such a thing anymore.

Cleaning tear down after firing lessens the enjoyment to me.

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simplepipes wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:38 pm My son enjoys Black Powder rifles that he assembled in shop class in High School. Current political climates would never allow such a thing anymore.

Cleaning tear down after firing lessens the enjoyment to me.

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I love cleaning firearms but black powder is really messy.
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simplepipes wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:38 pm My son enjoys Black Powder rifles that he assembled in shop class in High School. Current political climates would never allow such a thing anymore.

Cleaning tear down after firing lessens the enjoyment to me.

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When I first started teaching, a student invited me to visit another classroom during a free period. It was "show-n-tell," and he had brought a new rifle to show off. He knew I would be interested. This was not problematic in any way. Things have changed a lot.
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Fr_Tom wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:09 am
simplepipes wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:38 pm My son enjoys Black Powder rifles that he assembled in shop class in High School. Current political climates would never allow such a thing anymore.

Cleaning tear down after firing lessens the enjoyment to me.

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When I first started teaching, a student invited me to visit another classroom during a free period. It was "show-n-tell," and he had brought a new rifle to show off. He knew I would be interested. This was not problematic in any way. Things have changed a lot.
My boy Reid was a cowboy last year for Halloween and I bought him some really cool metal cap gun revolvers for his holsters. They wouldn't let him through the front door of the school and started to lecture my wife about the message he's sending. Everything has really taken a turn for the worse in this day in age.
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Want to get a Holy Smoke (Sounds Familiar) firearm and have this in my sights.....

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Diablo Break Open, Blued Finish, 12 Gauge Pistol, Black Grips
$479.00

Barrel Length: 6″ Length Blued Double Barrel Side-by-side, smooth-bore
Barrel Type: Break Open Blued Double Barrel Side-by-side, smooth-bore
Overall Length: 10”
Caliber: 12 Gauge – Conventional 209 Primer Breech Plug Design BP muzzleloader, suggested load 40gr ffg, 1/2 oz shot (1/2 ounce of #1 Buckshot would be a problem solver, or a 1/2 ounce round ball)
Finish: Standard Blue
Weight: 3.2 Lbs
Type: Single Hammer, Double Barrel, Single Trigger, 209 Primer Ignition ML
Stock: Synthetic Grips
Stock Finish: Grips: Midnight Black finish.

Sight Bead: sight bead installed

Single hammer, single trigger and utilizes a selector on the hammer to select one barrel or the other

No license or FFL required, order direct (As it should be for every firearm. That is how it was in my youth, mail order until the 1968 law screwed it all up)

California legal ( That is not a thing-no freaking way ...right ?????)
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