A fast lock - and a good shooter - is essential to shoot straight with a flintlock rifle. Now here is a short collection about fine tuning your lock to make it as fast as possible. 1. Check the ergonomy of the lock: the sparks should fall directly into the center of the pan. You can play with the lenght of the flint adjust this position, but it's better choose a lock with good ergonomy. 2. Check your flint size: put the hammer in halfcock, close the frizzen. The edge of the flint should...
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Making your flintlock ignition faster in 15 easy steps238 Views
Fallow deer huning with muzzleloader in Gyulaj, Hungary176 Views
[caption id="attachment_198" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Left: the guide, Karoly Csapo, Center: the hunter, Istvan Bagi, Right: Balazs Nemeth, chariman of the Hungarian Muzzleloaders Association[/caption] Another footage from Hungary about the freshly started new blackpowder hunting season. This is the first trophy game shot with a muzzleloading rifle in Gyulaj, the fallow deer paradise of Hungary. Even if someone is not a hunter, I think this short films delivers accurately the...
DP Missouri River Hawken meets the sabot109 Views
The Capandball guys are testing Pedersoli guns again. They took one of our Missouri River Hawkens to the range to test it with plastic sabot bullest. Hunting loads of course. Check their report. Happy to see that our traditional rifle performs well with modern bullet concepts as well.
Duelist1954 shooting the Pedersoli Charleville 1766 musket198 Views
Here is another YouTube review of one of our firearms, the 1766 Charleville musket. This film is made by Mike "duelis1954" Beliveau, author of the Guns of the Old West magazine. Nice job Mike! Many thanks for the review!
Why not to use unproofed reproduction firearms?57 Views
A friend of mine just found this interesting article about why not to use repros that are not manufactured with high quality standards. You may know that ALL Italian manufactured reproduction must pass the CIP proofing process. This technically means that all of the bores manufactured in Italy must go through high pressure shooting tests. And what is the opposit? Read this article, and think why we are prod to see the CIP proofes on our pistols and rifles....
Hunting with the Pedersoli Missouri River Hawken117 Views
Please check this excellent article, that is the first part of a line of articles about developing a hunting load for the Pedersoli Missouri River .50 cal fast twist hawken rifle. Pleas read this excellent article by Toby Bridges. Click here to read the full article!
What makes a percussion revolver shoot straight?114 Views
Did you ever wonder what makes a percussion revolver shoot straight? What is the difference between a cheap and a more expensive repro? Well, here are the answer you are looking for. When I decided to start blackpowder shooting, I knew I want a percussion revolver. All my experienced shooter friends told me to start with a single shot percussion pistol or rifle to learn the basics, but I guess blackpowder shooting isn't really about logical decisions so I bought my first 1858 New Model Army...
100 with a Pedersoli Mortimer Target .54 rifle0 Views
Here is pic we received from Hungary, From Balazs Nemeth. He shot this excellent group with his Pedersoli Mortimer rifle at a 50 m offhand (MLAIC Pennsylvania) practice session practicing for the World Championships. His load was 49 grains of Swiss No. 3 + 18 grains corn meal + .535 roundball with 0.38 spit patch. Don't know if it is 100 or 99, but it's an excellent group for sure.
The story of the 1857 Württembergischen rifle127 Views
Not too much is known about the history of this excellent rifle. It is often called the „frontloading Mauser”, or „1857 Mauser”. Well these names are all wrong. Let me tell you the story of this rifle briefly, and you'll see why. In the early 1850-s Germany still did not exist. Following the fall of Napoleon a loose confederation of 39 sovereign Germanic states was created. This confederacy was called the Deutscher Bund. Prussia and the Hapsburg Empire were rivals to gain control of this...
The vampire hunters' pistol147 Views
Now this is something interesting we have hidden in the most secret drawer of the Boss. This pistol is for you if you are travelling to Transylvania. Just don't forget to check the local gun laws, and hunting season for vampires. :) The caliber is .45, the barrel is rifled for looooong range accuracy. Equipped with an underhammer percussion lock for fast and reliable ignition. Silver bullets and onion are not included. ;) [gallery link="file" columns="2" ids="87,88,89,90"]
The easiest method to choose the right patch for your round ball rifle131 Views
The patching material is the key to be accurate with a round ball load. A good patch is made of good quality, dense natural material. You can buy good quality patches in your local blackpowder shop, but you can also make your own. Which ever you choose, keep in mind a few things: You must have a tight patch-ball combination It is easy to determinate the minimum thickness of the material: If your bore measures .50” between the lands, and your ball measures .49” the difference is .01”....