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#204578 - 12/26/19 08:09 AM Re: Flintlock Handgun Hunting [Re: Okie Hunter]
jcp161
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My cousin actually has one of the Traditions pistols. He seems happy with it but usually uses his rifle. I don't think he has killed a deer with the pistol.

I was looking at the Traditions or the Pedersoli flintlock pistols. Pedersoli are a little more price wise but seemed to be a little better quality material wise.

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#204614 - 12/29/19 08:37 AM Re: Flintlock Handgun Hunting [Re: 500WE]
bluecow
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 Originally Posted By: 500WE
The slight pause between the pan flash and the "boom" would make things interesting for sure.


Not sure how familiar you are with flinters so please forgive in advance. If someone is getting a flash......bang then the gun is not loaded properly or/and the gun is not built to its best. Touch hole drilled to low. touch holes should be drilled so the top of the pan splits the opening. Most common the pan is over filled with powder getting in the touch hole. This causes a fuse like burn and slower ignition. Another problem is having what seems to be 50 gal. of rain water collected in the brim of you Jones cap and when you glance down all that water runs all over and though the frizzen and pan, or at the end of the day blowing out the pan only to have a BIG buck at spitting distance blow right back at you.


Edited by bluecow (12/29/19 08:42 AM)
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#204661 - 12/29/19 10:37 PM Re: Flintlock Handgun Hunting [Re: bluecow]
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A well built flinter is very fast and reliable if it is primed right, BUT GOOD FOLLOW THRU IS VERY IMPORTANT, flint or cap lock.

As for rain the old saying, MAY YOU HAVE GOOD FORTUNE"S AND MAY THE ANGELS NOT PISS IN YOUR PAN still holds true.


Edited by junebug (12/29/19 10:38 PM)
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#204731 - 12/31/19 09:43 AM Re: Flintlock Handgun Hunting [Re: junebug]
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I'm not a muzzle loader guy, but that sure sounds like a cool way to hunt.

My new favorite term is "pillow ticking spit patch", even though I have no idea what it means!

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#204748 - 12/31/19 02:00 PM Re: Flintlock Handgun Hunting [Re: RH Custom Guns]
junebug
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Pillow ticking is the material used for patching, a tight weave cotton material. It needs to be washed before use to remove the starch. Makes it taste horrible and keeps it from absorbing lube.

Spit patch is just that, pop the patch in your mouth while loading and the saliva lubes the patch and softens residue left in the barrel from the last shot, not sopping wet just damp. Best used in matches where shots are close together so it doesn't dry out. Most guns will shoot very well with a spit patch. For hunting use a lube.


Black powder is hydroscopic [absorbs water like a sponge] so keeping your powder dry was life and death for our ancestors, as was keeping the flash pan dry. So the saying, May you have good fortune and the Angels not piss in your pan.
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