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PostSubject: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 11:31 am

Anyone with info on this pistol Question  Any and all will be appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 11:33 am

Are you asking about a specific one?

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 12:09 pm

I was thinking of buying the Traditions Kentucky Pistol but now I checked Dixie gun works and they have a Pedersoli Kentucky Pistol for 250.00 along with the traditions Kentucky pistol for 175.00.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 12:13 pm

Easy decision Ray. Get the Pedersoli.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 12:20 pm

Thanks Pete. Pedersoli it is.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 12:21 pm

Agreed! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 12:22 pm

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Agreed! affraid

It must have hurt agreeing with me. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 12:22 pm

Thanks Doug...

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 12:27 pm

Not at all.....when you right! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 1:29 pm

lighthorseman wrote:
Not at all.....when you right! lol!

And, that is SOOO rare as to not amount to much. lol!


I coveted this Kentucky pistol. I watched it sit on sale with Clay Smith starting at $2,450. 
It was dropped over months of time to $1,875 where is sold fairly recently. Sure is pretty. 


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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 25th 2016, 1:47 pm

Kentucky Colonel wrote:
lighthorseman wrote:
Not at all.....when you right! lol!

And, that is SOOO rare as to not amount to much. lol!

How come you send me a check every month for my answers?

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 5:12 pm

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lighthorseman wrote:
Not at all.....when you right! lol!

And, that is SOOO rare as to not amount to much. lol!


I coveted this Kentucky pistol. I watched it sit on sale with Clay Smith starting at $2,450. 
It was dropped over months of time to $1,875 where is sold fairly recently. Sure is pretty. 


The pictures don't do it justice. If you can make it to the fall shoot at Friendship the first weekend I will let you look at it a LOT closer. The Bess too if you are of the mind.
The funny thing about the pistol is that when I showed it to my old rendezvous buddy I found out that he had almost bought it himself.
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 5:31 pm

Needs a brass mounted long rifle to go with it.........or that Bess you were talking about! 2c

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 5:35 pm

Kentucky Colonel wrote:
lighthorseman wrote:
Not at all.....when you right! lol!

And, that is SOOO rare as to not amount to much. lol!


I coveted this Kentucky pistol. I watched it sit on sale with Clay Smith starting at $2,450. 
It was dropped over months of time to $1,875 where is sold fairly recently. Sure is pretty. 

I really like the lines of Kentucky pistols and that is a nice one!
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 6:16 pm

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Needs a brass mounted long rifle to go with it.........or that Bess you were talking about! 2c

Got one. You will have to scroll down to my post in this thread:

http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/269395/post/1147857/hl//fromsearch/1/#1147857

It is the third one. Better pictures of it can be found by at:

http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2013/04/early-pennsylvania-rifle-by-ken-moors.html

I lucked out on that one. It warn't cheap, but it was a lot less than his guns are going for now.
Before it was stolen I had a Clay Smith rifle, built from one of Wayne Dunlap's kits when Clay was still working in the blacksmith shop at Williamsburg. I hate to think how much more it's worth than I paid for it just because he signed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 7:19 pm

I really like that long rifle.......perfect for a period correct impression. Here's the next pistol I aim to purchase...Lloyd Moler officer's pistol he's holding for me until I can get the cash......


Lloyd apologized for the quality of the photo. Carved shell surrounding the tang and engraving in metal furniture.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 7:57 pm

My Kentucky pistol is not quite as nice as the ones above. The person who owned it before used it in shooting matches.


Pistol Story:

45 cal custom Kentucky pistol by Don Rose, a leather craftsman who was helped by Dennis Priddy and Dick Miller, both gun makers. Priddy and Miller did most of the work.  Dick Miller is the Gunmaker’s Hall Chairman, President’s Hall, Friendship, and is responsible for building most of the raffle guns for the American Longrifle Association. He also writes for Muzzle Loader Magazine. Priddy makes $10,000 rifles and pistols and is prominent in muzzleloading circles. Miller and Priddy had a major lock builder pick out his best lock for this gun and used top materials for the build. Both are members of the Grand Valley Cap and Ballers Builders. Dennis Priddy has guns featured in the Contemporary Makers Blog. Wood to metal fit is very nice.  Bore is perfect.   Rose had the rear sight moved to the tang.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 8:15 pm

another gorgeous Kentucky.......... Very Happy Nice Ron!

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 26th 2016, 9:25 pm

Randy?! Am I really to understand that you bought this lovely Ky. pistol? 
I had my eye on it for months. It is beautiful. I did think hard about buying it, too.


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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 27th 2016, 1:17 am

Yep.
Except for the cheapo Tower pistol, (20 bucks when I bought it in the late sixties) it is the only flint pistol l have ever owned. A few days before I bought it I had been drooling over a similar one at Chamber's booth at Friendship. Twas one of those "the devil made me do it" situations.
I will commute to Friendship Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the first weekend. I might shoot the rifle on Saturday and will defineatly shoot the Bess Sunday. If you are going to be around PM me and we can make arrangements to meet up.
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 27th 2016, 7:35 pm

Randy, how well balanced is the pistol? I have one flintlock pistol with a 10" barrel that tends to be front-heavy. It's not bad, but noticeable.
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 28th 2016, 8:32 pm

It is very well balanced. The barrel is swamped and I'm sure that helps. Twixt the heat and other things that need to get done I haven't shot it yet. Maybe next week.
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 3rd 2017, 12:41 pm

Randy? How did it do? If you have not shot it, yet? Perhaps 
you need to donate it to an admiring fan? Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   July 3rd 2017, 1:04 pm

Randy hasn't been on the forum since Aug 2016. Always check that when you bring up an old thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Pistol   August 10th 2017, 7:06 pm

Randy? How did it do? If you have not shot it, yet? Perhaps
you need to donate it to an admiring fan?
Didn't realize how long I had been away. It's been a busy year.
The pistol shoots great. The first time I shot it was at last year's Eastern, and I placed third with it. The next time was at Thunder Creek Longrifles in southern Indiana. I aced the course with it.
Between conditioning for a long bicycle ride this past July and playing in the woodshop I haven't done much shooting this year. That is about to change.
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