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PostSubject: A couple pistols Im looking into   February 7th 2017, 10:43 pm

Well, my rifle category is pretty much filled. Now I have an empty spot that needs filling.

I got that St.louis hawken kit rifle finished up and shooting wonderfully and so I thought out a trappers pistol. Trapper actually meaning when Floyd and I go out checking hog traps, I'll have a finisher if very short distance is allowed ( some times those huge hogs can get you skittish).

In this area I am looking into the traditions kentucky. Its a low profile/slim design and not much fancy stuff hanging off it, 50cal, same as my rifle, good open sights. I think I am going to get one of these in kit form so I can do an exact match in color/finish.

Next I want a factory made pistol to match my hawken woodsman flintlock. I narrowed it down to the fancier traditions trapper since it will be a range queen due to the size and the extra wood/brass trigger guard hanging off it. Probably not the most comfortable pistol to carry around due to those issues I've pointed out. Great adjustable sights too. I think it would be better suited to target shooting than the kentucky is.

What do you think? Kentucky for a nice manageable pistol for trappings and the Trapper for range plinking?
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PostSubject: Re: A couple pistols Im looking into   February 8th 2017, 12:09 am

Built these two last spring - one to match the Flint MT Rifle and the other to match My son's rifle...... Sorta the same thing you were thinking........Just not the trapper - actually original parts CVA .50 cal flint Mountain pistol and Traditions .50 cal Kentucky pistol.
Nothing fancy just business.

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PostSubject: Re: A couple pistols Im looking into   February 8th 2017, 10:44 am

I love the CVA Mountain pistol built mine back in the 70s to match my rifle. Used it a lot when I lived in Missouri during muzzle loader season and on draw hunts .It has 2 deers to its credit both taken at around 30 yards .

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PostSubject: Re: A couple pistols Im looking into   February 8th 2017, 12:01 pm

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Built these two last spring - one to match the Flint MT Rifle and the other to match My son's rifle...... Sorta the same thing you were thinking........Just not the trapper - actually original parts CVA .50 cal flint Mountain pistol and Traditions .50 cal Kentucky pistol.
Nothing fancy just business.

That's the perfect picture that has helped with a lot of questions on my mind! I think my set up will do great for what I am wanting it for.

I have one of those cva mountain pistols as well. Love the belt hook.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple pistols Im looking into   February 8th 2017, 8:38 pm

Pistols are next on my bucket list....and then I'm about done. A pair of 1805 Harper's Ferry pistols. I like trappers pistols and until a few months ago I had a set of parts to build one that I had carried with me from the late 70's, but never got around to build it. I like them especially with belt hooks. However for my persona they are a bit too late. Like to see yours when you get it.

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PostSubject: Re: A couple pistols Im looking into   February 9th 2017, 4:10 pm

I like the Trapper pistol I have, but the reach to the trigger is a little much for my small hand. So, it just looks nice hanging on the wall. The Kentucky style pistols are a much better fit for me.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple pistols Im looking into   February 10th 2017, 12:09 am

Have two Mountain pistols and several "Kentucky" pistols and more than several others..... I've had TC's and others of various makers.... but I seem to come back to the ones I've put together from parts over the years or the original kits I built in the 70's. Donno exactly why, but whatever works eh?
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Gander you might like one of the vintage CVA "Hawken" Pistols if you can find one - slightly more slender and shaped a bit more like the Kentucky but with a brass butt cap, single trigger, and a brass front cap that matches the CVA Hawken rifle .....


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PostSubject: Re: A couple pistols Im looking into   July 29th 2017, 9:03 pm

I have a single shot black powder pistol in .54 caliber.

Been years since I shot it.

Also have a single shot Pedersoli that might be .40 or .45.

I'll have to dig it and and see.

Haven't fired that in years either but I'll soon remedy that.
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