Interesting site but photographic quality leaves much too be desired. Close ups were all out of focus. Noticed although he was using Pyrodex a black powder substitute it was continually referred too as black powder. Huge difference between the two and I don't believe real black powder is available in any form other than loose powder.
Never shot the pistols yet but have shot flintlock, percussion and in-line rifles. They are a blast of fun shooting and even the clean up is relative simple.
It was interesting, but loose can make a world of difference! That Navy style brass is not the atrongest, I have one, also a sheriff's model, a remington model and a ROA. I load 18gr of pyrodex, some corm meal for filler, and a round ball lubed on top. Can be messy but a lot of fun(also can be very accurate in the right hands)
Looks like its a steel framed Pietta .44 caliber 1851 Navy Repro. In my experience, Uberti does a higher polish finish on their wood grips.
He doesnt realize that its got nubs on the cylinder between nipples for setting the hammer on and sets the hammer on a charged chamber. Would make me nervous doing that. He also doesnt realize that dirty nipples make seating caps more problematic so he's having misfires.
He'll figure it out. It did shoot nicely for him though.
And yes, the short lever on that rammer makes swaging a roundball tough. One of my 1860 Armys is a 5 1/2 inch "Sherrif's Model".
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