English sea service flintlock pistol (Handguns)

by xrayone, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 21:10 (1379 days ago)

Hi. Just checking what is the correct charge and what is the correct size of ball to use in a reproduction English sea service flintlock pistol?

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xrayone

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English sea service flintlock pistol

by Gill, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 06:59 (1379 days ago) @ xrayone

What's the calibre and who's the maker?

You must use a ball that is slightly undersize relative to the bore and a patch that is thick enough to seal the bore. Assuming the pistol is about .62 cal I'd start with about 30 to 40 grains if FFFg.

English sea service flintlock pistol

by xrayone, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 19:20 (1288 days ago) @ Gill

Hi Gill sorry for the delay in getting back to you due to work thanks for posting according to Henry Kranks of England's online catalogue maker is INDIAN.


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xrayone

English sea service flintlock pistol

by Caribou, Saturday, February 27, 2016, 16:51 (571 days ago) @ Gill

As a general rule for flintlock and percussion you can say for pistols start at half the diameter in grains and for rifles the diameter in grains.
So for a .62 cal pistol start at 31 grains op powder and work your way up from there.

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