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August 5th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Some beautiful pieces. The "Sea Service Pistol" is amazing.
Can you buy replicas that work?
August 5th, 2010, 07:07 PM
im feeling the need for a blunderbuss as a HD weapon :lol: at least if i don't em the first time i have smoke to cover my disappearance.
August 5th, 2010, 07:07 PM
I like the Aston Percussion'
Well it does say "Most firearms can be supplied as replica, deactivated or practical and also as stunt versions. "
August 5th, 2010, 07:17 PM
I'd like to have a few stunt versions, I think....
August 6th, 2010, 12:56 AM
that place is in the UK, would be a hell of a hassle to buy from there.
there are plenty of places here in the US to get guns like those.
unlike in some countries, here in the US blackpowder guns are totally unregulated, so yes, you can get all working replicas there's tons of cool replica blackpowder firearms out there.
dixie gun works has a lot of stuff like that in stock, their prices arent the best out there but not too bad and they have a good selection, they dont have a sea service pistol like that though, im sure someone else does though.
August 6th, 2010, 08:29 AM
I found this: http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/NEWess1756.shtml
Although nice, these are on my "nice to have" list. Not "need to have". Nice looking pistol though.
August 6th, 2010, 08:09 PM
i know that site, but from ive heard, most of their guns arent necessarily recommended.
the prices are great, but the guns are kind of cheaply made and made in india so the stocks are made of a cheaper wood available in india as opposed to the nice walnut stocks on italian or american repros.
they can have reliability issues too, so a lot of owners apparently buy there and then have to spend some money getting the gun tuned to run reliably.
now again, the price is low enough that you could buy there, get the gun tuned and probably still spend well under what it costs to get a nice american or italian repro of the same model so its all about what you're looking for.
if its a wall hanger or maybe even re-enactment gun, then the issues may not be a big deal.
im kinda the same as you, a lot of those repros are on my "must have...eventually" list, but are not on my short list of things to buy, though i do have some black powder guns on my "short list".
another option is a kit from http://therifleshoppe.com they make tons of different models and are very accurate in details but these are kits with some unfinished forgings etc, so it takes some skill to assemble them nicely.
personally im drooling at the thought of a ferguson rifle or nock volley gun kit, im a sharpes fan and thats what harper carried.
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