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Offline mazo kid

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Two of my Single Shots
« on: August 26, 2013, 05:11:15 PM »
Here are 2 of my single shot muzzle loading pistols. I did some modification to them just to see if I could pour pewter. CVA and Lyman.

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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 06:27:31 PM »
Now that shows some ingenuity! :-*
Different look altogether. Did you melt the pewter in a forge, or was a fire hot enough?
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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 05:22:11 PM »
Propane torch and a lead ladle. Heat the pewter to just where it is molten and pour.

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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 07:34:12 PM »
Interesting! Is that Birchwood Casey Plum brown, or Laurel Mountain browning on the metalwork?
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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 06:54:09 PM »
I think the browning solution was some I had left over from a couple of Curly Gostomsky (old North Star) kit guns called "Old Time Browne" or something like that.

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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 08:26:30 PM »
Looks very much like the Birchwood Casey. How is it holding up for wear?
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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 01:00:27 PM »
Well, so far it is holding up very nicely. 'Course I really haven't used them much at all!  *6'

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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 02:25:15 PM »
I've thought about buying a single shot pistol for a long time now.  Reading this post has me thinking again.  The Traditions Trapper model seems to catch my eye every once in a while.  I like the brass grip cap and brass ring on the forend.  The flintlock model has a lot of "old world charm". 
The pewter on your's looks very good Mazo.   I'd like to try some thing like that.

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Re: Two of my Single Shots
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 09:44:47 AM »
Thanks, I had thought about doing the pewter caps for a while. One of my buddies convinced me it was do able so I just did it! The top pistol was my first and I like it better than the second one.