colt banner

Author Topic: New project - a kit  (Read 584 times)

Online ShotgunDave

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1076
  • Black Powder Syndicate
    • View Profile
Re: New project - a kit
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2019, 06:57:44 AM »
A very handsome piece for sure!
"Never trust quotes from the internet"
-Abe Lincoln

Offline ssb73q

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3260
  • Gunsmoke junkie
    • View Profile
Re: New project - a kit
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2019, 04:29:46 AM »
Hi, it's done, sort of. The Traditions Kentucky pistol was assembled. There was one problem with a part, the rear ramrod thimble is the wrong size. Traditions sent a huge thimble much larger in diameter than the Kentucky rear thimble should be. They must have put the wrong part in the kit. I will contact Traditions to get the correct thimble.

Overall, the pistol came out well. The only issue I have is the wood used in the kit. If the wood would have been walnut, this pistol would be the most outstanding single shot BP pistol I own. My best is still the Pedersoli Kentucky flintlock that has a beautiful walnut stock. One nice aspect of the Traditions Kentucky pistol is that there is an adjustment screw for the lock sear. That will allow this pistol to have a very light trigger pull compared to my other BP single stage trigger single shot pistols.

Some photos:

Regards,
Richard
There’s nothing better in the morning than the smell of bacon and black powder smoke!

Online ShotgunDave

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1076
  • Black Powder Syndicate
    • View Profile
Re: New project - a kit
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2019, 06:15:50 AM »
That's a handsome piece Richard. Well done as usual.
"Never trust quotes from the internet"
-Abe Lincoln

Offline ssb73q

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3260
  • Gunsmoke junkie
    • View Profile
Re: New project - a kit
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2019, 07:16:39 AM »
Hi Dave, thanks for the kind comment. This is a photo of my Kentucky pistols. From top to bottom:

Pedersoli Kentucky flintlock
Lyman Great Plains percussion
Traditions Kentucky percussion

Regards,
Richard
There’s nothing better in the morning than the smell of bacon and black powder smoke!

Offline Captainkirk

  • Administrator Extraordinaire and Part-Time Gunslinger
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5128
  • "Never said I didn't know how to use it" M.Quigley
    • View Profile
Re: New project - a kit
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2019, 11:31:53 AM »
That came out excellent, Richard. You are gonna have to ditch the idea that you don't like kits and vice-versa. You have a knack for it and are producing finished guns far above the standard market import.
Perhaps you should sell them on the forum here?
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"