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Aston Percussion Pistol

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by TheArmedBear, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. TheArmedBear

    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    I've bought a gun that doesn't actually do anything! o_O:facepalm:
    Why? ...I ask myself!?

    Almost sent it back...

    ....feels great in the hand though!
    ;)
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    Who cares if it doesn't do anything. It's gorgeous.
     
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    That's lovely. Is it a non firing replica?
    I'm tempted to get something like that on my FAC, black powder pistols are great fun. I'd have to keep it in the safe though which somewhat defeats the point of getting something so pretty.
     
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    Yes...it is inert, so can be posted direct... It cocks but can't dry fire.. have to drop the hammer manually..
    It looks & feels beautiful... Very realistic but no dry firing & the ram rod doesn't come out & operate...
    I think it's a keeper though... Have it on my bookcase in the living room!
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    Chunky in the hand... :)
    I've had some bad luck with replica BB pistols.. have managed to repair some but others have died on me & I don't think I will be able to sort..... A friend of mine said, well at least with that one ... You can't break it! Because it doesn't work in the first place!!
    :)
     
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    That one looks the part, such a shame it's inert, I shoot Black Powder and they are tremendous fun and cheap to shoot because you are lucky to get half a dozen shots off in a session so it works out cheap and fun. I would love to find a one of those that fires bb or pellet using CO2 or even pre charged pneumatic. Now there's an opportunity for Umarex????
     
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    Question: Is it possible to shoot black powder in the UK?
     
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    Yes, you need an FAC for the gun and an explosives licence for the black powder bit it’s actually quite common. I have a single shot black powder percussion pistol and did have a colt (copy) BP revolver. BP is quite popular at my local club - quite a few revolvers, a few rifles and even some miniature cannon.
     
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    Hmmm.... Now you've sparked something! ... :nana:
     
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    Just to further whet your appetite, there are propellants that you can use in place of black powder that do not require an explosives licence. Pyrodex and Triple 7 do work very well and a lot of folk use them, some "Purists" frown on them but if it works don't knock it.
    I tried to upload a video but the file is too big so here is photo of the smoke cloud from 60gn Pyrodex from a .577 Enfield. upload_2019-12-4_12-56-43.png upload_2019-12-4_12-56-43.png

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