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Posted: 12/3/2011 6:38:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2011 8:39:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2011 8:43:15 AM EDT by die-tryin]
I think any of them would be good, depends on how "traditional" he wants to be. Also are you getting him a KIT or the one already done. looks like most are flint lock

I think the kits are cool, gives someone a chance to build / assemble it and refinish stock, etc


Pirate bootie...................

http://www.piratemerch.com/pirate-weapons-guns-c-67.html


Blunderbuss FTW!!!



Link Posted: 12/3/2011 9:17:06 AM EDT
You might want to check out the Traditions line of black powder pistols. They have a good selection:

Traditions

I have the .50 caliber percussion "Trapper" pistol.......

Link Posted: 12/3/2011 11:03:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2011 11:18:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2011 11:20:07 AM EDT by Lancelot]
Link Posted: 12/3/2011 11:44:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2011 11:48:58 AM EDT by HellifIknow]
First off a true "pirate pistol" is unpossible unless you go custom built.
Percussion = FAIL. Must be flint, doglock, wheellock, or matchlock.
About the closest you'll get in the available reproductions today is the Pedersoli Queen Anne or some of the Indian made guns sold here: http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/

I'm dying wanting one of these : http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/DoublePistols.shtml

I can't say what the quality is on the indian guns.
Link Posted: 12/3/2011 12:06:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2011 12:12:47 PM EDT by GLADIO]

Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
First off a true "pirate pistol" is unpossible unless you go custom built.
Percussion = FAIL. Must be flint, doglock, wheellock, or matchlock.
About the closest you'll get in the available reproductions today is the Pedersoli Queen Anne or some of the Indian made guns sold here: http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/

I'm dying wanting one of these : http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/DoublePistols.shtml

I can't say what the quality is on the indian guns.


We're dealing with Indian replicas for a while. Solid, good finish, appear handmade.
We stuck a #209 primer conversion and shot a rubber ball with only the primer as propellent.
Cool toy.
Link Posted: 12/4/2011 3:36:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2011 3:38:05 AM EDT by Lancelot]
Link Posted: 12/4/2011 4:19:21 AM EDT
Build him a TOW kit, he will cherish it forever.

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartList.aspx?catID=13&subID=77&styleID=300

Or you could buy him a Traditions Pirate Pistol:

http://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&pw=55963&ctc=j395t5fmn100zk8a0104w&mi=11469&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cabelas.com%2Fproduct%2FShooting%2FBlack-Powder%2FPistols-Revolvers|/pc/104792580/c/104701680/sc/104503680/Traditions8482-50-Caliber-Flintlock-Pirate-Pistol/1243694.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshooting-black-powder-pistols-revolvers%2F_%2FN-1100201%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104503680%3FWTz_l%3DPPC%253Bcat104701680&WTz_l=PPC%3Bcat104701680%3Bcat104503680

Link Posted: 12/5/2011 7:34:27 AM EDT
Check Dixie Gun Works
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 3:52:31 PM EDT
The "Golden Age" of piracy was circa 1670-1720. Thus, percussion guns made their appearance more than 100 years after piracy had died out, and would be completely anachronistic.

Most of the reproduction flintlock guns on the market are also of a later design than 1720.

What you're really looking for is something like this:
http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/partDetail.aspx?catId=12&subId=81&styleId=287&partNum=AAJ-211

For a good general discussion of pirate pistols, take a look at this:
http://www.gentlemenoffortune.com/arms.htm
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 4:35:10 PM EDT
I might have to build me one now.
Link Posted: 12/18/2011 11:03:27 PM EDT
It kind of comes down to do you want to be period correct or not. If you are talking Golden Age of Piracy it is generally considered to end with the death of Roberts in 1722 which eliminates anything thereafter. A Queen Anne pistol, any dog lock or miquelet lock pistol would be correct. Also keep in mind that these weapons are hand made so there were a great deal of variations so as long as you pick something that is not of a design that is specifically form a later period it will suffice. A really nice piece for a pirate is the double pistol offered by Middlesex Village Trading Company.

http://www.cherrys.com/pedpics/s328b.jpg
Queen Anne

http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/images/PDOG_right.JPG
dog Lock

http://www.amoskeag-auction.com/85/enlarged/237.jpg
Miquelet lock pistol - note this is an original Spanish pistol. if you want one of these you will most likely have to have it made.

http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/images/PDBF_proto_right.JPG
Double pistol

Fair winds mate... ;)
Link Posted: 1/21/2012 8:25:46 AM EDT
I would take a look at "Loyalist arms" in New Brunswick . Bliar Higgins has done right by me .
Gary
Link Posted: 2/1/2012 3:19:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rocklock:
I would take a look at "Loyalist arms" in New Brunswick . Bliar Higgins has done right by me .
Gary


I agree. I bought my french 1720's cavalier drogoon pistol from them and it's awesome.
Link Posted: 3/9/2012 4:31:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2012 4:32:10 PM EDT by CockedandLocked]
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