Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pistol by Steve Boyleston

This pistol style could be from 1790-1815. It has a 13 inch barrel 13/16 ths., 45 cal. radius groove rifling. Stocked from a blank, the trigger guard is unique, and the side plate is made from 100 year old brass. The silver inlays are sterling. John Bivins made the iron muzzle cap and thimbles. The sights are handmade. Everything is engraved from the muzzle cap back.  Nitric acid and wax finish. The total length is 19 inches. The ramrod is from hickory that was soaked in coal oil for 3 months in 1981. It is hard as fiberglass, natural polish. The flint is from France, 18th century period and is Amber Flint.

Copy and photos supplied by Steve Boyleston.

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