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    Posted 10 years ago

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    An Asa Waters 1836 Model .54 cal martial pistol dated 1840. It is an arsenal converted flintlock to percussion. In beautiful condition with hardly any pitting & cartouches on stock.
    Bought it by accident just trying to learn how to bid on an auction site. Considering devaluation(called inflation by the gov't) of the dollar, it was about 1/5th of 1950's prices!
    Well, I got a bullet mold and we took it out and shot it. If you are shooting at something at 5 metres, - aim 1 metre to the right! It's on loan to the dutch musee' until I can figure a way to send it out. Tried to go the legal paperwork route but as usual, it's easier & cheaper from here to smuggle it out.
    Last pic is for my ole buddy, Helms. It is probably the "weapon of mass destruction" Bush claimed we were after in Iraq!
    PS: I didn't see a category for "imaginary weapons of mass destruction".

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      I know what photo 4 is lol
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Kerry, that's a secret! Don't tell anyone, OK.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      What a "ting"! Big-boy toy. Didn't sound noisy to me, sounds beautiful. Wonder if the Waters with a ball-bearing would put a dint in it? That might only be done safely from cover with a string on the trigger.
      Anyway, LOVE IT!
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      "Stinkpole", how dare U! Well, I guess i have to admit they might smell kind of like a 2 day old chamber-pot when shot,(maybe a lot like,OK). Until U develop a like of the smell, just stand up-wind. Do I have to teach u everything? Ever move in to fast after commercial explosives? "Dynamite-migrane" is really bad!
      If U do decide to try B/P, consult somebody with experience. There are a number of tricks that can keep U from getting frustrated. I started shooting .58 civil war(U.S.) m/l rifles at age 9 & now 66. It's a fun hobby & you can work-up the right loads at the range instead of having to go back to the reloading bench unless to cast a diff. bullet.
      You learn to like the smell almost as much as cordite. Well, maybe not that much. Maybe as much as napalm.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      So any guns are dewat or what? The U.S. gov't is even afraid of dewats with good reason!
      "taxation without representation" has now turned to "taxation with misrepresentation". Good thing I don't live in the States & have to decide.
      It's coming Helm! It's on the horizon. You will soon see when you run out of "stuff". I'm going to "deck you" when the time is right & U can't top it,( I doubt).
      Of course you have been full of surprises!
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Hem(got it right this time). A dewat is a demil'd weapon by welding the chamber etc..
      I've got something in the closet that will knock your socks off & you are going to love it. I'm waiting to see your best before I drop this on CW. Be careful not to drool on your key board like you've made me do when the time comes.
      Oh, and Steve, I go by Honky, Shake n Bake or Lucas. I've also been called Bum'ble clot enough to where I instinctively respond.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Steve, actually I encourage "Honky" here. Found long ago that the way to counter prejudice is with humour. It seems to work so stick with a formula that works. After 39 yrs in the caribes, all white people look alike to me also. That is not a joke.
      I've almost saved enough money for the departure tax, - just don't know where to go!
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Steve, you're fishing for hints. OK, bigger than a bread box & smaller than a 20" container. I will have to take pics of pics with the digital since this goes back to the '60's. There are too many pics to post on CW & get the full effect. We were nick-named the" Hole in the wall gang" because of it. You will love it! Think Amer. Civil War(War for Southern Independence).
      I'm having fun with you now. Another hint: 1,465 lbs. & faster than a .38 special.
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Well you haven't told me if I can use your Nick or proper name yet, but I thought I'd post a "Pretty" piece for you. Nice "Vintage" small cal piece. I got it the other day, just because the wife said"Jes, that's pretty, is that the one we came to the auction for?" Well it wasn't, but it's only been fired at the factory and it is with the factory taget and box. Bought is well worth the money, Now she thinks she need it, good little "Ladies" hide-away. I'll post shortly.
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Is she German? I taught that last kraut girlfriend how to shoot & then thought, We know what happens from history when the Hun gets guns. She knew where I kept the guns so I had to hide the ammo. Now, what good is an unloaded gun? Just 1 rd in the chamber is all she would need! Later proved to be a good decision. LOL
      If it's a .25, just remember that if somebody tells the person you shot that you shot them, they might get mad.
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      No , bad combo, 1/2 American Indian and Irish. LOL on the 25, I've found that to be true, but they are helpful in a fist fight. But so is a roll of quarters.
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Good kerry!
    13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      got it posted, and it's not a vase, but pretty, lol
    14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Blud'clot pc went crazy when I tried to do that last reply. At least with a roll of quarters, you don't get charged with a weapons charge. I'm assuming that that they consider a .25 a weapon in the States or wherever. .22 is a lot,lot better.
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Great! Who owns it?
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Well I'll bring out the big boy toys. blunderbuss2, you said something about your life and Aircraft in an earlier comment and I have determend, that you enjoy weapons, Okay here's some of my childhood memories. . And the weapons loaded on this older airframe were placed there by me. Before I got older, I played with Bombs, Missiles, Napalm, Rockets and 20mm gun-pods. Then deciede to become an EOD and ran with the jungle crew. I do understand stressful and close quarter conflict. But found that when it came time for me to practice my special little talents, everybody else would disappear, at least 50-100 meters away. gotta love those special little jobs. Enough rambling here the link to the "Bird"
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Kerry, c'est bon, but I'm into "ole" time stuff.
    18. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Yeah, same thing. Keep your towel & white flag next to the keyboard. There is a lot of history when I post so will do it later today.
    19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Yeah, it's a mad world. French law prohibits military calibres so you can't carry around a 9m/m, .45 etc. but .357 or .44 mags. are ok. Go figure. Of course there are other semi-reasonable restrictions.
    20. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Non. May have used my D-day jokes before but here it is again,"When the allies hit the beaches in Normandy, - the Germans thought they were being liberated, - from the French". I can understand how Germany took France so easily during the war, - I just don't know why they wanted to stay so long? The only reason the Germans fired any shots on D-Day was because they thought it was more French whores & baguette sales women. Garlic bread was invented by French farm women carrying baguettes home under their arm pit.
      Sure hope their aren't too many "frogs" following CW.
    21. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Yo mon. Maybe it is time to frog-out.
    22. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      More French merde. Invited to shoot the Browning today at the Fr. gun club but when I pulled it out was told to put it away as too many people had shown up & it wasn't registered. They have to record every gun fired on the range & so I couldn't shoot mine because of the ridiculous rule that unlicensed weapons can't be fired there. How stupid! Fr. Coast guard friend said it was OK when it was just us there. My Duane friend couldn't make it either with the MP5. Well shot his Glock.

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