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.577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver
      #327163 - 12/04/19 04:59 AM

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Re: .577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver [Re: lancaster]
      #327166 - 12/04/19 06:03 AM

Virtually a 'Howdah' pistol - might have only one barrel, but with multiple shots!
The recoil must have been significant!!!


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Re: .577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver [Re: 93x64mm]
      #327172 - 12/04/19 07:14 AM

I don't think those big revolvers had much recoil at all. The very short revolver cases did not hold a lot of powder, however, the bore, being a long way above the grip, which would cause considerable muzzle rise on discharge.

The .577 Howdah pistols, as in the 4-barreled Lancaster, (I think it was as featured in a G&A manual in the 60's,) was chambered for the .577 Snider rifle ctg. Standard load was normal issue 85gr. Rifle powder and the 560gr. Pritchert bullet, iirc. I would much prefer the SxS or 4-bareled pistol to the revolver round if repelling tigers off the elephant, from the Howdah.
On the other hand, that article might have been in error as a Google Search found a very short case, like the revolver case was used in the .577 Lancaster 4-barreled pistol & mostly with round balls.

https://www.google.com/search?client=fir...Barreled+Pistol

Upon seeing that, I would prefer a brace of SxS 12 or 14 bore muzzleloading pistols for the Howdah - with the much larger round balls and decent powder charge.

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Re: .577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver [Re: Daryl_S]
      #327182 - 12/04/19 09:27 AM

That fellow often almost gets it right.

Neat revolver though.

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TH44
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Re: .577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver [Re: tinker]
      #327222 - 13/04/19 08:45 AM

AFAIK Lancaster did not make a 4 barrelled pistol in .577, only in .455

I have seen pics on the internet of such items but ????

Joel Black, who sometimes post on this forum has quite a lot of info on them

As Daryl states, the .577 pistol rounds were not that powerful so recoil would not be excessive

I shot a .577 Snider at the Alaska shoot last year and you certainly knew you were shooting it!

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Re: .577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver [Re: tinker]
      #327223 - 13/04/19 08:51 AM

AFAIK Lancaster did not make a .577 4 barrelled pistol, only in .455, although I have seen such on the internet

Joel Black, who sometimes posts here has a lot of info on these fine pistols

As Daryl states, the .577 revolver cartridge is not that powerful so recoil should be handleable

I shot a .577 Snider DB pistol at last years Alaska shoot and you certainly knew you about it, despite being called a 'wimp' for not shooting it one-handed!!

TH44


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Re: .577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver [Re: TH44]
      #327224 - 13/04/19 11:05 AM

I like it and I want one.

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Re: .577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver [Re: Wayne59]
      #327225 - 13/04/19 11:37 AM

Me too.

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