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beleg2
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My 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol.
      #88123 - 01/11/07 09:59 AM

This is my 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol isn’t a "classic" Howdah pistol.
I made it because I want to know how it feels to shot a 12 bore handgun.
It have smooth bore and sights, accuracy at 5 meters is good.
Recoil was impressive but pleasant, more like a slow push, mostly back.
I design it to be shot with 100 gn of FFFg BP over a patched round ball
On the picture you can see also the ball on the patch primers and 100gn charge.
I hope the picture works.

http://www.fotolog.com/beleg2/27025276

Thanks
Martin


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beleg2
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Re: My 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol. [Re: beleg2]
      #88147 - 01/11/07 09:59 PM

My pistol from business end.

http://www.fotolog.com/beleg2/27039017

Thanks
Martin


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mehulkamdar
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Re: My 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol. [Re: beleg2]
      #88317 - 06/11/07 12:39 PM

Martin,

Thanks for posting pictures of your "howdah" pistol. I have a special respect for people who build their own guns because I lack that skill completely myself.

Hat's off to you on your effort and good hunting!

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Marrakai
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Re: My 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol. [Re: mehulkamdar]
      #88335 - 06/11/07 04:34 PM

Beleg2:
Are you a card-carrying member of the Ed Hubel Club?

Looks like fun. That would be a hell of a pig gun!

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beleg2
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Re: My 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol. [Re: Marrakai]
      #88374 - 07/11/07 07:18 AM

Thank for the coments.
This is not a very good picture but this is how it looks at full recoil.




Marrakai,
sorry but I do not under your coment.....


Thanks
Martín


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mehulkamdar
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Re: My 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol. [Re: beleg2]
      #88375 - 07/11/07 07:42 AM

Martin,

Ed Hubel is a highly respected cartridge designer who builds ultra powerful rifles and cartridges which seem designed to generate maximum recoil as well. Marrakai is making fun of you suggesting that you are a member of Mr Hubel's club and that you enjoy heavy recoiling guns like he does.

In any case, if you are not a member there already, I am sure Mr Hubel would send you an invitation if he ever starts a club when he sees the picture of your pistol in full recoil.

Best wishes again and very good hunting!

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Re: My 12 bore muzzleloading Howdah pistol. [Re: mehulkamdar]
      #88380 - 07/11/07 08:16 AM

mehulkamdar,
Thank for the explanation, now I remember Ed Hubel (12 bore From Hell, isnt it?)

Recoil was huge but very pleasant, mostly a push, not a sharp recoil.
It fells like it was at slow motion.
I have not use it on live game but I have shot to a cows head. The ball get through and burried into the groud. I could not find it.

I have plans to make a pair (a brace?) just for the fun of making and having them.

Thanks
Martin


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