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TRADITIONS Traditions&#8482 .50-Caliber Flintlock Pirate Pistol

Own a pistol modeled after those used by notorious pirates like Blackbeard and swashbuckling scallywags during long ago adventures on the high seas. 10" polished steel round barrel with select hardwood stock. Single-action trigger. .50 caliber. Barrel: 10" polished steel. Overall length: 15". Weight: 2 lbs. 12 oz.
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Is this gun a replica of any specific model that you can say it is a reproduction of?

I'm not just looking for a pistol that looks like an old flintlock. I need to be able to say what it is modeled after? What brand name and model for reenactment purposes. And how does this gun differ from the original?
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The Traditions .50-Caliber Flintlock Pirate Pistol, item # IK-218099, is not a replica of any specific firearm.
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Not a historic reproduction because there were never any .50 caliber flintlocks that were produced (except perhaps as a novelty). They were not made of stainless steel. Historic flintlock calibers usually ranged from 67 to 75. The barrel steel was thinner, making them lighter, so they could not take a very large charge. They made up for that my moving a much bigger and heavier ball. This pistol is also rifled for better accuracy. Historical Fint pistols were usually smoothbore.

A historic flintlock pistol took about a 30 grain charge. The stainless steel one here will easily shoot 50 grains BP and I have gone as high as 70 grains BP pushing a 315 gr conical bullet generating 653 ft-lbs of energy (same as .357). This load would have blown up a historic pistol. Something else to keep in mind is that lead is more expensive today then powder. 50 cal lead balls are easy to find and cheap. 69 and 75 cal balls are harder to find and a lot more expensive. Other then the caliber and stainless steel, the rest of the gun is historic in its general design and function. If you are just shooting for fun, this less historical gun is a better choice. If you are doing Historical Reenactment, this gun will not cut it as historical enough.
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What powder and charge would you use for this pistol?

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Per the manufacturer, the Traditions™ .50-Caliber Flintlock Pirate Pistol, item # IK-218099, has a recommended load of 20-25 grains of FFFg powder for best accuracy, with a maximum load of 45 grains of FFFg powder.
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For the .50 caliber flintlock pirate pistol, which diameter balls and what patching do I need?

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The Traditions™ .50-Caliber Flintlock Pirate Pistol, item # IK-218099, will require a .490 diameter round ball.
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To clean this pistol, is it necessary to remove the barrel? How difficult is it to remove the barrel?

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You do not have to take the barrel off. I clean mine with a patch in solvent run the patch in and out wet until it comes out clean. Run a dry patch to dry the bore,t hen an oil patch to keep it from rusting. Use a dry patch again just before shooting to remove the oil.
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You do not need to remove the barrel and no need for it. The pistol is small enough to clean in your kitchen sink. Very easy to clean with soap and water.
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Very easy to clean. Soap n water and some cleaning patches is about it believe it or not.
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does this flintlock fire powerbelt ammo?

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The Traditions™ .50-Caliber Flintlock Pirate Pistol, item # IK-218099, was designed to fire a round ball.
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The pistol is a single shot, so it will fire anything you can fit down its rifled muzzle. Just put your powder in first, then your projectile. If the projectile is too small for a tight fit, wrap it in thin cloth or paper.
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Does this gun have a rifled barrel or a smooth bore?

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It is rifled.
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The Traditions™ .50-Caliber Flintlock Pirate Pistol, item # IK-218099, has a rifled barrel with a 1:20 rate of twist.
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Are the brass color metals solid brass or plated?

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According to the manufacturer, the brass colored portions of the Traditions™ .50-Caliber Flintlock Pirate Pistol are all solid brass.
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they are solid brass
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