English sea service flintlock pistol

Started by xrayone, 11. December 2013 kl. 20:10:46

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Hi. Just checking what is the correct charge and what is the correct size of ball to use in a reproduction English sea service flintlock pistol?

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What's the calibre and who's the maker?

You must use a ball that is slightly undersize relative to the bore and a patch that is thick enough to seal the bore. Assuming the pistol is about .62 cal I'd start with about 30 to 40 grains if FFFg.


Hi Gill sorry for the delay in getting back to you due to work  thanks for posting according to Henry Kranks of England's online catalogue maker is INDIAN.



As a general rule for flintlock and percussion you can say for pistols start at half the diameter in grains and for rifles the diameter in grains.
So for a .62 cal pistol start at 31 grains op powder and work your way up from there.