Back Powder Double Barreled Pistol
The double barreled pistol is a 40 caliber with no
rifling in it. I made the barrel in a Bridgeport mill after hours at my work. The double barreled
pistol is milled out of a solid piece of 4140 tool steel. It is a tapered octagon with the barrels sharing one
side. This will be plenty strong enough for a black powder pistol.
The triggers, Hammers and the frame were all cut out on a Wire EDM Machine. Needless
to say there are countless hours spent with a file on this pistol.
The hole pistol is about 8 inches long. The bores
are 3 & 3/4" deep. The barrels taper from 3/4" at the breech to 1/2" at the muzzle.
As you can see the joints at the barrel to frame
and also the side plates are very tight. This is due to being wire EDM cut. At the right here you can see a single
pin holds the barrel to the frame. The nipples are threaded for a standard thread size for
Here to the left you see the octogon shape of the
barrels. And it is made from one piece of steel. The bores are just drilled.
At the right here you can see the
hammers. There are probably about 10 hours of file time on these alone. This is after rough cutting out with
Wire EDM and milling the bottom thinner to fit in the frame. You can also see I used coil springs in this instead
of flat springs.
Here to the left is a shot of the triggers. The
front one fires the right barrel and the rear trigger fires the left barrel. I had thought of maybe
not putting on a trigger guard on this pistol. But one could easily be made to go on the pistol.
The only things left to do on this is to fit a set
of handles out of wood. Then sand and polish the outside metal and finish in blue or brown
I have test fired this already. I think it
would be good with bb shot in it. There are no sights as you can see from the pictures. For a black powder pistol,
this is more of a novalty than having any real use.
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