Building a blackpowder kit pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Th Box O’ Truth have published a two part article on the building and shooting of a 1970’s blackpowder .45 cal Philadelphia Derringer kit.

The Building

The Shooting

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Garrett Garrett on May 29, 2012

    I have one of these, that my Grandpa put together out of a kit in the 1970s. How do you go about cleaning one of these, and what all do you need to be able to fire it off. Also, is there such a thing as "Blanks" for an old-style gun such as this?

  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 30, 2014

    I have one of these already built and would like to sell it...I have no idea what to sell it for. Any suggestions.