Peruvian home made blackpowder gun

James of Hell in a Handbasket spotted this photo on a Peruvian travel blog. It is homemade percussion lock gun. The owner apparently uses homemade gun powder (not hard to do … but kids don’t try this at home).

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More 2 bore rifle photos

Last year I wrote about a massive 2 bore rifle, that was not yet fully complete. Colin Stolzer, of Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing, contacted me with some additional information and photos of the completed rifle. Click to expand all the photos.

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Thompson/Center Triumph Bone Collector

The Bone Collector is a premium .50 caliber muzzle loader.

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Another Massive 2 bore rifle

Bill emailed me a photo of a friend’s 2-bore rifle and another of the 2-bore balls. The first photo really gives a sense of scale.

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What they don't teach you at Forestry Science school

Mr. Completely posted this video last week, and I forgot to post it here.

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JR's Nano-Mortar

JR ( A Keyboard and a .45) has built a nano-mortar. A beautiful design. Nano artillery at its finest!

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.45 cal homemade derringer.

Reader Joe kindly sent through photos of his .45 cal Philadelphia derringer made from a kit I blogged about some time ago.

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Smallest blackpowder artillery ever made

The blackpowder cannon enthusiasts over at the Graybeard forums came up with some amazing pieces of artillery.

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Building a blackpowder kit pistol

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.

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S&H 2 Bore Blackpowder Express

There is ‘big bore’ and then there is the 2 bore. Schroeder & Hetzendorfer make a cartridge called the S&H 2 Bore Blackpowder Express.

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History of early firearms: Handgonnes and Matchlocks

This essay takes a look at early firearm development up till the 1500’s. It is a fascinating read.

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Black Powder AR-15

CMMG have announced an .50 Black Powder AR-15 Upper!

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Can a static spark set off black powder?

A very interesting experiment over at ctmuzzleloaders.com

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Punt guns

Have you ever heard of a punt gun?

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The Gun Nut: African Shooting Lessons

A humorous blog post from Dave Petzal:

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