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Black powder revolvers, how are they licensed ? I been watching various vids on Youtube about Black powder revolvers, Most of these vids are of course from the good old USA but I was looking through a UK gun listing the other day and noticed a number of revolvers which would not match the description of a long barreled pistol for UK use so what are people doing with these ?

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Target shooting at approved ranges I guess. I have shop BP percussion revolver at Bisley, with my club, at 25yds and good fun it is too. Almost as much as ML rifle in fact. 

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To answer question, Repro revolvers eg Uberti, Pietta etc would be FAC.

Original Colts Remington etc would be antique, no licence required. However, if you decide to start shooting one then

FAC would apply.

Unless things have changed ! Been a while.

 

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   As above, Sec 1 FAC. 

Good reason, approved club. 

Fun to shoot, not fun to clean afterwards! 

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If genuine antique and muzzleloading then unless you specifically have them for actual use then no licence. Any modern replica of a (genuine) antique muzzleloading revolver is licensed as s1. Notwithsatnding it is an exact replica even down to the thread pitch of the screws and pins if it is modern made it is s1.

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All repros are Sec 1  if a antique  and not too USE then it can be kept without a licence but  if you want to use it then it becomes Sec1 and can only be used  on a approved range  .If a antique is used has sec 1 it is best to enter it has a antique so it can be returned to its antique status  in the future

Feltwad 

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3 hours ago, strimmer_13 said:

So you can't use them at home? 

Use them at home? For what purpose? 

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Target practice. Didnt mean home defense and literally not at home either, on land you have rights on, but feltwad cleared that up

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4 minutes ago, strimmer_13 said:

Target practice. Didnt mean home defense and literally not at home either, on land you have rights on, but feltwad cleared that up

Ah, with you. 👍

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Rather than just blackpowder pistols, the same rules apply to "muzzle loading" pistols. These are a whole new ball game. They are modern revolvers, shooting ordinary nitro smokeless powder and shoot a regular .38/.357 type lead bullet, in fact, once loaded you wouldn't know you weren't shooting a regular .38 revolver.

The only difference is the cylinder is removed and the bullets loaded from the front of the cylinder, these are ignited with a shotgun primer. They are quite quick to load, accurate, cheap to run and require no more cleaning that any usual pistol.

Although there are others these seem to be well regarded:

http://www.westlakeengineering.com/products/

Apart from a couple of BP pistols I also have an unusual ML nitro competition 5 shot pistol:

bZnILQJl.jpg

 

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On 20/03/2020 at 12:14, 1066 said:

Rather than just blackpowder pistols, the same rules apply to "muzzle loading" pistols. These are a whole new ball game. They are modern revolvers, shooting ordinary nitro smokeless powder and shoot a regular .38/.357 type lead bullet, in fact, once loaded you wouldn't know you weren't shooting a regular .38 revolver.

The only difference is the cylinder is removed and the bullets loaded from the front of the cylinder, these are ignited with a shotgun primer. They are quite quick to load, accurate, cheap to run and require no more cleaning that any usual pistol.

Although there are others these seem to be well regarded:

http://www.westlakeengineering.com/products/

Apart from a couple of BP pistols I also have an unusual ML nitro competition 5 shot pistol:

bZnILQJl.jpg

 

this is the way to go .

as an ex pistol shooter due to the ban keep toying with the idea of  getting back  into it again.

 

 

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Until last year i had one-a Uberti 44 calibre revolver (Remington copy). Fun to use,but a pain in the bottom to clean. Range use only and a S1 firearm.

I used genuine black powder rather than Pyrodex. I got rid of it last year and bought an Alpha 38/357 long barrel revolver which actually handles quite nice.

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Genuine blackpowder shoots better, smells better (doesn't stink like Pyrodex), is safer to the gun and last of all cleans easier. It's just a shame that here in the UK the licence for it is a pain in the bottom.

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19 hours ago, enfieldspares said:

Genuine blackpowder shoots better, smells better (doesn't stink like Pyrodex), is safer to the gun and last of all cleans easier. It's just a shame that here in the UK the licence for it is a pain in the bottom.

TBH my experience the Pyrodex pellets I use dont smell to bad , leave less residue, clean easier ect.
Whether or not they 'shoot' better is anyones guess, but besides being quite expensive, are a damn sight easier to use.

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