View Full Version : really large balls

04-05-2007, 11:05 AM
I am thinking of a building a large diameter pistol for hunting. Something at least 10 gauge or larger. Round ball and must have rifling, it's just my religion, no smoothbores for me. Got to shoot a Howdah in 577 Snider, kicked less than my 475 or 500.
Any ideas??????????

04-05-2007, 12:57 PM
Yeah. I've got a .725" Dixie ball mould I'd like to make a pistol for. Thought about a Tower style, but percussion, since BP for flints is harder to come by nowadays. Then I got to thinking that an Allen style pepperbox would be really cool. Then I got to thinking about an inline action to fire the bottom barrel instead of the top one, to keep the recoil in line with the hand, using #209 primers centered behind each bore. (Way cheaper than #11 caps.) I sure wish I had the machining skills and equipment to build stuff like this!

04-05-2007, 02:19 PM
Read the thread title and thought someone was talking about me.

04-05-2007, 03:02 PM
Yeah, it caught my eye, too. :mrgreen:

MT Gianni
04-05-2007, 06:35 PM
Glad to see ya carpetman, Have you been hiding anywhere fun? Gianni

04-05-2007, 07:36 PM
Where ya been, Ray! We missed you!

04-05-2007, 08:06 PM
Jeff Tanner in the UK does excellent brass round ball moulds to any diameter you want for around 20, no sprue plate so you've got to trim the sprue after casting.

I just got an 8 bore mould for a replical Springfield percussion longarm, it grazes like a cannon ball.


04-05-2007, 08:22 PM
haven't really been anywhere--just playing more pinochle lately.

04-05-2007, 09:50 PM
I see you've kept your girlish figure.