View Full Version : Little scratch built nipple pistol

Hang Fire
04-22-2005, 04:03 PM
Here is pic of a scratch built percussion pistol I put together back in the late 1970's. The barrel is made from the brass stem of a frost free valve.

I gave it to my brother a few years later, all he did with it was build a shadow box for display and there it has remained, he has never fired it.


04-23-2005, 05:38 AM
............Hangfire, that is a VERY nice looking well balanced appearing little pistol :). I like those accouterments too. Obviously they were meant to accompany the pistol? How big is the bore?

Looks like you did a good job. What do they say? It's pleasing to the eye? :-)


Hang Fire
04-24-2005, 02:28 AM

Was a .36, and the trappings were made for it. One has to look close, but can be seen in my belt from pic back in 1981.



04-25-2005, 04:25 AM
..............Hang Fire, great period looking photograph! (if they'd had camaras then) Take this as the compliment it's meant to be, but you look like you BELONG in the freetrapper era!