Are black powder guns worth it?

Are black powder guns worth it?

As it happens, black powder revolvers actually ARE good for self-defense. Obviously, they were used for decades as defensive firearms and also effectively. Cowboy or black powder ammunition in . 45 Colt yields performance equal or slightly less than that of .

What is the effective range of a black powder revolver?

Ruger makes a black powder revolver based on the Blackhawk frame (it’s actually a . 45 but close enough) that has good sights that a competent shot can reach out to 100 yards although it’s not as powerful as the Walker which is high end . 357 Magnum in power. The inefficient round ball it fires restricts it’s range.

Can I sell a black powder rifle?

As you stated, black powder muzzle loading firearms not designed to use fixed ammunition are considered “Antique Firearms” and may be legally sold/shipped/transferred to another person without the assistance of an FFL.

What is the strongest black powder?

The black powder Colt Walker is regarded as the most powerful commercially manufactured repeating handgun from 1847 until the introduction of the . 357 Magnum in 1935, having a muzzle energy nearly exactly the same as a 4-inch-barreled (10 cm) handgun firing a . 357 Magnum.

How powerful is a 44 cap and ball revolver?

A ball and cap revolver loaded with a 140 gr round ball over 30 grains of fffG black powder will yield ABOUT 242 ft lbs of energy. A ,44 Magnum runs ABOUT 741 ft lbs.

Can you sell gun powder?

The sale of powder isn’t regulated, unless you are selling it in huge quantities. In “consumer” quantities, it’s no different from primers or bullets.

How much black powder do you use in a cap and ball.44?

Anywhere from 30 to 40 grains of 2f. It mostly depends on the manufacture of the revolver. The 1st metallic cartridge revolvers used black powder which replicated the loading of the older cap and ball revolvers. Hence the .44-40 (Remington.)and the .45-40 (long colt) and .45–30 (Schofield)

What’s the max charge for a Colt 44 Walker?

For a Colt .44 Walker the max charge is 55 grains of 3f. For a Colt .44 Dragoon the max charge is 40 grains of 3f. And that’s just the Colts. So what I’m saying is that you have to know what revolver and then find loading data for it.

Can a 44 Cal be converted to 45 Colt?

Product Information Cartridge 45 Colt (Long Colt) Finish Please select Finish Material Steel Black Powder Caliber 44 Caliber Converting to 45 Colt (Long C Capacity 6 Round

How big is the barrel of a black powder revolver?

This revolver features a Walker style grip, square brass trigger guard, steel backstrap, and oval notches on the cylinder. Blue finish with case hardened frame and Blade front sights. The barrel is 7 1/2″ long. Overall length is 13.4″ and weight is 4.1 pounds.