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seem to be acquiring pocket pistols at an alarming rate, i have the old standards from greeners to those old pistols books with lists of names and pictures of pistols but recently have discovered that while trying to look on the net there seems to be a deficiency of websites on 18th century pistols that arent replicas or involve the title pirates, anybody come across good online material for pistols?

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The web site for 'The Society of 18th-Century Gentlemen' has some stuff about pistol duelling but I'm not sure about any sites with content of a more technical nature.

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some interesting articles on there, not too sure about their loading formula though, but interesting to see that they use their pieces for fowling, may be forced to write a bit about pistols as there seems to be a lack of interest in muff the pocket or the overcoat pistols, which were commonly carried for personal defence, ranging from near works of art to the cheap end of the market, they can still be found at reasonable prices if you keep your eyes open.

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Not sure if a brown bess is a sporting choice for fowling, some of the guys have used them against clay pigeons though. Not easy but you can get the hang of it.
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While I'm mining the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland archive I thought I'd post this link:

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1967-68
A Highland pistol by Hector McNeill of Mull, 1733
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata ... 96_197.pdf

http: //ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_100/100_196_197.pdf


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i like little articles like that, you can always learn something from old entries in journals, would like to have a scottish pistol but they are rare and expensive now, and became fashionable for rich collectors a while ago,the antenna like base of the handle is an interesting design, the ball trigger is something i would normally associate with scots pistols but have come across it on a few pistols from london and elsewhere which were repaired by scots gunsmiths, theyre fascinating things pistols when you look into them.

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