Making a Hardware Store Muzzleloader


Here’s a short two-part video showing a pretty decent build of a homemade muzzleloading pistol that was created from parts the guy found in a hardware store.

Warning: Turn off the sound, The only audio is some really bad “music.”

About two minutes in, I found myself cringing at the waste, as he cuts the lock plate from the MIDDLE of a large hunk of steel plate. He should’ve cut it from the edge to conserve his material. Please tell me I’m not the only person who thinks that way?

Impressive lock, but questionable mainspring.

I won’t bore you with a blow-by-blow. The video is in two parts but they’re only about 7 and 4 minutes long. Even if you don’t like his methods, it ought to give you some ideas anyhow.

Drilling out the hammer.
Drilling out the hammer.

Here are the videos. Enjoy.

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