Making a Hardware Store Muzzleloader
Russ Chastain 09.30.19
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?
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.
Here are the videos. Enjoy.