Traditions™ Trapper Pistol Kit
I bought this wanting a old style looking pistol.
The kit is pretty easy to follow, and made a great time killer. Blueing the steal was a first time for me and was also a lot of fun. I took this out to the local range and when I stepped up to the line other folks turned to look. Its not something your going to see folks shoot on a normal basis. Its not loud and doesn't have a whole lot of kick with 20 grain triple 7.
I would suggest this to anyone and I will be making another purchase for me and my son to build when he gets older.
December 4, 2012
The gun...its awsome man you building your own gun and hunting with it, it really cand be explained. The quaility is great!
August 16, 2007
Good piece of machinery
I am 15 and I successfully built this myself. It was a difficult task and required a lot of modifying and wood cutting. But all you would need are some good knives and a file. The lock was the hardest part to fit, it requires a lot of cutting and i broke that tiny screw alligner on the stock which is near the percussion nipple clean off( If you look at the picture you can see a small hole atop the stock) and a little more work the the lock fit quite nicely. The ramrod needs some filing as well. Hope this info helped so you know what you are doing.
WARNING: if you live in OHIO this is not a legal deer gun, get the tradditions powder RIFLE!
-Vinny the stick figure
January 3, 2008
Build it when i was thirteen last year. Get a dremel it makes putting black powder guns together a lot easier. shoot mine at 50 grains of FFg triple seven powder. Buy it now before the price goes up even more
May 11, 2008