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Black powder shotgun kit????
DONDALINGER Member Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭
I am looking to get into hunting the black powder deer season this year with a black powder shotgun. I am looking at getting the 10 gauge Pedersoli double barrel kit and build it this summer. Very few options for a DIY kit when it comes to black powder shotguns. Here in Virginia, the regulations allow for a double barrel (bonus is you get 2 shots) muzzleloading shotgun to be used during the 2 week blackpowder season. Anybody know of a kit for blackpowder shotguns other than Pedersoli?
Try Dixie Gun Works. They used to do a lot of Kits and do it your self parts, but I don't know who from. Another is Track Of the Wolf.
Things have changed a lot regarding what is now available compared to just a few years ago. CVA used to offer a side by side in kit form. Not sure anymore.
As far as quality goes, I'd prefer Pedersoli over CVA anyway.
I picked up a custom built over\under swivel breech flintlock rifle\shotgun combo about 8 years ago. It has a rifled 54 cal. barrel and a smooth bore 28 gauge barrel that will shoot either ball or shot through. It is also legal here in Michigan to hunt deer with during our muzzle loading season.
I've always liked the swivel breech system. Just one lock needed to fire both barrels, with just a click and a twist!
That's a nice looking weapon. I don't know if that would be legal here since one barrel is a rifle. I think in Virginia, both barrels have to be loaded with buckshot to be legal. CVA no longer sells the kit shotgun. It was made in Spain by a company called Jukar and stamped CVA. I am considering ordering the Pedersoli kit, but at $1100, I want to look at all options.
The Pedersoli web site does not list any muzzle loading shotguns at all - at least that I could find.
Dixie Gunworks does list the 10 gauge kit - https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/8621/category_id/324/product_name/PS1040+Pedersoli+Magnum+Double+Barrel+10+Guage+Shotgun+Kit
There is a Spanish made CVA - 12 gauge listed on the GunBroker auction side.
Best Regards - AQH
I ended up getting a Knight TK2000 in a trade. I had a .58 caliber T/C rifle I traded for it. I really wanted a double barrel, but will try the buckshot in this gun and see how it does. It has a choke tube that is easily removed for loading. Thanks for all the comments.