This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

zorbazorba Senior MemberPosts: 15,695 Senior Member
"just because" - .22 cal six shot BP Pepperbox, 1970s era reproduction, LNIB/NOS:

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-Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper

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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Are you going to fire it?
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,695 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    Are you going to fire it?

    Yep. Just ordered .22 lead pellets - need some percussion caps.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,731 Senior Member
    NOS stuff are great finds!
    I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Yep. Just ordered .22 lead pellets - need some percussion caps.

    That will be a hoot!
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,695 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    That will be a hoot!

    I think so - probably won't be able to hit the broad side of the barn with it, but who cares? 6 shots of noise and smoke with a bit o' lead downrange - what's not to like? :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,655 Senior Member
    There was no "down range" with a pepperbox...strictly designed as a " get off me gun" , across the card table was about as down range as it got.
    That being said...they are a lot of fun...I had a .36 cal. variant...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    I've got a tin of .22 cal air rifle shot if it would work, it's yours. Always liked the idea of those pepperboxes for amusement value.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,425 Senior Member
    I remember Checkpoint Charlie. On the West Berlin final outpost before E Berlin. Very active in the 60s. Active.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 1,944 Senior Member
    I like, should be fun.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,695 Senior Member
    roadking wrote: »
    I've got a tin of .22 cal air rifle shot if it would work, it's yours. Always liked the idea of those pepperboxes for amusement value.

    It should!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 640 Senior Member
    Looks cool zorba, I wouldn't mind it on my home loading room desk.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,695 Senior Member
    ojr wrote: »
    Looks cool zorba, I wouldn't mind it on my home loading room desk.

    Yea - its kind of a stupid thing - but stupid guns can be fun, witness my NAA .22s!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 972 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Yep. Just ordered .22 lead pellets - need some percussion caps.

    If you don't video it, it didn't happen.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,695 Senior Member
    If you don't video it, it didn't happen.

    Better than that, I'll probably bring it to next year's shoot - I'll win the "stupidest firearm brought" award! :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper

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