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

    "just because" - .22 cal six shot BP Pepperbox, 1970s era reproduction, LNIB/NOS:

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

    Are you going to fire it?
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    Quote Originally Posted by early View Post
    Are you going to fire it?
    Yep. Just ordered .22 lead pellets - need some percussion caps.
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    NOS stuff are great finds!
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    Yep. Just ordered .22 lead pellets - need some percussion caps.
    That will be a hoot!
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    Quote Originally Posted by early View Post
    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?
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

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

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

    I remember Checkpoint Charlie. On the West Berlin final outpost before E Berlin. Very active in the 60s. Active.
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    I like, should be fun.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roadking View Post
    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!
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    Looks cool zorba, I wouldn't mind it on my home loading room desk.
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    Quote Originally Posted by ojr View Post
    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!
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    Re: This blew in from Checkpoint Charlie's today...

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    Yep. Just ordered .22 lead pellets - need some percussion caps.
    If you don't video it, it didn't happen.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    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!
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