Full-Bore Pistol

The only handguns that can be shot in the UK are old designs of pistol like dueling pistols & cap-and-ball revolvers such as the Ruger Old Army model below. They are known as cap-and-ball as unlike a cartridge that has the bullet, powder & priming cap all in one, the blackpowder is loaded separately & then the round lead ball is compressed on top of it. A percussion cap is placed on the nipple at the rear of the cylinder and this is carried out for all six chambers in the cylinder. Then the gun is ready to fire.

   





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