Black powder weapons appeared in the 14th century. Today, they are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Indeed, nostalgic people continue to use them and some clubs offer shooting with black powder. At Jean Pierre Fusil, we offer revolvers, pistols and long guns. The loading of these weapons requires a certain number of steps and adapted ammunition: bullets, primers, powder... to be chosen according to the caliber of the weapon. After each shooting session, it is important to clean your weapon well, in order to keep it for as many years as possible. This is why we also offer you a range of items for cleaning and dismantling black powder weapons.
The black powder revolver Remington 1858 Acier will delight the amateurs of old-fashioned shooting. Available in caliber .36 or .44
The black powder revolver PIETTA Navy Yank Snubnose is a true copy of the original weapon. Equipped with a stick out of wooden finely squared, a carcass out of jaspé steel and a cylinder 6 shots, the black powder revolver PIETTA Navy Yank Snubnose was the weapon of the secret police force of the Mormons.
The black powder revolver UBERTI Walker 1847 is faithful to the original. Equipped with a forged steel frame, a wooden stock and a 6-shot cylinder, this black powder revolver will delight the amateurs of weapons of the time.
Black powder rifleCalibre: .45 rifle bore8 grooves / Twist : 47.25''Percussion modelWalnut stockBarrel length : 36''Overall length : 51 3/4''Weight : 7.28 lbs
Steel key for black powder revolver. Essential accessory for efficient cleaning of your cylinder.
Replica of the Remington 1858 delivered with a Pietta transport and storage case.
Middle European-style duelling pistolReal black powder pistolCalibre: .45 rifle bore12 groovesPercussion modelOctagonal barrelFinish : rust brownWood checkered stockVery fine finishIn caseBarrel length : 11''Overall length : 16 2/3''Weight : 2.20 lbs
The Pietta Police Pony Express black powder revolver is a nice replica of a period weapon. Equipped with a brass frame and a 6-shot cylinder, it has enough to please the amateurs of antique weapons. New in 2018 : cylinder finely engraved with a naval combat scene.
Replacing the bows and crossbows of the 14th century, the first rifles were loaded with black powder. Poured into the muzzle of the weapon and then compressed, the bullet was then introduced above the powder. Sometimes, it could also be preceded by a notepad, the purpose of which was to reinforce the seal, reduce the loss of gas and centre the projectile. Later, paper cartridges containing the bullet and powder were made to simplify loading. The user had to tear the cartridge with his teeth before inserting it into the barrel. Even later, metal cartridges were invented, which made loading even faster.
Today in Europe, black powder weapons are appreciated for their vintage and traditional look. In America, they have always been used. Indeed, there are hunting areas reserved for this type of firearm. More ecological than modern ammunition, black powder and the materials needed to maintain it are completely natural. Non-polluting, they do not leave empty cartridge cases outdoors.