Author Topic: Pommel caps on kentucky pistol butt caps?  (Read 5977 times)

Offline Rolf

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Pommel caps on kentucky pistol butt caps?
« on: June 25, 2008, 08:46:06 AM »
I was looking at the beautiful dutch holster pistols posted by Dave B.
Both had pommel caps to cover up the screw in the butt cap. Have pommel caps been use with Kentucky style pistol butt caps? I'm working on a design for butt caps for a pair of Kentucky pistols, and I'm tempted to try to use a pommel cap to cover the screw in the butt cap.

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Offline Dave B

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Re: Pommel caps on kentucky pistol butt caps?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 05:00:23 PM »
To date I have never seen a Kentucky style pistol with a spurred pommel & butt cap nail arrangement. There are pistols made in America that emulate the English horse pistol That have this same feature, but I don't count those as Kentucky pistols. Maybe there is an example out there I haven't seen yet. In Chandler & Wisker's book The Kentucky pistol there are three examples of spur pommeled pistols with what look like butt cap Nails. They are attributed  to being made in America but I would not call them Kentucky pistols. I have seen a pair of original pistols that had silver butt caps held in place with silver nails vs a screw but the vast majority that have a but cap are held on by a single screw.
Dave Blaisdell