Andreas Baumkircher
Büchsenmachermeister

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O 16°03`421

A-2724 Maiersdorf
Nettingerstraße 112
T: +43 2638 81380
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M: +43 664 7394 6361
info@baumkircher.at






Why Pistol caliber 38, 

Why  would one want a pistol in cal.38?, While common knowledge favor  the cal.36 for a pistol because  its known for accuracy and ease to load.
All the cap and ball revolvers build by me are cal.36 needing a roundball in cal.378 So the idea/thought was not too farfetched,  if I could use the same ball in a pistol my logistics would be so  much easier, the necessity  to  cast two  different ball sizes would be history, since I only had to cast  one caliber size that would fit both the revolver and the pistol.
After a very serious empirical investigation I ordered a barrel in that caliber from my  barrel supplier Ueli Eichelberger  for further  practical tests. As soon as I had the first barrels in my hand I build a pistol with a cal.38 barrel.
After numerous test from a ransom rest and single hand with cal.378 ball I could not see any difference between cal.36 and cal.38 regarding accuracy. Therefor my first choice regarding cal. is a pistol  in Caliber 38 if you shot revolver  and pistol ,the obvious advantage  ONE BULLET and the same POWDER CHARGE for both!


 

A warm welcome - you are exactly right - for black powder weapons specialists in Europé - remarkable for a number of titles

(World Championships, European Championships and numerous titles in national championships).

The acquisition of weapons is bound to the Austrian gun laws