American Pistol Kit


Basic Pistol Kit

This kit has everything to make a very nice 18th century American style pistol.


This is a new kit I am producing here in the shop. My plan is to keep a few on hand, ready to ship.


The wood is a piece of premium figured maple or walnut inlet for the barrel and drilled for the ramrod. The lock, trigger, trigger plate, guard, sideplate and thimbles are also inlet. Some cleanup of the inlets will be necessary. The barrel is a Rice "A" weight swamped 10" long in .50 or .54 caliber. The breech plug is installed. The dovetails are cut for the sights and tenon. It has a 1-20 twist to the rifling. The flintlock is a small Siler. The hardware is cast soft brass and sheet brass. All parts, pins and screws are included. Kits now come with a nosecap included. The stock is not cut for it so you have the option of using it or not.


This stock is my design and feels more comfortable in the hand than any of the other kits available.


Choose your caliber and type of wood.

Percussion version is available on special order.

No other options are available.


Kits are shipping out but expect a 2-3 week delay right now.





Sorry for all the delays but I am at the mercy of the parts suppliers who are at the mercy of the foundries who are at the mercy of the metals dealers, etc., etc., etc........


Started doing my own waxes for the brass parts due to the slow supply.

A large batch of wax castings just went out to the foundry. We'll see how fast they can cast the parts and get them to me.


As of 2/13/23 I have five .54 barrels and three .50 on hand!

More are still on order but will be 2-3 months at least before delivery.


Locks are out of stock again with more coming in by the end of March.



Contact me for the latest update on kits available.


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$790  complete kit 




For those who want to pick their own hardware you can get the basic kit. Includes lock, stock and barrel, no other parts are included or inlet. Ramrod hole is drilled 5/16".


$675 basic kit 




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Below is a pistol built from one of the kits.

This one is in .54 caliber and has a walnut stock stained dark.

I chose to add some engraving. You might also add some carving around the tang and lock panels. Also it looks great plain.

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