Now a .58 caliber pistol would be a hoot to shoot. I might have to do some searching and see if anyone makes one. If not I may have to head down to my friend house that has a mini lathe and see what we can turn out.
I had the 1858 New Army .44 cal pistol in mind when asking. It looks like in doing so I've given the idea for a monster. I know the "musket" style pistols are mostly .50. Don't think I've seen anything bigger.
The TC Scout Pistol came in 54 and I always thought if they came in 58 I would get one! Cabelas offers a double pistol in 58 and I have been considering that... I always ask myself; "Is it a need?" and I am thinking it is.
Were you looking at the Pedersoli Howdah double barrel pistol at Cabela's? I have been looking at it for a couple of years and think that is would be a hoot to shoot and take hunting. It is interesting in that the specifications say that it is a smoothbore but reading the reviews one says that the barrels are rifled so who knows.
I have always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days. But I do watch for bargains. Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to life without investing a lot of money. One such find was a side by side 12 gauge marked “W. Richards” It is not from the fine English gun maker Wesley Richards, it is a cheap knock off copy probably made in Belgium about a hundred years ago...