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.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....