Connecticut valley arms percussion .54 cal

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by sharpie443, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. sharpie443

    sharpie443 Member

    May 9, 2012
    Posted a video of me shooting my brothers Connecticut valley arms percussion .54 cal. I had to clean it up a bit first because it was sitting in the basement for the last two years. He is off with the navy but before he left he apparently loaded this gun and couldn't get it to go off. Then he put it in the basement and forgot to tell anyone. So when i took it home to clean it up and do this shooting video i discovered it was loaded. What i found inside the gun reminded me that my brother is not very informed when it comes to black powder firearms. It was loaded with what I think is smokeless pistol powder. I'm not 100% on that but it wasn't black powder. I show exactly what i found in the vidio but you might be more interested in the shooting.
  2. BullShoot

    BullShoot New Member

    May 9, 2010
    missouri ozarks
    I sure hope your brother makes it home from the Navy. I'd worry about that if I were you.

  3. sharpie443

    sharpie443 Member

    May 9, 2012
    No that's pretty normal for him. He jumps out of helicopters now into the ocean. i think they recognized his potential for that job early. Complete disregard for personal safety and a touch crazy.
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Nice shooting. Nothing like the fun of shooting black powder.