Re: [War Of 1812] Re: painful cross post: Trade Gun
- My husband owns and shoots a North Star West trade gun. I shared your post
with him, and he was quite puzzled by your problem. (His usual load is 60
grains of FF.) He also knows a number of other trade gun shooters and hasn't
heard of any complaints of this nature from them. His only suggestion is
that you file down any sharp edges that might be causing problems.
Some people have suggested modifying the trigger and trigger guard; however,
the oversize trigger guard is one of the hallmarks of the Northwest trade
gun design. Someone else suggested that your hand might be too large for
this design, but my husband also has quite large hands, so I strongly doubt
that this is the problem.
Your humble & obedient servant,
- I have been shooting blackpowder since I was 17. It does not make me
an expert by any means but I would hazard a guess that it may be the
way you are gripping your gun. Live loads do pack more of a punch than
reenactor rounds. I wouldn't want to see you modify the trigger guard
in any way just hold it tighter and lean into it maybe. Best of luck.