yeah, it's under 1000 fps alright, like 150 fps under. :-) If you don't carefully seal the chamber mouths and around the primers, with superglue or something similar, the rate of misfires is high. YOu'd be stupid not to use modern, non corrosive primers and Hodgdon's Triple seven black powder substituted, too. So you don't have to clean it every time you fire it. even with that, you'd better have the balls greased, and grease the cylinder pin, or it's going to lock up in a very few shots. Those guns are big, heavy, and slow, and you'd have to have 2 of them to have any real potential. Also, they use a LOT of powder with each shot, and make no sense, really. An 11 oz Diammondback 9mm in a front pants pocket holster is the way to go. $300, in good used condition. Less than 6" long, 6 +1 rds, 100 gr CorBon Powerball ammo in it is 1300 fps and almost 400 ft lbs and it DOES expand well in flesh. Hit an armbone with it and it will do at LEAST as much damage as a .44 round lead ball.
Big brother won't CARE about the guns, cause they are going to lock up or kill all the gun OWNERES. Idiots "think" that they can just say' "i lost all my guns" and the Gestapo is just going away? SURE they are, morons. If you've ever joined the Nra or a gun club, or subcribed to a gun mag, or bought ANYTHING gun related with a check or a credit card, or let ANYONE know you are a gun man, all it will take is a $500 reward for turning you in, and your "friends" will line UP to rat you out.