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wvmountainhick
Posted: Aug 17 2012, 06:37 PM


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For some strange reason I've got a bit of a black powder itch right now. I'd like to fine either a .32, .36, or .45 caliber sidelock percussion gun. My preference is swaying heavily toward the .36 and .45 caliber so I can deer hunt with them as well. The .32 would be strictly for squirrels and I'm not sure I'd use it enough to warrant having it. Anyway, if you've got a T/C (Hawken, Cougar, Seneca, Cherokee, etc.), Traditions, Lyman or other in your posession that would fit the position, I'd be willing to talk a fair price so long as the gun is in good shape. I'm not heavily concerned about the stock but the bore must be in good shape. Would be great if the twist rate in the barrel was slow as molases so it will launch a round ball. Thanks.
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PA hunter
Posted: Aug 18 2012, 09:50 AM


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Don't blame you. Ihave been having the itch also to get a .32 for a squirrel gun. It would just add to the fun and with these dogs you could get a lot of shooting. Only thing I don't like about black powder is cleaning it after the hunt. You got to clean them every time so you can have that gun forever. I see a lot of people ruin them by not cleaning them like they should. One of these days maybe. I would just go on-line and look for one.
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PA hunter
Posted: Aug 18 2012, 09:58 AM


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If you intend to deer hunt the lyman plains rifle is hard to beat. I have a 50 cal and I love it. They are flat out accurate. Most folks now buy the 55 cal. You will probably have to find a used one to get a 45. They don't make a 32 and I don't think they ever did. You could seriously kill a deer at 100 yards with a 50 cal Lyman. Most folks you talk to with other flintlocks wouldn't even think of taking a 100 yard shot. I got the flintlock cause here in PA can use it in flintlock season (of course) and in the in-line doe season. Two birds with one stone and it is a great gun. I'd put it up against any flintlock out there. Accurate, no kick, hardly any hang time, it is just ss-bam, love it. Also been giving a pistol a thinking over for squirrels. Could holster the pistol and carry the shotgun.
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wvmountainhick
Posted: Aug 18 2012, 01:59 PM


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I like the idea of flint locks but can't seem to talk myself into one yet. I like the Lyman but have alway's been a T/C guy when it comes to the sidelocks. Not anything wrong with Lyman, just preferred the T/C for some reason or another. I've got a Hawken (.50 cal) and a Renegade (.54 cal) and both are accurate. I wanted to shoot PRB's through the Hawken but it just wouldn't shoot them worth a dang. The Renegade will but wanted it to throw larger chunks of lead. I found a .45 caliber replacement barrel for the Hawken so might look into it. Didn't know anything about a .55 cal though. I've seen .32, .36. 40, .45, .50, .52, .54, .58, and .62. Never seen the 55 though. Might have to check into that.
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Posted: Aug 18 2012, 10:05 PM


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Wvhick i found you a Blunderbuss today you could kill all the critters you want with that rigg ... Dimpsy ...
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wvmountainhick
Posted: Aug 19 2012, 06:56 AM


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Thanks Dimpsy. Guess I could just fill the bore with rocks, nails, glass and everything else I can find like they did back in the day. LOL
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