any fellow muzzle loaders here ??

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by oldbrass, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    got a t/c newenglander .54 left-hand percussion, wondering if there`s any other smoke pole shooters on the forum?
     
  2. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I shoot a .50 cal. Traditions inline and my grandsons a CVA .50 CAL. Dont shoot it much but dont miss any of deer season. Got a small buck last year with it. Only sighting rounds this year....:(
     

  3. hombre243

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    Long timer here

    Started out with a Navy Arms .44 cal KY Long Rifle back in about '71. Then I had a T/C Renegade in .54. Later I built a CVA .45 Long Rifle from a kit and it was THE most accurate rifle I ever had, including my Marlin 60.

    I had a CVA Kodiak Magnum in 50 cal. and stupidly I traded it off for a pump shotgun. Now I have a Kodiak Magnum in .45 as well as a T/C Bone Collector in .50 cal.

    I bought and sold a Uberti '47 Walker and a Pietta 1858 New Army Remington, both 45 caliber guns. I had 2 45 LC conversion cylinders for the Remington, and last but not least, the...THE worst junk gun I ever owned was a Lyman Great Plains Rifle in .54 caliber. I sold the round ball barrel on the gun and I still have the Hunter barrel for it for sale.

    It may be a good idea for us to keep at least a couple BP long guns around. I doubt the feds will pay much attention to them. A couple 1858's too because they are good shooters and are easy to reload with extra cylinders.
     
  4. SWO1

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    Saturday at my shop a guy came in who builds CUSTON BLACK POWDER SHOTGUNS. Had two with him. a double side lock 12 ga. One of the most beautiful guns I have ever seen. The wood, fit and finish were awsome. He makes every part including barrels and does all the wood himself.

    Most interesting was an Over-Under percusion. Wierd setup on the right side for the caps. One trigger. It was a 4 ga. Looked like two Peterbuilt tailpipes stacked up. Said he had built 8 of them. Someone asked what they were used to shoot. He said "anything you want to". Wish I had had a camera.
     
  5. hombre243

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    Just wondering...

    Does that 4 gauge come with Sears shock absorbers or the more efficient MacPherson struts?
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Always wanted but never bought a Pennsylvania Long Rifle...like this:

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  7. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Ooooohhh yes.
    Have owned several over the years. Ohio doesn't allow high powered rifles so for distance, energy and accuracy, the black powder rifle is the best option.
    The only one I have left is a stainless CVA Optima 50 cal. (1:28 twist)
    Most recently, I passed 2 rifles on to my son. The last was a T/C Grey Hawk (1:48 twist) and the one before that was a T/C Texas Scout (1:38 twist).
    Being of a curious nature, I conducted extensive research on black powder substitutes and the modern day rifles. Suffice to say, the maximum recommended load for any rifle is 100 gr. equivalent, no matter what the manufacturer says.
    If you are interested, I'll dig up what I found and post it. Besides, unless you are hunting dangerous game, 100 gr. eq. is more than enough anyway.
     

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  8. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I've got a 45 cal barrel for my G2 Contender.
     
  9. FOUR4D4

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  10. duster066

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    I have been wanting a reproduction Kentucky rifle for a few years now. I've been begging the wife to get me a 1911 for years, but she is a communist and refuses to buy a gun. A flyer came with my Pietta SAA from Dixie Gun Works with beautiful pics of a Kentucky rifle. I showed her simply because of the beauty. She was very impressed, and told me she'll buy me one of those. I'll remind her in April because our annaversary is in June. Keeping fingers crossed:)
     
  11. oldbrass

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    Duster last time I was on armslist there was a vintage 1970ish cva kentucky rifle kit
     
  12. PlainsHunter

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    I have a 50 cal percussion plains rifle. In the process of building a Lyman's 50 cal kit. ML deer season is my favorite.
     
  13. duster066

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    I've been considering a kit too, in fact that will probably be what I have to do due to costs. Besides I'm sure I can do a decent job and will enjoy the process. By the way even though she is my little commie she did pay for that Pietta for my birthday last year. She doesn't mind the money it's the paper work she refuses to do.:confused:
     
  14. tahoe2

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    Traditions 50 cal Hawken percussion, paid $100 bucks.
    It will put 3 round balls into 2-1/2" @ 100 with open sights from the bench (love that smokepole)
    with 95 grns of Pyrodex RS (rifle/shotgun) powder. Amazing, I need to take some pics of targets next time out!
    First outing the fiber ramrod broke, picked up an oak dowel at Home Depot for a buck and put the ends on it, that was three years ago,
    (150 shots at least) go figure! :rolleyes:
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  15. FOUR4D4

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    Nice i have a CVA 50 cal Hawkins also Im looking for a fiberglass ram rod for it that wooden one is cracked
     
  16. greyhawk50

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    I had a Traditions 50 cal. Hawkins that I gave to my son-in-law. I don't think it has ever been shot. He keeps threatening to get it out but hasn't happened yet. He likes guns but not as much as I. He's more into golf????????????????? Go figure???????????
    I don't recall if it had the set trigger like yours??