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DRameySr

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I'm thinking about my first build & was wanting to know about good kits for first time builders in .32 cal.
 

leverfred

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I have seen some nice Crocket kits built here.
 

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What are your desires in building a kit? Premium wood, custom inlays, trigger, etc.?
 

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In the white kits are ready to go except for stain and Browning. The only 32 kits that I know of that are both inexpensive and in the white are Pedersoli and Traditions. The custom builds, except for TVM do not have in the white kits.
 

DRameySr

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In the white kits are ready to go except for stain and Browning. The only 32 kits that I know of that are both inexpensive and in the white are Pedersoli and Traditions. The custom builds, except for TVM do not have in the white kits.
Both kits look nice but seem to like the Pedersoli .32 scout carbine @ Dixie gun works the most
 

Crow-Feather

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Both kits look nice but seem to like the Pedersoli .32 scout carbine @ Dixie gun works the most
Pedersoli make great rifles. Very accurate also. You will be happy. I use a .310 round ball from a lee double mold. I also use about .018 pillow ticking washed at least three times to get the sizing out. 30 grs. 3f using moose milk lube is an accurate load for my 32 Crockett. Enjoy.
 
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Hello DRameySr,

I purchased a Crockett rifle some 10-15 years back for my son. It was a complete rifle purchased mail order from Midsouth Shooters Supply, the web page said "All returns will be handled by Traditions". When it arrived, the triggers & hammer needed adjustment (but in a kit one would have to go through this). But the biggest disappointment was the fact that it didn't have a hooked breech. The barrel is mounted with a single wedge, but one needs to remove the tang screw in order to remove it. Other than that, the Traditions Crockett Rifle is a very nice little rifle.

I know they are hard to locate but the CVA Squirrel Rifle's are lots of fun, and easier to maneuver through the brush with. My son assembled a kit a few years back, I liked it so much I searched until I did find one for myself. I had one years ago, but sold it (big mistake).

I have a Pedersoli Pennsylvania in .32 which was purchased in flintlock, but after fighting misfires for a year I converted it to percussion. It shoots very well but with the 41-1/2" barrel it's not fun walking through the brush.

AntiqueSledMan.
 

F.G. Ford

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It is always great to shoot one of your own creations.
BUT! For a first timer a .32 can be a bit of a task.
Not making it or getting it to work....not so.
A good quality .30" ram rod is hard to find, tough to make ( that works without breaking )
Everything is against you.
If you have fat fingers, .32" balls are hard to work with in the cold.
Also, in general, twenty five yards is about max for a .32 " ball on a windy day. Is that OK with you?
If I were to invest $500 to $1000 dollars, I would want my new found prize possession to hit something out to one hundred yards.
A .32 rifle is great on squirrels, so is a .36 or a .40, even those calibers are maxed well before one hundred yards. But they are easier to load.
I hope I did not rain on your parade, but just wanted to give you some words of wise and caution.
Also as mentioned above, for a first timer, a percussion gun is more reliable than a klatch lock.
All the best on you new venture!
I do not want to brag and say how many shooters that I have, I do have several flintlocks ( larger calibers .50+ ) but my gun to use at the target range for pride, prize or money is a percussion........without question.
I must admit that a .69 cal. ball is a little big on squirrels, but it does scare them into submission................sometimes.
Fred
 
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flynfred

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Depends how old you eyes get , I shoot my crocket at 25 and fifty yards because I cant see clay pigeons or tin cans any further than that, I use 1/4 inch solid aluminum rod from ace hardware 1/4x36 is 1.99 ,8/32 tap is 3.99 , makes great ram rods and they don't break, my 32underhammer would be a good brush gun has a 30 inch barrel , it all depends what your going to use it for, plinking I like my 32 and 36, for deer 45 and 50
 

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A nice lady put 4 out of 5 shots into a 6" circle with a .40 cal at 100 yrs. at our last BP shoot. I have a .32 and a .36 on the way and will be trying to do the same.
 
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