Looking to get a custom or semi custom flintlock rifle soon. I have a fair amount of experience (25 years off and on) with caplocks but this would be my first flintlock. I am left handed but shoot a right handed cap rifle. Thing is I'm not sure if I should get a left or a right handed rifle. Seems like a waste to have a cheek peice carved to never use it. On the other hand a righty is more historically authentic. Maybe a righty with no cast off is an option? Also who would you recommend for an economical longrifle? I'm interested in hearing especially about rifles from Steve Losey, Sitting Fox, and TVM but information on others is surely welcome. As far as rifle style, I'm looking for something approximately like the J.J. Henry American/Lancaster pattern trade rifle in 54 caliber with a barrel 36-38". Something that might be found west of the Mississippi in the 1820-1840 range. Any advice is greatly appreciated.