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Thanks for the greetings ! I want to know, in Alberta is there any muzzloader related suppliers? Here in Quebec I didn’t find a single one. I know Cabelas Canada sell some rifles and supplies. But what about the parts? I make my own, but sometimes I want to save myself some work. I know most of the suppliers in the USA.
Seems like there's no truley great muzzleloader suppliers up here in the big northern. Never dealt with them but Hillfolk is well regarded. My issue is their lack of online shopping. My problem. Rustywood has some supplies.

X2 for Track, you might also want to check out The Gun Works in Eugene, Oregon. Stopped in once on my way through, very nice place to shop.
 

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Welcome, I've shot many caribou in your back yard , years ago when season was open ..
I saw one time , 47' below zero there in January, while on a winter hunt ...
Beautiful part of the world that you live in ...
 
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Howdy from the Republic of Texas!! My best friend dreams of hunting giant deer north of the Border, we're trying to put it together.
 
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Howdy from the Piney woods of East Texas ! Your in a area of Q-bec Id like to explore!

hey "Walking Eagle" where in Alberta ? I was your southern neighbor in Montana for 15 years. Right across the border (well 30 mi) in Shelby ! Loved traveling in "Wild rose country" !

As we say here in the West, ”Howdy”, from Alberta. Can’t help ya with any contacts in Northern Quebec though, but there are a few on here from your province.
Walk
 

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I am from the Great North of Quebec, near James Bay. I haven’t found a lot of people shooting traditional muzzloader. Looking for some folks with whom I can share about muzzloading!
Hello and welcome to this GREAT forum.
The people here are very helpful and informative.
I have been in the black powder hobby for over fifty years.
You would think with the twenty first century things would be easier, not so with muzzleloading.
Powder, caps, pieces and parts are getting harder and harder to find, especially here in Canada.
Track of the Wolf, and Muzzleloader Building Supply are good suppliers, but many of the other suppliers are drying up.
I got started years ago with Dixie Gun Works.
For years I got much of my supplies from Higgonson Powders in Hawkesbury, Ontario, but now they have drifted away to modern cartridge supply only.
So, if you plan a staying with black powder, for a while, every time you see some black powder, caps, or flints grab as many as you can, because they won't be there the next time.
Don't get me wrong, I am not supporting hoarding, but getting the supplies are getting harder to find.
By the way if you know anybody who lives along the St. Lawrence River, east of Quebec city, near the Trois Pistol area ask them about some flints.
Apparently in some areas there are larger amounts of original French and English flints washed up on shore from broken kegs that were thrown over board ( for what ever reason ) way back when.
I know this from a fellow I met years ago who told me of the large amounts flints he found.
He sent me several dozen years ago. I have lost contact with him.:doh:
To you fellows crossing the border......well things are not going to get better. Enjoy the frisk, it can be stimulating if you relax.
But seriously, they have a job to do, and the world has gone for a dump.
Even the most innocent looking old lady often has ten pounds of semtex strapped to her, so you or I who have guns or sharp sticks present a concern.
I myself, every time I purchase something from Track of the Wolf, Brownells or whoever, my package is torn open for inspection, and on top of that I am charged for the inspection ( sometimes )
Other than the odd speeding ticket ( I am 73 and absentminded )or parking infraction, that is the only criminal activity I participate in.
But remember if the border patrol lady is good looking, tell her you have a pistol or something in your pants, you may have an interesting interview.
It doesn't always work for me though, my search inspector often looks like Mike Tyson with an even worse attitude.:mad:
We will never see the relaxed days of the sixties or seventies again, it is an ugly world out there.
That is why, we enjoy the quiet times, we enjoy here on the Forum.
Looking above and seeing the long message, I feel a little shy.
I wish you all the very best!
Fred
 
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Howdy from the Piney woods of East Texas ! Your in a area of Q-bec Id like to explore!

hey "Walking Eagle" where in Alberta ? I was your southern neighbor in Montana for 15 years. Right across the border (well 30 mi) in Shelby ! Loved traveling in "Wild rose country" !
Well hello,
I used to live in NW Alberta, where the historical fur trade routes still call to me, then was transferred to West Central Alberta, the kick off point for David Thompson’s search for a route to the Pacific. These historical areas, where the vast majority of my adult life was spent, has no doubt influenced my enjoyment of our sport.
Alas now I am in ailing health and was forced to make a move into Alberta’s capital in order to be closer to the necessary healthcare facilities required. I’ve far outlived all expectations yet continue to stubbornly hold on. Can’t explain that part.
Never been to Montana sir. One day, likely 20+ years ago, I ran into an older gentleman and his adult son in a gun store in Peace River. It seems the old fellow was seeking a rear sight for his old Enfield unmentionable, and the store was charging a lot. I told him I had what he was looking for, gave my address and said to stop by. A few hours later they knocked on my door and I gave the fellow his pick of the parts he required. When I refused payment and said I was just glad to get him back shooting, the son asked if I elk hunted, to which I replied “YES, my favourite of all to hunt!” He pulled out a paper, provided me his name and number, then said he owns a ranch in Bozeman, which has lots of big elk on it, and I was to come down for a hunt. Long story short, although I was touched by the offer and often dreamed about going, I never did and have since lost the contact info. My only known contact with anyone from Montana, and a very positive one at that!
Walk
 

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Hello and welcome to this GREAT forum.
The people here are very helpful and informative.
I have been in the black powder hobby for over fifty years.
You would think with the twenty first century things would be easier, not so with muzzleloading.
Powder, caps, pieces and parts are getting harder and harder to find, especially here in Canada.
Track of the Wolf, and Muzzleloader Building Supply are good suppliers, but many of the other suppliers are drying up.
I got started years ago with Dixie Gun Works.
For years I got much of my supplies from Higgonson Powders in Hawkesbury, Ontario, but now they have drifted away to modern cartridge supply only.
So, if you plan a staying with black powder, for a while, every time you see some black powder, caps, or flints grab as many as you can, because they won't be there the next time.
Don't get me wrong, I am not supporting hoarding, but getting the supplies are getting harder to find.
By the way if you know anybody who lives along the St. Lawrence River, east of Quebec city, near the Trois Pistol area ask them about some flints.
Apparently in some areas there are larger amounts of original French and English flints washed up on shore from broken kegs that were thrown over board ( for what ever reason ) way back when.
I know this from a fellow I met years ago who told me of the large amounts flints he found.
He sent me several dozen years ago. I have lost contact with him.:doh:
To you fellows crossing the border......well things are not going to get better. Enjoy the frisk, it can be stimulating if you relax.
But seriously, they have a job to do, and the world has gone for a dump.
Even the most innocent looking old lady often has ten pounds of semtex strapped to her, so you or I who have guns or sharp sticks present a concern.
I myself, every time I purchase something from Track of the Wolf, Brownells or whoever, my package is torn open for inspection, and on top of that I am charged for the inspection ( sometimes )
Other than the odd speeding ticket ( I am 73 and absentminded )or parking infraction, that is the only criminal activity I participate in.
But remember if the border patrol lady is good looking, tell her you have a pistol or something in your pants, you may have an interesting interview.
It doesn't always work for me though, my search inspector often looks like Mike Tyson with an even worse attitude.:mad:
We will never see the relaxed days of the sixties or seventies again, it is an ugly world out there.
That is why, we enjoy the quiet times, we enjoy here on the Forum.
Looking above and seeing the long message, I feel a little shy.
I wish you all the very best!
Fred
Thanks for your advice about the flints !
 

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Last time crossing the border we were elected for the "Random" search. What fun.
Do you think it was because I answered yes when asked if I own any guns back in the states?
Cant lie and answer no next time. I'm in the computer now.
Hey! That's not guns. It's the wife's knickers! Put those back! :mad:
Times have sure changed. Years ago I bought my first BP rifle from Dixie Gun works via mail order and to save postage had it shipped to my father in law in South Dakota knowing we were going to visit soon. I too answered honestly crossing the border coming home but instead of a negative response the border guys were totally thrilled to see my Tennessee Mountain rifle and took turns examining it. Seeing all the ruckus the US border agents came over for a look and joined in looking and handling my rifle. several said too bad I didn't have any shot and powder as they would have liked to see me shoot it. No one said anything about the 10 boxes of ammo I bought at Sears for $2.99 a box. Those were the days.
 
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There are a few of us in the south east of Quebec. Parts are not easy to come by and most pieces are found either at gun shows, hand made from scratch or swapped between builders. Most often new parts are ordered from Dixie, TOW or other muzzleloader building supply stores. The only store in Quebec that stocks real black and some ( mostly inline ) parts is Arc-Inter ( Londereau ) in St-Jean sur Richelieu. Fairly good service and competitive ( for Canada ) prices. You can order online from them.
Keep your powder dry.
 
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If you have an NRA decal on your vehicle you will ALWAYS be selected for a ‘random’ search.....
 

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There are a few of us in the south east of Quebec. Parts are not easy to come by and most pieces are found either at gun shows, hand made from scratch or swapped between builders. Most often new parts are ordered from Dixie, TOW or other muzzleloader building supply stores. The only store in Quebec that stocks real black and some ( mostly inline ) parts is Arc-Inter ( Londereau ) in St-Jean sur Richelieu. Fairly good service and competitive ( for Canada ) prices. You can order online from them.
Keep your powder dry.
Merci ! We should keep in touch !
 

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I forgot to tell you, I make most of my parts from scratch, even the barrel. Since I am a machinist, I have a lot of knowledge about metalworking. And I love to read and learn. I probably have read 100 articles and books about gunsmithing !!
 

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Our little group is capable of making barrels also however I have not built a gun around one yet. Other than hunting most of my shooting is NMLRA competitions and woods walks. You really have to try those, they’re a lot of fun. If you want PM me and I’ll share my contact info.
 
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Last time crossing the border we were elected for the "Random" search. What fun.
Do you think it was because I answered yes when asked if I own any guns back in the states?
Cant lie and answer no next time. I'm in the computer now.
Hey! That's not guns. It's the wife's knickers! Put those back! :mad:
Been there too, and I'm a Canuck. Could've been the NRA sticker on the back window. Was 2 young guys who were shooters so we had a nice talk.
 

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