Looking to get a flintlock long rifle!

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  1. Mar 18, 2019 #1

    Banjo1990

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    Howdy folks, I’m new to this forum but I’m really diggin it so far! I’ve been into black powder shooting off and on for quite some time but I’ve recently been getting back into it. So much fun and man have I missed it! However, I’ve never owned a flintlock rifle before. I’m looking for a decent Pennsylvania or Kentucky style rifle (I own a hawken style cap lock). I’ve looked at custom guns but for now I was kinda thinking on getting a production rifle just to get my feet wet sort of speak. I’m also open to the idea of building one from a kit as I’m familiar with woodworking. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! I was also wondering if anyone from the New England area (I’m in Rhode Island) knew of any local shops around that keep a decent selection of traditional blackpowder arms and supplies on hand. Most I know carry mostly tacticool stuff. Thanks!!
     
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    Barrie Dale

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    My last Flintlock was a 40cal with a Green Mountain Barrel, a double set trigger and a L&R lock system. It was a lot of fun to have and shoot but being chairman of a large Black powder group my time was limited in my shooting time. I sold it off. I still shoot my 45 cal Sennaca Hawken style rifle a lot.
     
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    Best stocked black powder muzzle loader shop I have been to in the New England area is "Hunters Rendezvous" in (I think) Groton MA. About 10 min off Rte 495 on MA rte 119.
     
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    CTShooter

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    I would like to find a flintlock, not many around here
     
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    Sometimes Chris up at Autumn Gunworks in Goshen Connecticut has a couple. He almost always has a couple traditional style muzzleloaders on hand, some non-production or semi-production, not always flintlock but sometimes. I've seen rifles built with Bill Large (spelling) barrels, T.V..M. guns, and some other unsigned guns. He also stocks real B.P.
    Trader John's guns in Winchester New Hampshire stock real B.P. and usually has a couple muzzleloaders on hand, including late cap lock originals in shooting, or near shooting (needs a bit of work) condition.
     
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    If you want to entertain the notion of having one built, my friend, John Pruitt, will make you one for $250 plus the cost of parts and he furnishes the walnut stock wood. I didn't know beans about flintlocks so I called up a few places like Track of the Wolf, Muzzleloader Builder's Supply, and Stonewall Creek Outfitters to get a parts list. Once I figured out what all I needed, I ordered the parts and had them shipped to John. A couple months later, ole John shipped me back a perfectly good shootin' iron. I have six of his guns now and I've killed game with all of them but the 54 pistol. PM me if you want his phone number.

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    Chris keeps an eye out for me, I picked up a Beretta 12ga from him.

    A 20ga smooth bore is what I'm hoping to get, lil buggers can be pricey
     
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    Go on up to Maine and stop in a the Kittery Trading post just off of 95. They usually have a bunch in their used gun racks.
     
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    Or you could have one built by Ed Parry in Eastford, CT. He is a great guy, and builds a quality rifle or smooth bore. See his web page for pictures of some of his work.
     
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    You "could" go to sites like Midway USA etc and look for a few traditions or CVA type reproductions already built. I have a Traditions flintlock that works good. $500.00 +/-. Or for a few dollars more a Lyman GPR Flintlock (see classifieds here, was a heck of a deal on a gently used one a week or so back). If yer not going custom right off the bat get a good repro to get yer feet wet.
     
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    Is that Black Hart muzzleloaders or some such name? Didn't know he was still building. Do you have contact info/web address? I have 2 small jobs I need done on 2 different flintlock guns and I don't want to have to ship them.
     
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    Traditions is located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut right off I-95.
    They have a small company store with a lot of their products on display that are for sale.
    For instance, their Mountain Rifle flintlock has a very fast lock time and produces a shower of sparks with French amber flints as can be seen in the video.
    Pay them a visit during company hours.
    They also offer some good deals on guns loaned out to gun writers with full factory warranty which they call factory seconds, and they have some scratch and dents for sale at a discount.
    They would have most flintlock accessories that anyone would need.

    Check out the Traditions Mountain Rifle.


     
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    Yes, Black Hart muzzle loaders. He is still building. I spoke to him today at the Colonial Trade Fair in Portsmouth NH. I think if you put Black Hart Muzzle loaders on your browser he should come up. If not check his ad in Muzzleloader magazine
     
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    Traditions guns will work, but they are bottom of the barrel starter guns IMO. I know sometimes a person doesn't want to put a lot of money into a gun if they are not sure whether or not they will like it. That said, you would do much better with a Lyman GPR or a Pedersoli rifle over anything from Traditions. I'm not trying to inflame any Traditions guns lovers but examine one and you will see the quality difference between them and other brands.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  16. Apr 18, 2019 at 12:06 PM #16

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    Banjo I'm in Maine, you need to call me 207 897-5058. I can fix you up. Take a look at theancientonesofmaine.com also.
    Nit Wit
     
  17. Apr 18, 2019 at 1:58 PM #17

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    You might look at the Pedersoli website for ideas and cost for a production rifle.
     

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