• Friends, our 2nd Amendment rights are always under attack and the NRA has been a constant for decades in helping fight that fight.

    We have partnered with the NRA to offer you a discount on membership and Muzzleloading Forum gets a small percentage too of each membership, so you are supporting both the NRA and us.

    Use this link to sign up please; https://membership.nra.org/recruiters/join/XR045103

New to these parts and in Chattanooga. I acquired a pile of guns and ammo, to include Uberti Santa Fe .54 cal from Lakeville, CT and several others.

Muzzleloading Forum

Help Support Muzzleloading Forum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

dirtroadhound

32 Cal
Joined
May 15, 2023
Messages
11
Reaction score
8
Location
Chattanooga, TN
Looking for some insight on these. Some look newer but a couple look old and clean.

Uberti .54 cal, Santa Fe, Lakeville, CT SN 10xxx
Thompson Center Arms .50 cal x 2

Thanks
 

Attachments

  • IMG_0548.JPG
    IMG_0548.JPG
    6.7 MB · Views: 8
  • IMG_0580.JPG
    IMG_0580.JPG
    9.7 MB · Views: 0
Last edited by a moderator:
I'm not sure what you are looking for. The two rifles that you have pictured appear to be in good condition, but of course, we cannot see the bore. They are both modern black powder muzzleloading percussion rifles. Reminiscent of originals, but not true replicas of any original. If the bores are in good shape they should be good shooters.
Make sure they are not already loaded.
 
I'm not sure what you are looking for. The two rifles that you have pictured appear to be in good condition, but of course, we cannot see the bore. They are both modern black powder muzzleloading percussion rifles. Reminiscent of originals, but not true replicas of any original. If the bores are in good shape they should be good shooters.
Make sure they are not already loaded.
Thanks, best way to tell if they are loaded? Ramrod? I was looking for a year and value mainly bc probably goin to sell at some point in near future. Thanks again. I did some research but was unsure if what I found was correct.
 
Not sure what you are talking about. Thanks
Somebody has a report to local LEO of stolen BP rifle, but doesn't have serial number, sees yours, decides "that's it", contacts the police, says "I found my serial number, and it is .... " So the LEO does a supplement and puts that number into the National Computer, but the victim really didn't find their serial number, they got it off the public post that you posted...., then they tell the LEO "Hey I saw my rifle online"...., THUS causing huge headaches for you. Eventually they will figure out the guy is fudging his information, but after a lot of pain and trouble


IF you want serial number information, as for a range, such say your rifle had a SN of 1211, so you give a range of numbers such as as 1000-1300, etc. You can still find a manufacturing date by using a "date range". 👍

The only time you publish the actual serial number is after reporting it stolen to the local authorities. ;) That then gives you a whole bunch of eyes looking out for your stolen property.

LD
 
Somebody has a report to local LEO of stolen BP rifle, but doesn't have serial number, sees yours, decides "that's it", contacts the police, says "I found my serial number, and it is .... " So the LEO does a supplement and puts that number into the National Computer, but the victim really didn't find their serial number, they got it off the public post that you posted...., then they tell the LEO "Hey I saw my rifle online"...., THUS causing huge headaches for you. Eventually they will figure out the guy is fudging his information, but after a lot of pain and trouble


IF you want serial number information, as for a range, such say your rifle had a SN of 1211, so you give a range of numbers such as as 1000-1300, etc. You can still find a manufacturing date by using a "date range". 👍

The only time you publish the actual serial number is after reporting it stolen to the local authorities. ;) That then gives you a whole bunch of eyes looking out for your stolen property.

LD
Ok, makes sense, thanks.
 
Thanks, best way to tell if they are loaded? Ramrod?
Yes, put the ramrod down inside the bore. Mark where the end of the barrel and the ramrod meet. (you can just hold that spot with your fingers). Remove the ramrod from the bore and lay it beside the barrel with the marked spot at the end of the muzzle. If the other end of the ramrod does not reach all the way down to the breech end of the barrel, then there is something (maybe powder and ball, maybe a stuck wad - something) in that barrel.
Get it out before you do anything else with the rifle! (ball puller or wad puller on a wiping stick/range rod or CO2 air pressure to blow it out)
 
Yes, put the ramrod down inside the bore. Mark where the end of the barrel and the ramrod meet. (you can just hold that spot with your fingers). Remove the ramrod from the bore and lay it beside the barrel with the marked spot at the end of the muzzle. If the other end of the ramrod does not reach all the way down to the breech end of the barrel, then there is something (maybe powder and ball, maybe a stuck wad - something) in that barrel.
Get it out before you do anything else with the rifle! (ball puller or wad puller on a wiping stick/range rod or CO2 air pressure to blow it out)
Indeed. Several here have posted recently about buying muzzleloaders, getting them home, and finding they're loaded. This could be from embarrassing to deadly.
 
Wow! Think I’ll file a police report and tell them every gun on gunbroker was stolen from me.
NOPE you missed crucial point... in the real life scenario I wrote, a report for a stolen gun was already made BEFORE the image of the gun appeared online with a posted serial number. You'd be surprised how many guys see a dusty gun similar to theirs and think "hey that must be mine as it was posted a few days after my break-in". Making a first report AFTER the item appears as you suggest, is simply a good way to buy a "false report of crime" misdemeanor charge. ;)

How do I know? Well I've had more than one fellow do it, poor guys. They tend to be more "pitiful" than "annoying".

LD
 
NOPE you missed crucial point... in the real life scenario I wrote, a report for a stolen gun was already made BEFORE the image of the gun appeared online with a posted serial number. You'd be surprised how many guys see a dusty gun similar to theirs and think "hey that must be mine as it was posted a few days after my break-in". Making a first report AFTER the item appears as you suggest, is simply a good way to buy a "false report of crime" misdemeanor charge. ;)

How do I know? Well I've had more than one fellow do it, poor guys. They tend to be more "pitiful" than "annoying".

LD

Went right over your head Dave. The level of fear, distrust, and paranoia on this one site is far greater than on all other sites I view combined. I don’t know how anybody gets a deal done here.
 
Looking for some insight on these. Some look newer but a couple look old and clean.

Uberti .54 cal, Santa Fe, Lakeville, CT SN 10xxx
Thompson Center Arms .50 cal x 2

Thanks
Dirtroadhound, without seeing the whole gun including the bore, it is hard to give a value. Neither is over 50 years old so not an old antique. I would personally put a little more value on the Uberti, Santa Fe. It is more "Hawkenish" than the Thompson Center. But there is a lot of people that love the Thompson Center guns too. I see these guns sell from $200 to $450 dollars pretty regularly. But you see an occasional one sell for $100 and one sell for $600. No rhythm or reason.
 
Dirtroadhound, without seeing the whole gun including the bore, it is hard to give a value. Neither is over 50 years old so not an old antique. I would personally put a little more value on the Uberti, Santa Fe. It is more "Hawkenish" than the Thompson Center. But there is a lot of people that love the Thompson Center guns too. I see these guns sell from $200 to $450 dollars pretty regularly. But you see an occasional one sell for $100 and one sell for $600. No rhythm or reason.

Don’t know anything about the Uberti but, I totally agree with your assessment of the value of the TC guns.
 
Went right over your head Dave. The level of fear, distrust, and paranoia on this one site is far greater than on all other sites I view combined. I don’t know how anybody gets a deal done here.
NOPE I sensed the ridicule in the comment about my comment, but what I wrote actually IS a thing. Oh and lack of caution on other sites does not mean that caution should be lacking.

LD
 

Latest posts

Back
Top