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At this point fleabay seems to consistently have many T/C parts for sale. Also it isn’t hard to find used complete guns with a little looking. Price obviously can be a factor in some cases.
 

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Nothing will ever wear out on a T/C sidelock, they're like the Ruger of muzzleloaders
Stocks crack. Locks have components break. For a specific example, a couple of folks with broken lock parts told me they saw a YouTube video demonstrating how to place the gun in half cock, then dry firing the gun when adjusting the set trigger. TC recommended this method years ago, and S&W took the position if you contacted them that the tumbler or sear ‘shouldn’t break’ doing limited dry firing, but if it did, too bad. Got to love holding companies and YouTube. Unfortunately any knucklehead with a camera and internet access can post anything and leave it out there for others to blindly follow along with for years to come.
 

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Stocks crack. Locks have components break. For a specific example, a couple of folks with broken lock parts told me they saw a YouTube video demonstrating how to place the gun in half cock, then dry firing the gun when adjusting the set trigger. TC recommended this method years ago, and S&W took the position if you contacted them that the tumbler or sear ‘shouldn’t break’ doing limited dry firing, but if it did, too bad. Got to love holding companies and YouTube. Unfortunately any knucklehead with a camera and internet access can post anything and leave it out there for others to blindly follow along with for years to come.

A much better and more eloquent version of what I was going to say. :thumb:
 
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So, what about replacement parts for T/C products? -
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My T/C Hawken (my first black powder firearm) will be passed down to one of my children, along with my other muzzleloaders and modern firearms. What happens then is beyond my control.
 

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So, what about replacement parts for T/C products? -
I was very concerned too. I broke the sear on my T/C sidelock (stupid mistake). Within a few hours of tedious searching I was able to find a replacement sear and a whole lock which I also purchased. Parts are available but expect to put some time in unless you're lucky.
 

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S&W is selling the whole line of T/C guns. I inquired a few months ago about some custom work and was informed I had to wait for the sale and new owners take over.
 

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That ‘word censor’ will surprise you after it auto edits and corrects things for you.

Yeah, our so-called mods have got me once or twice too. I would never use the term 'cranberries' or 'respected moderators' to describe anything or anyone on this or any other site.
 

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I still have a T/C Hawken in flintlock and percussion. And a T/C patriot pistol.
The percussion and pistol were purchased in the 1970's by my dad. I bought the flintlock about 20 years ago.
They rode the wave of the great "comeback" of muzzleloaders that occurred around the time of the Bi Centennial-1976.
They were well made guns, not custom by any means but affordable. I weep when I see one in a gun shop with a scope mounted.
 

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Seems like the "in line" muzzleloaders were used to "lengthen the hunting season"? Little BP before center fire?
Watched one Guy sighting in his "in line" for hunting season. Couldn't hit s***. Changed pellets and started shooting bug holes. ;) :cool:
In-Lines pretty much killed the muzzleloading season in BC. The excuse was that they are 'just like modern rifles' so no special season for anyone.
 

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In-Lines pretty much killed the muzzleloading season in BC. The excuse was that they are 'just like modern rifles' so no special season for anyone.
I know that’s how a lot of people feel, but as long as I can still hunt with a muzzleloader, it’s muzzleloading season. Doesn’t matter to me what the ‘other hunter’ is using. I also hunt archery only around the house through archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons, although it would be legal to use a muzzleloader or rifle during their respective seasons, I prefer to avoid drawing attention to myself and stay stealthy around the house. Just because.
 

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Our club has got a few new members because guys are looking to sight in heir inlines for hunting season. We explain we don't allow inlines but why don't they come out and check out some traditional guns. Once they come out and shoot the real thing they tend to be hooked. The inline usually gets stashed in the closet or sold.
Why the hell wouldn’t you allow inlines at your range in the first place?
 
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I think an "in Line" is just a means to get around the laws and continue hunting. It defeats the whole purpose of Black Powder shooting. IMHO. An In Line is as good /accurate etc as a regular rifle within 100-200 yds. some even more. With scopes etc. Please, what next , infrared and laser designators? Many States now have a BP season and a Primitive season, NO In lines allowed.
 
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^ This is partly true, the use of Optics was another reason. I have never owned an inline, but I certainly understand why some of my friends with tired eyes use them. Most of these fellas that I hunt with have a closet full of original stuff that I would love to shoot and they do shoot them but at short range and punching paper. One friend I have whose sight is not so great went to all the trouble of mounting a Hi-Lux Malcom 6X (sp?) on an Enfield but he has the coin to do so.

Others though have no desire to understand the history and actual reason for the designated seasons.

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