- Oct 26, 2022
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- South Carolina
A few years back I found a god repo, 1862 CS Richmond Musket in a local pawn shop, for $200After reading about deals some have made recently at pawn shops I’d been wanting to stop by one myself. On the way home for Thanksgiving I finally stopped at a small gun/pawn/antique shop in a little town I pass through. He only had one muzzleloader and it was an old Traditions Deerhunter percussion in .50, 1:48, with a $99.99 tag on it. Wasn’t anything I was interested in for myself so I continued on home. Got to thinking that a small, light rifle like that would be a good grandkids gun to introduce them to BP. So on my way back to the camp today I stopped by to take a second look with my good reading glasses, a good penlight, and a shiny AAA battery. I checked it over, lock and trigger felt good, stock in good shape, the barrel is dirty but no signs of any pitting, rifling look ok too.
And I checked to make sure it wasn’t loaded. Tried to buy it for $90 out the door, ended up paying $100 out the door. So that’s about $92 plus tax. I’ll take it apart and start getting the barrel cleaned this afternoon and then tune the lock and trigger. It’s kinda an ugly little thing but at least I won’t feel bad if I have to trim the stock to fit the kids.
Do you think it was worth the money?