Price on a Navy Arms Buffalo Hunter .58

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I've had my eye on a Buffalo Hunter .58 caliber rifle that is listed on gun broker. I like how it has a short barrel held on with a wedge pin similar to my Hawken rifles allowing the barrel to be easily taken off the stock for cleaning. I much prefer the looks of this Buffalo Hunter rifle over the full length 2 or 3 band Zouave rifles. Starting bid is $575 and buy it now price is $650. Appears to be in very condition and the patch box is engraved. I don't have much knowledge of this particular rifle but it is appealing to me and a having a large bore .58 to hunt with or just shoot steel targets with on occasion might be where I'm headed with my black powder collection as I already have two Hawken rifles and a trapper pistol. Here's the link to the gun. Thoughts and opinions are appreciated as I dont want to overpay for it. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/940691094
 

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Yes it has a wedge but you will have to remove the tang bolt if you want to take it down every time for cleaning. And, just me personally, that’s just a mite spendy for it.
 

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I've had my eye on a Buffalo Hunter .58 caliber rifle that is listed on gun broker. I like how it has a short barrel held on with a wedge pin similar to my Hawken rifles allowing the barrel to be easily taken off the stock for cleaning. I much prefer the looks of this Buffalo Hunter rifle over the full length 2 or 3 band Zouave rifles. Starting bid is $575 and buy it now price is $650. Appears to be in very condition and the patch box is engraved. I don't have much knowledge of this particular rifle but it is appealing to me and a having a large bore .58 to hunt with or just shoot steel targets with on occasion might be where I'm headed with my black powder collection as I already have two Hawken rifles and a trapper pistol. Here's the link to the gun. Thoughts and opinions are appreciated as I dont want to overpay for it. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/940691094
I'd want to see the bore. I had one that looked excellent on the exterior but was pitted in the bore. It shot reasonably well but I sold it after getting their (Navy Arms) "Hawken" Hunter. Which has the same length but octagon , much heavier barrel. The Hawken has the same three groove rifling but mine is noticeably choked at the muzzle and is really accurate with a 620 grain Maxi.
It is grim to shoot though with the 150 grain 2 F Goex charge it likes!
 

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The Buffalo Hunter doesn’t have the best sights…it’s fairly accurate, but you’ll want to keep shots inside of 80 yrds, maybe less. I had one that I loaned to a friend when we would hunt after school, as kids. The gun was on the heavy side, for its size. And I was just much more accurate with my CVA Mountain Rifle.

With the price range you are quoting…there are better choices.
 

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Here’s some enticements for you to ponder

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These are all going to be firearms that represent one time period, generally referred to as the Mountain Man Era.

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When I got into going to the rendezvous, aside from the abundance of CVAs and Thompson Centers, these are the types of guns that caught my eyes…and made my young mind drool.

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Let’s try this one again…

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Think about a favorite period in history…doesn’t even need to be American History, and research the firearms that people used…

Nope…still just a link. Darn…maybe someone else can figure that one out…
I have two thompson center hawken rifles one with a 32 inch green mountain barrel. I shoot competition on occasion at local shoots
 

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The Buffalo Hunter does not have a hooked breech. Looks like the one on GunJoker has had the sights upgraded, but I can't tell for sure. Patch box stampings are aftermarket. It's a nice example but, like everything on GunJoker, is overpriced. Was one here for sale just a few weeks ago & they come up for sale fairly often. I'd wait on the one on GunJoker & see what happens. My bet is it will either be withdrawn after no bids or will be relisted over & over. Make the buyer an offer & see what happens. $500 shipped would be a top price for me. Here's mine after a restoration.
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Have one. Fun gun. That price is more than double whet I paid for mine, but mine needed a little work. It's not a copy of anything, more of an adaptation of a military rifle by Val Forget who shot African critters. 80 yard deer gun for me.
 

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The Buffalo Hunter does not have a hooked breech. Looks like the one on GunJoker has had the sights upgraded, but I can't tell for sure. Patch box stampings are aftermarket. It's a nice example but, like everything on GunJoker, is overpriced. Was one here for sale just a few weeks ago & they come up for sale fairly often. I'd wait on the one on GunJoker & see what happens. My bet is it will either be withdrawn after no bids or will be relisted over & over. Make the buyer an offer & see what happens. $500 shipped would be a top price for me. Here's mine after a restoration.
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That is the nicest looking Navy Arms Buffalo Hunter I have ever seen…WOW
 
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I have hit 6" hanging tiles with a full size Zouave and with a 24" Parker-Hale musketoon at 100 yards. Don't see why a Buffalo Hunter couldn't take a deer at 100 yards, if the shooter does his/her part.
 
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a word from the wise be careful and get all the pics you can with the lock off as well i bought 2 a few years ago both had serious issues cracked stock frozen nipple the 2 worst purches to date. i paid 600 and 675 id hold off save a little money and get the thompson center big boar 58s after getting ripped off that is exactly what i did
 
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