Traditions Crockett Rifle

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

tinstar248

32 Cal.
Joined
Feb 21, 2009
Messages
19
Reaction score
0
Hi guys....havn't posted in ages but I figured I would pass along some info if anyone is interested.
After looking long and hard I was able to order a Traditions Crockett 32 caliber rifle at The Kittery Trading Post. Found them while surfing the net and they have one left as of about 4:00 clock Texas time. It is the complete rifle...not the kit. I can't hardly wait till it comes in! Merry Christmas to everyone :grin:
 

tinstar248

32 Cal.
Joined
Feb 21, 2009
Messages
19
Reaction score
0
After re-reading my post, I should mention they had two in stock.....one is on the way to my house. :doh:
 

jd411111

32 Cal.
Joined
Sep 16, 2015
Messages
65
Reaction score
5
I got one last year. Your're going to have a blast with it. Its way more accurate than I am. Cheap to shoot too!
 

dcriner

40 Cal.
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
270
Reaction score
0
I have one. Good squirrel rifle. Double set trigger - and the gun looks good!
 

hanshi

Cannon
Joined
May 7, 2009
Messages
10,773
Reaction score
2,290
The Crockett is a great little rifle. I owned one for about 14 years and collected squirrels with it. They are incredibly accurate and usually capable of sub 1" groups at 50 yards. The only reason i finally sold mine was to get a .32 in flint.

 

mr.flintlock

40 Cal.
Joined
Feb 12, 2010
Messages
487
Reaction score
3
These little .32 caliber rifles are great little fun guns to shoot. If you cut your own patches and cast your balls, they cost almost nothing to shoot. With a 10gr charge, you get about 700 shots to a pound of black powder and about 140 balls to a pound of lead. I have a custom .32 flint that I built in the 1980s and I was given a Traditions Crockett .32 as a retirement gift. Either rifle is capable of head shots on squirrels at 25 yards.
 

tinstar248

32 Cal.
Joined
Feb 21, 2009
Messages
19
Reaction score
0
I would like a flint as well to match my LGP flinter but budgetary restraints made me go this route for now. What actually sold me on this particular rifle was a positive post you had made on one of these forums about the rifle. Thanks :thumbsup:
 

robinsroost

50 Cal.
Joined
Sep 23, 2012
Messages
1,186
Reaction score
27
Location
Logansport, Indiana
Tinstar, I have the exact same rifle and you have chosen well. More accurate than I am capable of, mine shoots clover leafs at 25 yards, with 20 grains of 3fg. I want to try less powder but it is just too cold in Northern Indiana in January. Keep yer powder dry..........robin :hmm:
 
Last edited by a moderator:

hanshi

Cannon
Joined
May 7, 2009
Messages
10,773
Reaction score
2,290
I can't think of one downside to the Crockett. I treasured mine for many, many years. They are just so dang much fun!
 

shdwlkr

40 Cal.
Joined
Sep 9, 2007
Messages
194
Reaction score
17
Don't have a crockett but have had two TC Cherokees in .32 caliber and yes they are a fun caliber to shoot
Wished someone would start making side locks the old TC firearms again
But then I would start buying them.
 

Zonie

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
MLF Supporter
Joined
Oct 4, 2003
Messages
32,981
Reaction score
7,072
Location
Phoenix, AZ
The Crockett .32 is a fun rifle to shoot and it makes a good gun for hunting small game.

It doesn't take much powder to get velocities above 1600 fps and velocities like that can really blow up whatever it hits so keep the powder loads small.

The only thing I have heard of that leaves more than a little bit to be desired is, there was a time when the breech plugs were not fully seated against the rear of the bore.

This left a gap at the bottom of the bore and this gap could, and often did, grab cleaning patches making the patch and jag difficult to remove.

I think the company who makes the gun (Ardesa, Spain) has fixed this problem as I haven't heard of any complaints recently.
 

Titus Bass

32 Cal.
Joined
Oct 13, 2013
Messages
27
Reaction score
8
Yep there sure are fun to shoot, they must have got that iron out can run patch down barrel on mine slick as baby bottom. I don't use set trigger while hunting but used it time or two punching paper and ever so often I get light strikes on cap causing miss fire prob see L&R replacement in future. But me an my little dog have a lot fun with this little gun
 

cadb6942

32 Cal.
Joined
Dec 29, 2016
Messages
31
Reaction score
0
Why do .32s fetch such a premium.. I looked around for a while they usually want over 500 for a used one.. nice purchase btw someday i will get mine. Just look at kittery trading post 439 bucks.. looks like i need to get some overtime in.. Thanks for the heads up.
 

Quicksand

32 Cal.
Joined
Jul 8, 2005
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Front double set trigger spring
When you take your set trigger assembly out to
clean. Could you post if it has a straight L
shaped spring or bent. I lost mine somehow and
I ordered another but can't figure out how to
install. Nothing seems to work. While watching
a vid on how to build a Crockett from a kit I
note the assembly has a spring that is not
straight but has bends in it.
 

RAEDWALD

40 Cal.
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
521
Reaction score
265
Location
France
I see ffffg suggested for use un .31 revolvers. Has anyone any experience if using ffffg in a .32 rifle?
 

azmntman

Cannon
Joined
Nov 17, 2013
Messages
7,102
Reaction score
879
Location
Northern AZ
Raedwald said:
I see ffffg suggested for use un .31 revolvers. Has anyone any experience if using ffffg in a .32 rifle?
Never tried it but should be fine in crocket or CVA squirrel guns with thick barrels. HOWEVER....when 3f at only 10 grains will produce gruesome 22mag type head shots why bother?
 

Latest posts

Top