Muzzleloading Mecca


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G. Glock
August 4, 2003, 09:27 PM
For those of you not fortunate enough to live in Paradise (Tennessee), I thought I'd just be mean and share with you that I'm driving to Dixie Gun Works (Union City, Tn) tomorrow morning. It's pretty much my annual pilgrimage to BP Mecca, where I stock up on the staples of life: musket caps, minie balls, etc.

Anybody else live close enought to visit Dixie Gun Works? It's not on the way to anywhere, nestled up in northwest Tennessee, but it's always worth a visit.

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4v50 Gary
August 5, 2003, 11:48 AM
Been to Tennessee several times but it never occured to me to drop into Dixie. Last trip I went as far south as Shiloh. Also got to see Franklin on a free morning. Shiloh is tremendous and well preserved. Didn't get to see the Indian mounds (roads closed) that they're excavating there. Also didn't get to see the famous human effigy pipe that was found there (that's at Chicago right now).

G. Glock
August 5, 2003, 04:13 PM
Well, Dixie Gun Works is not that easy to just drop in to. Situated up in the northwestern corner of the state, it's a bit of a hike from most locations. My son and I left early this morning and had a good visit there, as well as a nice visit at Fort Donelson there in Dover. It's one of my favorite Civil War battle sites.

How many shops can you walk in and pick up musket caps, Minie balls, and real black powder. It sure is nice to be able to do that.

444
August 5, 2003, 04:18 PM
I would love to go there, although it would hurt me financially. I am not real big into blackpowder, but I own a few guns and enjoy them. I have purchased the Dixie Gun Works catalog on and off since childhood. Always enjoyed thumbing through it. Lots of good and interesting reference material. I have purchased a few things from them over the years, but not a whole lot. But, if I was there in person fondling the stuff, you can bet that I would be at least a thousand in the hole.

RON in PA
August 9, 2003, 02:16 PM
For those of you in the N.E. part of the country we have Dixon's Muzzleloaders in Kempton, Berks County, PA. Go north on the Kutztown exit of RT22 a few miles.

Not Dixie but always has 50-100 muzzleloaders for sale plus all the necessary goodies.

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