How many here own muzzle-loading Firearms?


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sixgun_symphony
March 1, 2003, 10:08 AM
If you don't have one already, do you intend to acquire one?

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priv8ter
March 1, 2003, 10:14 AM
Due to the rules here in Washington...no scopes, no shotgun primers, I use a fairly traditional muzzle loader, the Sporterized Hawkins you can get on Cabela's.

Truth be told though, I am not a traditionalist in the strict sence, and I am leaning towards trying to find some fiberoptic sights...I have tried them, and in low-light conditions, they are a dream...please don't think bad of me...

Nanook
March 1, 2003, 10:31 AM
I'm looking for one right now, got my eye on a T/C Hawken in .50. I prefer the more traditional to the inlines. Just my tastes. Something about the Hawkens just appeals to me.

4v50 Gary
March 1, 2003, 11:03 AM
About half a dozen Civil War replicas (3 English made Parker Hale Enfields - 39", 33" & 24" bbl, a Whitworth, a Sharps infantry and a Colt 3 band), I've got five firelocks (what flintlocks were called while the matchlock was being phased out) and am working on another. Also have one regular percussion rifle (my first muzzleloader). BTW, also have a brass beer can mortar.

BTW, the Oregon Gun Builder's Fair is coming up in April. I'll be there. I think it's April 25-27.

Dave Markowitz
March 1, 2003, 12:51 PM
I have a few cap & ball revolvers, and an old Numrich Arms Hopkins & Allen Heritage model underhammer. I had a couple of flinters but they got traded off, need to get another.

As for inlines: :barf:

4Truck
March 1, 2003, 01:01 PM
I have two

The Knight Inline, w/ a Simmons 2-7x32
and
Winchester x-150 w/ Leupold 3-9x40 vxII

I never really got into the old school

redneck
March 1, 2003, 01:09 PM
I'm in the process of building my first. A lyman great plains rifle in .54 caplock. All thats left is to brown the barrel and some finishing work on the butt plate. I can't wait to shoot it. I'm already thinking I should build a pistol to match, and then buy a cap an ball revolver...and then..... ;)

I have zero interest in an inline.

ed dixon
March 1, 2003, 02:26 PM
One flintlock rifle, one c/b revolver. Want more.

12.7x99mm
March 1, 2003, 02:55 PM
flintlocks and a few six shooters.

thisaway
March 1, 2003, 03:47 PM
Let's see, I have ...

...a T/C Pennsylvania Hunter .50 caplock rifle,
Hatfield .50 flintlock rifle,
Springfield M1863 .58 rifle-musket,
Springfield M1842 .69 musket,
and a Short Land pattern Brown Bess .75 flintlock musket.

Plus two BP pistols.

So yeah, I own some "traditional" smokepoles. ;)

Ed
March 1, 2003, 05:09 PM
2 1/2 right now. A thompson Center Hawhin I built from a kit whe I was 14 and a 45 cal flint I built not from a kit last year, I'm working on a .50 cal Jacob Dickert Flint now, Just started and only have the barrel channel cut, I'm inlaying the breach plug now. Building these will make me as broke as buying new guns.

444
March 1, 2003, 05:37 PM
T/C Renegade
T/C Black Mountain Magnum
Hopkins & Allen underhammer in .32
Remington 700ML, stainless
T/C Patriot
Replica 1860 Army
Replica Walker Colt

I rarely shoot any of them, but I need a flintlock, and a civil war replica probably a Springfield.

MikeK
March 1, 2003, 06:25 PM
Not yet, but I do intend to get some - cap and ball revolver, flintlock type 'duelling' pistol and perhaps a rifle of some sort. Since they're virtually unregulated it seems prudent to have at least one.

Butch
March 1, 2003, 06:44 PM
1= Tennessee
2= Hawkins
4= shotguns
4 =revolvers
all cap locks
1=flint shotgun
& the most fun of all
1=matchlock BLUNDERBUS:neener:

JMLV
March 1, 2003, 08:11 PM
Two Ruger Old Army's(One vaquero & 1 adj sight version) and a Stainless Steel copy of an 1858 remington "buffalo"
gunnwith adj sights (and an R&D conversion cylinder for each)

Billll
March 1, 2003, 09:09 PM
Would a 2.75" coehorn mortar count?
:evil:

tbotts
March 2, 2003, 01:37 AM
I have a Knight Wolverine 54 cal inline rifle and a Pietta copy of the '58 Rem cap and ball revolver.

redneck2
March 2, 2003, 07:19 AM
1850 Hatfield (replica) Beautiful curly maple stock. 50 cal

Knight 54....Austin & Halleck 50 cal

Coot
March 2, 2003, 08:17 AM
My 2 boys and I all have in-lines for hunting (T/C and Knight), plus an Army cap and ball replica...I'm looking for a nice sidelock for target shooting: a Kentucky style perhaps? Anyone out there own a Traditions rifle?

riverdog
March 2, 2003, 08:55 AM
You should have included "Not yet but maybe in a couple years" and "Not in this lifetime" in the poll for folks like me to vote.

NITL :p

King
March 2, 2003, 09:16 AM
I hace a couple of replicas that I made from kits. Both Thompson I believe.

One is a 50 cal Hawken rifle, the other is a Colt Navy 1861 Revolver.

Mostly, I just wanted to have fun making them. I've never fired either of them actually.

Bainx
March 2, 2003, 07:57 PM
Got both in-line and traditional. Rifles and pistols.

Folks, you gotta try this if you have not already.
It is down right fun to tinker along loading BP, patches, sabots and then installing a cap or loading a flashpan and then, finally, cocking the hammer and getting a shot off. Loud bang, and lots of smoke. As my wife states, "It's a guy thing, tinkering with knobs and gages."

Gotta love it!:p

foghornl
March 3, 2003, 09:06 AM
Lyman 'Trade Rifle', a .50 Flintlock. Haven't fired it yet, just got the 4Fg black powder for frizzen priming last week.

dev_null
March 3, 2003, 09:08 AM
As usual, my response is "yes and no."

I own two replica Remington '58s, but I use them with the Taylor's R&D Conversion Cylinders.

-0-

Ian
March 3, 2003, 10:16 AM
I've got a pair of 1860 Army replicas. "You gonna draw them pistols, or whistle Dixie?" :)

JMLV
March 3, 2003, 12:35 PM
CYLINDER

Baron Holbach
March 3, 2003, 12:45 PM
JMLV, is your 1858 Remington's R&D cylinder easy to install and remove? What kind of ammo are you shooting through the R&D?

jmbg29
March 3, 2003, 12:56 PM
please don't think bad of meOK. But you have to promise to use "ly" as your adverb suffix when appropriate. :p :D ;)

JMLV
March 3, 2003, 01:02 PM
HAVE GON IN SIMPLY AND EASILY. tHERE ARE SOME THAT REQUIRE MINIR FITTING THROUGH(MY OTHER ONE IS FOR MY OLD ARMY). i GENERALLY FIRE STD 45 COLT COWBOY LOADS IN MY CYLINDERS 7.0 OF 231 AND A 250 RNFN LEAD BULLET. OF WINCHESTER FACTORY COWBOY LOADS. iN THE RUGER i WOULD NOT HESITATE TO USE any LOAD I WOULD PUT IN ONE OF MY COLT CLONE SAA'S IN THE SAME CALIBER. THE CYLINDER IS MADE OF EXCELLENT STEEL ITS THE REVOLVER FRAME YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT. THE REMINGTON IS MADE OF STAIN;LESS SO ITS MUCH STRONGER THAN THE MILD ER STEEL USED IN THE BLUED REPLICIAS OF THE 1858. AS FOR THE RUGER, ITS MADE OF THE SAME STEEL AS THE SUPER STRONG BLACKHAWK SERIEWS OF GUNS SO NO PROBLEM THERE.

Marshall
March 3, 2003, 01:13 PM
Thompson Center Hawken .50Cal and it sure shoots accurately.

JerryN
March 3, 2003, 05:27 PM
I hunt with an inline CVA Hunterbolt and its a blast, both literally and figuratively. Last spring I dropped a very large, mean and ugly russian boar with it. A load consisting of 150gr of BP or Pyrodex and a 348gr Blackbelt hp really packs a surprizingly huge wallop!

Calamity Jane
March 3, 2003, 07:15 PM
Traditional. :) Hubby and I have a percussion .50 cal. rifle and a percussion .50 cal. pistol, both of which we enjoy shooting w/round balls and black powder.

Minute_Of_Torso
March 3, 2003, 10:15 PM
I don't own any inlines.

I have a T/C White Mountain Carbine in .50, an Eyetalian Hawken flintlock in .50, a .50 caplock pistol, and a .69 Charlyville reproduction (my newest and prettiest frontstuffer).

Don't use them for hunting but I do use them for relaxing at the range.

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