Flintlock Rifle Kits (Sitting Fox?)


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AethelstanAegen
August 2, 2012, 01:45 PM
After shooting my 1853 Enfield, I've definitely contracted the blackpowder bug. My next project is going to be a flintlock rifle kit.

I've been looking mostly at the kits available from Sitting Fox Muzzleloaders. Does anyone have any experience with these kits? Any advice you'd have on trouble spots during a build or just general opinions of their kits/rifles would be much appreciated. I'm particularly interested in the Early Pennsylvania Transitional kit. http://www.sittingfoxmuzzleloaders.com/k/K14%20Early%20Pennsylvania%20Transitional%20Rifle/K14%20Early%20Pennsylvania%20Transitional%20Rifle.htm

If you think there are other better kits available, let me know. Though I'm hoping to keep this kit in the sub $800 range if possible.

Thanks for the help!

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Curator
August 2, 2012, 05:30 PM
The folks at Sitting Fox are good to deal with. However their "Kits" will require you to do some inletting, drilling, filing, sanding, and polishing. Of course, you can get them to do most if not all for you at extra cost. The kit I bought has high quality parts and nice wood. Overall I am very happy with it.

St8LineGunsmith
August 2, 2012, 08:15 PM
Nice looking kits
Love that poor boy squirrel gun and the Tennessee Half stock.

AethelstanAegen
August 3, 2012, 01:30 PM
The folks at Sitting Fox are good to deal with. However their "Kits" will require you to do some inletting, drilling, filing, sanding, and polishing. Of course, you can get them to do most if not all for you at extra cost. The kit I bought has high quality parts and nice wood. Overall I am very happy with it.

I knew there'd be a bit more work than something like a Traditions kit but I thought it'd probably be worth it for the nicer wood, etc. I was planning to do the work with my father...it's be nice to have something I can eventually pass down as having been "built" (obviously not from scratch but not just "assembled" either) by myself and my father.

So long story short, inletting, etc doesn't dissuade me. I'm glad to hear the parts are quality.

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