Looking for an old 58cal.


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The Don
February 1, 2013, 08:05 PM
I am looking for a old 58 caliber muzzleloader to replace the bits and pieces of a rifle I have left. I am looking for a Numrich Arms Hopkins and Allen 58 Caliber under hammer. I had one that was my grandpas and I lent it out and the guy I lent it to must have over charged the H**L out of it! I got it back with a shattered forearm, Blown out nipple, broken hammer spring and a cracked stock. The guy claimed that he loaded it like with the loads I gave him and shot at a deer and thatís what happened. To which I replied BS now I had pushed her to 150 grains without any issue but I provided the normal load of 100 grains for him. Well needless to say I donít lend guns out anymore. Sorry for the rant. Any idea where to get one? Would even be interested in a different make or model that is the same caliber and design. Thanks for any help.

Don

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EljaySL
February 2, 2013, 12:01 AM
Wow, I didn't know they made those in .58. You see them on gunbroker sometimes but I've only seen .36 and .45.

BHP FAN
February 2, 2013, 05:16 AM
I have one, but I'm lot letting go of it. My dad left it to me. He'd put a brass scope on it that's looong, from Dixie, but I didn't like the mounts, and had Malcolm mounts put on it By Grundman's... makes a great ''Civil War'' Sniper!

Olmontanaboy
February 3, 2013, 10:28 AM
the guy I lent it to must have over charged the H**L out of it! I got it back with a shattered forearm, Blown out nipple, broken hammer spring and a cracked stock.
Sounds like he may have used smokeless in it.

IROCZ
February 4, 2013, 12:53 AM
Sorry to hear about your heirloom. He could have fired her with a barrel full of snow or mud. Dang.

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