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Decided on a .54...

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by chad1043, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. chad1043

    chad1043 Well-Known Member

    So I'm looking for a .54 Flintlock. I'm interested in the Lyman kit, but I was wondering if there was some other options that won't destroy my bank. Got any suggestions? Links? Pics?
  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    I'd go with Lyman.

    If I wanted cap, I'd go with an M1841 Rifle.

    BADUNAME30 Well-Known Member

    Hi Chad, if you find yer not dead set on a stoner or a kit. I've been seein some used T/C Renegades in .54 sellin fer right around the $200 mark lately.
  4. chad1043

    chad1043 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, dead set on a flintlock. Dual triggers if possible.
  5. planetmobius

    planetmobius Well-Known Member

    Yeah, definitely the Lyman. Have a caplock in .54. Quality, fit and finish are great.

    BADUNAME30 Well-Known Member

    So would i be ;)
  7. chad1043

    chad1043 Well-Known Member

    Pulled both triggers on the lyman... Any good tips, walk thrus, or posts I should read? I'm thinking of just going ahead and getting the L&R lock and trigger upgrade.. Thoughts?
  8. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    I've put together 2 lyman GPR kits (percussion though) and they're very nice. Minimal if any fitting required. Mostly just finish work on metal and wood.

    Plum brown looks great on these, BTW. :)
  9. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    This is my GPR .54 flint. The metal parts are browned with Laurel Mountain Forge; the wood finish is Herter's French Red Grain filler (two coats) and 8 coats of hand rubbed Tru-Oil, which was then deglossed with 0000 steel wool and Birchwood Casey's Stock Sheen and Conditioner.


    It's not in this picture, but I did later install the Davis Deerslayer double set trigger assembly. I like it better than the stock Lyman trigger, but whether it's really worth the $40 I'm not sure. As for the L&R lock, I've found no reason to try it; the Lyman lock is just right.

    The only issues I had with the kit were the escutcheon screws were too small, so I arranged for some slightly larger ones from a marine supply store, and the tang did not fit well at all. Had to relocate the tang screw hole a couple of tenths. Also, the touch hole ended up being a tad bit off center, but this has caused no problems in ignition.

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