Subject tells the tale. I've decided I "need" a flintlock long gun, but don't want to spend a lot of money. Mostly I'm just curious, as one who is interested in history, about finding out how to make one fire accurately and reliably, how to load it and clean it, etc. In the bit of research I've done so far, I have decided that I prefer a full-stock weapon, not one of those half-stock "Hawken" types. Since my main area of interest is the American Civil War, I kind of am leaning towards something that a state guard/militia unit may have marched off to war with after drawing pre-percussion-era weapons that had been stored in an armory for many years. I'm not a reinactor, so I don't need the last word in historical accuracy, nor am I a hunter, so I don't need the last word in ballistic accuracy either. I'm just looking for a weapon that I can have fun learning and researching with. (Of course, accurate weapons ARE more interesting.) Where is a good place to look for a place to buy such a weapon and its accessories, and where I won't have to raid my 401(K)?