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Decided on a .54...

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

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  1. chad1043

    chad1043 Member

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    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

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    I'd go with Lyman.

    If I wanted cap, I'd go with an M1841 Rifle.
     
  3. BADUNAME30

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    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 Member

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

    planetmobius Member

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    Yeah, definitely the Lyman. Have a caplock in .54. Quality, fit and finish are great.
     
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    So would i be ;)
     
  7. chad1043

    chad1043 Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.
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    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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