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H&R 58cal huntsman

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Smith & Wesson Man, Jun 18, 2006.

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  1. Smith & Wesson Man

    Smith & Wesson Man Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    thanks to everyone that gave me info for me able to find him one 58cal for my dad and suggestions on what loads for it. I have another problem:mad: Their is a conversion kit out there that allows it to take 209 shotgun primers and he thinks he needs it. Anyone have seen one or know where I can find it? It came with a nipple I think that takes either a no. 11 cap or a musket cap? I have told him with it being all internal that cap should always burn the powder. A gunshop has gotten a few for my cousin for his three, but he can't get them anymore. He told my father that remington has something that would work, but you have to buy a whole kit or something? I need some help please! Thanks everyone!
  2. arcticap

    arcticap Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Central Connecticut
  3. sclodfelter

    sclodfelter Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    Old Reliable

    I've owned a 58 cal H&R Hunstman since 1980 and have never had a misfire with it. I always run a pick in the nipple before capping it. If the weather is raining I seal the joint between the barrel and receiver with electrical tape. I also tape the muzzle to keep snow or mud out if I would happen to slip and fall in the woods. I have left my rifle loaded and taped up for a year and it always fired after picking the nipple and a fresh cap. It sure has a kick with a minnie ball and 100 gr FF powder. I wouldn't worry about a primer conversion if I were you.
  4. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Yup! Hadda huntsman in .58 when i wassa kid, loved it, one of tha sorry mistakes was sellin it ta someone who admired it to tha tune of twice what i paid.

    Like ta find another one as good!
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