Traditional Muzzleloader Thread

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by PatinAz, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    I've loved the allure of muzzle loaders, for years.

    I smoked cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, and stayed away from BP.

    I've always wanted a T/C White Mountain Carbine in .50.
    A good friend had a T/C Tree Hawk (camo version, basically, of the White Mountain Carbine) and offered this little carbine to me, for a set of carbide .44 magnum dies. "Okay!"
    For the price of a set of carbide dies, the Tree Hawk was mine.

    Won a couple of T/C inlines after that.
    I'm HOOKED on BP rifles!!!!

    About a year ago, on another forum, a guy offered a never fired T/C White Mountain Carbine in .50. SOLD!!!!!!

    About 2 months ago, my youngest son wanted to get a T/C Hawken in .54.
    Put out a 'want to buy' on that other forum, and a guy fairly local just happened have a Hawken in .54 that he said he doesn't use, anymore.
    We worked out a deal, and since my son was 'on the road' to New England, I met the guy and paid for it.
    Sofar, my son hasn't paid me for the Hawken, so, it's sits in my safe.


    Slight divert from the rifles, I found a shotgun primer conversion for percussion cap muzzle loaders.

    "MagSpark dot com"

    T/C models and others.
    Unscrew the nipple. Screw in the conversion. Take the cap off of the conversion and insert #209 primer, put cap back on. Ready to go. Supposedly water resistant.

    Had to buy a few of these. :)
     
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  2. flyover

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    Only thing I did was a CVA pistol kit, everything else was factory made.
     

  3. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Mag Spark.
    Two conversion pieces. One opened. One closed up.

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  4. collim1

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    I have always loved black powder. I currently only play with cap & ball revolvers, but I have always loved all aspects of it.

    With the current ammo shortage some muzzle loading is sounding like a great way to keep shooting.

    My wife’s family has some property in a state with a very short whitetail season. Muzzleloading allows a few extra weekends of hunting. I have used a Hawken style caplock, but also (gasp) an in-line muzzle loader. Don’t tell anybody. I didn’t pretend for one second that it was a real muzzle loader.

    I am currently debating between a Brown Bess replica or a Pennsylvania style rifle. I want a flint lock to play with both are a lot of fun to tinker with load development.
     
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  5. PzGren

    PzGren

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    I am shooting black powder guns since over 40 years, started young with a cap and ball revolver for which I made my own black powder and shot muzzle loader pistols in competition later.

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    And my latest, Uberti .44 1860 Army
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  6. sourdough44

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    UPS is bringing a new(old) M-L today, ‘1861 Springfield’ built by L G & Y in 1863 or so. It’s 58 cal, no hurry to shoot it.
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