Well I have to finally admit that I need professional intervention help. The illness is: collecting without need, common sense, maybe even a hoarder not sure yet. Every time I see a firearm I like well I got to have it. I'm sure many of you have come down with this affliction so I was looking for advice on how to fight the disease.
Today, I won an auction for a standard production Lyman 54 cal flint trade rifle. I've never seen a nicer walnut standard production stock on a Lyman like this one. The vertical figure is really super. Rifle looks new and I will use it in PA for late season. This one will see service and not be a safe queen. Oh, the price was very attractive compared to a new purchase and most of you know how much I enjoy black powder shooting. So the illness continues unabated at least until the money runs out.