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Old 08-14-2014, 03:09 PM
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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.

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Old 08-15-2014, 06:23 AM
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Only advice I can give HM is don't fight it! it's too LATE
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:14 PM
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GFD2 these are not very expensive rifles but I enjoy nice walnut stocks and being a flintlock it will see some action. Usually the Lymans have straight grained walnut with little figure, this one just looked good and I had an open spot for it. Years ago I had a Lyman great plains in flint but sold it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:14 PM
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The only cure is spend,spend,spend till the money's gone.Then sell to buy groceries as needed.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:38 PM
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fed-ex says I'll get it tomorrow. I need to take stock of 2f and 4f powders. I use 3f in 50 cals and 2f in 54s for flintlocks. I like 90 grain loads for 50 and 110 for 54 patched round balls.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:46 PM
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:29 PM
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deer would be nice!!
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:05 PM
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54 flinter arrived as stated in very nice condition. I've installed a TC peep on it and now will locate a front globe sight for it. This set-up gives my eyes the best chance for good open sight hunting. I'm going to order ball-ets for both the 50 and 54 flinters as these are legal in PA flintlock season. My TC PA hunter with a 1-66 barrel twist shoots these bullets way better than a round ball so the 1-48" twist of the Lyman should shoot them or possibly another style conical like a Lyman real bullet or a TC maxi hunter, Buffalo bullet also. Range time and some cost involved to get all the ML stuff together to get things sighted in is in store. I've never had a reason to sight in a rear peep gun and have heard they can be a challenge to get right?? Both rifles will shoot black powder.
Here's a question: I have an un-fired Austin Halleck 50 cal mountain rifle and would like to shoot it. Shooting it will reduce the value some but we're talking 600.00 top value. I know, what good is it sitting in the vault, just curious what you'all think about the subject.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:02 PM
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Personally,I have no use for a gun I can't shoot.
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