Re: Traditions PA pellet
I have an older pa pellet rifle that came with the junky plastic sights. It's an OK flintlock for the money. The frizzen on mine was to soft for consistent spark, so I had that, the sights, and the touchhole liner replaced recently, and ignition is great now. The gun was always very accurate with round balls or 295gr powerbelts. The removable breech plug, and stainless/synthetic construction does make cleaning a breeze.
It seems like the newer models of the pa pellet with the accelerator breech plug and the metal sights are a better made rifle than the older models, and have better locks and frizzens, and don't have the ignition problems that some of the earlier guns had.
But, Lyman flintlocks are better made guns than the Traditions, and the Lyman Deerstalker and Trade rifle are better guns than the pa pellet, period.
If it was me I'd go with a Deerstalker or Trade rifle.