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Kit?

anyone have experience with a kit? I am looking to build a long rifle and by build I really mean assemble. I have been looking at the traditions kits but I can't seem to find any long rifle flinters. I have been on track of the wolf but they are little steep with my small budget and limited experience. Any suggestions in the $300 range?

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Re: Kit?

track of the wolf's "kits" are a piece of wood with the barrel channel and the lock roughed out and a box of unfinished part. they are about a 200 hour project(I'm working on one now). $300 is probably going to tough.
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The last one I built from a kit was from Dixie Gun Works,but I doubt you will find any there in your budget range. It was a 32cal flint long rifle and is an excellent shooter.Stock was inletted but needed work,all metal parts needed work but nothing extensive and of course all metal and wood needed a finish of your choice applied.Did not keep track of time spent on the kit assembly ,but it was way more than a weekend undertaking.
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Re: Kit?

When I built my first rifle 25 years ago, you could buy components to build a rifle for $300-$400. Today, those same parts will be $600 and up.

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I was taking a look at this adventure as well and after seeing a you tube presentation in about 9 parts detailing a build I decided to save my money and have one built for me. It's way more involved than I had anticipated and the cost for additional tools that I would need, and probably never use again, was just to much. I don't mean to discourage you, but this is a project that takes money + time + patience + skill and not a small amount of research relative to the process. There is not much about this that is intuitive and a builder who is not aware of the potential problems is also in for a rough time.

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Re: Kit?

Good advise here. Building a longrifle is quite an undertaking, and Jimsdad spells it out very clearly. I'm not sure what is available in the $300. range, but most kits containing quality parts are double that from Track of the Wolf, TVM, etc. And, a quality gun starts with quality parts. Take your time deciding. I've started and finished eight, and have another rifle one third completed, and I didn't start this "hobby" until I retired some years ago.

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thanks for all the great advice. I am starting to think my ambitions far outweigh my skill and budget. I will have to step back from this idea I believe.

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This is the link to the You Tube build I mentioned earlier. There are several parts if you care to step through them all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJBNg_NLASA

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There are still a lot of those TC kits new in box still layin around.I think you would enjoy building one of those and it would be well within your skill level and budget.All of the inlettin and bluin is done and just final finishin and fittin is required.Put a wanted ad on here.
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There are still a lot of those TC kits new in box still layin around.I think you would enjoy building one of those and it would be well within your skill level and budget.All of the inlettin and bluin is done and just final finishin and fittin is required.Put a wanted ad on here.
thanks I might just try that

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