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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-19-2016, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Black powder shotgun

I am beginning to commit to hunting turkeys with blackpowder. With that being said, can someone recommend a decent shotgun, and if so where to purchase?

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Re: Black powder shotgun

I have a CVA Gobbler percussion lock that fits the bill until I can afford a custom or find time to build my own. I've heard a lot of good things about the Knight TK2000, if an inline is more your style. If you're looking for a more custom, classic-styled flintlock or percussion fowler, a trip across the state to Dixon's would be well worth it, and the Dixie Gun Works catalog has some nice stuff in it as well. There's also more than a few good gun makers on this site if you do a little digging.

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Re: Black powder shotgun

Depends if you want an old original Fowler,Double,or a custom made one.
Flint or Percussion?
You can check with Dixons as they sometimes have a Flinter Fowler hanging from the ceiling.

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T/C New Englander: Watch E-Bay for 12 gauge barrels and Buttstocks sold as PARTS ! I have put three together . watch for the Modified choked barrel, may take awhile.

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Re: Black powder shotgun

Pedersoli makes a nice dbl. Not inexpensive. Dixie sold a single barrel Magnum Cape gun, also expensive. CVA sold a single barrel shotgun, called the Trapper, as I recall. They come up infrequently on gunbroker. Keep your eyes open for a used trade gun. Even a Brown Bess repro makes a fair shotgun.
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Re: Black powder shotgun

Thanks for all of the advice folks. The more I think about this this is definitely the way I want to go for hunting turkeys.

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Check out Historicaltrekking.com Under the Round robin link guns pop up from time to time. Right now there is a 12 and a 16 ga flinter up for sale.
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Re: Black powder shotgun

I just picked up my first. A never fired CVA double. I creeped daily on gunbrokers before I found the right gun for the right price. They are out there.

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I'm currently building a .62 caliber (20 gauge) poorboy styled flint smooth bore from a kit I purchased from Tennessee Valley Manufacturing. I too plan to use it for pheasants and maybe turkeys. If you're good with your hands then this might be a way to go for you and will save you some $. Semi-custom guns can be pricey if you buy already built, but you can cut that price in half if you build it yourself. These guns are not your "in the white" cheapo kits like Traditions, etc. They do require some skill to pull off but are not all that complicated. I really enjoy working on these kits. You can buy parts piece meal and build as you go to spread out costs, or you can buy a whole kit, whichever you prefer. You may want to look into this idea.
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