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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Got a deal..

I was at a yard sale with the wife yesterday, and noticed a gun barrel poking thru some other stuff. I looked a little closer and found a .50 Lyman Trade rifle. It's a percussion, but figured it might make a nice rifle to carry in the October season. I asked the price, and the guy hesitated, then said $150, and it comes with that "bag of stuff" beside it. Rifle seemed in great shape, and I know the flinter Trade rifle I used to have shot very well. I told him I'd think about it, and we left. I went back 1/2 hr. later and offered him $120 for it, and we settled on $125. The "bag of stuff" included a full can of 2F, a full box of .50 balls, a short starter, a brass flask, pan charger, powder measure, nipple pick, ball puller, all brand new, plus a bag of pre-lubed patches, and a couple un-opened containers of #11 caps. I added up everything, and believed I got roughly $110 worth of accessories in the bag. Almost seemed worth not going fishing. Anybody have any suggested loads to try once I get her to the range?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2011, 08:07 PM
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Re: Got a deal..

Make <u>SURE</u> that there is not a load in the bore just sitting there waiting for someone to doublecharge the piece.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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Great advice. Thanks for the reminder.

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Good deal!
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Wow, great find! Congrats!

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i start out with 50grs but 60 to 70 grs is plenty for hunting

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thats why i will never sell anything at a yard sale ...
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