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Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

Was there ever a conversion from percussion to flintlock of a White Mountain Carbine? Doesn't look possible, but I thought I would ask. I picked up an unfired percussion .54 cal at a shop in Ohio for almost nothing. I have to live there for work but born, raised, educated in PA. I think I wanted to start my TC collecting somewhere I guess. Sweet compact little rifle, can't wait to take it to the range Sat.

Disappointed TC doesn't have any legacy info. on their site. Searches are coming up blank other then the one or two sentence description. Time to check DGW catalog for any parts or pieces, I do want a new factory front steel sight and a musket cap nipple I guess.

Thanks for any info. on this rifle readers may have.
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

Long ago there was. You could buy a breech wrench and desired breech,lock and change it yourself. Then with liability you had to send it back to factory for the conversion. You also at one time could buy a lock and barrel and just change them yourself. That was thru foxridge or t/c custom shop.
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

go to track of the wolf and buy a breech plug for it and take it to a gunsmith and have them drill out for the touch hole ,the only thing you have to watch for or find out before you order is the tread size on the breech http://www.trackofthewolf.com/categories...eSupport=1&as=1
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

Converting from flint to percussion is an expensive proposition with a TC You may be betteer off getting a replacement flint lock such as an L&R and a drop in barrel.

It is possible to change breech plugs, but you still need a flint lock.

If you have that amount of money to throw around, sell the TC and use the conversion money and money for the TC and buy a custom gun.
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

or you could do that to
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

Thanks gentlemen. The more I think about it, I think generally ur right, I will keep it how it is, add a musket cap nipple and use it as a lead conical rifle. I do want a custom long rifle, I am terrified to try to build off a kit like from PECATONICA RIVER, not sure I have the skills. I have friend in southern venango county that builds them maybe I should give him a call. I am keeping my eye out for TC's too. If I could ever find the TC PA rifle, I would be happy. I am not huge fan of the hawken or renegade style. I either a long berks county style rifle or the shorter straight grip O style trigger guard rifles.

Thanks again for your feedback
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

There are classes and seminars given around the country by "master builders" that last from a weekend to a week to build longrifles.

I think out at Friendship the NMLRA has such a workshop, I think Brad Emig at Cabin Creek Muzzleloaders has one.
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

In days of Yore, (30 yes ago) you could buy and inexpensive kit gun to finish and work up your confidence for the big project.
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and gas was less than a dollar a gallon
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Re: Flintlock Conversions - TC, White Mountain

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There are classes and seminars given around the country by "master builders" that last from a weekend to a week to build longrifles.

I think out at Friendship the NMLRA has such a workshop, I think Brad Emig at Cabin Creek Muzzleloaders has one.
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