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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-04-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Muzzleloading Shotgun?

Any of you fellas know where I can find a shotgun kit that won't break the bank? Ive been searchin but can't find one in stock anywhere. I would like it to have interchangable chokes so I can use it for pheasant and grouse in the fall and turkey in the spring. Im pretty new to muzzleloading so any advice is appreciated also. Thanx in advance!

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Fort Chambers, off 81 Chambersburg
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Re: Muzzleloading Shotgun?

CVA and I believe Traditions sold single barrel percussion muzzleloading shotgun/kits that had interchangeable chokes. Such guns come up used on the on-line auctions about once every 6 to 8 weeks. CVA's might have been called the Trapper.

An original old double barrel can often be rehabilitated for less $ than a new kit. Building a single barrel is often cheaper to buy quality US parts than buy an imported kit gun.

An alternative is also to look on-line for a good used trade gun, (flint smooth bore.) Last I heard the Italian double barrel kits were over $500. I have a 24 ga trade gun that is very light weight and shoots either ball or shot. It is heck on small game.

Lastly, if you already have one of the Hawken clones, find an extra used barrel and have Bobby Hoyt in Fairfield PA ream it out to a shot barrel for you.

Lately there have been some lesser expensive muzzle loaders imported from India. Some are fair to good and some are crap. I bought a few locks directly from M. Sikligar in Udaipur (google it they have a web site and a face book page) I was impressed with how well finished the locks were. Indian muzzle loader double barrels were imported to the US back in the 1970's and I saw one last February at the Lancaster gun show. It wasn't finished all that nice, but the price was only $250

Dixon's near the krumsville exit of I-78, or Ft Chambers can get you fixed up.
some good information about muzzleloading shot guns at Circle Fly's web site.

Check Dixie Gun Works.
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Dixons and TOTW. http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Index.aspx

I have 4 doubles and 1 fowler.All are origional and none have chokes.You can tighten patterns many ways but I have decent groups out to 25-30yds.

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Guess I shoulda stated earlier Id like it to be flintlock, preferably double barrel but a single will work

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Re: Muzzleloading Shotgun?

Double flinters are rare and command a premium.

Repros of early military muskets are mostly smooth bore, but their locks tend to be a little clunky for hunting.

This one looks pretty slick:
http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/MDBF.shtml
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Re: Muzzleloading Shotgun?

I have a Pedersoli 10ga double with chokes that I would sell, it's percussion and like new condition, but it's pricy.

Don't know if you might be interested in something like that or not.

Shoot me a PM if interested
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http://northstarwest.com/

http://www.flintlocks.com/

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Anyone have info on the bob Hoyt from Fairfield,I have a barrel I need the rifling reamed outta
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Bob Hoyt'S Phone #717-642-6696
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Fairfield Pa 17320
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