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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2015, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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PA Long Rifle

So I have been thinking about getting a PA Long rifle for sometime now and just found out today the company I work for is buying me a 20th anniversary gift. I'm thinking this is the time. I have $1,000.00 limit so I should be able to get something pretty nice. Looking for suggestions on good Flintlock .36 caliber (squirrel gun) PA long rifle.

Any recommendations?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2015, 03:19 PM
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Re: PA Long Rifle

No recommendation, but a suggestion.

A new custom built Pa longrifle will cost you more than $1000. A used decent custom 36 caliber is hard to come by, although someone here may be able to steer you to one.

Suggestion. Use the money for a kit. Then pay someone with experience to build it for you.

Track of the wolf, for example, has a couple kits ..a Bucks county I believe and a Classic in 36 caliber. Another source may have something too. There are backorder issues today, but at least you would have one in the pipeline.

Food for thought. Nothing more. I will say that hunting small game with a small bore ML is ...well, if the PGC knew how much fun I have they would make it illegal..
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Re: PA Long Rifle

you might look at the TVM rifles also. any particular reason for the .36 over a .32? once in awhile, one shows up on GB. that's where I picked up my .32.
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Re: PA Long Rifle

A long rifle is one thing. Patchbox, in-lays, etc all cost lots of man hours to inlet and finish.

Check with Tip Curtis in tennessee, no web site, for an "in the white" kit. Basically assembled into a working firearm but left for you to finish. A very few others provide kits "in the white" Premium parts alone will run close to a thousand dollars, with out fancy in-lays etc.

There are some guns for 1,000 to 1400 dollar range, and sometimes Dixon's has some on consignment. But usually not so fancy. I had a very well built poor boy. Super premium lock, set triggers and barrel in a plain walnut stock with bare minimum furniture. Very light weight and accurate. Put together right, but no butt plate, plain iron trigger guard and thimbles. An exceptionally balanced plain hunting gun, just not a fancy inlaid show piece.

An unfortunate accident separated me from that gun. I figure to get another like it. Something perfect for hunting, but not so fancy that I would be afraid to have it out on a damp morning.
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Re: PA Long Rifle

I have both the 36 cal and 32 cal.Both work on squirrels.The 36cal,I feel.is more for Turkey size game.It's a bit over kill on the squirrels.Your choice.
I'd get in touch with some builders and see what they could do even if you have to hand out some cash.
In the end,you won't look at a production gun the same after you get a custom!

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Re: PA Long Rifle

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you might look at the TVM rifles also. any particular reason for the .36 over a .32? once in awhile, one shows up on GB. that's where I picked up my .32.
Actually a .32 is what I was looking at, before i posted this I was reading about a .36 and had that on my mind.

Thanks for all of the info and good advice everyone
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Congrats on the 20 years and having an employer that gives such a gift. For 25 years without an accident, I received a gold colored plastic ink pen. For 33 years, I received a certificate signed by the PMG that had been damaged in handling and handed to me in one of those famous plastic bags.
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If your are being given 1000 dollars, I would definitely add money to it to get a very nice rifle. "Kits" will cost from 650 to 900. There are some great builders here in PA. Brad Emig , Allen Martin are two that come to mind that build nice guns.
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Congrats on the 20 years and having an employer that gives such a gift. For 25 years without an accident, I received a gold colored plastic ink pen. For 33 years, I received a certificate signed by the PMG that had been damaged in handling and handed to me in one of those famous plastic bags.
Dang !!! Another employer that's ALMOST as cheap as mine...........

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At 25 I got a card with inside saying that they hope the next 25 is as good as the first.


I almost sucked on a gun barrel.

Every day you see it on the news. Another felons life needlessly spared by inaccurate fire.

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