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Brand of flintlock rifle

Looking to get a flintlock rifle and was wondering what brand you recommend? And what brand has the best warranty? I always thought Thompson Center was great but was told they no longer make flintlocks? I already decided on 50 caliber

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Re: Brand of flintlock rifle

I believe T/C still makes the .50 caliber Hawken BUT am not 100% sure. I own a flintlock by each maker and would of told you T/C hands down 5 years ago BUT now I would tell you to buy a Lyman. I have a .54 caliber Lyman Deerstalker and love it. They make it in .50 cal if you are set on a .50.
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Re: Brand of flintlock rifle

TC does not make sidelocks anymore.

New factory gun, your choices are Pedersoli, Lyman and Traditions and let me add RMC.

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Re: Brand of flintlock rifle

I was in your shoes last year and went with the Lyman gpr 50. Would of went 54. But I'm a lefty. Double set trigger is nice and gun is accurate. Little barrel heavy but you get used to it.
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I believe Dixon's does all warranty work on Lyman's. I had a problem with my trigger, took it up to Dixon's and he had it fixed in 10 mins.
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For about twice the price $799 you can buy an all American made RMC Accusport.Made right up in Grove City,Pa.Built with top quality components.The only thing I don,t like is the twist which is 1-28.
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Go to Dixons! ! !
Often he will have used TC's and is the Lyman rep.
Don't forget to look up as for a couple hundred bucks more you could have a custom.

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I got myself a Lyman deerstalker and fell in love with it immediately and would highly recommend it
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I purchased my RMC there in Oct. I purchased the 1 in 28 twist. At that time they also had the 1 in 48 twist. Doc in Pa.
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If your really serious and have the money to spend? Go custom or build a quality kit gun. i've seen too many buy production guns & a year or too later change. You can't beat a chambers lock for speed and spark. Rice barrel, and davis Set triggers. Too many new shooters get frustrated with TC, CVA, Traditions..Click, Click, Click, Swoosh!!!!!!!!
How about Just Click,Bang!!
I've been working on TC guns since they went out of production. The locks are slow, unreliable & Junk
the Barrels are well made for hunting.
i just retired one of my original Bud Siler locks that had no less than 20,000 shots on it. only part i replaced was frizzen and a main spring!! Still use as a back up lock. the lock i use now was my backup, just getting to it 25 years later!!!!!! Save your money and you'll be happier and get your money worth and use.

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