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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Pedersoli long rifle question

Having no experience with muzzleloaders in general, I recently got an interest in flintlocks and started doing some looking. I'm really intrigued by long rifles, specifically pedersoli. I like his pennsylvania "dixie", the kentucky and the Alamo. Was wondering if any one on here has experience with any of them & are there any places in Pa that sell them new or used? So far I've only found a few places out of state that handle them so I'm thinking this would be an order item and not something I can go touch before buying. New prices seem a bit high for me so I'd welcome looking at used as well.

I'd rather this not turn into a different flintlock brand thread, but if anyone has advice on another long rifle similar to those mentioned above, I'd appreciate the input. From what I read, it seems pedersoli has a good rep for quality and to me they are pretty impressive looking guns.
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Re: Pedersoli long rifle question

It's my understanding that they are good guns.Parts can be expensive and difficult to get.
Call Dixons and talk to Greg.They have worked on them and would know.

http://dixonmuzzleloading.com/

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Re: Pedersoli long rifle question

Pedersoli makes a fine rifle. I have had two Kentucky's, and they shot well. And Cabelas in Hamburg deals in Pedersoli rifles and pistols.

As well, Dixons 10-15 minutes from Cabelas, usually has a few used ones on their rack.

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Thanks for the input 410 & RR. It is appreciated.
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Re: Pedersoli long rifle question

I have the Kentucky, bought it at Cabela's. I like it except for the trigger. The Cabela's has a dual/set trigger set up. It's adjustable but I can't get the set trigger heavy enough for my liking and using it without the set trigger the pull is very heavy, even adjusted as light as it will go.

The one on Pedersoli's web site has a single trigger.

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Re: Pedersoli long rifle question

Lugnut,

Take out the trigger assembly, and there is a spring at the back of the bar. Tighten the screw that holds that main trigger spring. That will heavy up the set trigger.

It might not be quite like this one, but similar. Bottom of page.

http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/m.../lyc-ml-gp.pdf

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Re: Pedersoli long rifle question

Thanks Retired_Rusty, you gave me some good advice on that trigger before so I'll definitely give it a try.

I'm making a wood flint and will be trying to get this trigger adjusted to my liking one last time before I give in and buy a new trigger assembly/lock or take it to Dixon's and see what they recommend.

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