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Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

I have too many percussion guns, and am thinking of converting one to a flintlock. My question is, is this as simple as switching out the percussion lock with a flinlock well as the percussion breech plug with a flint breech plug on the barrel? Can I blue the new flint breech plug and then fit it to the barrel or am I going to have to reblue the completed flinter barrel after I install the new breech plug?
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Re: Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

The best way to convert a T/C from percussion to flintlock is to go over to evilbay and buy a flintlock and a flint barrel to fit your stock, install them in the stock and then sell the barrel and perc. lock to get some of your money back.
The T/C flintlock will drop right into the stock where the perc. lock was, and the barrel will do the same.
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Re: Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

That's good advice right there. Just make sure you get the right size barrel for your stock, either 15/16 or 1". Everything should match right up.
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Re: Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

Good advice indeed, but the barrel in question is one of the TC round ball twist barrels (PA Hunter), the prospect of which finding one on ebay is slim, and expensive if you do.
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Re: Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

By far much easier and less headaches to just buy another muzzy!
And we all could use another!

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Re: Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

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By far much easier and less headaches to just buy another muzzy!
And we all could use another!
I started this adventure with my wife giving me a TC as a present for our move to PA. She doesnt like how it multiplied like rabbits, and she doesnt know about the custom flinter I have in the works either....
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Re: Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

I've converted several TC percussion guns to flint by altering the existing breech plug . If you are handy and have the tools you can do it yourself,it requires drilling and tapping the existing breech plug twice,and installing a vent liner. After the vent liner has been installed you can then purchase a drum and nipple and convert it back to percussion if you want using your original percussion lock which will also require a small alteration to fit the newly installed drum. Sounds complicated ,but is a fairly simple conversion if you are handy and have the proper tools. This conversion will require using some cold blue on the breech plug, and will not look exactly like a factory gun when finished ,but it will be very functional and reliable.

A shop that will probably do the conversion for you would be Fort Chambers Gun Shop in Chambersburg Pa. Just off the Scotland exit of I-81 across from the Gander Mt. store.
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Re: Coverting a TC from a percussion to a flintlock

Pictures of the conversion would be interesting to see.

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