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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cumberland Co. Pa.
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.