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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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need some advise og a getting a PA longrifle

I am looking for some advise I have saved up approx $900.00 for getting a PA longrifle. I love the style around this type of rifle. I want it to look nice and be able to hunt with it. I waant something to be proud of...

So do I go shopping for a custom gunsmith or buy somethuing off the internet/cableas line.

I want a lancaster style with steel hardwear. I really like the steel over brass. PS if ya got a gun or lead to a gun let me know.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 07:33 PM
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Re: need some advise og a getting a PA longrifle

Geesh. You are about an hour (tops) from Dixon's muzzleloader shop and the gun maker's fair is the 29th to 31. Nearly all the major players in building longrifles will be there. Go drool, take notes, see if you want a particular style, and how much fancy you want on it. Frankly I have seen custom guns covered with German Sliver inlays and furniture with excessive engraving and for $8,500.00, I sure wouldn't take it into the woods. An heirloom is nice, but don't get something so fancy that you will hesitate using it. I figure that a plainer Lancaster style or a schimmel style is just right for hunting. Go look and learn before you plunk down your hard earned $.
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Re: need some advise og a getting a PA longrifle

Zimmerstutzen is correct as usual. The Gunmaker's Fair at Dixons, 7/29-31, is THE place to attend to evaluate, compare, and re-do both in deciding on your eventual source of a fine, AMERICAN-MADE long rifle.

I've personally dealt with three of the builders who will usually be attending the Fair: Cabin Creek builder, Brad Emig(absolutely, top-shelf!), Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading, Inc.(fine people offering affordable rifles and fowlers), and Tip Curtis(visiting his tent will bring tears to your eyes, and tug at your wallet!). Besides these three, you will be able to visit with a dozen or more builders, capable of offering custom-made long guns, from one to several thousands.

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Re: need some advise og a getting a PA longrifle

all i can say kozman is that i learn when zimmer and Berks give advise or state something thats it is the way to go you wont find or get better advise

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Re: need some advise og a getting a PA longrifle

Brad from Cabin Creek is in York Co. Don Getz also builds great guns (Owner with son of Getz Barrels) He makes a tack driving (Barn Gun). Try going to http://www.Americanlongrifles.com
Most of theses guys will be at Dixons and sometimes you can get a gun there!

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You will come to find that Pa longrifles are like Lays pototo chips, you can't have just one !

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You've got that right, Joe!

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Re: need some advise og a getting a PA longrifle

Thanks Guys I will try to make to the fair. I am working Mid nights this week! I will try. If not I will make the trip to Dixons.

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I am not looking to morgage the house to get the rifle. I am more of the "simple is best type of guy". I want iron/steel furniture on the rifle maybe some simple scrolls. It will be shot and hunted with and then passed on when my time is over.

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Re: need some advise og a getting a PA longrifle

Take a look at TVM rifles. My Early Lancaster should be here pretty soon. You need to save up a little bit more. But the TVM is probably going to be less money than most other custom's you will look at. Or at least it was priced better than all the other customs I looked at. Tom.
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