Investarms flint lock ?? - The Outdoor Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2018, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
Regular Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: LONG ISLAND N.Y.
Posts: 1,957
Back To Top
Investarms flint lock ??

Wonder if they are as good as Lyman.
I held one the other day a 50 cal. Flinter a club member wants to sell
Hawkens model and early production year gun only maybe mid 80's.
I think has a early style lock style hammer scrapes just a tad over center
I will say being a hawken rifle a little heavier then Thompson center hawken.
The rifle factory made looks excellent not many rounds down the bore .T bore still has the blue inside the bore ,no rust
Rifle a 50 cal. Any pro or cons on investarms black powder Rifles
LONEWOLF5347 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 12-07-2018, 10:19 AM
Regular Member
bad primer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SE PA
Posts: 1,994
Back To Top
dont waste your money on anything by opinion

NRA life member
DU member
bad primer is offline  
Old 12-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 26,979
Back To Top
I had an invest arms flintlock that I inherited since around 1978, I have taken deer with it and have never had a problem with it.

Last edited by Woods walker; 12-07-2018 at 10:50 AM.
Woods walker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 12-07-2018, 11:19 AM
Regular Member
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SWPA
Posts: 1,106
Back To Top
Watch this video.....of course, you'll have to bring a music player 'cause the song is why he can hit the target.

If the gun is in good shape and he's asking a fair price, then you may want to buy it. Do a search on their quality and on what the going market rate appears to be.

Steeltrap is offline  
Old 12-07-2018, 12:25 PM
New Arrival
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Potter County, PA
Posts: 11
Back To Top
Lyman is made by Investarms and imported from Italy. The deerstalker I bought a few years back came with 2 manuals a Lyman and an Investarms.
Waynzee likes this.
SwampDonkey is offline  
Old 12-07-2018, 12:42 PM
The Man
410-er's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: 5B/northern lanc. co.
Posts: 6,342
Back To Top
If my memory serves me right they are 2 different companies.Investarms and Investarm or Investarm and Invest Arms.
One inport by Richland other by Lyman.

The answers to all of life's questions are found in the Bible!

Last edited by 410-er; 12-07-2018 at 02:48 PM.
410-er is offline  
Old 12-07-2018, 02:09 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: pa.
Posts: 777
Back To Top
investarms manufactures lyman muzzleloaders--YEP YEP YEP
Waynzee likes this.
brubincam is offline  
Old 12-07-2018, 02:11 PM
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,432
Back To Top
Originally Posted by Woods walker View Post
I had an invest arms flintlock that I inherited since around 1978, I have taken deer with it and have never had a problem with it.

That rifle looks almost like my son's traditions frontier, only my son's doesn't have a patch box.
Blue Bird is offline  
Old 12-07-2018, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 26,979
Back To Top
The only thing it has on it as an identifier is a large block style roman numeral I. I didnlt know who made it for a long time until I posted that picture here about 9 months ago and one of the black powder guys told me. It shoots well, I used to take it to Conservation camp every year and so did another CO and we would have a afternoon of the kids shooting them.
Woods walker is offline  
Old 12-07-2018, 03:24 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
Mad_Jack's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: South Fayette Twp., Allegheny Co, PA; From Latrobe/Greensburg,PA Area pre 2012/
Posts: 314
Back To Top
Back in 1978 I started as a flintlock fanatic. My first was an Armsport Arms I won on a raffle, imported into VA by Invest Arms. It was an Italian made Hawken style flinter. My friend, now deceased master gunsmith Phillip Cravener, advised me to do certain procedures on any FACTORY made gun (TC, Lyman. CVA etc. Take it apart; Polish all the friction bearing parts; clean it up; If the bore has bluing in it, Lap treat it to shine; Put it back together and shoot a 100 plus round through it to season the barrel; Then decide if you're satisfied with the sites, or not. If not, replace them. But, when you can afford too, build, or have built, a custom rifle or smooth-bore of your liking by a reputable gun maker. By then you should have a basic understanding of the flintlock rifle. Never think you learned everything; You can't. Just listen to stories and choose you knowledge.
When I won that first flintlock, rathe rthan the finished gun, I opted to take the kit gun and a shooter and finishing kit with a pound each of FFg and FFFFg Goex powder and a couple other goodies. In the fall of 1978 the finished rifle was $129.00 while the kit was $69.99. The dealer gave me the extras and still made a couple bucks more. Phil said that I made an excellent, educated choice. Build it, learn some skill and get an informed understanding. That's also my suggestion for first timers. Don't try to build the scratch gun unless you've build things before that give you some very good skill. some mistakes are unfixable.
Buckskin Dave likes this.

'Mad Irish' Jack O'Donnell
I started hunting as a youngster. Yeah, I saw BAMBI. I got over it!

Last edited by Mad_Jack; 12-07-2018 at 03:36 PM. Reason: splg, add info
Mad_Jack is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome