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Looking for some reviews on a T/C Pennsylvania hunter 50 cal and it's worth in new unfired condition.

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I recently saw one for sale at a local gunshop, $450(not unfired though)

I have owned one for the last 20 years. Nice rifle, but the trigger on mine is heavy. They're a PRB twist, but I have had ok results with powerbelts in the past.

There is good demand for them, they usually don't last long on the sale rack. They're virtually impossible to find parts for at this stage, T/C no longer services them. A modified Lyman frizzen can be made to work as a replacement.

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There is one on GB right now that is up to $755. IMO, any of the older T/C or Lyman's are the best investment you can make in a production rifle. I think they will keep climbing in value as long as they are taken care of. There will always be parts for them on ebay, GB, ect..
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I wouldn't recommend buying a new in box TC sidelock muzzleloader unless you are buying it as a collectable or you can get it for less than $500. It is going to be used after you shoot it. Also, PA Hunters are great if you want to hunt with patched round ball but probably not the best for bullets. If you wait until after season and watch auctionzip, you can find one for around $300.
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One more nice feature on the PA Hunter is the single trigger which means you can cock it silently.
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I called the guy selling the new T/C Pennsylvania Hunter and told him I'll take it and will be picking it up in the morning. It won't be new after tomorrow and plan on having her ready for duty for Saturdays hunt. I'm only interested in shooting round balls and hunting so the Pa. hunter is a good fit for me.

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Looking for some reviews on a T/C Pennsylvania hunter 50 cal and it's worth in new unfired condition.
If you don't mind ,where did you find this, was it local?

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I bought it down your way Retiredusne8 from a guy in Mann's Choice. I'm really happy with it, she might not be the prettiest but she is a real good shooter. I shot it in the rain today with no issues and took three shots to put it in the bullseye. It had a burr in the barrel about half way down that the ball got tight on and I could feel it when I ran a patch down it, took about six shots and it was gone. I really like the single trigger just takes a little getting used to, but I think she is made for hunting. Now it's time to put meat on the table tomorrow.
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If you don't mind ,where did you find this, was it local?
Found it on Pennswood classified. According to the guy I bought it off, he bought several guns from a widower. Had it listed as excellent condition and told me over the phone he thought it was never shot. After seeing it today it was new and never fired until today.
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...Had it listed as excellent condition and told me over the phone he thought it was never shot. After seeing it today it was new and never fired until today.

Wow, quite the find!
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