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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Value of a "Dixie"

I have a Tenn. Mountain Rifle made by Dixie, got it as a gift about 30 years ago, 50 cal. lefty, anyone have a clue on the value, I just have a funny feeling I should not be taking it in the woods, I checked Dixie site only thing they have close is a right handed kit for 630.00
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 10:45 PM
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Re: Value of a "Dixie"

Dixie doesn`t have them made anymore, that kit for sale on there are it and once gone, that is it. For years they had them made by Miraku Japan. One of the best buys at the time. Is yours a flinter? As far as value goes, they are very hard to put a value on, so many factors to consider. One thing I do know, I rarely see them for sale used and I imagine Dixie sold a ton of them.

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Re: Value of a "Dixie"

likem octagon dnt make them any more ive seen then new for around 600.00 to 700.00 ive got one they are great shooting guns the only thing i did to mine was put a extra screw on the lock

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Re: Value of a "Dixie"

The Dixie mountain rifle was a real good quality rifle made in Japan. hey were unfortunately heavy as an anchor and many were cut down. It was also possible to convert from flint to percussion and back by buying the other lock. i have a full length righy hand model, Folks who have them seldom part with them which is why they come up so infrequently on places like Gunbroker. They had a peculiar round ball rifling. as I recall it was 5 or 6 lands and grooves, which is very wide compared to most rifling, but it shoots well. Since lefty rifles are a premium, you may be able to get something near new price for one.
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Re: Value of a "Dixie"

you thinking of selling the gun

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Re: Value of a "Dixie"

Priceless! It was the first gun I ever built with my Dad 31 years ago and it has a proud place over my workbench. I probably have 5000 rounds through that gun. The stock is cracked at the nose, the finish is worn, the browning is faded but I will never part with it. Only change I made was I put the RPL replacement lock on.

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grey bear your not helping me out ive been looking for another one lol

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Re: Value of a "Dixie"

No not looking to sell, it is a flintlock, just thinking of getting something new and putting this one away.
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