I thought I was getting a left handed t/c hawkens but have now found out they don't exist. How bad are the downsides of shooting a right handed flintloc by a lefty? It's not that I'm dead set on doing this,wanted to see if anyone does this and what were your findings? While looking around I found out that back in the day if you were left handed you became right handed. I know Lyman makes left handed flints, deerstalker and great plains rifle. I'm looking at these two right now. Would'nt mind hearing about both from those who have them, how are they in the woods, how are they for toteing around (weight wise),reliable? thanks.