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Was there ever a conversion from percussion to flintlock of a White Mountain Carbine? Doesn't look possible, but I thought I would ask. I picked up an unfired percussion .54 cal at a shop in Ohio for almost nothing. I have to live there for work but born, raised, educated in PA. I think I wanted to start my TC collecting somewhere I guess. Sweet compact little rifle, can't wait to take it to the range Sat.

Disappointed TC doesn't have any legacy info. on their site. Searches are coming up blank other then the one or two sentence description. Time to check DGW catalog for any parts or pieces, I do want a new factory front steel sight and a musket cap nipple I guess.

Thanks for any info. on this rifle readers may have.
 

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Long ago there was. You could buy a breech wrench and desired breech,lock and change it yourself. Then with liability you had to send it back to factory for the conversion. You also at one time could buy a lock and barrel and just change them yourself. That was thru foxridge or t/c custom shop.
 

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Converting from flint to percussion is an expensive proposition with a TC You may be betteer off getting a replacement flint lock such as an L&R and a drop in barrel.

It is possible to change breech plugs, but you still need a flint lock.

If you have that amount of money to throw around, sell the TC and use the conversion money and money for the TC and buy a custom gun.
 

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Thanks gentlemen. The more I think about it, I think generally ur right, I will keep it how it is, add a musket cap nipple and use it as a lead conical rifle. I do want a custom long rifle, I am terrified to try to build off a kit like from PECATONICA RIVER, not sure I have the skills. I have friend in southern venango county that builds them maybe I should give him a call. I am keeping my eye out for TC's too. If I could ever find the TC PA rifle, I would be happy. I am not huge fan of the hawken or renegade style. I either a long berks county style rifle or the shorter straight grip O style trigger guard rifles.

Thanks again for your feedback
 

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There are classes and seminars given around the country by "master builders" that last from a weekend to a week to build longrifles.

I think out at Friendship the NMLRA has such a workshop, I think Brad Emig at Cabin Creek Muzzleloaders has one.
 

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zimmerstutzen said:
There are classes and seminars given around the country by "master builders" that last from a weekend to a week to build longrifles.

I think out at Friendship the NMLRA has such a workshop, I think Brad Emig at Cabin Creek Muzzleloaders has one.
Yep!
 

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I was going to take Brad's class, but I am starting a new job and will not be able to take the time off then to take the class
 
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