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Boanerges

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Just in case I do not get my replica Leman Lancaster Trade Rifle finished for hunting season,which is more than likely. I am looking at buying a Lyman .54 cal. Flintlock Trade Rifle.
From what I've read on line they seen to do a pretty good job and are accurate enough.
Anyone here have any experience with one?

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Not bad at all, if you want something more historically accurate or perhaps fun to put together look into the Peactonica River long rifle supply. They have some fantastic kits for many different time periods and you can get them practically finished and so easy to put together. I just got one of their kits and going to start it. 

http://www.longrifles-pr.com/

Here is mine 

http://www.longrifles-pr.com/prerevkentucky.shtml

Leman fullstock

http://www.longrifles-pr.com/lemanfull.shtml


Half 

http://www.longrifles-pr.com/lemanhalf.shtml


If you decide to go with the Lyman they are ok, make sure the breechplug does not fit too deeply into the breech, interfering with the touchhole. Generally they work ok, but most people I know who get the premade rifles tend to tear them apart eventually and refinish the stock and maybe brown the barrel. Which is why I tend to go with a kit to start with, do it the way you want from the beginning, plus there is a sense of accomplishment.



My first Italian (Pendersoli maybe?)  blackpowder rifle, 58 cal which I took a bear with ad still use occasionally,  after tearing it all apart and redoing the wood and browning the metal, thought I had a full pic somewhere.

 
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Thanks Friend!
The Lyman will be a strictly hunting firearm.
My Leman is from Track of the Wolf with a couple of personal touches. That also will be for hunting and for mountainy man purposes. Well as far as a gimped up old grunt can do mountainy man things. 
https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/607/1/LEMAN-TRADE-RIFLE-FLINT-PARTS-LIST

And that is a very good looking piece you have there!!!

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Kit guns are a real treat.   Shooting something you pain stalking put together is so much more rewarding then buying off the rack.  I built a Kentucky Long Rifle from one of those inexpensive kits back in my youth and have been thinking of repeating that feat with an quality kit.    It will be a Winter project as Michigan Winters are long and boring.  The links posted here will give me a good starting place.
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Kit guns are a real treat.   Shooting something you pain stalking put together is so much more rewarding then buying off the rack.  I built a Kentucky Long Rifle from one of those inexpensive kits back in my youth and have been thinking of repeating that feat with an quality kit.    It will be a Winter project as Michigan Winters are long and boring.  The links posted here will give me a good starting place.


Townsend Whelen is supposed to have said "Only accurate rifles are interesting". Well I enjoy buying firearms that have problems, some but not all, and getting them shooting good, reliably and accurately. Same thing with kit guns or assembling your own from pieces from different sources. It is fun and satisfying. 
lee1959 source Pecatonia and Track of the Wolf are great places to get parts and pieces.


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Just for giggles I thought I would post this link. It is about 4~5 miles east of where I live.
http://www.furtrade.org/

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Oh now that looks to be a cool place. 

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I bet they have some real shooters belong to that group.
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