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Old 03-26-2012, 03:22 PM
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Hey all,
I recently went shooting with a friend of mine who had a .50 cal black powder rifle. I fell in love with the thing, and have been doing some research into black powder rifles.
I was wondering if anyone made a (relatively) light flintlock rifle? All the ones that I have been able to find were great big things with wooden stocks. I don't know if there is a reason for this, or is it just that flintlocks attract people with a taste for that old fashioned look?
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Hawkens hunter or stalker styled rifle have shorter barrel and are lighter.

Not flintlock, but mossberg makes a 50 cal shotgun primered blackpowder barrel for the mossberg 500.

This is my modern flintlock. Stainless steel barrel, synthetic stock, and redesigned breech chamber area to shoot pellets just fine. I always used FFFg in the tube and FFFFg for the pan.

http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=222613
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Tradition's Deerhunter, it comes in percussion or flint, light weight single trigger..
have the percussion model myself, great value for the price..Might be a good place to get your feet wet...
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Hey all,
I recently went shooting with a friend of mine who had a .50 cal black powder rifle. I fell in love with the thing, and have been doing some research into black powder rifles.
I was wondering if anyone made a (relatively) light flintlock rifle? All the ones that I have been able to find were great big things with wooden stocks. I don't know if there is a reason for this, or is it just that flintlocks attract people with a taste for that old fashioned look?
Hey Israfel,
I bought this Traditions Tennessee Flintlock a few years ago.
http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/pr...c6608419c00426
24" barrel makes it lightweight and very maneuverable.
I have hit the target at 120 yds, 490 rd patched ball with goex 2f, 70 grains

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I look at lyman closely. If I were to do it again, I'd get a lyman great plains rifle wel over the firestorm.

The firestorm is pretty shabby for thompson center's standards.

I figured I did well with my thompson center omega inline muzzleloader, why not go for thompson center again.
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Lyman has the best factory made rifle on the market.
You can get a great plains rifle and customize it to fit your needs.
Cut down the barrel, length of pull, etc.
I bought two, one in kit form and cut it down to a canoe, blanket gun.

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I suspect that a majority of the folks that opt for flint locks in Black Powder fire arms probably over whelmingly prefer the more traditional look in such types of fire arms. As such the manufactures will generally produce models that sell with options that are in demand. In a flint lock I suspect that composite stocks and short carbine length barrels probably arent big sellers and there fore not produced in great numbers or a variety of models to choose from. Im sure there are some out there, but I doubt there are many compared to the more traditional styled guns.
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Guys, I think he's inquiring about why the makers aren't building modern flintlocks--like in-line percussion vs. traditional...You know with synthetic stocks, stainless barrels, scope mounts but flintlock.

Simple answer--because they don't...Why don't they? I don't know.

T/C does make one with a stainless barrel and synthetic stock but why the others don't, see above.
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