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Won't see it till December buy my left hand 54 cal percussion Lyman Great Plains rifle finally arrived at the house.

Will be shooting patched ball. Need to research powder charges.
My first BP rifle was a percussion Lyman Great Plains kit but in .50cal. I honestly don't know which was more fun. Building it or shooting it. I "browned" the barrel rather than blued it and when done, got a lot of compliments from other P- BP shooters. I took a few deer with it but spent hours working on the perfect load for me. It was a lot of fun learning about it. I have shot the in-line ones a time or two. It's not the same.

I just started redoing it a little earlier this year. It needed some refinish on both stock and barrel. That's what happens when you tuck one away for a few decades.

I also have a percussion Lyman .50 pistol kit that was gifted to me years ago. I'm about ready to build that. It should be a fun project. I already have the "mountain man" belt, knives with period leather sheaths, a nice period type "possibles bag". And I'm growing a beard again. I could get some appropriate clothing and play mountain man someday soon. I have two good horses and what passed for the necessary tack from years back.
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