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Offline maudite

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Flintlock plains style rifle
« on: June 07, 2023, 08:28:45 AM »
Have come across this flinter and am thinking on picking it up whatís do you think


Offline rich pierce

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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2023, 03:39:35 PM »
If you like it and everything functions well, maybe think what it would cost to have it built. A .58 in that style would not be comfortable for me for 20 shots but hunting would be fine. Iím assuming youíre a lefty.
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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2023, 04:24:19 PM »
It s a 50cal with a 32 inch barrel.I would use it primary for hunting








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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2023, 06:14:28 PM »
Recoil should be no problem then.
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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2023, 08:16:00 PM »
From your photos, it looks like a nicely made rifle.  I see in the second pic that there is a tag on it that says, "Hawken flintlock 50 cal."  Forgive my jumping on this:  it no more resembles a Hawken than a Lada resembles a Lincoln.  It is simply a half stocked flintlock rifle.  But once you are past that, it is still a nicely made rifle that will give you years of pleasure, both in shooting and in just adding it to your stable.
I see it has a John Clark lock from Tottenham Ontario.  Parts for this lock are no longer available as far as I know, but the one I had was a decent lock.  Replace that piece of brick or whatever is in the cock's jaw's (barely) with a real flint, seated right back to the jaw screw, if you please.
If the bore is good, and the price suits you, buy it without regret.
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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2023, 10:43:35 PM »
MAYbe Hawken inspired but it is a good looking rifle and the Clark lock is not common.I have made several using these external parts in the right hand version.The gun is not a replica but is a representation.John Clark is long deceased and I have no idea where the moulds went he used to make these nice locks.
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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2023, 11:40:02 AM »
I get more of an English Sporting Rifle vibe from it.  Although with a brass crescent buttplate. 

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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2023, 10:27:21 PM »
If I were left handed, and the price was reasonable,   Ö.,,, Iíd buy it.   Looks to be a well made gun that would be a pleasure to shoot.
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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2023, 10:31:12 PM »
Sharp looking rifle from the outside. As long as it's mechanically sound and the bore is in good shape, you should have a nice rifle (unless you're a righty). Can't see the price tag on it, but it looks like it's under $1000, which probably isn't a bad price.

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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2023, 04:33:25 AM »
The stock work seems to be good quality from the pictures.  Fifty caliber is a good all around caliber for hunting most medium to larger game.  Seems like a nice rifle assuming the bore is good..  I would not get too hung up on how the rifle is labeled.  Just have some fun.

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Re: Flintlock plains style rifle
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2023, 02:49:50 AM »
Iím right handed, but I know itís frustrating to find a variety of left handed guns. I think the fit and finish are very nice. If the bore is good it should make you a fine shooter. Hard to go wrong with a .50 cal, very versatile.