10 years ago you could buy a nice CVA muzzleloader for under $200. Or a Thompson Center Hawken for under $400. For some reason CVA went out of the sidelock business and now only makes inlines. I believe they sold their "primitive" line of BP rifles to Traditions. If you don't want to spend a fortune on an authentic replica, look at Midsouthshooters.com. They sell the Lyman Great Plains and other rifles for a reasonable cost. They also sell a Traditions "Crockett Rifle" which is similar to a Pennsylvania Rifle in .32 cal. which is lots of fum for squirrel hunting or target shooting.
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