Thompson 50 Cal - Octagon barrel

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by CulexPipiens, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. CulexPipiens

    CulexPipiens New Member

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    My grandfather had a large (50+) firearm collection. He passed away about 25 years ago and the relatives sold off most of it at that time. I just recently found out there were a few left and have been able to acquire them. I had no idea what was there but found some surprises when I got them.

    The one relevant to this forum is a Thompson Center Arms 50 Caliber muzzle loading rifle with an octagon barrel. I was told that my grandfather called it a "Buffalo gun". No idea if this is just a nick name he used or possibly what it was originally sold as.

    It looks to be in very good condition. No apparent rust anywhere.

    Any idea what something like this might be worth?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Pictures ! ! !
    Does it have brass furniture on it?
    On this it don't matter much if its a T/C then about $150 to $300 or so
     

  3. CulexPipiens

    CulexPipiens New Member

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    Here are a few, all the ones I took aren't great but I'll get better ones when I get home tonight.

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  5. hiwall

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    "Nice! I believe the flintlocks command a bit of a premium over the caplock rifles."
    orangello is correct. Would be at the high end of my estimate for this Hawken rifle.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice flinter- and the T/Cs are very well built guns. These ARE modern manufacture, and not antiques, but they shoot very well.
     
  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Pipiens,
    This is a modern Thompson 50 Cal. Flintlock. For example if you were to buy a new one at retail they will run from around $750 and $799 at Gander Mountain. It is a very nice rifle. I have one only in the Percussion Cap Model.
    Sounds like you inherited some nice pieces!
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  8. CulexPipiens

    CulexPipiens New Member

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    Got some better pics now.

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    Nice looking flinter!!
     
  11. Eric

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  12. neilage66

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    I have the same Hawken only in caplock form and it's a very nice piece.

    Last weekend was *bust out the musket* day for me.
    I shoot it once or twice a year for a change of pace from the smokeless.
    70 grains of Pyrodex + lubed patched ball + musket cap = smoke pole central
    :D

    The double set trigger is one of the sweetest.
    Enjoy!
     
  13. 303tom

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    I agree with the guys, nice looking smoke pole, worth around 700 bucks, keep it & go shoot it, they are a blast to shoot. (pun intended)
     
  14. Hawg

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    Is a used one 98% on gunbroker for half that.