Wanna build kit?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by bmynrd731, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. bmynrd731

    bmynrd731 New Member

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    Hello Everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows were i can get a really nice blackpowder kit cheap. I have books where i can order the parts one peice at a time but want a nice kit to build first. I found one at Cabellas but havent talked to anyone who has built one, nobody i talked to at mine has built one. Any help as to were to get a nice one would be helpful to me. :D
     
  2. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    I think Cabella's has the Lyman Great Plains Rifle in kit form. That's about the best production gun on the market. While not a kit if you want a period correct rifle and top quality parts check out Pecatonica River. Their stocks are 98% inletted and they have a list of suggested parts to make an authentic rifle of every kind used back in the day. Pecatonica River Long Rifle Supply
     

  3. tac

    tac New Member

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    Hello,
    Try Dixie Gun Works they have a lot of kit guns.

    dixiegunworks.com
    Hope this helps.
    TAC
     
  4. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Highest prices around too.
     
  5. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    Sad but true. Thirty odd years ago they were the "go to" folks for anything black powder. I used by my caps from them 1000 at a time. (still have one of the metal cap boxes from them). Also got some good deals on guns. I remember my first revolver was a Colt Army I paid around $60 for. :confused:
     
  6. Fisherking

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    +1 on what Hawg said I have built the GPR in flint .54 cal and just love it.
    F.K.
     
  7. bmynrd731

    bmynrd731 New Member

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    thanks

    I actually went to green mountian and found a 50 cal blackpowder barrel for un 200 dollars and since i have the wood i am going to try a full build of one over the rest of the winter since i am a truck driver i dont get to hunt blackpowder this year. I will put a few of the biulds in the diy section. Thanks for your help gentlemen i found what i wanted and i am going to finally get the guns i want for a change instead of what everyone thinks i should have. I might even use the next door neighbors heater and make a few of the parts myself. He use to tinker with rot iron and metal stuff. i will see how it goes
     
  8. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    Have fun and take your time . Black Powder is an adiction and can turn into a way of life.

    F.K.

    P.S. check out the muzzleloading forum . they have some great building tutorials.
     
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  10. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    ziwenbi, your starting to piss me off. You wont like me when I'm mad.
     
  11. vulture

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    If you have never built one of these before then I strongly sugest you get yourself a good how too book. There is one called, I think, Building the Kentucky Rifle. I've used it before. I'm a bit of a cheat and always purchased my stock pre-carved, that is with the barrel channel inlet, the ram rod hole drilled, and the stock rough shapped. I've inlet two barrels from scratch in my lifetime and neither was a whole lot of fun, and both were a whole lot of work, but very satisfying once done. I personally wouldn't touch trying to build my own lock, butt plate, or trigger and trigger gaurd, just because I'm not that good a metal smith, but I have fashioned my own odds and ends like the nose cap, side plate oposite the lock, and the wedge plates, and yes they have a special name but I can't think of it right now and probably couldn't spell it if I could think of it. I built several kits prior to taking on the semi custom scratch job. All in all it was a lot of fun, even with all the work, and very satisying once they were finished. I scratch built two caplock and one flintlock rifles and one flintlock pistol. I wish you the best of luck.
     
  12. bmynrd731

    bmynrd731 New Member

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    Thanks for your information but i have the tools already i do wood working and have for about 20 years so thats the easy part, lol. (wishfull thinking) I dont have to cut the barrels becuase Green Mountain has the barrel and the rod already made and put together as a complete product for anywhere from 199.00 $ to about 300.00 $ so i am good, i also have a company that i can get the other parts from so i have set about in getting the stuff now i have the Claro walnut in the man cave. LOL thanks for the help and if ya can would ya put a picture of the guns you built if you still have them please i love older guns i really want a wheel lock gun but i heard from an older gunsmith that those are hell to get to work right and even more of a pain in the ass to fix and biuld. Oh well i am a gunsmith also so i love older guns and now that i finally have a workshop i am doing what i want to now. And YES I AM not MArried yet LMAO. so i am spendng it all before my fiance` gets it lol. thanks brian...