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Old January 1, 2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Well my search for a GPR stock isn't turning up much.

I spent much of today searching for something to put this spare GPR barrel into. I didn't come up with much. A new stock and lock is too pricey from Lyman. You guys have any ideas? I was hoping to luck up on something reasonable (read cheap) that I could get and create another rifle.
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Old January 3, 2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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Did you talk (on the phone with a live person) to Pecatonica River?
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Old January 3, 2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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No Sir, but I will do that very thing. Thank you
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Old January 3, 2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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+1 to what mykeal said . . . .

you might also give Track of the Wolf a call . . . .

Also, keep track on eBay - you never know what will show up.

I'm assuming that you have all of the parts but the stock? Lock, triggers, furniture, etc.? If all you have is the barrel & lock - consider getting a stock preinlet for the barrel size and do your build up from there. I don';t know how much equipment and/or experience you have in regards to inletting, etc. but you also could always get a blank and make your own. If you go that route - price out a stock blank to see what it runs and then see if you can;'t locate the wood for one locally - you're probably going to need 8/4 thickness at least (2") or possibly 10/4. You'd have to measure your complete GPR at the lock portion of the stock and at the thickest portion of your buttstock - if I remember correctly the GPR has a cheekpiece? Whichever is the thickest portion will determine the thickness of the bland you'd need.
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Old January 3, 2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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Well, you can always buy a semi-inletted stock and a lock and custom build a gun.
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Old January 3, 2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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No luck at Pecatonica River, Track of the wolf, or TN valley Manf. All I have is the barrel. Its the original barrel from my GPR, I bought a new barrel because this one wasn't pretty when I could of just refinished this one, ugh . So this may turn into a full blown project. I appreciate the advice. And no I've never don't any kind of inletting, etc. I've found some stocks with locks, but they have one barrel wedge, the GPR barrel has two. Do I need TWO .54 cal caplocks.....ummm......NOPE. Do I WANT two .54 cal caplocks? YOU BETCHA
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Old January 3, 2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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Its a flinter but the lock inlet will be the same. http://www.ebay.com/itm/LYMAN-GREAT-...item3a7d29e0ea
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Old January 3, 2013, 10:24 PM   #8
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So I could change the lock out to a caplock?
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Old January 4, 2013, 07:34 PM   #9
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I don't know specifically about the GPR. But I've heard that the TC flint locks have different inletting than the percussion locks. The flint locks can be adapted, but I'm not so sure that they can be changed back & forth at will.
At least that's the way that I understood it was that they couldn't be.
Maybe the percussion locks can fit into the flint lock mortice, but not the other way around.
I don't know whether the GPR lock inletting is different from the TC guns or not. But their locks are almost the same to the point of being almost identical.
However I could be mistaken about how different that the flint locks and percussion locks are to being swappable.

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Old January 4, 2013, 07:47 PM   #10
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From Lymans site.

Q: Can I convert my rifle from percussion or flint?
A: No, this will require modification to the stock which cannot be converted back to its original condition. You would also need to purchase a new lock assembly and barrel. It actually would be less expensive to purchase a new rifle.

So sounds like you could convert it but couldn't convert it back but I don't know what all it would involve.
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Old January 4, 2013, 07:49 PM   #11
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Thanks for clarifying that Hawg.
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:34 PM   #12
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Just trying to help. If was me I'd probably buy the flint stock and if it was going to be more work than it was worth I'd resell it.
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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I'm gonna put a bid on it, and see what happens. That stock is pretty, Mine is all dull, I guess Lyman makes their flinter prettier. You think they are partial??
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I think just luck of the draw. I've seen pics of some nice percussion stocks.
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