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Old December 26, 2015, 12:14 PM   #1
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My first Flintlock!

My wife purchased me a CVA .50 Plainsman Flintlock. Made in 1999, it is new in the box. I can't wait to take it out. I already have a percussion version, but always wanted to try a flinter. My basement test say that 3F will work in the pan.

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Old December 26, 2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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Awesome! Looks great. I've been wanting to get a flintlock some day, but have a couple more caplocks I "need" to buy first!
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Old December 26, 2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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What is the PA and leaping buck on the stock for?

BTW, if you can pour a pewter nose cap, that gun would look a lot better.
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Old December 26, 2015, 02:06 PM   #4
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4V50 Gary,

These were "Limited Edition" Pennsylvania rifles. I guess they didn't sell all that well as Deer Creek Products still has them new in the box.

I'll look at the pewter cap idea, but I have never tried to pour one.

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Old December 27, 2015, 02:02 PM   #5
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I don't see how they call it a Pennsylvania. Closer to a trade rifle. It would indeed look much better with a nose cap.
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Old December 27, 2015, 02:04 PM   #6
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Because it had a outline of the state of Pennsylvania on the stock?
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Old December 27, 2015, 02:12 PM   #7
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They were marketed especially for PA. Muzzleloader season there is flintlock only. Today, that rifle is called a Traditions Deerhunter. Looks just like mine except for the bling on the stock.
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Old December 27, 2015, 03:07 PM   #8
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Buy some good 5/8x5/8" french amber flints! They are great on the CVA locks and spark for a long time before needed to be knapped.
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Old December 27, 2015, 03:12 PM   #9
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Sight unseen, I purchased some 5/8 x 3/4 English flints from Track of the Wolf. They seem to work, but I'll have to try the French amber.

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Old December 27, 2015, 03:23 PM   #10
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What is the PA and leaping buck on the stock for?
Bama turned sideways?
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Old December 27, 2015, 04:44 PM   #11
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They were marketed especially for PA. Muzzleloader season there is flintlock only.
Well that makes sense.
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Old December 27, 2015, 05:55 PM   #12
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I have wanted a flintlock for a long time. The price that Deer Creek has these for is great. Let us know how it shoots and operates overall. I may have to order one.
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Old December 27, 2015, 06:09 PM   #13
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Pewter noses are easy to pour.

1) Shape the fore-end to the desired shape and drill some holes for the pewter to flow into (for hold).
2) Coat with graphite
3) plug the ramrod hole with a dowel rod that has been coated with graphite.
4) Build a wood and paper dam around the stock.
5) Heat barrel and pewter and pour pewter
6) Allow to cool.
7) Shape with file.

I poured the first pewter nose that was poured in years at TSJC. I'm glad Hershel House taught me.
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Old December 27, 2015, 07:53 PM   #14
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4V50 Gary,

I did some reading after your first post and I think I could do it. Several different ways to accomplish it. Would need to find some pewter.

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Old December 28, 2015, 12:52 AM   #15
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Wow Gary, you had a fine teacher!!

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Old December 28, 2015, 01:20 PM   #16
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The price that Deer Creek has these for is great.
I only see the percussion one on deer creek website, not the flintlock. I think Cabelas has a flintlock traditions deerhunter though.

I picked mine up at a gun show about 8 years ago for $125. Mine has a black composite stock. Looked like it was never shot. I had some trouble shooting round ball at first. I lapped the bore with flitz polish on patches, about 100 passes, and that did the trick.
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Old December 28, 2015, 01:32 PM   #17
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I was at the Cabelas yesterday and they had a Pedersoli made Kentucky long rifle in .50 caliber, both flintlock and percussion.

I've never owned or fired a flintlock, but to see I was temped is a HUGE understatement. There are so many black powder rifles I want! I can't decide between something like this and a Hawken rifle!
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Old December 28, 2015, 01:37 PM   #18
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It's a good idea to have a flintlock rifle. Nice to be able to shoot even when percussion caps and primers aren't available.
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Old December 28, 2015, 08:36 PM   #19
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Here's the link to the one the wife purchased. I think they have 4 left...

http://www.deercreekproducts.net/sto...man_Rifle.html

Good deal for $169 in my book.

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It's a good idea to have a flintlock rifle. Nice to be able to shoot even when percussion caps and primers aren't available.
As long as you have the powder. Subs won't work in them.
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Old December 29, 2015, 07:05 AM   #21
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As long as you have the powder. Subs won't work in them.
Pyrodex works somewhat, but is slow and unreliable. Besides, I make BP myself anyway. Just need access to the components, which are usually all available at Lowe's and such.
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Old December 29, 2015, 05:29 PM   #22
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prime your pyrodex chatge with a 5 grain bp then reduce pyrodex by same amount will fire normally. bp burns hot enough to ignite your pyrodex
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Old December 29, 2015, 05:34 PM   #23
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you can save money too by using glass bowl and pestle to crush ff or fff into fine powder. you wont have to get ffffg flash pan powder and my kentucky flint never failed to fire.
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Old December 30, 2015, 11:12 AM   #24
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3f works fine in the pan. I never had the need for 4f. 3f granule size is pretty much all I use, from .36 cal all the way up to 10 gauge shotgun. I try to keep it simple and effective. Priming and barrel with bp topped with pyro is not in the cards for me.
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Old December 30, 2015, 02:10 PM   #25
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Just need access to the components, which are usually all available at Lowe's and such.


I make bp myself, what does lowes have for black powder components?
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