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Old October 23, 2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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.36 Caliber Muzzle loader...where can I get one?

I am looking into a muzzle loader for some squirrel this fall : D Who makes a .36 cal muzzy? I dont want to spend a lot : /

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Old October 23, 2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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Dixie Gun Works has a few .32 and .36 rifles in both Flintlock and Percussion.
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Old October 23, 2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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+1 for Dixie gun works. Traditional muzzleloaders are the only way to go
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Old October 23, 2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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woah woah fellas....695 for a .36 cal rifle...I want something on the budget

U got anything else I dont care..old school...new school in-line-flint-percussion i dont really mind. : )
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Old October 23, 2009, 11:27 PM   #5
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Try Cabelas or Bass Pro also.
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Old October 23, 2009, 11:59 PM   #6
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If you already have a T/C hawken rifle you can get replacement barrels down to .32 cal from green mountain. Log Cabin Sport shop has a few 32's

http://www.logcabinonline.com/

http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/
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Old October 24, 2009, 02:10 AM   #7
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For a 32 or 36 caliber rifle, you are going to have to go traditional, no inlines or synthetics. Here's a nice one, and it's on sale:
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...141&hasJS=true
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Old October 24, 2009, 06:22 AM   #8
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I think Cabela's used to have kits you put together and finish the stock on in their catalog. IIRC some of those rifles were .36 caliber. Might be worth a look and the unfinished kit should save you some cash.
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Old October 24, 2009, 08:12 AM   #9
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Those kits are still like 450 bucks : ( Nothing for like 200?....

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Old October 24, 2009, 09:09 AM   #10
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I use to do exactly what you're talking about. I used a .32 cal Dixie with a flint and another with a cap for squirrels. I also had a .36 cal Dixie. What you will likely find is that .32 muzzle loaders can be a pain. Rods break easy and the gun fouls fast. I used the .36 a lot towards the end.

Of course that was before Natural Lube 1000 came into being. After it came in the whole issue changed. If I was you, I'd get all the oil out of those guns and never, I mean never, put another drop in it. Take my word, if you use oil based products the first time you forget to wipe between shots you WILL get a ball stuck in your bore. With the bigger balls you can get away with it, not with the small bores. Petroleum oil + carbon = asphalt. Back in the old days they didn't have that problem because they didn't have petroleum, they used whale oil or bear oil.

The fact remains that no matter what you do at some point you will get a stuck ball, or one down where you forgot to put the powder in. On a big bore you put the remover on the end of the rod and pull it out. Not on a .32 and a wooden cleaning rod. The end of that skinny rod will pull off. Then you will have a ball, patch, threaded ball remover and the end of the rod stuck in there. That will require removal of the breach plug so it can be driven out with a steel rod.

I mitigated part of that problem by having a brass rod made for the rifle and using steel range rod. Have both ends threaded and have a screw on handle so you can get a grip. With the rod accruements, make sure they all have steel threads, brass will break.

As far as patching, forget those precut ones. I found that muslin worked better than pillow ticking in the small bores. Put that in the washing machine with a little Ivory dish soap. After it's done set the machine on rinse and spin again. Then put it in a hot dryer. Cut your patches at the muzzle. For hunting you can cut strips of material and pre lube them and roll them up.

.32's can be tricky, also .36's but less so. One thing, I had a .32 T/C Cherokee rifle once. Piece of crap! I never could get that thing to shoot patched balls, but it would shoot maxi balls fair. T/C flint locks are also crappy! Once you use a Durs Egg flint lock you'll never want another.

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Old October 24, 2009, 09:15 AM   #11
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Look up the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, check for local events, etc. chances are you can find a used one perhaps closer to your price range. Several times a year there's a huge shoot and meet at Friendship, IN - good place for that.
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Old October 24, 2009, 11:36 AM   #12
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Don't mean to step on your toes but for what you want to pay, you are not going to find any in new condition and very little on used. Your best bet is going to be to stumble onto an older CVA. Also search for TC Sytem-1 for the caliber you want and this one is an In-Line. ...
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If you already have a T/C hawken rifle you can get replacement barrels down to .32 cal from green mountain. Log Cabin Sport
This is true and they are really front heavy as it will weigh way more than the standard Hawken model. Untill you find the .36 or whatever, why not just hunt with whatever you have. That's how I started. Just loaded my .50 down and pickey on shots. It's really not as bad as it sounds.



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Old October 24, 2009, 11:53 AM   #13
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Nj law, .36 or smaller for small game....
I think TC is the way to go with the BBl swap...until then Ill just kep using my shotgun. Too much $$ for me I just got a car and stuff....
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Old October 24, 2009, 05:10 PM   #14
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Bite my tongue but are you looking for a Traditional or the other kind ???



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Old October 25, 2009, 06:00 AM   #15
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You looking for something like this one?
(That's right. I'm rubbing it in. )

Thompson Center "Seneca" in .36 Cal. I've had it for twenty years or so. Never fired it. I keep saying I'm going to, but never do.



No idea what it's worth, but it's not for sale.
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Old October 25, 2009, 10:38 AM   #16
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they are not cheap any more

You used to be able to buy them for around $150 to $300 in the old days 20 some odd years ago. I paid $150 dollars for mine. It was 50 and 36 cal swap barrels. I bought it from sportsman guide. It is a traditions.

36 Cal is a little big for squirrels. Blows them apart.

Oh by the way it is not for sale either.

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Old October 25, 2009, 10:47 AM   #17
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You certanly are, you dirty dog !! ... Ah, just kidding .... .............................. Not

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Old October 26, 2009, 04:18 PM   #18
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yeah too much cash I just got a new wrx so ill stick with the shotty...
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Old October 26, 2009, 04:52 PM   #19
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Old December 7, 2010, 11:51 AM   #20
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i have a .32 muzzleloader for sale

email me at greasor10@hotmail.com

it is new in box
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