View Full Version : Question about new Muzzleloader.

October 20, 2001, 06:28 PM
My neighbor is selling his .45 Thompson Center. It will come with the Balls, and all accessories minus the powder. Anyone know about the going price for a used one of these?
I really am new at Muzzle loaders but really willing to start.
The rifle is all but brand new and was well taken care of. The bore is clean and all wood and brass is like new.
I am just not sure what is a reasonable proce for one of these.

4V50 Gary
October 22, 2001, 09:27 AM
The gun retails for over $350 new. I'd offer him $250 and take it from there.

October 22, 2001, 06:12 PM
Thanks Gary :)

October 25, 2001, 07:50 PM
Well, I took the rifle out and got to shoot it yesterday.. Man I had a Blast! I was never really much interested in Black Powder rifles but man this thing was fun to shoot!
Still haven;t made up my mind yet though as to whether or not I wanna buy this rifle :confused:

4V50 Gary
October 27, 2001, 01:57 PM
If you like it, buy it. If you have any hesitation or have no interest in the Fur Trade Era, then hold off and join us at Friendship during the National Matches. If you really want to get into blackpowder, you may choose an area to study intensely and put your kit together from it.

You may be convinced to get yourself a longrifle instead. I just discovered the joy of swamped barrels (octagon barrels which are taper ground and flare out near the breach & muzzle) which gives you the pointability of a long barrel but weight savings to boot. So much to play with and so little time.