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#2984081 - 10/16/12 11:11 AM Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock
Wobblyshot1
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I have come into this GPR from a friend in North Alabama who took it in on a trade. According to the proof marks it was manufactured in 1980. Overall the gun is in pretty good shape and looks like the previous owner hardly used it.

I took it to the range to try her out and was pleasantly surprised. It sparked well and ignition was fast. While the sights need to be tweaked a little, I still managed to keep all six shots in the black at 50 yds shooting standing offhand. Below is the target. The two shots to the left were called and the other four made a neat little cluster 1 3/8" center to center. I was impressed and wouldn't hesitate recommending it to someone wanting to break into flint rifle shooting.

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#2984790 - 10/16/12 06:57 PM Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock [Re: Wobblyshot1]
trealtree
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nice shootin
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#2985076 - 10/16/12 08:38 PM Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock [Re: trealtree]
FOX FIRE
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Imagine have'n to hunt with that on a damp or wet day know'n you have mouths to feed, bring'n home meat VS go'n hungry, they didnt have the Piggly Wiggly & a rip off market just down the street when that machine was a top of the line piece of hunting equipment.

Edited by FOX FIRE (10/16/12 08:40 PM)
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#2985923 - 10/17/12 11:56 AM Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock [Re: FOX FIRE]
quigleysharps4570
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
Imagine have'n to hunt with that on a damp or wet day know'n you have mouths to feed, bring'n home meat VS go'n hungry,


Same as today...if ya pack one around, you know how to keep it going in all weather. ;\)

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#2990481 - 10/20/12 02:17 PM Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock [Re: FOX FIRE]
Wobblyshot1
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
Imagine have'n to hunt with that on a damp or wet day know'n you have mouths to feed, bring'n home meat VS go'n hungry, they didnt have the Piggly Wiggly & a rip off market just down the street when that machine was a top of the line piece of hunting equipment.


There is no mystery involved in shooting a flint gun. Their development and use covered a period of over 400 years and the folks who used them certainly new how to manage them. Shooting one is as basic as shooting any rifle with iron sights. A good flintlock managed well will have almost instant ignition. I've hunted with mine in the rain and at the end of the day it discharged just fine. It's all a matter of knowing what to do....easy enough that I suspect most Tndeer members could do it \:D
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#2990675 - 10/20/12 04:50 PM Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock [Re: Wobblyshot1]
quigleysharps4570
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 Originally Posted By: Wobblyshot1
easy enough that I suspect most Tndeer members could do it \:D


The in-liners would quickly find out the latest and greatest replica powders won't work. ;\)

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#2991151 - 10/20/12 11:04 PM Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock [Re: quigleysharps4570]
FOX FIRE
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Never had a chance to tinker wth a flint lock, ROBTATTO invited me down to a monthly shoot some guys have, may have to make it just to see how they do work.

Edited by FOX FIRE (10/20/12 11:04 PM)
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#2991384 - 10/21/12 09:17 AM Re: Lyman Great Plains Rifle .54 Flintlock [Re: FOX FIRE]
BrokenArrow
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Always wished I could afford a custom flintlock.
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