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Old 06-21-2005, 03:38 PM
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What sort of trouble would i get into shooting a left-handed sidelock right-handed. Is it just a matter of convenience having the hammer on the correct side or am I risking having burning debris fly into my eyes. Thanks for your time. JohnnyRay
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Old 06-21-2005, 04:42 PM
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I have a double rifle that the left side some times throws crap into my glasses. Hope that you wear some kind of eye protection!
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Old 06-21-2005, 04:50 PM
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There is always the chance that cap fragments can fly off. I'd hate to count how many times I've been cap sprayed. The one thing you will have to contend with is of course the crossing over to cock the rifle. I have a friend who for years shot right hand rifles left handed. Finally he bought a left handed rifle. I asked him if it was better and all he said was it felt more comfortable.

Flintlocks are a whole different story because you have the pan flash coming right infront of your eye.

Wear shooting glasses and you should be all right. Still, there are a few left handed rifles out there from some makers,and some in the auction sites which might be a better way for you to go.
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:37 PM
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I've been shootin' right handed rifles left handed since I was 6 or 7. I'm not any the worse for wear, but then I've always used shooting glasses. I gotta admit I have a left handed rifle that I prefer for every use, except muzzleloadin' when I like my underhammer best.
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