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Lyman Trade Rifle

Old 11-12-2009, 12:15 PM
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How do you all like your Lyman Trade rifles for those of you who have them? I am thinking about getting one in a 54cal flintlock.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:42 PM
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Don't have a Trade Rifle, but my .54 Great Plains is a hoot to shoot. I've never seen a bad post about Lyman Trade Rifles. Most love them. Will this be your first flintlock?
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:51 PM
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I had a 54 Trade Rifle in percussion - really a dang good gun!
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:09 PM
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I have a Lyman Deerstalker flint in 54 cal absolutely no problems got fire I shot 20 rounds yesterday and not one flash in the pan. I really like the Lyman Flint.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:05 PM
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I had in my hands a few years back a 54 trade rifle in flint. from walmart in Pa. closeout end of season sale $199.00
I still kick myslef
I have to say I use the lyman frizzen on my t/c locks,I have one lock has well over 700 shots on the same frizzen and it keeps on sparking.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:47 PM
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I own and shoot a Lyman .54 caliber Trade Rifle in flintlock. With the 1-48 twist, it seems able to shoot a lot of different projectiles. With roundball it shoots a .530 ball and 100 grains of powder. It also shoots powerbelts, and maxiball. The speed of the lock is very impressive and it is a great sparker. I did put in a RMC touch hole liner. I also use 3f goex as primer in it.
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