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Has the bottom fallen out

Old 12-18-2017, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by falcon View Post
Except for online outfits like Gunbroker i never see any conventional muzzleloaders for sale. Prices for used conventional muzzleloaders may well be slipping.
Couple years back, seemed like I might retire off the sale of my collection.

Guess it's back to plan A; work 'til I drop.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:54 AM
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Here in Pa.quality flinters bring a premium.Plus Traditions has been offering new flint models of flint rifles every several years.Which I commend them for.It can,t be soley for the Pa.arket.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:58 PM
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There are no used sidelocks left in S.E. Louisiana because I bought them all.

A few years back when Louisiana and Mississippi added exposed hammer 45-70's, 444's and 35 Whelens to the guns allowed in our "primitive" season (that's not a joke) lots of sidelocks hit the local market at a good price. You don't see many of them these days.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:48 AM
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I still love my sidelock!!!
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ModernPrimitive View Post
So, beyond the inline/traditional debate, has anyone noticed declining values for sidelocks/flintlocks, lately?

I've not been shopping actively for the past 11 or 12 months.

T/Cs of all flavors were regularly selling around $400 a couple years ago; CVA Mt Rifles,USA made, were fetching $450+.

Thought to sell a couple I simply do not shoot to partially finance a Jim Kibler kit...maybe not.
Around here in Virginia, I have never seen these high prices for a side lock or even an inline!!! These guns seem to always go for a minimal price. They only sidekicks that go for a very high price are originals!

I always considered that taking game with a sidelock was an accomplishment!!!!!
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