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PostSubject: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 8th 2012, 4:52 pm

I just came across a new TC Sidelock. It has a partial round barrel....about the front half of it I believe. It was picked up at an estate sale & has not been fired. It does not have the box or manual, but I don't need either. It has a Bushnell scope on it too. The owner isn't much on guns, but he thinks it's a New Englander. He only wants $175.00 which I think is a great price. I've been out of sidelocks for years, so give me some thoughts on this gun & the price.
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 8th 2012, 4:56 pm

Funny you should say that. I have one that's never been fired in a .54 coming Monday. It's even a lefty.

It is a New Englander.

Google TC New Englander for a bunch of info. I've read over 100 reviews, and not one bad one.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 8th 2012, 5:01 pm

This is good. I know you'll try a bunch of different bullets in it. So, I won't have to.

Although a PRB is first on my list.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 8th 2012, 5:36 pm

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This is good. I know you'll try a bunch of different bullets in it. So, I won't have to.

Although a PRB is first on my list.

lol! I probably will, but when I used my old TC Hawken the best load was a PRB on top of 80 grains of RS
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 8th 2012, 5:41 pm

Yeah, a PRB will work good. Basically the bore is like a Renegade. 1-48 with shallow rifling. Lots of conicals will work.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 8th 2012, 6:24 pm

Well, if I get it, I will experiment. Back in the day, my only choices were round balls or TC Maxi Hunter. Now there are a lot more choices.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 8th 2012, 11:26 pm

Be sure to try the Lyman Plains Bullet as well , it works like a charm when launched from my 1:48 Hawken
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 9th 2012, 11:59 am

I think that's what Sasquatch uses.

Too bad he can't get the gun to fire half the time. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 9th 2012, 12:11 pm

lol or hit on the first shot.
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 9th 2012, 12:14 pm

I'm surprised they keep showing those misfires. Anybody thinking of buying a sidelock will give up the idea after watching The Sasquatch Dude.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 12:20 pm

I got the New Englander today. Brand new unshot.






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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 12:49 pm

Looks nice! I thought you already had one?

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 12:51 pm

No, I said it was coming Monday. I always had Renegades in the past, and some GPR's.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 12:54 pm

Very nice, I was looking at used ones on armslist, they were asking like 225 for the nicer used ones. Can't wait for a range report. Oh and the hammer is on the wrong side....just saying... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 1:04 pm

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Oh and the hammer is on the wrong side....just saying... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 1:18 pm

Ok.....my bad, but isn't that thing harder to cock with your right hand? lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 1:35 pm

I have long thumbs.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 1:38 pm

yeah i'd set it back, they built it backwards!
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 1:55 pm

Yea n you'll end up with a face full of smoke Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 5:07 pm

I got everything I needed today except a ball starter. I still can't shoot it yet. Maybe I can rig something up until I get the starter.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 10th 2012, 10:28 pm

Nice looking gun Pete ! With PRB's you can still get by without a short starter
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 11th 2012, 7:35 am

A PRB is the only time I use a ball starter. They start pretty hard.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 11th 2012, 9:34 am

How thick is your patches Pete ?
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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 11th 2012, 9:43 am

I haven't shot it yet, so I don't know what it will like. I'll start with a .015 patch.

It's doesn't matter though. Any patch that will shoot good will be a hard starter, and need a starter to get it started in the bore. If you can push it in this your thumb. It won't shoot well.

I use a wooden ramrod on sidelocks. So, I need to have the PRB down the barrel a bit with a ball starter before using the ramrod.

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PostSubject: Re: Got a chance to buy a traditional   December 11th 2012, 10:23 am

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I just came across a new TC Sidelock. It has a partial round barrel....about the front half of it I believe. It was picked up at an estate sale & has not been fired. It does not have the box or manual, but I don't need either. It has a Bushnell scope on it too. The owner isn't much on guns, but he thinks it's a New Englander. He only wants $175.00 which I think is a great price. I've been out of sidelocks for years, so give me some thoughts on this gun & the price.
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