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Thread: Flintlock Muzzleloaders in Canada

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    Hello;

    I've been reading this forum for some time, but this is my first post here. I'm the type of person who doesn't expect everything handed to me, I tend to do as much as I can myself, before asking for help. However, I've come up against the proverbial brick wall, and I'm clean out of ideas.

    I've been interested in getting a muzzleloading rifle for a while now, and I've done tons of research on them. I settled on getting a Lyman Deerstalker flintlock version. If I'm going muzzleloader, I want the real experience, as these flintlocks will provide. However, when I went to actually buy one, I found that this was easier said than done. First, I located one at LeBaron. I had the page bookmarked, so it would be there when I was actually ready to buy. When I went back to that page recently, I found that LeBaron, a company that's been in business for 58 years, was suddenly closing, and this rifle was no longer available online. I live in Northern Ontario, so I need to have this rifle shipped to me.

    So, I looked for an alternative, and found Wholesalesports.com. Their website showed none in stock, but further searching showed that their Regina store had limited stock. However, unbelievably, again, that store was closing, and I was told that they could not ship any items, only in store sales allowed. Well, I have to say, it seemed like there was a conspiracy afoot to make these rifles difficult, or even impossible to buy, here in Canada.

    I'm starting to wonder if there is some kind of forces at work, trying to prevent the sale of these guns, classed as antiques, here in Canada. To be honest, it wouldn't surprise me at all. I found the same kind of issue recently when I tried to purchase road flares of all things. Seems that they don't want to sell them to the public anymore. We can't be trusted with such dangerous items. They aren't illegal, but still they're making it more difficult to get them. I did, eventually, get those flares, but I haven't yet been so lucky with this latest endeavor.

    Anyway, that is what has brought me here. I was wondering if anyone had some useful ideas regarding the purchase of a Lyman Deerstalker flintlock, or even a Trade Rifle would be acceptable to me. I know I can order a Traditions PA Pellet rifle from Cabelas, but it's not what I want. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.
    Alan.

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    First off..welcome to the forum..

    There a was some good info in this thread that ran a few years back about buying ML's from the US..

    http://www.oodmag.com/community/showthread.php?68425-Flintlock-Suppliers-in-Canada-Importing-from-the-US


    You can order from a few places down south and have it shipped to Canada no problem..

    http://www.dixiegunworks.com/default...=22_92_186_190



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    Have you checked out Ellwood Epps in Orillia? They ship and are probably one of the bigger gun dealers in Canada.

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    Join Canadian Gun Nutz on line and join the EE [Equipment Exchange}. Lots of good stuff there.

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    X2 for Elwood epps. If they don't have what you want they can order it for you. Also shooters choice in Waterloo.

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    I have one that's going up for sale, .50 cal right hand deer stalker, excellent shape, it has iron sights not the fibre optics,
    I'll be out of town for the next 2 weeks, send me a message if you're interested, I'll get back to you...

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    Hey MikePal, thanks for the welcome. Yep, I have done much research into buying from the US, however, I'm finding that it will probably be more expensive, when all is said an done, than locating the gun I want here in Canada. I did contact Track of the Wolf, and they assured me that there was no problem importing flintlocks into Canada but, again, after adding all the numbers up, I can't justify going that route right now. I will concentrate on looking in Canada first and, from what I've seen so far, I should be successful in finding what I want here. It just takes a bit of patience and time. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalPath View Post
    after adding all the numbers up, I can't justify going that route right now.
    Ah yes to be back when the dollar was a par....fond memories of better times
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Muskyhunter, I checked out Ellwood Epps and I found the prices to be too high. This is what I consider to be a very good price on the gun that I'm after;
    http://www.wholesalesports.com/store...alker/p/180753

    Granted, they don't have it in stock online, but I did contact them, since they did show stock in their Regina store. However, the Regina store is in the process of closing, and they wouldn't be able to sell me one online, only in store shopping allowed.

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    Thanks for the advice Jim, I am already a member of that forum, and I do have a lead on a Deerstalker there. It might pan out, it might not, we'll see.

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