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Traditions™ Kentucky Rifle .50 Caliber Muzzleloader Kit

   

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Build yourself a classic with this do it yourself kit. This Traditions™ Kentucky Rifle .50 Caliber Muzzleloader Kit starts with an unfinished select hardwoods stock and octagonal white 33-1/2'' barrel. Barrel sports a 1 in 66'' twist. Kit also features brass furniture, fixed blade sights, a percussion style hammer, trigger guard, and wooden ramrod. Overall length: 49''. Weight: 7 lbs.
Manufacturer model #: KRC52206.

  • All you need to build a .50 caliber Kentucky Rifle
  • Hardwoods stock
  • 33 1/2'' octagonal barrel
  • 1 in 66'' twist
  • Brass furniture and inlays
  • Fixed blade sights
  • Percussion hammer
  • Wooden ramrod
Traditions™ Kentucky Rifle .50 Caliber Muzzleloader Kit 3.6 5 11 11
Poor Quality I received the Kentucky rifle as a Christmas present from my wife in 2010. Right out of the box I noticed 1 screw missing during the pre assembly inventory. Second the brass butt plate & trigger guard were warped so badly that I wasn’t sure if I could use them. I was able to adapt the stock (lots of unnecessary sanding) to accommodate the warped butt plate. The trigger guard however broke right at the screw hole when I tried to install it following Traditions supplied instructions. Third the supplied hammer assembly had to be completely disassembled & reworked in order to function properly. Forth the stock joining plated (it’s the brass plate that fits between the buttstock & forestock) was to thin & left a sizable gap between the two stocks. The gap was due to the forestock being cut a 16th to short. So I went to the local hardware store & bought a thicker piece of brass using the old one as a pattern to cut out the new one. Dealing with Traditions customer service to get the missing screw & new trigger guard was not a major issue. Trying to catch them when they’re open is. They replaced the missing screw free of charge the trigger guard cost me $28. When I explained to the rep that the guard should have never passed QC & been shipped with the kit. I was told that since it broke on installation it was my fault. The customer service rep also told me that I should have used a torch to get the guard to fit. Out of the 6 or 7 black powder rifles I’ve built to date I’ve never once had to use a torch to make parts fit until I received this Traditions kit. In conclusion due to the poor quality of the parts in this kit I would not recommend it to anyone. The price is what makes this kit attractive. In the end you’ll have better success & an overall nicer looking Kentucky rifle if you spend a little more on a higher quality kit. Personally I’m apprehensive of buying any Tradition’s kit after this experience. April 7, 2011
What is was looking for This kit is good for a winter project like doing. It takes a lot of sanding if you what it to look good.To assemble the rifle follow the instructions and you can't be wrong. I found it simple and it's a time kill if you need something to do. September 30, 2010
Great value, fun project You can get good results as a first time builder and superb results if you have a general knowledge of wood and metal working. The amount of time, effort and quality you put toward this kit will be directly reflected in the final product. The kit lends itself nicely to cosmetic personalization, but bear in mind that it is not a ready to assemble and shoot kit, nor should it be. You will have to sand, file, stain, blue, grind and bend parts to make them work. I am extremely happy with my outcome and receive many compliments at the range, though I built it as a shooter not a wall-hanger. It shoots extremely well, 3-5” groups at a 100m once sighted in. You will need to budget for additional items like bluing and stock finishing items, sandpaper, steel wool, polishing compound etc. The tools I would not do any build without are my chisel/carving set, file set and Dremel. Nice to have tools are, detail sander, drill press, buffer and punch kit. I use all Birchwood Casey products for the metal and wood parts and they yielded outstanding results as always. Bottom line; take your time and your efforts will directly be reflected by the result. I’m currently shooting it with: .490 round ball .015 lubed patch 60g Pyrodex #11 percussion cap April 15, 2010
Fun Rifle I found the kit to be fun to build and shoot parts fit together great and shoots smooth January 22, 2010
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I want a better trigger, what double set triggers will replace this very simple and sloppy stock trigger on the Kentucky?
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Yes - It's a "rifle" not a musket. The description specifies "1 in 66" twist"
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it is rifled barrel
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Most of these stocks are made of Walnut, and it is a very hard wood. It will brake easy in small area where the wood is thin, do to the in-letting where the lock or trigger will be fitted.
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The stock is made with unfinished select hardwoods stock.
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I don't think any of the Traditions Barrels are heat treated. Or proof tested for that matter.. Google it. You'll be surprised at the lack of quality..
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yes it is
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Yes it is but sanding the stock is to finish it is wrong. Knock it down with 4 0000 steal wool first. wipe it down and blow of the steal wool with a air hose. Just put on a coat of Tung oil. Shake it up real good before use...(Don't shake varnish if you decide to use it. It has to be stirred.)

Apply one coat, let it dry and use four 0000 steel wool to knock it down. Keep doing this until it has the finish you like. I don't get too carried away if it;s for hunting.
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Given that this is a 50 cal. - it's not a squirrel gun.

Seriously, loaded properly, you could take game up through deer easily with this rifle. As with any firearm it is mostly about accuracy, practice and effective range.
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You would need to check with the group holding the re-enactment. Most groups have their own standards for accuracy. Different guns were used in different battles and regions due to time of the battle, availability, and local preferences.
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