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Traditions™ Blunderbuss Kit - .54 Cal Percussion - KR500
$459.00

Traditions™ Blunderbuss Kit - .54 Cal Percussion - KR500


The Traditions™ Blunderbuss Rifle Kit comes in .54 caliber percussion ignition. The Blunderbuss features a flared steel barrel and features a single trigger percussion ignition. The rifle’s hardwood stock is accented by beautiful brass trigger-guard and butt plate furniture.

Original price $459.00 - Original price $459.00
Original price
$459.00
$459.00 - $459.00
Current price $459.00
SKU KR500

Description


The Traditions™ Blunderbuss Kit comes in .54 caliber percussion ignition. The Blunderbuss features a flared steel barrel and features a single-trigger percussion ignition. The shotgun's hardwood stock is accented by a beautiful brass trigger guard and butt plate furniture. The 16 3/4" trumpet-style barrel is designed to shoot .54 caliber round balls or a variety of shot sizes. Once finished the Traditions Blunderbuss Rifle is great to enjoy out to the range, in the field, or simply displayed on your wall.

The Blunderbuss was considered a poor man's shotgun and could be loaded with various scraps, rocks, or wood, although this would result in damage to the barrel of the gun. Most historical accounts have the blunderbuss being loaded with lead balls smaller than the bore diameter. The early Blunderbuss barrels were constructed from either steel or brass and were usually flared. The barrel flaring served as a funnel, making it easier to reload on horseback or on top of a moving carriage. The flared muzzle is the defining feature of the Blunderbuss, differentiating it from other large-caliber shotguns of its day. Blunderbusses were notoriously short, with barrels under two feet in length, at a time when a typical musket barrel was over three feet long.

One of the best ways to get a real hands-on muzzleloading experience is to build a rifle yourself. Easy-to-read instructions guide you through the building process to a finished product. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than knowing you built a fully functional shotgun for shooting or display.

 

Specifications

Caliber
.54 CALIBER
Detailed Instructions
YES
Barrel
16.75" WHITE BARREL
Trigger SINGLE STYLE TRIGGER
Rifle Stock
SELECT HARDWOOD
Twist Rate
SMOOTH BORE
Overall Length
29 1/4" OVERALL LENGTH
Ignition
SIDELOCK PERCUSSION
Sights
NOT INCLUDED

Features

Product Information

Customer Reviews

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Steve M.
Channeling Elmer Fudd!

This firearm is just too cool! Great conversation starter and easy to build. Looking forward to taking it to the range and get a “waskely wabbit “! Probably will draw an outline of bugs bunny on a paper target….

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PabloLNU
You get what you pay for

The blunderbuss kit is easily assembled and finished. A beginner can easily put this into shooting shape. All the wood inletting is done. Sanding and finishing is all that’s required. The barrel is smooth enough to blue or brown out of the box. 54 cal is equivalent to a 28 ga shotgun bore so shooting either a 54 cal ball or a shot charge works safely. I chip carved a whale harpoon scene on the right side of my stock and inlaid a brass star on the cheek. I additionally carved a dragon head into the stocks forearm nose. I beat up the stock a bit after staining so it looked used. I also filed off all the manufacture marks and stamped U.S. Harpers Ferry 1869 on the barrel, then browned all the metal. I then used steel wool on the metal to make it looked worn. It looks like a 200 year old blunderbuss and I’m satisfied.

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Dominic
Great for beginners

As a "beginner" this kit has been a real treat. Take your time read the instructions thoroughly

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Dominic
KISS method

Havent test fired it yet but the kit came in a timely fashion. All the parts and components all arrived undamaged. instructions were simple to the point and easy to understand. Im certainly satisfied with the final product; after a few test fires i plan to buy more ! 😀

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T M.
Percussion blunderbuss

The kit come packaged very well. The only fitting I did was to do some additional sanding around the breach plug area on the wood, the breach plug sat a little too deep in the wood. I used birch wood Casey’s stock finishing kit. 2 coats of the walnut stain gives the stock a nice aged appearance. For the ramrod, I used a 7/16 inch dowel that I picked up local with a 45 acp brass on each end of the dowel. I cut the dowel to 17 inches to keep it short and less cumbersome. I’m using 6 coats of the tru oil in the stock finishing kit. At this point, I have not yet blued the barrel or breach plug mount. But I plan on bluing the barrel and breach plug mount to a dark blue. The bluing will probably take place in the next couple of weeks. The kit itself could probably be put together with only light sanding for the finish. All the parts went together very well. I would recommend this kit.