Originally Posted by oldtimer
OK, I have a kid who wants a Pennsylvania or Kentucky black powder rifle. Anyone know where we could get a reasonable kit to buy and he could put together?
I've got to admit that I do not consider myself ancient at the age of 53 but this question makes me feel that way. I hope some of these sources help you!
When I was younger there were umpteen sources and options for you and I know of so little in the way of ML kits today and that is a shame because your son's idea of building such a kit is a fabulous way to learn the basics of gun making and use lessons as valid today as when building your own from scratch was one of a few options.
I remember when Turner Kirkland's Dixie Gunworks Catalog was nearly the size of a phone book and eagerly awaited and so full of information, data, instruction, a virtual encyclopedia of Black Power.
Please keep us posted on your progress these are a very useful collection of valuable skills that will serve your son in many various ways throughout his life.