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I purchased this rifle in about 1972 and probably only fired about 25 rounds
through it. I have not fired it in about 25 years although it was fun to shoot.
It has been stored in a cloth case inside a gun safe for the last 25 years
until I took it out today to take pictures of it. I enjoyed shooting it along
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with a 36 caliber black powder pistol I still have that I got for some work
I did for a friend. I guess I kind of lost interest in black powder once I
began shooting a couple of WW2 rifles that were given to me by an
uncle.
I would be very interested in finding out the value of my 58 as it is
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I remember these from the early 70s. They never really 'caught on' with the black powder shooting crowd because of the modern look - while traditional black powder types were more into historic-looking firearms. The under hammer always struck me as interesting. Being .58 caliber, at the time these came out there was a flurry of interest in Civil War era guns, and I think that was the reasoning for H&A bringing this one out in .58 caliber.

About the time you bought this rifle, just about every sporting goods store and gun shop were selling black powder everything. There were complete rifles and pistols as well as numerous "kits" for the hobbyist to built their own. So many people were into it that you could find caps, powder and lead just about everywhere. A lot of places today look at you like you have 3 heads when you ask if they stock black powder or sell lead.
 
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