Another look at the .32 Flintlock Mountain Rifle.
My little .32 flintlock Mountain Rifle takes about 14 grains of 3FG gunpowder with a round patched ball to hunt small game. The barrel is heavy & strong so I can use a heavier load if I wish. Using just 14 grains of gunpowder, & being such a small calibre, powder & lead lasts a very long time in the woods.
If I want more hitting power, I can use Minnie slugs instead of round ball, these are much heavier. Using minnies with an increased powder charge would allow me to hunt larger game providing I can shoot accurately. Again, the lead is easily retrievable from game, & can be remoulded.
This little rifle will suit adults & youths alike, in fact my three boys learnt to shoot with this rifle at about the age of 8 or 9 years.
I well remember the story of a poacher in Africa using one of these .32 flintlock rifles to hunt elephants. He used to shoot them in the brain through the eye. Not a nice thought maybe, but it does demonstrate what can be done with these small calibre muzzleloaders should the need arise.
This rifle has double set triggers for more accuracy.