I've been doing quite a bit of research lately on the old Kentucky and Pennsylvanian flintlocks. I'm looking into starting a collection from this period. The 55 to 60 inch "long guns." Problem is, man these things are expensive. The craftsmanship and history behind these weapons in unmatched. Some of the wood used to create these guns has all but vanished. Anybody in here have knowledge on these antiques? Places to buy? Good starter pieces? Before this gets yanked for violating the TOS, I'm not looking to buy guns from this site. It's more of a discussion with other collectors. Sharing of idea's. Things to look for. Scams. Individuals and or groups to avoid. Places to research. I'll add a bunch of info that I've stumbled across if there's an interest in keeping this thread alive.