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Mick C 
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Mick C
05-23-11 12:13 PM - Post#996648    


Anyone besides me ever wonder what happened to the "rifle" Fess Parker used in the old Daniel Boone TV series?

I'm guessing it was made just for the show. If you look close, it looks more like a fowler then a rifle. Still I’m curious about it's current location. I half expect to see it turn up on “Hollywood Treasures” on the History Channel some Wednesday night.

Also, anyone besides me ever wonder why he was the only one in the show to ever carry what looks like a rifle? The episodes are available on NetFlix if anyone is interested. All of those rigged muskets and converted civil war guns are a riot to watch. I just wonder how many wonderful period guns were ruined in the process.

Yet even with its total disregard for realism, I still love watching it and credit the show with fueling my love of flintlocks.


 
T.C. Albert 
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05-23-11 12:34 PM - Post#996655    

    In response to Mick C

I think the Fess Parker Davy Crockett rifle (an original Reading school Kentucky)was purchased from the "Stembridge Rental Ccollection" at auction a while ago...details were posted on a different site. The Fess Parker Boone rifle is a mystery to me, though I bet someone has a good idea of its where abouts.
TC

 
Capt. Jas. 
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05-23-11 03:25 PM - Post#996703    

    In response to T.C. Albert

It had weird carving up and down it and I think it was built off a trap door as well.

I have a bunch of "memorabilia" from the show such as every episode storyline, 8x10 ad glossies, color slides for still TV ads, etc.

It got me hooked as a kid and I have never let up!

 
Capper 
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05-23-11 05:59 PM - Post#996775    

    In response to Mick C

http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-i-acquire...
Pete


 
Mick C 
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Mick C
05-23-11 07:20 PM - Post#996807    

    In response to Capper

Hey guys, I remember too seeing the Davy Crockett rifle on the Contemporary Makers blog. That was an amazing find and a really interesting post. Thanks to Pete for the link. But I'm still wondering about the Daniel Boone rifle. And I think Capt. Jas. is right about there being some funky carving. Hey Jas, how about sharing some of those 8x10 glossies??

And Mr. Albert, I love your book! It has inspired me to try my hand at couple of small projects. Still trying to work my way up to a pouch though.

 
T.C. Albert 
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05-24-11 11:55 AM - Post#996993    

    In response to Mick C

THanks Mick..sincerely
TC

 
Basset 
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05-26-11 05:59 AM - Post#997709    

    In response to Capper

Any idea what he paid for it?

 
shooter_250 
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05-30-11 08:54 AM - Post#999201    

    In response to Basset

Capt J.

I've always been intrigued by the knive carried in the show..they are known as riflemans' knives and the nearest I can come to finding one that looks like the ones on the show are at Crazy Crow. (just for GP, they are carbon steel)..

Got any pics of those knives?

Lee
shoot low boys, they're ridin' shetland ponies


 
Mick C 
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05-30-11 11:50 AM - Post#999278    

    In response to Basset

Hey ya'll,
Here are links to the posts in the Contemporary Makers Blog concerning the Davy Crockett movie rifle. Interesting reading, enjoy

http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-i-acquire...

http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2008/04/lookie-here.h...

http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2008/04/davy-crocket....



 
dogman 
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dogman
05-30-11 01:02 PM - Post#999305    

    In response to Mick C

Thanks for sharing!

 
Paul Syptak 
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06-22-11 03:34 PM - Post#1009698    

    In response to dogman

I cannot believe I found a thread on EXACTLY what I have wondered over the years myself about Fess's rifle. The Daniel Boone TV show inspired my love of flinters as well and i have the best memories of watching them with my dad who has since passed. I now watch the DVD's with my daughters. It does look like a smoothbore and not a rifle and i have paused the DVD numerous times to check out the carving on that rifle. It sure had a looooong barrell as Fess was 6'6" tall. I would love to know who has possession of that gun now.


 
Capt. Jas. 
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06-25-11 04:13 PM - Post#1010967    

    In response to Paul Syptak

Mick C, keep an eye on the classifieds.

Shooter 250, I believe I have a color tv slide of old Fess with a close-up of the knife. He used to carry it on his moc/boot.

I have an 8x10 that shows the carving of the gun pretty well. Looks like something from India.

 
Fathertime 
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02-22-14 07:18 PM - Post#1369408    

    In response to shooter_250

Howdy, dixe gun works has a Boone knife.... $167.00.... FT

 
Fathertime 
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02-22-14 07:33 PM - Post#1369415    

    In response to Paul Syptak

Howdy, I received the Daniel Boone series for Christmas last year
5 boxes with 7 or 8 DVD's each box, with 3-5 shows on each.
By going over and over these recordings and pushing PAUSE , on each shot of the gun You can get a pretty good Idea, of the construction. In one paused shot is a location of the front sight...
Now by extrapalating the length of Boones ear ( approx 2 1/2 " ) to the rifle barrel, one can predict a possible 3 3/4" to 4 1/4" inches from the end of the barrel... back ... to front sight placement..... FT

 
Cheyenne 
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Cheyenne
03-18-14 06:09 PM - Post#1377847    

    In response to Mick C

http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fusionbb/showpost.php?post...


http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fusionbb/showpost.php?post...

hope this works.....couple of pictures...one looks to be genuine flinter....other is a trapdoor.

 
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