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    Considering getting into reenacting

    SUBJECT: Doing Your Re-Enactment Correctly. Several of my good friends & yours truly are always being asked if: 1.) What we wear is that correct for the period? 2.) How we do things, is that correct for the period? 3.) How do we know what is correct or incorrect? The key word is "RESEARCH"...
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    GRRW Collectors Association 2017 - present ..

    SUBJECT: GRRW Collectors Association 2017 - present .. INVOLVEMENT WITH GRRW MUZZLE LOADERS A friend Dwain Thompson & yours truly decided to start a mountain man club in the spring of 1973 as I had over 200 acres to use for our activities (family farm with 60 arces under plow) and 150 acres of...
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    This is from the Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association [cont]

    This is from the Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association [cont] Innis, Harold (1956) The Fur Trade in Canada. University of Ontario Press, Totonto. Jensen, Richard E. (1975) Bellevue: The First Twenty Years, 1822-1842. Nebraska History 56(3):338-374. (1998) The Fontenelle & Cabanne Trading...
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    This is from the Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association Journal

    SUBJECT: Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association Journal This is from the Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association journal "POKE & STROKE". No joke, it is really called this. We were not responsible for the name; those guys are long gone. Thanks to Jan Manning & Michael McCormick for their...
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    Have to brag on my black powder mentor!

    I'm starting to believe what an older gentleman told me 40 years ago "Hunt till you drop, let the young ones drag you out." He takes a deep breath then says, "I like to play dead and let them carry me out then wake up." :p :ghostly:
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    Early English Trade Gun and Carolina Gun the Same Thing?

    These guns are getting harder to find and the prices keep going up. Here's one of many we sold, a BARNETT dated 1805 that I sold in 2019 at RIA Auction House. Buck
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    FOR SALE Green Rifle Rifle Works .50cal Trade Rifle Percussion

    I had this rifle built by Les as his first built for GRRW.CA, we wanted each of the four builders to have guns for display. Les had an original GRRW kit that had never been assembled, we used that kit and therefore it's double stamped as mentioned. Carl Walker built a J&S Hawken, Doc White built...
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    Have to brag on my black powder mentor!

    I hear you guys, I'm 82 and am too shaky to climb into a tree stand now, so I am now a tree hugger or better yet hide under a bush for a good shot. Getting out and about is the key to the sport, just breathing clean air and staying upright is what we all need. Buck
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    Painting design on a stock.

    Jack Brooks of Denver has done some really nice art work on some of his early tradeguns and fowlers. See: Home - JACK BROOKS (jsbrookslongrifles.com) Articles - JACK BROOKS (jsbrookslongrifles.com) Buck
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