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    Trekking nc?

    I hear ya Kevin, the mountain are more trekker friendly for sure. I have not hunted the Roanoake river gameland but its on my list to check out this fall. I have hunted,fished and trapped most of the waterways on the north side of the Albemarle sound.Its not bad after you get use to the fact...
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    Trekking nc?

    Hey Kevin, The eastern part of our state has thousands of acres of gamelands and many of them allow primitive camping. A canoe is a super way to access many of these places and get away from the crowds. You can access maps for these areas on the NCWRC website. Hope this helps. Tony
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    GPR restock question

    Gentlemen, thank you for your replies and support for my project. This gun will be a one of a kind when I'm done and the sweat equity that I put into it will make the time that I spend hunting and target shooting with it that much more special. Tony
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    GPR restock question

    JD, once again you have managed to completely miss the point. You know nothing about me,my financial situation or what kind of firearm that I desire and what it might represent to me. Instead, armed with what little information as was contained in my original question, you took it upon yourself...
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    GPR restock question

    Windwalker, thanks for the info. JD, I really don't know quite how to take your reply. First of all, my wanting to put a full stock on my rifle is purely because I would like the look. In this case, I'm not worried about it being period correct. It's not a matter of what I can afford and it's my...
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    GPR restock question

    I have a Lymans GPR 50 cal. and I was wondering if there might be an after market full length stock that could be fitted to my barrel and hardware? Any help would be appreciated. Tony
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    question on NSW trade gun kit

    Hey Matt, Thanks for your reply.The only reason that it concerns me is that I've never done any threading work. I have heard that your plans and service are top notch. I'll be talking to you soon. Thanks again, Tony
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    question on NSW trade gun kit

    I've been looking at the NSW early english gun kit. This would be my first build and I was wondering if there was any drilling and thread tapping involved concerning the barrel? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tony
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    Who was an eastern longhunter

    Thanks for your insight guys, I want to stay as close to true as I can to what would have been available in my region but I am going to use this firearm to hunt deer with also. A rifle is going to be far more practicle to hunt with than a fowler in my case. Tony
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    Who was an eastern longhunter

    Since my area(the Albemarle region) was settled by Virginia settlers from Jamestown,would a Early VA. rifle like TVM sells be a good choice for a 1750-1770 era coastal settler? Thanks, Tony
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    Pirogues

    Piroque or canoe, it will handle better with some weight in the front. Tony
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    Pirogues

    I built a piroque last year using Jim Jacobs plans and it came out pretty good. His plans are well detailed and he is more than willing to answer questions. Tony
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    Trap Baits?

    I'm not sure about the mountain men but I have read where beaver trappers used to wire or tie a large flat rock directly to the trap. The the chain (4 to 6 ft. in length) was staked out in 3 ft. of water. Once the beaver was caught, they would make a dive for deep water and the weight of the...
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    Building a pirogue for trekking

    Hey Nord, I took the pirogue out for it's maiden voyage about 3 weeks ago. It did very good and I am well satisfied with it. Being narrow, it requires good ballance to handle but it doesn't take long to get the hang of it. The pirogue tracks really well and draws very little water. On my next...
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    Outer Banks Indian Object. What is it?

    I think MM is right on track with his guess. The museum of the albemarle has a few of these among their collection of indian artifacts. They have a pretty good collection of bowls, grinding stones and stone tools as well as a dugout cypress canoe tha is in pretty good shape. Tony :front:
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