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    FOR SALE Bucks County Styled LR

    Bucks County Styled BBL....Rice .50 cal.,"B" swamped X 46" lg. Lock....Chambers Golden Age. Brass Hardware...slightly aged. All steel {iron} parts are browned. Parts made by me.....Pbox and lid release, sideplate, {3} RR pipes ,Mcap, trigger plate and trigger. Engraving by Tim Adlam...
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    Tastiest game bird?

    Have eaten nearly all the game birds including pheasant, ruffed and blue grouse, quail, woodcock, chukars, turkeys and Hungarian partridge and enjoyed them all. But the one game bird that tastes the best to me are quail. Not so many years ago Wisconsin had quite a few quail and I hunted them...
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    The inefficiences of Flintlocks

    Although I have both caplocks and flintlocks, I prefer flintlocks despite the flintlocks inefficiencies. The following explains the 2 causes of the inefficiencies of a flintlock rifle and the internal ballistics of a flintlock. The prime is ignited which in turn ignites the main charge...
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    Lamb Stew, anybody?

    I'm a "lamb lover" and can blame my parents for my addiction seeing we ate a lot of the various cuts of lamb. My favorite lamb meal is stew and my Dad made the best ever and that's the opinion of many people, even some who originally didn't like lamb. My Dad's lamb stew was light colored...
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    Slow Progress

    Started working on my Bucks County LR again after a couple years of not doing a thing.....had more important issues to contend w/. The work has slowed down a lot and not because of the layoff, but because of my failing eyesight. What formerly took an hour now takes 3 hrs. Just made a Mcap and...
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    Recent trigger build &test

    Because of Photobucket's complications, went to another free photo storage site and am just now trying it out.
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    Leisurely or hard hunt?

    No longer hunt but think back when I went on MLer elk self hunts in mostly CO and seeing the application success was based on a lottery and number of preference points system and was usually successful every 3-4 yrs, the hunt was a treasured event. Starting w/ the long trip to CO well ahead of...
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    Lamb...cold or hot

    My Mother at Easter always invited the family over for an "Easter Feast" and indeed it always was. The 2 meat entrees were a baked ham and a leg of lamb....both were done to perfection. My Mother had a restaurant for many years and my Dad was a restaurant manager having "climbed the ladder" from...
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    Factory Stocks

    When viewing TOW's consignment sales, they also show factory guns for "fill in" spots. When viewing these factory guns, the thought always comes to mind that many of the stocks of certain models are downright horrible looking. By far the worst is the Lyman Deerstalker followed by the GPR. From...
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    MLers before and after building

    Was looking through some pics and found the pic shown below.....was a lot younger then, had a fulltime job and my own in house design business and raised 5 kids. Today at 85 I can't even imagine doing all that. Always had a few LRs waiting ....the bbls were inlet and the RR work was also done...
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    Favorite Build?

    Although the Bucks County LR shown below was made and sold long ago, I was fortunate in taking a few pics enabling me to view it every so often. It was one of my early attempts at making a BC LR and is not altogether correct. Do other builders have their favorite? Would like to see them......Fred
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    pasties {the food kind}

    Just put 8 pasties in the oven and 2 will be our supper and 6 will be frozen. Pasties are probably the "perfect" meal away from home and were introduced by the Welsh miners working in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the tradition was carried on by the later arriving Finns. The pasty is a...
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    Keeping it simple

    Have been shooting MLers since 1976 and really didn't do all that much experimentation to arrive at accurate loads and a cleaning procedure that really does the job of producing rust free bores and metal exteriors. ...short and long term. Use plain old hot water, a wire brush, wet and dry...
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    Flat tang behind breech

    When viewing LRs on TOW's consignment sales many have a flat {straight} length of the tang behind the breech end of the bbl. This looks awkward and isn't all that difficult to eliminate...most of the LRs made by "knowing builders" don't have this flat length and they have already solved this...
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    The immediate areas surrounding my Gparents farm in northern Minnesota had assorted berries at different times of the year and we picked berries from mid summer through early autumn. Wild strawberries that we picked had much more flavor than the "tasteless" berries found in the stores...
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    Hawken Sling Attachment

    Every once in awhile this subject comes up, so though some pics on one way to do it would be in order. The rib is attached w/ screws which makes it easier to install the front sling holder. The same sling holder can be used w/ a soldered on or riveted rib if installed before the attachment. A...
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    The Most Enjoyable Hunting

    During the 72 yrs that I've hunted and after recollecting all my experiences, have determined what types of hunting were the most enjoyable. Neglecting the hunts using modern guns, some of which were equal as far as the enjoyment to those in which MLers were used, I realized that only 3 types...
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    Blood Sausage

    From my childhood have always relished family made blood sausage {Slovenian} that was baked as a whole ring the size of a bologna ring. The casing became crispy and was a choice part of the sausage w/ a layer of the actual blood sausage. For many years have searched for a comparable...
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    Main meals in camp

    After posting the seafood appetizers we enjoy in camp, the following are the delicious, hearty, main meals. Some start off as frozen and others which are consumed early on are not. Shortly after retirement, I prepared all the meals. Am posting this in the present tense, although I no longer am...
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    Hunting camp eats

    On many camp hunts I've eaten a lot of canned seafood.....all of it was quality. This canned seafood is sometimes used for main meals but mainly for delectable appetizers....w/ the drink{s} of your choice. My choices are sardines in a hot sauce, mussels in escebeche sauce { a Spanish paprika...