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  1. Dale Lilly

    Sorry for a coyote? Really?

    We had been hunting deer when we saw a small group of antelope about a hundred yards from the road. We also noticed a large coyote sneaking up a ravine toward the only baby antelope in the group, It looked as if the small herd were totally unaware of the coyote. However, just as the coyote...
  2. Dale Lilly

    Leather Rifle Sheath at no cost.

    Here is a case I made for one of my Hawkens. It is good heavy but soft leather and it cost me nothing at all. That is the sleeves from a well-worn women's jacket with the sleeves turned inside out, cut and sewed, The fringe is from other parts of the jacket. You can see that one sleeve is...
  3. Dale Lilly

    SOLD I have another book to give away.

    I have "The CVA Muzzleloading Hunter's Handbook" copyright 1980. It is in excellent condition with a small stain on the cover and a bit yellowed with age. Here's the deal: if you have a beginning muzzle loader fan, especially a youngster, you can have it if you give it to her/him and agree to...
  4. Dale Lilly

    Display in Texas Winter home

    We have a small home near the Rio Grande river in South Texas. We don't have a lot of room but I can't leave the Muzzle Loader addiction in Oklahoma. So here's my small display in my computer room there.
  5. Dale Lilly

    Just finished small skinner

    This one is different for me. It has a 2 1/8" blade and overall it is 6" It has walnut slabs finished with TOTW Original gunstock finish .. intentionally not shiny. Polecat [posted in accoutrements but should be here] Attachments PICT0531.JPG 175 KB...
  6. Dale Lilly

    Just finished small skinner

    This one is different for me. It has a 2 1/8" blade and overall it is 6" It has walnut slabs finished with TOTW Original gunstock finish .. intentionally not shiny. Polecat
  7. Dale Lilly

    Speaking of Fred [game warden]

    In my previous post {Honey, don't shoot!] I mentioned Fred. I had always assumed that he knew where the deer were In our area. Wrong. He called one evening and asked if I could help him find a deer. We had been very successful each year and it was well known in our small community. He was...
  8. Dale Lilly

    Honey, don't shoot!

    Hunting deer near the Little Weiser River in Idaho with my wife. She was carrying a .44 caliber Kentuckian with about 65 grains of powder and a patched round ball. We were walking a forestry road heavily timbered and with a lot of vegetation on the slope above us. We heard a loud crashing as...
  9. Dale Lilly

    Stand hunting

    Well .. I have insisted that I would never hunt from a stand or blind. But my guns keep getting heavier and heavier. I think the Santa Fe Hawken I received today weighs about thirty pounds. I am now tempted to admit to being wrong. That is still not my idea of a hunt, but if the Lord lets me...
  10. Dale Lilly

    Two Uberti Hawkens

    I just received my new [to me] Santa Fe Hawken. I also have a Uberti Hawken made for the Log Cabin Shop. I thought they would be identical and they are from the triggers forward, but the Santa Fe has a slightly shorter LOP. Does anyone know if either were offered with a choice. Love 'em both...
  11. Dale Lilly

    FOR SALE .54 Frontier Rifle NOT sold

    Due to unforeseen circumstances my Pedersoli Frontier rifle has NOT been sold. So: Selling my .54 caliber Pedersoli Frontier. It is nearly pristine with no dents, chips, scratches or wear marks. I have never fired it and am not certain it has been fired. I ran a clean patch down it and it...
  12. Dale Lilly

    SOLD Pedersoli .54 Frontier

    Selling my .54 caliber Pedersoli Frontier. It is nearly pristine with no dents, chips, scratches or wear marks. I have never fired it and am not certain it has been fired. I ran a clean patch down it and it came out clean, The only problem is the size of ramrod thimbles. They are quite...
  13. Dale Lilly

    Is that a Hawken?

    I posted this in another thread but I want to put it here. Tolerate me :doh: Well, there has been a lot of criticism of guns that are supposed to be like the Hawken.. however to say that all Hawkens look like the first image is not exactly accurate. Here in first image is one 'Hawken'...
  14. Dale Lilly

    Darkening brass

    I know this has been answered before but can't find the thread. I have a beautifully done kit .45 TC Hawken with a nicely figured stock. I want to darken [black??] the brass. Any help appreciated Polecat
  15. Dale Lilly

    A few of my knives

    These are knives I made [commercial blades, altered as I see fit]. The sheaths are form-fitted, hand cut, designed and sewn by me. The CVA Hawken pistol, the Lyman Plains pistols and my wife's Ardessa .50 are just for decoration. Polecat
  16. Dale Lilly

    Value of Pedersoli Frontier

    I have a walnut stocked Pedersoli Frontier rifle, .54 Caliber, that is nearly pristine; it shows little to no signs of firing. It is too nose heavy for this old man. It also has the strongest main spring I have ever found. It takes a mule and a horse to cock this thing. [Well, not quite but...
  17. Dale Lilly

    Apparition hunting?

    Several years ago [more than I wish to say] I was hunting on the Little Weiser river drainage in Idaho. At that time it was legal and fairly safe to hunt in my leathers. As I worked my way down a hillside, I saw two young guys sitting on a large rock scoping the valley below. My moccasins...
  18. Dale Lilly

    Cheek rest or no was usual

    I have often wondered, not really being into long rifles, were many early [1790-1820] rifles made without check rests or were they pretty standard?
  19. Dale Lilly

    No Hunting Sign

    IN Montana some years ago, I saw this sign on a ranch fence [big sign] No hunting! Violators will be 'PERSECUTED' Survivors will be 'PROSECUTED' Got my attention for sure.
  20. Dale Lilly

    Jump Little One

    We were hunting just East of Sacramento, California. It was a cold, rainy day and a bit miserable. But I worked my way through the forest quietly, helped by rain-soaked leaves and grass. Coming up to a thicket at the top of a crest, I spotted a small doe lying in the middle of the thicket...
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