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  1. bptactical

    A Good Source For 'Quality' ready-Made, Primitive Bowie Knives?

    Guessing a Randall is out of the question?:doh: Anything from mild to wild: Bowies of all tastes
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    Is there printed route of the Oregon trail?

    Don't recall for sure, that was many moons ago- I do recall it was east of town though
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    Hickory Ramrod

    You want a bit of “less than straight” on a ramrod, helps keep it in the thimbles better. Don’t soak in kerosene. Soak it in a 50/50 mix of linseed and turpentine. Boning it will also help with durability. I have a heavy bench/cleaning rod I made over 35 years ago that was soaked and boned. To...
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    Is there printed route of the Oregon trail?

    Not on "The Trail" but- My Godfather had a huge cattle operation just east of Cody, Wyoming. Every summer for about a week my dad and I would go up and visit and catch up with old friends (my dad was a veterinarian who had a practice in Cody). We would go camping and fishing on the Godfathers...
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    Sharon 54 cal Hawkin kit

    Nope- There is another one here. The very first rifle I ever built was a 50 caliber Sharon Trade rifle, it was a high school shop project when I was a Freshman in HS. It was stolen by a room mate a few years later. I was absolutely elated when I found the complete unbuilt Trade rifle kit a...
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    Sharon 54 cal Hawkin kit

    I have a total of 4 Sharons- 2 full stocks, 1 half stock and an unbuilt Trade rifle. The 3 complete rifles favor patched round balls
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    Green River Rifle Works Hawken

    So next in this thread is where we all tell the OP how much we hate him!
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    Green River Rifle Works Hawken

    This thread is worthless without pics!
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    Horse Creek girl...

    Spend some time around Lander. Go sit on a rock in the middle of a quiet night. You feel it.......
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    Inletting black

    Add another one to the “Uh-huh, sure” list....
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    Under Rib Installation.

    A hint that will make your clean up easier if soldering-use a carpenters pencil on the side of the rib and barrel next to your solder joint. Solder won’t stick to the graphite.
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    Inletting black

    Seein a couple of posts here that are chock full of "Uh-Huh, sure":eek:
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    Inletting black

    Soot from a candle, wont soak into the wood.
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    My first time building a muzzleloader

    First rifle I ever built was at age 13, Sharon Trade Rifle kit. One learns a lot..
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    Took my friends son deer hunting, but it did not end up as expected.

    The statement about domestic canines reverting to their pack mentality and behavior is spot on. My father was a veterinarian (large animal mainly) and we had a 5 acre place with 6 paddocks/stalls along with the barn he had converted to his practice/office, a large chicken coop and couple smaller...
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    Your best deal acquiring a muzzleloader, either trade or purchase

    I have one, maybe not great financial deal but a great deal for the soul. The first rifle I ever built was a Sharon Trade Rifle kit in .50 cal. I built it when I was a 13 year old Freshman in high school for an Industrial Arts project. I rode the Greyhound bus up to Cache La Poudre Rifleworks...
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    Seeking Pictures and Advice for Refinishing a Lyman GPR

    Don’t have any pics of the one I redid a few years back but it came out nice. Don’t worry about sanding the old finish off, there is so much excess wood on a GPR as long as you go light in detail areas such as lock panels your not gonna hurt anything. Take the opportunity to get rid of some of...
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    FOR SALE Hawken Project Parts

    PM sent... I tried the email address shown but it comes back as "Invalid"
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    Will a claw hammer work as a makeshift "wedge puller?"

    Home run, outta the park!