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Anyone familiar with a H.L. MILLER. from Kirbyville, TX? Picked up this Tennessee rifle at a gun show today for the princely sum of $100. I couldn't hand the money over fast enough. Pics later.
 

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LOL!!! I just moments ago read Mr. Miller's obituary and watched the video. Not that it is funny, just a timely coincidence.
 

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LOL!!! I just moments ago read Mr. Miller's obituary and watched the video. Not that it is funny, just a timely coincidence.
I probably live forty miles from there and I haven’t heard of his gunsmithing but he could have been retired a long time also, but I figured a man that liked flintlocks and dachshunds must have been a hell of guy lol.
 

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Henry Leon Miller was the ML gunsmith who taught me to work on muzzleloading shotguns on weekends in his shop when I was in my twenties. Mr. Miller was very gifted in building, carving and engraving, and his standards of craftmanship were very high. I was sad to hear of his passing this year, and of his daughter Pat passing before him. I worked for perhaps a year off and on under his tutelage. His wife Judy and his daughters Pat and Sandra made me feel welcome and I miss that old German yelling at me, LOL! I know there is a great place in the hereafter for him and his. When I get there, if I do, I'll be expecting the fragrance of Half and Half pipe tobacco. His guns should be reverently preserved. They represent the very best a common man with true talent can do.
 

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I probably live forty miles from there and I haven’t heard of his gunsmithing but he could have been retired a long time also, but I figured a man that liked flintlocks and dachshunds must have been a hell of guy lol.
right on dave, Where r u at, im from LaBelle, Fannett area, good to see someone close by. Hope your having an awesome evening.
 

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Henry Leon Miller was the ML gunsmith who taught me to work on muzzleloading shotguns on weekends in his shop when I was in my twenties. Mr. Miller was very gifted in building, carving and engraving, and his standards of craftmanship were very high. I was sad to hear of his passing this year, and of his daughter Pat passing before him. I worked for perhaps a year off and on under his tutelage. His wife Judy and his daughters Pat and Sandra made me feel welcome and I miss that old German yelling at me, LOL! I know there is a great place in the hereafter for him and his. When I get there, if I do, I'll be expecting the fragrance of Half and Half pipe tobacco. His guns should be reverently preserved. They represent the very best a common man with true talent can do.
Awesome words treestalker, ironic, Im trying to work on a beretta o/u tricentennial and would like to be your neighbor, lol. Lloyd from LaBelle
 

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Henry Leon Miller was the ML gunsmith who taught me to work on muzzleloading shotguns on weekends in his shop when I was in my twenties. Mr. Miller was very gifted in building, carving and engraving, and his standards of craftmanship were very high. I was sad to hear of his passing this year, and of his daughter Pat passing before him. I worked for perhaps a year off and on under his tutelage. His wife Judy and his daughters Pat and Sandra made me feel welcome and I miss that old German yelling at me, LOL! I know there is a great place in the hereafter for him and his. When I get there, if I do, I'll be expecting the fragrance of Half and Half pipe tobacco. His guns should be reverently preserved. They represent the very best a common man with true talent can do.
Awesome, awesome, awesome, solid post
 

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