Whatever happened to Tick Licker?

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  1. Sep 20, 2019 #41

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    I'd think heavy caliber means above .45 cal.; maybe 50, 54, even 58. Although the idea of hitting a tick, you'd think a little squirrel rifle, 32 or 36 cal. Book sounds interesting! I'll see if my library has it, thanks for the tip!
     
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    Gene L , still got my copy of that book !
     
  4. Dec 30, 2019 #44

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    Look what I found! I got this 8x10 glossy at the Southwest Exposition and Fat Stock show in Ft. Worth, I think it was January 1967. Fess Parker was the featured entertainment at the rodeo that year. Got to shake his hand and all!!!

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    This was during the Daniel Boone TV days. (Dunno if you can tell this gun in photo had a round bbl and you can see a rear sight about 3 or 4 inches back from muzzle. A sweated on blade like on a fowling piece. Look like it might be and oct. to rd bbl too!
     
  5. Dec 31, 2019 #45

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    Einsiedler: Great find !! From what can be seen of the gun seems to add more confirmation that the original gun used by Parker in the series started life as one of those Belgium assembled guns per Bill Hughes post on page two of this Thread.
    I could swear I saw one of the long barreled versions of this for sale on the famous gun forum a few years ago. Should have bought it.

    Rick
     
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    I sure dunno nor am I going to speculate about the ol’ gun. All I know is he was a bad azz with a tomahawk every week when the show came on!!! :D
     
  7. Jan 2, 2020 #47

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    he was bad because we were young'uns and didn't know any better!
     
  8. Jan 11, 2020 #48

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    Well my version of TV Boone’s Tick Licker is under construction. Gonna get it as close as I can...
     

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  9. Jan 11, 2020 #49

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    And the main work on my replica project is being produced by Kashtuk Bowcraft. After it’s all in the white, I will go about carving it up. I requested a 44” barrel, but pretty sure the original was 46”... course Fess Parker was about 3” taller than I am, so the 44” is more than enough for me! Will share more pictures as the develop.
     
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    That musket looks as long as a summer day. Nice inletting. You should do a build thread. I watch guys build stuff on YouTube all the time. It's become something of a hobby in itself!
     
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    Hmmm. I thought his rifle was named "tip licker", cause often before shooting he would lick his thumb and touch it to the tip of his rifle. Watched that show as a kid. Bought that gawd-awful Davy Crocket toy rifle that "fired" a cork bullet propelled by a cap under the hammer -- the kind of caps that came on a roll for cap guns. Gee, on the commercial it seemed to work fine. Ha!
     
  13. Jan 13, 2020 #53

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    I always heard it was yet another name. That I won’t go into. Surprise no one else has brought it up. (Least I don’t think they have).
     
  14. Jan 13, 2020 #54

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    No offence intended, but that is one butt ugly representation of a Hollywood screw up of a classic and historic gun of yesteryear.
    UGLY does not describe it well enough.
    Fred
     
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    Well Fred, we will do our level best not to make one for you. I love it. Been on my mind since I was a kid. I’ve got some others that are in the “pretty” category, but this one has just been at the top of the nostalgia list. I’d suggest you not follow this thread.
     
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    Latest photos of the Tick Licker replica...
     

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    Just watched Disney’s Davy Crockett last week. Most of the guns were the same old Hollywood crap, but the gun given to Fess Parker that would later be used in the Alamo scene Looked to be a pretty fair rifle.
     
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    I was carpentering in downtown Chicago and heard about an upcoming appearance of Mr. Parker at the Museum of Broadcast. Late 70's, early 80's. I left work and hoofed it there in a hurry with my Dixie Gun Works Powder horn. Met him at the door with felt marker in hand. Security tried to shoo me away, but I persisted and he graciously signed my horn. At least 100 people in the auditorium and he took some questions after his yarn. I foolishly asked if ol' Betsy was real and he hemmed and hawed. Probably didn't want to disillusion all the other fans there, but I got the impression it was a prop gun.
     

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  19. Jan 23, 2020 #59

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    Take a gander at
    http://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/html/daniel_boone.html
    OR
    https://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-i-acquired-fess-parker-davey.html
     
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    In color, we had a black n white TV

     

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