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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby DarenN » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:55 am

i've recently been looking at a Traditions Crocket rifle in .32 caliber.
i'm intrigued by the thought of "barking" squirrels, as opposed to just shooting them in the head. (or trying to ;) )
i read a copy of an old writing by a guy that went on a hunting trip with the most well known Davey Crocket himself, the artical was written in the language of the day, and i had to slow my brain down to read it. a good read all the same. Mr. Crocket was a hell of a shooter it seems. taking squirrel after squirrel and never once putting the ball in the animal.
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby zelph » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:58 pm

If you don't take care of your guns they'll turn out like mine :lol:

I found this pounded down into the earth next to a hand dug well along a river in a "area of interest". Can any of you identify it?
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby realityguy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:33 pm

Yeah..I lost it 87 years ago..I can tell it's mine because the barrel's bent... :roll:
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby DarenN » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:57 pm

Zelph;
in the close-ups of the breach it looks like a break open breach loading barrel that was, at one time, octagonal.
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:33 pm

Yup, that is Cuz's ol' Henry he lost many years ago. He used that gun to shoot "around" trees! ;) :lol:
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby realityguy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:54 pm

Actually..if you look at it closely..I used it for shootin' up hills... :(
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby zelph » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:12 pm

Looks like a single shot something or other with really heavy gauge barrel material. The barrel length is on the short side :?:
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby DarenN » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:02 pm

yes, it's short. but how much of it has rusted away? no way to know.
i was thinking 'Sharpes' till RR mentioned 'Henry'. i think he's closer.
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:45 pm

DarenN wrote:i've recently been looking at a Traditions Crocket rifle in .32 caliber.
i'm intrigued by the thought of "barking" squirrels, as opposed to just shooting them in the head. (or trying to ;) )
i read a copy of an old writing by a guy that went on a hunting trip with the most well known Davey Crocket himself, the artical was written in the language of the day, and i had to slow my brain down to read it. a good read all the same. Mr. Crocket was a hell of a shooter it seems. taking squirrel after squirrel and never once putting the ball in the animal.


Another option would be to buy a replacable barrel for your Hawken
http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/catalog.aspx?catid=1516-interchangeablebarrels
or you could build your own....
http://possibleshop.com/rifle-kit.html
This is the rifle i always drooled in the catalogs over :lol: .............
http://www.100megspop3.com/oldvalkyry/hatfield.html
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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Postby DarenN » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:55 pm

from what i've read about the green mountain barrels, they are awsome! very accurate, easy to clean, great ignition record. but i don't really want to have one and a half guns. i'd rather have two complete guns.
those Hatfields are PRETTY!!
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