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Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:55 am
by DarenN
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.

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:58 pm
by zelph
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?

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:33 pm
by realityguy
Yeah..I lost it 87 years ago..I can tell it's mine because the barrel's bent... :roll:

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:57 pm
by DarenN
Zelph;
in the close-ups of the breach it looks like a break open breach loading barrel that was, at one time, octagonal.

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:33 pm
by Ridgerunner
Yup, that is Cuz's ol' Henry he lost many years ago. He used that gun to shoot "around" trees! ;) :lol:

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:54 pm
by realityguy
Actually..if you look at it closely..I used it for shootin' up hills... :(

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:12 pm
by zelph
Looks like a single shot something or other with really heavy gauge barrel material. The barrel length is on the short side :?:

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:02 pm
by DarenN
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.

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:45 pm
by Ridgerunner
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.as ... blebarrels
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

Re: how to waste a day (or two)

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:55 pm
by DarenN
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!!