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Offline nclonghunter

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Couple of my guns
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:49:25 pm »
The two guns together are both kit builds. One is a Caywood England 62 cal. smoothbore. I have taken deer and turkey with it. The bottom one is a Chambers Mark Silver 58 cal Virginia Rifle. I have taken several deer with it, including my best 9 pt. The one rifle pictured alone is a built from scratch 45 cal. which I channeled all parts with gouges and chisels. All parts were purchased in the rough and finished to an old look. This gun has been sold.
I have also built a several other guns that I sold and assembled for good friends. As they say it is a labor of love when you build black powder guns.
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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 06:51:30 pm »
One more....This is why I go by NC Long Hunter
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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 07:12:29 pm »
Nice looking guns.

Offline chamookman

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 02:32:23 am »
Nice - Thanks for posting ! Bob
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Offline mullet

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 04:41:10 am »
Those are pretty, thanks.
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Offline johnfolchetti

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 05:01:13 am »
Very nice work.

Offline Parnell

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 08:36:03 am »
Beautiful.
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Offline nclonghunter

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 03:45:27 pm »
Thanks, they are really fun to build and learning to be effective hunting with them is also another journey.
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Offline cryo-magnon-Eric Parker

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 06:23:59 pm »
Good looking guns indeed!

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 07:29:04 pm »
I'm working on my gear for a Florida Long Hunter personna. There is not a lot of information on the clothes for this climate even though it was one of the first territories settled.
Lakeland, Florida
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Offline nclonghunter

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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 08:49:25 pm »
Mullet, I think a loincloth and tricorn hat is all you need down there.. ;D

You could look at the Creek or Cree clothing. The eastern moccasin is modeled from the Creek pucker toe. A thin pair of braintan leggings, loincloth and medium weight fustian frock shirt split up the front should be about it. Just watch out for those ticks and skeeters getting under that loincloth. I would also suspect the Seminole clothing influenced the hunters clothing in the later years.
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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 10:52:28 pm »
Those are some fine looking guns - you have some talent.
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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2017, 07:02:21 pm »
Mullet, I think a loincloth and tricorn hat is all you need down there.. ;D

You could look at the Creek or Cree clothing. The eastern moccasin is modeled from the Creek pucker toe. A thin pair of braintan leggings, loincloth and medium weight fustian frock shirt split up the front should be about it. Just watch out for those ticks and skeeters getting under that loincloth. I would also suspect the Seminole clothing influenced the hunters clothing in the later years.

Too many mosquito's for loincloth and leggings. I have a pair of smoked, brain tanned pants, a period light weight cotton shirt, and Mikasuki/Seminole moccasins along with 3 other pairs.
Lakeland, Florida
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Re: Couple of my guns
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2017, 09:54:00 am »
Those are all beautiful smoke poles!  Josh
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