Ray-I can remember CVA flintlocks for $75 and not a bad gun. Our club bought a bunch of Chinese powder. It is in brown sacks and has a little dirt in it. It is half the price of Goex and about the quality of what Sterling Price marched across Missouri with.
In 1977, Dixie sold all kinds of Belgium gun parts cheap. That's how Turner got his start is going over there and buying a 100 yr old warehouse of parts. He used to offer a Belgium half stock 20 gauge percussion for $29.95......I begged my Dad to loan me the money and he said I didn't need one. I have a 20gauge Remington that nobody has ever seen before in the US. It was made to export to South America. I got it from an old man who said his Dad used to carry it on the spring wagon. It looks like a single shot break open but it is a muzzleloader. There is a guy on guns America that has two muzzleloading shotguns for $250 each. They are a 20 and 28 gauge just plain jane. They are from South America and they were used for killing monkeys. They are shootable and I trust they don't have any monkey on them. Let me know if you need me to track them down.
Years ago, I had a water snake try to swallow a trout I had on a stringer. I have seen wads of watersnakes in log jambs during floods. Last winter an old lady said she had a snake in her basement. It was a newer house. I went over there and pulled a dozen blacksnakes out. I took them over to a grain operation and dumped them out. Figured they would get in the barn and eat mice.
TJM----For some reason smoothbores are the highest priced. I can buy 5 tradition .50 cal for what one trade gun costs. 25 years ago, I built a 20 gauge flintlock and the parts cost $500 and it took me 40 hrs to finish. I have an original 14 gauge double and a 32 gauge percussion. Jim Bridger carried a 28 gauge flint trade gun.(Not no Hawkin) I took a 50 cal flint pistol and reamed it smooth for a campfire gun. I have toyed with the idea of fitting a shotgun barrel to a cheap percussion. If I had to survive in the wilderness for the rest of my life, I would pick my 20Gauge Trade gun. Round ball for big game and shot for small game. I could make my own powder and use all kinds of things for projectile and get flint out of the creek.
Used to be you bought "chat" instead of gravel. It was tiny and hard flint type rock. You see it in all them old farm foundations. It was a by product of lead mining. The Feds have vilified it as the root of all evil and even tore down a prison because they mixed it in the concrete. How stupid is that? I would like about 20 ton in my drive. One of the reasons for the war on lead is it is a doomed effort to cut off ammunition. Hornady says they can reclaim(use scrap) enough lead to keep going.
bverboy: yup.. joe told me so
Feb 25, 2017 19:20:11 GMT -6
raymond: I heard Joe was bringing an sr22 for everybody at his table . Thanks Joe .
Mar 4, 2017 15:15:34 GMT -6
Walleye Joe: You need your hearing checked Ray!
Mar 10, 2017 20:21:31 GMT -6
krank: He said "Lesser fun for you" not "SR22".....
Mar 14, 2017 11:29:03 GMT -6
farmnhunter: If you want to avoid feline, you can't use any meat or fish item or scent. Try a piece of black licorish covered by dairy feed, or lucky charms or corn/koolaid (mix 1 qt whole corn with a package of grape koolaid)
Apr 5, 2017 19:42:37 GMT -6