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Title: 21st Century Intrusions from the 18th century
Post by: RMc on October 04, 2017, 01:19:47 am
I stumbled across this and thought the word picture worth sharing. Here is my introduction and a link:

Let us journey down this road...

Picture an old man, 18th century garb, a long 20 bore fowler at hand and a fine morning afield. Then a doe, interupting the stillness and offering only a moment in which to launch the leaden sphere. The front and only sight is clear, the cock - already drawn - snaps forward, sharp flint to steel hammer, white smoke billows...

http://home.insightbb.com/~bspen/PerfectDoeHunt.html
Title: Re: 21st Century Intrusions from the 18th century
Post by: First Shirt on October 04, 2017, 07:02:51 pm
Good story, thank you!  That was a fun read!

I enjoy hunting with a Dixie TMR (left-handed, .50 caliber) mainly because it's probably very similar to the rifle carried by my umpteen-times-great-grandpa when he moved his family here from Tennessee in 1821. 

I guess the rationale is "if you don't know where you come from, how do you know where you're going?"
Title: Re: 21st Century Intrusions from the 18th century
Post by: coelacanth on October 08, 2017, 11:45:12 pm
Good story.  Makes me want to get my hands on another muzzle loader.   :hmm