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1  Trading Post / Wanted / Re: Smoothbore on: November 22, 2016, 07:32:10 AM
Thanks Tammy,

I will do so!
2  Trading Post / Wanted / Re: Smoothbore on: October 31, 2016, 07:40:32 AM
Thanks Brad! Any bit of advice helps and it will come to pass. I'm trying to be patient.
3  Trading Post / Wanted / Re: Smoothbore on: October 28, 2016, 06:43:21 PM

My answer would be yes! In that I'm looking for a smooth bore for lead ball and shot. No rifling and that would transition nicely. Rifle stock and sights. Would a particular location such as Virginia or Pennsylvania help with the process. Ancestors settled in Illinois but came by way of Pennsylvania. Maybe a particular maker that would be recommended for such a rifle. My primary goal is turkey hunting but certainly other critters as well. Thanks!


Scott sent me some ideas as well. 
4  Trading Post / Wanted / Smoothbore on: October 27, 2016, 10:43:17 AM
Ok this is a lame attempt at best but I'm just going to toss it out there! For many years now I have wanted to hunt turkey and deer strictly primitively. I'm not a man of great means but have wanted a smoothbore rifle for years. I truly want to hunt small game and turkey dressed historically but haven't had a weapon to do so. I did recently make a call to a man who I've admired his weapons from afar for years but never called. I would love to purchase a handmade rifle but need to do so on a limited budget. I am not looking for anything fancy but certainly functional. The gentleman quoted me a price of no less than $4,000.00 and I truly respect the work he does and it would be well worth the price tag. I don't have that kind of money but it is something I would like to change. The owning of a rifle not the price tag.

So I'm reaching out to my brothers and sister for advice and direction on how I can change my circumstances. I know there are those among our group who know others that this is what they do for a living. Oh, and the wait time on the rifle mentioned above was no less than a year to maybe two years out.

With my humblest inquiry,

5  Trading Post / Wanted / Re: Changing gears slightly on: January 15, 2012, 08:18:12 PM

Thanks for getting right back to me. I am about a 42 if you are refering to a dress coat. I normally wear about a large to extra large in most garments. I think the weskit I am wearing in most of the photos is about a large but I was smaller when I bought it many years ago. I purchased it from "Wart's" wife Becky. I just had to sew a few slight tears but I have been wearing it for many years. I am not apposed to color but I don't want to look to flambouant. I have hunted in the other and it is nice to not worry about lots of flash or flare. Thanks for the offer and I could look to get you payed. Scott Carlson thought he may have a tri-corn. Let me know.

6  Trading Post / Wanted / Changing gears slightly on: January 12, 2012, 02:35:20 PM
Hello All,

I am wanting to do something with coffee. I will be in need of a couple of items if anyone has any of the three. A good used tricorn hat that is broken in, a pair of 91/2 buckle shoes and a nicer weskit or long sleeved waist coat. I normally shot for natural colors. I own a weskit which I have worn for years that is brown in color. Wart, I was not sure if the wife was still sewing or not. I am roughly a medium to large size. I am not opposed to used items and would probably prefer. I am putting together a Coffee Vender/Mechant persona.


7  Trading Post / Wanted / Re: Betty Lamp on: June 28, 2011, 07:48:19 AM

Thanks for all the leg work. I use my work e-mail. I would be interested in additional. I am not looking for anything pretty and authentic is just what the Docotr ordered.

Again Thanks,
8  Trading Post / Wanted / Re: Betty Lamp on: June 27, 2011, 07:24:55 AM
Brother Wart,

Good to hear from you. I sure hope your good wife is well. I too would be interested in additional information. Thanks for the update. Hope to talk to you soon.

9  Trading Post / Wanted / Betty Lamp on: June 23, 2011, 08:30:42 AM

Any makers of Betty lamps amoung us. I have looked at them for quite some time and would love to get my hands on one. I sure would like to keep it in house and pay someone from our fine organization. I did locate what looked like a nice one posted on "Backwoods Tin." Their asking price was $38.50 which did not seem to high. Feel free to let me know if you have one you would like to part with.

Humbly, Mac
10  Trading Post / Wanted / Older wooden coffee grinder or mill on: June 23, 2011, 08:24:29 AM
Hello to all,

I am currently looking for a rugged, workable, wooden coffee mill/grinder to add to my personal stash. I did a little searching on e-bay and the web but did not like the prices. If anyone has a resource for a maker or shop I could get one from I would love to take a look. I would like to have a smaller one. Those that I did look more closely at had a small drawer for catching the grounds.

Thanks Mac
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