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Old February 8, 2013, 11:46 AM   #11
Jim Watson
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Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
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Never a real one.
My neighbor built one by scaling off of photographs in a magazine article I gave him.
A Mountain Man speaker at a past NRA convention had one built as a copy of a museum rifle, I think Jim Bridger's.

Darned crowbars.
I am sure they served their purpose, but the first time I picked up a 7 lb fowling piece, I kind of lost interest in the heavy old rifles.
Without eyeglasses, I am not effective with an open sighted rifle anyhow. If I had lived in frontier days, I would have been better armed with fowling piece, fusil, musket, or shotgun. And a lot less burdened.
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