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Old October 31, 2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Colonial Fowler

A true craftsman, Ed Wenger, lives down the road from me. I asked him to make me a colonial fowler (for my grandson), and he made me a beauty. I just picked it up today. Thought I'd post the link to his thread showing it on americanlongrifles.org.

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/...?topic=23958.0
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Old October 31, 2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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Wow.... just wow. That is awesome.
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Old October 31, 2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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That's one fine fowler.
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Old November 1, 2012, 01:47 AM   #4
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That is absolutely gorgeous! If I wasn't already taken I'd ask it to marry me...LOL
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Old November 1, 2012, 05:25 AM   #5
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I get a sense of...

..Humility when I see work like that.

Beautiful.
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Old November 1, 2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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Fantastic! Your grandson is going to treasure that the rest of his life! Beautiful work . . . graceful lines . . . . I'll bet it melts like butter in your arms!
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Well the grandson has about 14 years to grow into it, until then, Grandpa gets to have some fun! Thanks for the comments. I'm really pleased with it. Had to reconfigure the shelves in my safe just so it would fit in there.
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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Very fine.
The first good fowler I ever saw, I immediately lost interest in the reamed out crowbars they call Kentucky rifles.

I can't see well enough (without modern eyeglasses) to need a rifle anyhow.
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Old November 2, 2012, 07:03 AM   #9
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While we are admiring Wengler's work....

...I think it is worth while to point out Neolf's great taste.

There is value in knowing real beauty when you see it and Neolf should be congratulated for it.

You are a class act, dude.
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Old November 2, 2012, 08:31 AM   #10
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Beautiful fowler you are showing on the rifle forum.
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Old November 2, 2012, 08:34 PM   #11
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very classy gun!
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Old November 2, 2012, 10:31 PM   #12
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You know, looking at this, I'm reminded why I sneer at those who ask me, "Why do you like guns so much? What's the big deal?"
The big deal is the love and effort that went into this piece of engineering art!
There is a beauty in some firearms that just draw your eyes to them.
But don't get me wrong, There taint nuthin rong with a big old black powder revolver that you can yuz ta club your target to death with when empty
Beautiful weapon sir. The boy is lucky to have both of you.
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Old November 4, 2012, 10:14 AM   #13
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Fowlers

i very much like Fowlers. Yesterday, it brought home a pheasant. Mine is a 16 gauge made for me by Mike Brooks.
For my money, the fowler is the most elegant of muzzleloaders....a long and graceful wand.
You have a beautiful gun there.
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