Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

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Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by kaywoodie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:58 am

Shot this porker with a smoothbore "fusil de chasse" flinter, 70 grains fffg and a .600 round ball.

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Prolly the last pig I took with a muzzleloader. I can't remember how many I've shot with a front loader. Lots!!!! Sorry for crappy pic. I'll try to do better next time
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Post by kaywoodie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:10 am

More cool stuff

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Re: Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by Pointman » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:46 am

Nice toys. Is that a Gob Spark steel I see? If so, does it really throw sparks that much better?

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Re: Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by kaywoodie » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:46 am

Pointman,

I'm not familiar with a gob spark Steel???? Clue me in!!!
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Re: Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by Pointman » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:19 am

kaywoodie wrote:Pointman,

I'm not familiar with a gob spark Steel???? Clue me in!!!
Supposedly these things throw a greater amount of sparks compared to other typical firesteels. The handle looks sort of like a big key head. I was referring to the item in the top left of your pic.

http://firesteel.com/gobspark-firesteels/

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Re: Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by kaywoodie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:53 am

The two items to the left of the pulverin (powder flask)?

One is a powder measure the other is a vent pick. The are tied to the hunting pouch strap. I poste a pic over on the knife thread that has three of my trade style strikers in it. check em out!
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Re: Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by jeffro » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:58 pm

I seem to remember you bailing out of the truck with a fuzee, running down to the creek, yelping on a wingbone and clatch-boom with a load of buck and ball you built a turkey dinner. All before the Tiltin' Hilton got pitched.
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Re: Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by kaywoodie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:21 pm

That was back when I could run! LOL. Yeah, busted that bird at about 20 yds. Buck n ball. That was with an old northwest gun. Think son Aaron has that gun now. Busted a doe with it too! Also busted several hogs with that one.
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Post by PROUDTEXAN » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:42 pm

Nice!!!

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Re: Primitive hog. Waaay back in the day

Post by kaywoodie » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:57 pm

I think the old northwest trade gun has a longer history of use in North America than ANY other gun. There are still folks using them. They can trace their lineage back to the 17th century!!!!

Probably not the gun for everyone but they certainly have a mistique about them. Funny to note that in most current parlance, they are unheard of except by a few. They are an efficient gun.
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