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General discussion => Contemporary Longrifle Collecting => Topic started by: Cades Cove Fiddler on February 14, 2018, 07:04:58 AM

Title: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on February 14, 2018, 07:04:58 AM
... Soddy-Daisy TENNESSEE school "over-the-log" chunk gun,... built in 1981 by Ron Driesbach, barrel bored, cut-rifled and hand lapped by Les Baska, ... Deer Creek cap-lock,...forged iron fittings ... SPECS... Bbl. 1&1/16" .40cal., 64"long, overall length,  6'8"...full length black walnut stock ... John Clements and Enoch Hardin would be proud .... !!! ... nice rifle.... Regards, .. Cades Cove Fiddler ...(left click on photo to enlarge)
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Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: diamante on February 14, 2018, 07:19:21 AM
Nice find. I almost bought it myself but I talked myself out of it (wish I hadnt).
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on February 14, 2018, 08:38:29 AM
 ;D ;D ;D...Steve,... I'd been wanting this rifle for three years,.... "Old Traveler" more or less embarrassed me into buying her... Had always "talked myself out of buying" for three years,.... actually dreamed about this gun a couple nights before the show,.... made up my mind that if Mark still had her, I would buy,... must have been meant to be .... !!! ... I like her .... Regards, C C Fiddler
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: diamante on February 14, 2018, 08:53:23 AM
Im glad shes going to a good home. My wife would have skinned me if Id come home with another chunk gun.
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: n stephenson on February 14, 2018, 05:27:47 PM
Dana, Nice Find!!  I want to shoot it!! ;D ;D ;D Nate
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: David Rase on February 14, 2018, 10:02:14 PM
Now that's a chunk gun.  Thought when I get back home I would start a thread called "show me your chunk gun".  Flying home today so I should start the thread on Thursday.  Nice spending time with you at the show CC Fiddler.
David
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on February 14, 2018, 10:58:24 PM
 ;) ;)... Safe travels, David,... Great spending time with you,... Mike's always fun to be around,.. !! ,,, been doing some research online of your builds,... GREAT WORK,.. !!!.. post some pix here on this thread of your work,... Regards,... DGB
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: TN Longhunter on February 14, 2018, 11:50:56 PM
Very nice chunk gun. Plain and made for one function. Don't have one but have been wanting to try it out.  The York shoot sounds like a blast (no pun intended) and only 2 hours from home.  I do some work 30 years ago for the cemetery at the Three Forks of the Wolf Church.  Constant flow of traffic to visit Alvin's grave. Have that on my list to at least visit and watch the fun. Of course that will make me want to shoot the next time. 
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: steve1122 on February 15, 2018, 02:18:05 AM
Nice gun! Will you be taking it to the York Shoot?
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: oldtravler61 on February 15, 2018, 02:49:44 AM
  CCF had a great time with you an Rasee...well someone had to get you to buy it....the more you were drooling over it...the shorter it was getting...your just lucky I didn't buy it...it's a cool gun...an I bet it will be a real shooter...!
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: bowkill on February 15, 2018, 09:55:52 PM
You buy at the jamestown ky show..
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on February 15, 2018, 10:13:34 PM
 8) 8)... Yes, bowkill,.... have been horseing for this gun for three years, ... finally talked Mark into selling ......!!!
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: oldtravler61 on February 16, 2018, 03:57:51 AM
 CCF.....you did what...!!!!...ha ha
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: trentOH on February 16, 2018, 02:37:01 PM
The 25" length of pull would be a deal breaker for me.
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on February 16, 2018, 06:24:11 PM
  ..... ;D ;D HaHaha ...corrected measurements ....  LOP = 13 1/2" .... weight approx. 20 lbs ,..... centre of crescent of butt-plate is 2.5" deep,... long toe, Soddy style ....  MATH,...tip of toe to 2.5"...  centre of butt to front trigger 13.5" ....barrel 64" .... overall 80" or 6'8" ...  ;) ;) ;)
 
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: Daryl on February 16, 2018, 09:57:00 PM
Now that rifle has a decent sight radius.
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: bones92 on February 20, 2018, 01:39:29 AM
That's impressive!   Please post photos of how she shoots.
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: tippit on February 20, 2018, 03:46:14 AM
I need education...what exactly is a Chunk Gun?
Title: Re: SODDY TENNESSEE RIFLE
Post by: D. Buck Stopshere on February 20, 2018, 07:14:19 AM
A chunk gun is usually too heavy to shoot offhand. It's designed to sight in on the target, laying down in the prone position and the shooter props the rifle over a log or a chunk of wood. Club chunk gun matches are very popular.

Others here can elaborate or adjust my description.