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Offline JEH

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Mike Brooks Gun #29
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:22:38 AM »
Guess this goes out to Mr. Brooks if he sees it. Or if anyone else that has handled it or owned it over the years. Its #29, lot of Virginia as well as fowler influence. 44 inch octagon to round 54 caliber. Dark walnut stocked. Brass furniture and a silver thumb plate engraved with the initials ML. Ive had it 12 or so years and curious about its birthdate. It has the look of a well cared for original now. Any way, its still in Illinois. Any info would be appreciated.

Jeff

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 04:02:40 AM »
Jeff A few pictures would help alot.Curt

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 05:39:00 AM »
If I can figure out how to do so I will. I'm a flintlock shooting, non techno, backwoods, bourbon sipping farmer type. But I love the long guns! ill see what I can do. Thanks Curt

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 05:41:33 AM »
JEH 
   Send them to me and I will post them for you .Curt   clram@bnin.net

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 04:15:31 PM »
Guess this goes out to Mr. Brooks if he sees it. Or if anyone else that has handled it or owned it over the years. Its #29, lot of Virginia as well as fowler influence. 44 inch octagon to round 54 caliber. Dark walnut stocked. Brass furniture and a silver thumb plate engraved with the initials ML. Ive had it 12 or so years and curious about its birthdate. It has the look of a well cared for original now. Any way, its still in Illinois. Any info would be appreciated.

Jeff
It was built in the late 80's when I lived in Fulton Illinois. I don't recall  the particular gun, I'd have to see pictures.
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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 03:30:14 AM »
Thanks for helping me out Curt! Hope this jogs some memories Mike. This was the first I acquired in a growing collection after I admitted my gun building skills were sub par to the guys that know how to do them!

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 04:25:35 AM »
I believe I built that gun for Mark Lewis. I think he lived in KY or TN.
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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 05:03:41 AM »
Thanks Mike. I bought it several years ago in Minnesota. Back in Illinois now. Amazing how they travel but good work is always admired! Have always been a fan of your work.

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 01:36:34 PM »
Thanks Mike. I bought it several years ago in Minnesota. Back in Illinois now. Amazing how they travel but good work is always admired! Have always been a fan of your work.
I looked back in my records yesterday but they start at #31. Seeing the pictures jogged my memory, plus the initials.
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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 06:17:52 PM »
   Sure would like to find one of Mike's guns in my pocket book range. That the kid's don't keep emptying !   Lol.  Oldtravler

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 09:37:18 PM »
My, that fine rifle is a real heart breaker.  :'(
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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 03:51:24 AM »
By the way Mr. Brooks. I see you have gun No. 359 listed on here for sale. A lot of filing and fitting from my No.29! I applaud your effort! I'm sure you have some happy owners out there! Including myself.

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Re: Mike Brooks Gun #29
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 12:44:20 PM »
By the way Mr. Brooks. I see you have gun No. 359 listed on here for sale. A lot of filing and fitting from my No.29! I applaud your effort! I'm sure you have some happy owners out there! Including myself.
Yep, #29 is way back in the dark ages! I had just learned how to engrave just a couple years before I built it.
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Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?