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Offline Lobo

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I bought this old gun
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:23:49 AM »
I'm a lefty and I don't normally buy RH guns but this was such an interesting piece I couldn't resist.





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Offline Stoner creek

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 05:09:58 AM »
Herschel made this gun for Joey Porter, a fellow Woodbury resident. I saw it fly end over end across the camp one bad afternoon. There should be a crack in the forestock if memory serves me.  It got sold minutes later. Cheap. $900.00 I think. I'm thinking that Ron Ziegler bought it that day.
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Offline Lobo

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 05:57:53 AM »
I'm glad I posted about the gun. It does have a repair in the forestock. do you know when the gun was made?

Offline smoothy

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 06:13:58 AM »
I finally got to meet Herschel last year and had a short but pleasurable conversation with him. I'd appreciate it if you could post more pictures of this gun.

Offline Cades Cove Fiddler

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 06:15:06 AM »
 :o :o.... and you didn't buy her, Wayne,...???..... HaHaHa,.... ... regards,... Fiddler,... 8) 8)
 

Offline Martin S.

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 09:20:20 AM »
How, exactly, does a gun "fly" across the camp?

There has got to be a story there.

Offline Stoner creek

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 02:02:10 PM »
I'm glad I posted about the gun. It does have a repair in the forestock. do you know when the gun was made?
Sometime in the mid-80s.

Offline Stoner creek

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 02:05:45 PM »
How, exactly, does a gun "fly" across the camp?

There has got to be a story there.
Itís owner was upset with HH at the time. The owner had a VERY SHORT FUSE. He took his rifle by the muzzle end and threw it as far as he could. Itís a miracle that the gun wasnít destroyed. I'm pretty sure this episode happened in the Primitive Area at Friendship.
 Dana, at the time $900.00 for a gun would have gotten me a divorce :-[
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Offline Martin S.

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 02:07:50 PM »
Wow...

I thought it might be due to losing a shooting match.


Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 03:49:43 PM »
I was at a shoot once in central Illinois where a fellow took delivery on a high dollar custom. Shortly after the shoot started it was obvious the lock was junk and didn't work. The owner grabbed the gun by the muzzle and did a wood splitter ax  swing into the ground with it and broke it in half. Calmly walked to his car and left. I believe the builder gathered up the broken gun off the ground and left as well. Interesting day. ;)
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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'?

Offline Lobo

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 04:18:54 PM »
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Itís owner was upset with HH at the time. He took his rifle by the muzzle end and threw it as far as he could. Itís a miracle that the gun wasnít destroyed.


Do you know why Joey was upset with him? I've heard that Hershel can be a bit eccentric so maybe there was some disagreement. To take out his anger on such a fine rifle is low down and it's good he sold the gun because he didn't deserve it. Rest assured it's being appreciated now.

Thank you for the story, it adds to the history and mystique of the rifle.

Offline Marcruger

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2018, 04:04:09 PM »
That is a great rifle and interesting story.  Thank you for sharing it. 

Offline bones92

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2018, 12:35:50 AM »
I can't imagine anyone throwing such a fine rifle through the air like that.  Men and knives should be able to hold their temper.

Lobo, I'm curious if you've had a chance to shoot it yet.  I'd be happy to own a cleaning jag made by Hershel House...

Offline Lobo

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2018, 04:17:20 PM »
I haven't shot the gun yet, I just had a total shoulder replacement one month ago today. As soon as I'm healed enough you can bet I'll be shooting it.

As I stated I'm a lefty but shooting a RH flinter is not a problem, I have a RH fowler and a RH rifle that I shoot on occasion with no problem. Hershel is a lefty too and I saw a video of him shooting a RH rifle.

Offline Kingsburyarms

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2018, 04:49:03 PM »
Interesting thread - you never know about the history of a rifle - I did see a $700 Golf club fly into a lake before.... from 1 missed shot. mmmmmm

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Offline mountainman70

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2018, 09:12:55 PM »
and I thought I had a short xxx oops, temper !!! Dave 8) 8)

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2018, 07:02:29 PM »
My initials are JP and I am right handed, I should have found that gun

Offline RAT

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Re: I bought this old gun
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2018, 05:01:31 AM »
More pictures?
Bob