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Offline Bruce in WV

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Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« on: October 06, 2019, 06:12:44 PM »
I found this book in my Dad's stuff and have no use for it. I learn a lot from this web site and would be happy to give back a little.

This is a classic text on repairing and using muzzle loading shotguns. There are lots of modern reproductions on the web of this book that duplicate the information in it, but this is the first edition. Used book sellers are showing $50 plus shipping for this book, but I'll give it to somebody here who hunts with an original percussion shotgun in the field. Just post here that you're a hunter using a percussion BP shotgun and its yours. I'll get your mailing address and send it on its way. Here it is:

The Muzzle Loading Shotgun: Its Care and Use
by Starr, V M

Condition: Very good

Eden,SD: Privately Printed, no date circa 1950. First Edition. Original wraps. Very good. 11pp octavo, A very good copy in red printed wraps.



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Offline wattlebuster

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 06:40:17 PM »
I have this book. Anyone who shoots an hunts with smoothbores needs a copy of this book. The load info applies to either flint or percussion. I highly recommend.V.M. Starr knew his stuff ;D
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 06:41:35 PM »
As I am in need of all the help I can get on this subject (oh I am a BP shotgun shooter) i would love to have it and will give it the care it deserves. When done I will pass it to the next needy person just like you are.
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline Bruce in WV

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 07:13:14 PM »
As I am in need of all the help I can get on this subject (oh I am a BP shotgun shooter) i would love to have it and will give it the care it deserves. When done I will pass it to the next needy person just like you are.

Please Send me your mailing address via PM and I'll get it off to you early next week.

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 09:00:32 PM »
PM sent
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline Skychief

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 06:53:46 AM »
Good on you Bruce! Very kind.

Been looking for a copy of this for awhile.

Best regards, Skychief.

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 04:11:01 PM »
A very good book, and a very nice gesture Bruce.

Mr. Starr really knew his onions.

Offline FDR

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 06:20:04 PM »
Good on you Bruce! Very kind.

Been looking for a copy of this for awhile.

Best regards, Skychief.
The text of the book can be found here:
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/archive/index.php/t-2605.html

Fred

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 07:28:01 PM »
To Skychief: If you will PM me your address when I have digested the information and am more comfortable with a shotgun i will gladly pass it along to you as the next "caretaker" of this fine book.
"Muskrat" Mike
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline Herb

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 05:07:39 AM »
I knew Starr.  He had a gun shop and a big truck garden in the coteau (hilly pothole country) east of Eden, South Dakota.
Herb

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 06:38:12 PM »
Well, the only original I hunt with is only original with me.  But Muskrat, when you are done, would sure appreciate being able to read it before I, too, pass it along.
Craig Wilcox
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Offline Skychief

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Re: Found book - percussion shotgun book giveaway
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 04:15:22 AM »
To Skychief: If you will PM me your address when I have digested the information and am more comfortable with a shotgun i will gladly pass it along to you as the next "caretaker" of this fine book.
"Muskrat" Mike


Thank you Mike.  Pm sent.