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Offline JTR

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Re: My favorite mountain longrifle
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2021, 10:14:42 PM »
Michael, Thanks for bringing up this old post as well.
These Whitson rifles certainly have a style to them, and are very good looking guns!
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Re: My favorite mountain longrifle
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2021, 04:44:43 AM »
These rifles are beautiful examples of functional art,Tools made to put meat in the skillet and if need be,repel a hostile intruder.The total simplicity of such a rifle made with a very few tools.There was man in Kenova,WV that made one with a barrel,a lock and trigger and maybe 3 chisels and a Case folding hunting knife and the knife was used as a scraper.His name was Glen Napier and he encouraged me when I got interested in 1051.
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Re: My favorite mountain longrifle
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2021, 02:06:11 AM »
Michael, is this the rifle that Jim Kibler referenced for his SMR? I love those simple, elegant rifles. They've no need for adornment.   Dan

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Re: My favorite mountain longrifle
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2021, 04:46:20 PM »
I do not know Jim or what rifle he posted.

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Re: My favorite mountain longrifle
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2021, 05:25:53 PM »
 :-\ :-\... I believe Jim might have used the Whitson for T.C. Carson rifle for his pattern on his SMR,....

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Re: My favorite mountain longrifle
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2021, 06:31:03 PM »
:-\ :-\... I believe Jim might have used the Whitson for T.C. Carson rifle for his pattern on his SMR,....

He posted on here that he was going to model it after a Whitson rifle, showed a picture of a nice Whitson, and even posted a pic of Ol Ebay as well! 
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Re: My favorite mountain longrifle
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2021, 06:51:38 PM »
Jim Kibler requested photos of the "Joy" rifle from the previous owner for use in the design.
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