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Offline Shreckmeister

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William Shreckengost rifles
« on: May 21, 2020, 08:59:16 PM »
Like Mike Briggs, I sure miss seeing longrifles, so I thought I would post this compilation of my ancestor's work.











































« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 10:26:57 PM by Shreckmeister »
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 09:00:44 PM »
Great job, I am glad you have saved these.

Michael
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 12:52:44 AM »
Wonderful eye candy!! Thanks Shreck!

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 01:13:55 AM »
Rob, you've done a wonderful job putting this collection together.
My personal favorite is the one with the wire repair. I'm a sucker for a well used gun.
Jim
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 02:59:58 AM »
Thank you for posting these very unique and interesting rifles. You are fortunate to have them since they werre made by your family, but even more fortunate in that you have a stong and lively interest in collecting them and preserving them.
Dick

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 03:03:35 AM »
Thanks Shrek! Super!
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 03:27:37 AM »
Thanks for your kind words. To date Iíve uncovered about 75 of them. My dream would be to gather them all together for a KRA display at an annual meeting.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 06:20:20 AM »
Extraordinary beautiful, thanks a lot for posting these great rifles!
Kind regards from Germany, Chris

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 07:04:38 PM »
Thanks shreck,
The first longrifle i got to see was a shreckengost that my grandfather owned in the early seventies. He had it hanging on the wall, the most striking thing to me was the slender tiger maple stock, with it's melow honey color and redish-black stripes,then the mystical, 'witchy' inlaly designs, its the only way i can describe it.
One day i went to my grandparents house, when i went to see the gun, it was gone. Grandpa said he put it away so it wouldn't get stolen. One day i was upstairs snooping and discovered the gun in a spare bedroom and i was finally able to secretly handle the relic! The octagon barrel had an ancient rust brown finish and a tiny bore size. The double set triggers also confounded me because i could cock the gun but couldn't figure how to release the hammer regularly, then sometimes i couldn't cock it at all.
From then on, whenever we visited my grandparents i would try to come up with any excuse to go to that room, or just outright sneak up there to handle that rifle.
Much to my disappointment, my grandpa eventually sold the rifle. As much as I've tried I can't remember exact details of that gun, but the aura of pioneers , and the smokey past that it conjured up in my imagination has never left me.

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 07:24:20 PM »
Wonderful story Randy. I feel the same way about them
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 09:17:35 PM »
Some real history there,you should be proud.

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2020, 10:31:06 PM »
Shreck, do you remember if you purchased any of your colletion from Phil Lucas?   His name was mentioned as to who may have bought the rifle i refered to.  Also do you live in or around Putneyville?

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 06:05:52 AM »
Rob,

Thanks for sharing! Awesome family collection.

Matt
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 11:41:32 PM »
Shreck, do you remember if you purchased any of your colletion from Phil Lucas?   His name was mentioned as to who may have bought the rifle i refered to.  Also do you live in or around Putneyville?

   I didnít get one from Phil but I remember him saying he had one years ago. Iím 20 miles from Putneyville. I have photos of 75 or so Shreck rifles so thereís a good chance I have a picture of the one you remember. If youíre ever near Ford City stop by the office and you can look through the pics. 1509 4th ave
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2020, 03:16:16 PM »
Thank you,
I travel between punxy and emlenton weekly and was thinking of detouring down to find Putneyville and maybe ask about the seeing old gunshop.

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2020, 10:37:14 PM »
Down 66 turn left at distant pa ice cream shop and go straight 3 miles. Cross the bridge in Putneyville and the shop is behind the modern house on right just after bridge. Charlie Olinger owns the property and his wife is a Shreck descendant
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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 03:25:39 AM »
Thanks again shreck.
 Gonna go check it out when i get a little time.

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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2020, 04:31:58 PM »
Mr. Meister,
On your directions, if you cross the Putneyville bridge, you will be in the picturesque Putneyville Municipal Park, where the millrace for the grain mill was.
Nice guns BTW!
Denny Shreckengost

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2020, 05:30:39 PM »
Depends on which way you cross the bridge :)  Am I losing it or when you come in from Distant don't you come to the store first and then cross
the bridge?
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

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Re: William Shreckengost rifles
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 04:16:57 PM »
Rob,
Yeah, you are losing it. :o
It is the other way around.
Denny