Author Topic: Mike Brooks blast from the past  (Read 2196 times)

Offline Kevin Fransen

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Mike Brooks blast from the past
« on: April 02, 2024, 07:19:57 PM »
Well the Fedex truck dropped off a couple of wonderfully unmolested Mike Brooks earlier work, No120, and No159 late yesterday afternoon, had time to run a few balls through one of them before dark. Love his work. Good stuff.














Offline Stoner creek

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2024, 08:15:57 PM »
Its great to see this stuff. Brooks has been a great maker for a lot of years.
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Offline ScottH

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2024, 08:21:26 PM »
They look new!  8)

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2024, 08:27:40 PM »
By the looks of the dirt and the size of the corn, they no longer reside in Iowa! Beautiful rifles, great score!
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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2024, 08:58:32 PM »
They sure are beautiful rifles. We're only now merely thawing out our fields, some still under snow.
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Offline EC121

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2024, 10:43:30 PM »
I wondered why they didn't re-list it.  Now I know.   :D :D
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Offline Daniel Coats

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2024, 12:43:59 AM »
Nifty!
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Offline Keith Zimmerman

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2024, 07:58:53 AM »
Beautiful flinters!  Im jealous.

Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2024, 06:34:25 PM »
Cool beans man. I sure must have had a lot of energy back then! ;)
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Offline SDH

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2024, 10:38:53 PM »
Very good looking rifles~ I'll bet they are fun to shoot.
Almost 40 numbers apart~ How many years might that span?

Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2024, 12:50:23 AM »
Very good looking rifles~ I'll bet they are fun to shoot.
Almost 40 numbers apart~ How many years might that span?
Maybe 2 1/2 years back in that time period. There were times in my career I had to be very productive. Some years I had to build 14-18 guns decorated to that level a year just to get the bills paid. Doing this sort of thing as a hobby and doing this sort of thing for a fulltime income are two very different things.
 Guns decorated to that level probably took 60-65 hours each back then.
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Offline Kevin Fransen

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2024, 01:53:22 AM »
The fit, finish and function on Mike's work that I have collected over the years is always perfect and a good investment. Usable American art that retains its value.
Good stuff. Color me happy.

Offline J. Talbert

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2024, 07:35:16 AM »
Evidence that the Mike Brooks fables are actually true. 
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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2024, 07:45:12 AM »
Both guns look very nice you should be very pleased - A little more gun & a lot less corn would be great although .
Thank you Boone , Glass with all the contemplate I read with todays (shooter's lightly taken as such) , you keep things simple .

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2024, 08:03:38 PM »
Both guns look very nice you should be very pleased - A little more gun & a lot less corn would be great although .
They came out of corn country so looks like they are going back to their roots!
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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2024, 08:13:12 PM »
Corn= gun$. nice stand btw
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Offline Hawken62_flint

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2024, 10:39:56 PM »
Mike builds a great gun. I'm lucky enough to get one of the  last ones he made and maybe the last contract rifle. It is a gorgeous left-handed Lehigh. Love  the way it handles and shoots. Thanks Mike!! Maybe we'll see you at Stoner's in August!!!

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2024, 12:44:34 AM »
I believe the one side plate has a hog engraved ? I find many attributes when looking a Mike's rifles his engraving is truly stands on its own merits - like a signature . I would really like a thread started of just Brook's rifles maybe Mike has photos of some he could post ? I'm very interested in Mikes builds .
Thank you Boone , Glass with all the contemplate I read with todays (shooter's lightly taken as such) , you keep things simple .

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2024, 05:28:59 AM »
Start it, the Stoner Creek bobbleheads might share some pictures of his work, especially the bigger one!
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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2024, 04:06:59 PM »
I like my "Battlefield " series.











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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2024, 04:08:29 PM »










NEW WEBSITE! www.mikebrooksflintlocks.com
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'?

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2024, 12:53:56 AM »
I like my "Battlefield " series.








Mike I really like your aging on your rifles the Chas is outstanding as all your work Thank you for sharing !


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Thank you Boone , Glass with all the contemplate I read with todays (shooter's lightly taken as such) , you keep things simple .

Offline Jeff Murray

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2024, 04:27:54 AM »
This one looks like it earned its keep.

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Re: Mike Brooks blast from the past
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2024, 01:14:47 AM »
Very nifty rifles!
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