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Hoyfelix
December 30, 2010, 09:45 PM
Anyone know of rifels from South Carolina in early 1800s from smiths by the name of Hoy? They made guns with fancy boxes built in and fancy shell inlays. Patrick Hoy was known to be a "straightner of rifels". I know they exsist and would like to have a photo of one.
I do shoot some pyrodex and have a 45 cal kentucky and a newer 50 cal rifels.
Thanks. felix

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Jim Watson
December 30, 2010, 09:58 PM
Patrick Hoy is well known as a South Carolina gunmaker.
He was born in Ireland in 1787, moved to Spartanburg in 1804, and lived until 1860.
Sorry, I could not find a picture of one of his rifles.

Discussion of a Hoy rifle at:
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=7882.0;wap2

His great, great, great grandson uses his tools to make decorative ironwork... but not muzzleloaders.
http://www.johnboydsmith.com/

What kin are you of his?

Hoyfelix
January 2, 2011, 10:51 AM
Patrick Hoy is well known as a South Carolina gunmaker.
He was born in Ireland in 1787, moved to Spartanburg in 1804, and lived until 1860.
Sorry, I could not find a picture of one of his rifles.

Discussion of a Hoy rifle at:
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=7882.0;wap2

His great, great, great grandson uses his tools to make decorative ironwork... but not muzzleloaders.
http://www.johnboydsmith.com/

What kin are you of his?
Thanks for the info. Patrick Hoy was my GGGG grandfather. Would you pass my contact info to the person who has his smithing tools? Or even contact me with his? hoy@ckt.net Thanks. felix

Grunt Medic TXARNG
January 2, 2011, 11:35 AM
You can reach him through his website posted above - http://www.johnboydsmith.com/

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