Unplugged Again...Suddenly it's 1846.

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  1. Ugly Sauce

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    Had to unplug again for the day, but this time I took the old family heirloom, that belonged to Issac Lebo in 1846. He traded an ox for it. And was handed down until it came into my grubby hands. I wonder when the last time this rifle wandered the woods? Anyhow, this was my first coffee break stop, at the base of a cliff that runs close to a mile. Did some good exploring into some nooks and crannies of the State Land near my house, that I had not explored before. The 1862 Model Colt went along too. Rifle and pistol both fire the same ball, I thought that was cool. Saw Mr.Big Buck, who survived hunting season. We had a long stare-down, then he just strolled away, very unconcerned.
     
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    Those pine needles look really long and comfy. Is that a slide rule strapped to the side of your pack?
     
  3. Ugly Sauce

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    They were about a foot thick, and warm and dry and comfy.

    No, that would be my Old Timer folder, kept razor sharp for gutting only! Then my compass case under that.
     
  4. Dave Markowitz

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    That looks like a nice day in the woods. Do you have any closeups of the rifle?
     
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    Quite cool indeed.
     
  7. Dave Markowitz

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    That is in fantastic shape for its age. A real treasure.

    I'm a bit envious of you guys with guns handed down through your family from the 19th Century. My family didn't come to the US until the late 1800s and were urban. My father was the first shooter in the family and I hope it's quite a few years before I inherit anything.
     
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    It is quite a stroke of luck for sure. This came down through my wife's family, and she being an only child was another stroke of luck. !??!? If she had had any brothers, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have it now.!! One cool thing about her family, most of them kept really good diaries, some of them even being in museums, from that time period. Also good oral tradition, so we know quite a bit about the rifle.

    Lightning can strike twice, my Grandfather was with the Canadian forces (116th) in WWI, he was a Lt., captured him a Luger, and carried it all through the war. He was wounded by shrapnel twice, and a bullet once, and I have that Luger. !!! He was in all the major battles and the taking of Vimy Ridge. The Luger has the original German unit markings on it. ! After the war, he laid in the winter moose meat with it every year. He lived way up in Northern Ontario, and he could walk up close to one, (they would wander around the streets of the town) and put a bullet right in it's heart.
     
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