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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Flintshooter, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Flintshooter

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    It’s kind of a nostalgia thing with me. When first started shooting muzzleloaders back in the sixties rifles like these were common at local shoots as were pistols like the one in the picture. I’ve owned one of the rifles shown twice.
     

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  2. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    I wasn't shooting back in the 60s but I feel the history and nostalgia as well albeit vicariously with those Tingles.
    I'm the proud custodian of an original Bob Tingle .40 cal Magnum Target Pistol that I'm not likely to part with while I'm standing above ground level.
     
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  3. PapaG

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    He made a great halfstock rifle (I won many a match with mine), a sidehammer over/under shotgun and a few mule ear singles also. He hated the idea of choked shotguns and showed up at Friendship with a huge bore mule ear shotgun he loaded by using a broom as a ramrod. Cool guy. Glad to have known him. From Shelbyville, IN.
     
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    The guy with the two gauge single barrel was George Tolen, a judge in Shelbyville. It’s one of my earliest memories of Friendship. The picture is from my first issue of Muzzle Blasts, August 70
     

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  6. PapaG

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    That would have been my third time out there. Made many friends and competitors. Shot musket, percussion offhand, revolver, and gradually moved over to trap and skeet in the late 70s. Two of my local buddies won the trap championship in different years, each using original live pigeon guns from the 1800s made in Peoria by Peter Bordereaux, one a seven and the other a ten ga. Terry Reuling shot the seven ga and used about seven drams and two and a half ounces of shot. Back then it was a hundred birds and you could re enter.
     
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  7. Flintshooter

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    Well it sounds like our time on the trap range overlapped a little bit anyway. Al Coor, Lyman Bowling, Gary Butler, Marty King, Jim Guy, and a guy I’ve known since long before either of us ever picked up a muzzleloader, Gary McGraw.
    Bob Pence owned a trap club near Liberty, IN and had Sunday matches every month or so. For an average shooter like me they were practice sessions because most of the time the entire US International Team was there.
     
  8. PapaG

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    I shot with those guys at Friendship and even had a multiple match shootoff with Gary at the Wisconsin Sportsmans Alliance championships. Also Tom Doster (a doubles master), Mike Hagerty, and one elitist who I won't name from that international team. I had a Bowling over under for a while but preferred my own traditional single. Stan
     
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  9. Flintshooter

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    Forgot about Hagerty. He shot a gun with a barrel so bent upward you could see it fifty feet away.
    Figure it would take one guess to come up with the name of the elitist. I never had any problems with him but I know he wasn’t very popular. He usually made the long drive down to the shoots Pence put on.
     
  10. PapaG

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    Mike liked to bend barrels. He actually had a "Friendship Special" almost complete he made at ICC but when he sent it to have the barrels black chromed it got stolen. I still shoot in a league with him on Thursdays at Peoria. Terry moved to Alaska years ago, then back to MO a couiple years back. Have we met? I'm Stan Geisz from Washington IL, formerly of the Illini Muzzle Loaders.
     
  11. Flintshooter

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    We probably have at some time in the past. Randy Johnson Connersville, IN
    Friendship is commuting distance for me so I would always get down there early and park as close to the gate as I could. Then I would carry a box with shot, powder, wads for two different guns, and the two guns to the trap range. One day I got there at my regular time, and although there was not a single vehicle parked east of the entry to the Laker lot I was informed that I MUST park at the Friendship end of the lot. I didn’t bother shooting that day and never tried again.
    After an incident in 92 I was an adamant non member for almost 20 years before being talked into joining again. Between cost increases and some crap thrown my way by some of the BOD members I’m a non-member again and I doubt I will ever be one in the future.
     
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    All it takes is one powermad ***** to screw up a good thing, ran into problems at a range in southern Arizona with a range master that was a true brother of the Jungle Cock if you catch my drift. I never renewed my membership afterwards.
     
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  13. PapaG

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    I never had a problem with the NMLRA, the folks at Friendship, or any other shooting organization. I simply ran out of free time for all my family, church, and shooting activities. My wife and I put our kids through college, built our own house, bought a small farm for rec and hunting, retired free of debt and now enjoy our nearby kids, seven grandkids, my gun club only fifteen minutes away and trap shooting at two clubs. I still have my black powder guns and deer hunt with one and fondly reminisce about the good old days where I'd go through a pound or two of ffg in an afternoon of trap. Nobody anywhere nearby shoots bp trap or skeet and that is a shame.
     
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