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Hunting / Ole John Pruitt got 'er done!
« Last post by dhaverstick on April 05, 2021, 01:38:09 PM »


My dear friend, John Pruitt, killed this fine gobbler on his place in east-central Tennessee last Saturday afternoon. If you've seen many of my posts, you probably know that John is a skilled gunsmith and bowyer and can crank either one out in short order. He made the gun you see in the photo. I know it has a 42" Colerain turkey choked barrel in 62 caliber and a rear peep sight because he made me one with those as well. John is 80 years old and still going strong so I just had to brag on him a little.

Darren
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Firearms / Re: Hoyt .54 gain twist
« Last post by vtmtnman on April 04, 2021, 01:09:54 PM »
Looks like that shoots great. :thumbs:
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The Campfire / Re: This shooting bag is heading to Mexico
« Last post by goingoldskool on April 02, 2021, 11:08:02 PM »
Nicely done!  I'm sure they'll enjoy it.
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The Campfire / Re: This shooting bag is heading to Mexico
« Last post by doc nock on April 02, 2021, 07:46:31 PM »
To say you're a bit of a craftsman would be a grose understatement
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The Campfire / Re: This shooting bag is heading to Mexico
« Last post by Rob DiStefano on April 02, 2021, 10:14:41 AM »
Darren, that is just amazing craftsmanship!  I'm speechless just admiring this magnificent work of art!   :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
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The Campfire / This shooting bag is heading to Mexico
« Last post by dhaverstick on April 02, 2021, 09:54:25 AM »
I finished this shooting bag yesterday for Jordi Gene, owner of TanKab Outfitters in the Yucatan. A mutual friend of ours, Bill Cooper, commissioned me to make it and it will be delivered Sunday when Bill flies down there to hunt. The two main critters that people hunt there are Brocket deer and Ocellated turkeys so I did my best to incorporate them in the design of the bag.  Yes, I know it's not period correct or anything but I think it does capture the essence of hunting in that area. Jordi is a big time traditional bow hunter and black powder shooter and I look forward to meeting him next year when Bill takes me down there on a writer's junket. I hope to kill another turkey with my bow and one with a flintlock smoothbore.

The body of this bag is made from elk hide and the dark trim is bison. The colorful leather is embossed cowhide. I looked at A LOT of leather to try to match the color and texture of the Ocellated turkey's magnificent plumage.





The images of the Brocket deer were a collaborative effort with my niece, Alex Sapaugh. In order to get the images etched onto leather, I need a clean, crisp black-and-white drawing. I couldn't find anything I liked on the web so I found a couple of photos I liked and had Alex do some magical artwork drawing them on a computer. As you can see, the end result is amazing. The photos and the drawings are identical.






The strap buttons and flap hooks were carved out of deer antler and the strap "D" rings were carved out of moose antler. I put some personal touches on the inside of the bag and sewed it all up by hand using artificial sinew.



Darren
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Trading Teepee / wanted a .530 round ball mold
« Last post by bldtrailer on March 30, 2021, 09:16:53 AM »
Looking for a round ball mold .530 in good condition  :camp:
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Firearms / Re: TC Hawken .50 Flinter
« Last post by Rob DiStefano on March 29, 2021, 07:49:02 PM »
Very nice Rob!

Any new projects on the horizon?

Yes ........ SHOOTING!   8)  :thumbs:  :wavey:  :camp:
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Firearms / Re: TC Hawken .50 Flinter
« Last post by Rob DiStefano on March 29, 2021, 07:48:11 PM »
Glad you liked it and it worked out well for you!

She's a good gun, Martin, thanks again  :wavey:
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Firearms / Re: TC Hawken .50 Flinter
« Last post by goingoldskool on March 29, 2021, 07:34:21 PM »
Very nice Rob!

Any new projects on the horizon?
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