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Author Topic: Introduction  (Read 205 times)

Online Huntschool

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Introduction
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:08:35 AM »
New guy.  I guess I should introduce myself.

My real name is Bruce Hering.  I have been shooting these front loaders and some BP cartridge for a long, long time.  I was a field rep for the NMLRA for several years and a past member of the AMM hosting several AMM rendezvous at our property including the Eastern AMM National.  My wife and I ran a BP supply company for a number of years an also made primitive tents (Tipis, etc and the real Lean Pee, my wife's design as Shawnee Trading Post) for a number of years.  I was deeply involved  in the Hawken rifle through Art Russel (Hawken shop, St Louis and John Baird, Buckskin Report) as well as Oren Scurlock, Book of Buckskinning and Muzzle Loader magazine back in the day. 

Wife and I spent a good bunch of time with the Tennessee Long Hunters out of Nashville TN during which time I moved from Western Hawken stuff to the Eastern Long Hunter/Revolutionary war "Over the Mountain" type stuff which is really my family history.

Today when I shoot its mostly flinter stuff with some BPC stuff thrown in.  I do still shoot my Hawken which is a measured copy of an original built with a Sharon barrel and parts from Sharon and the Hawken shop.  I was privileged to be able to dissemble and measure all the Hawkens in Dr. Leonard's collection when they were at the Cody Museum years ago and found something no one had found before.  One of Dr. Lenoard's rifles (half stock cap lock) had a formed cow horn nose cap.  I also handeled the Mario Modino rifle.

OK so I have been at this a while.....  I love it and want to keep shooting.  If I can be of any help here please do not hesitate to ask.  I may not have an answer but I may have some thoughts......

Just an old guy (buck skinner) talking.

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Offline Longhunter

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 01:00:51 PM »
Hi Bruce, glad to see another "Old" timer on here. I been shootin these BP guns since Kit was a pup too.. If you made primitive tents and tipis you probably knew Bill Walters who also made them, I forget his company name. I rendezvoused with Bill a lot, he passed over the mountain some years ago.

Welcome to the forum  :thumbs:

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:34:41 PM »
Hi Bruce, glad to see another "Old" timer on here. I been shootin these BP guns since Kit was a pup too.. If you made primitive tents and tipis you probably knew Bill Walters who also made them, I forget his company name. I rendezvoused with Bill a lot, he passed over the mountain some years ago.

Welcome to the forum  :thumbs:

Yea Ron, Bill was one of a group of us (about 4 or 5) outfits making lodges and "primitive" tents.  There was us (Shawnee Trading Post), Panther Lodges, R&K, Bills outfit (Tent Masters, I think) and Blue Star out in MT. 

I also seem to remember some long haired guy throwing knives up on the "Hill" on the Tomahawk and knife range at Friendship...... I think his name was Ron.....  LOL. Good times back then.


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 08:33:50 PM »
Welcome aboard from Missouri! !!!  I look forward to gleaning some knowledge from you.


God bless,
Rodd

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 09:40:15 PM »
Yea, Bruce, what oldschool said...

We'er not all savvy on this stuff even if we are "old"or old(er)  ;D

Share and there will be those who see it different from their view of experience and some of us who may just find your view one to draw to!

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 09:48:59 PM »
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I also seem to remember some long haired guy throwing knives up on the "Hill" on the Tomahawk and knife range at Friendship...... I think his name was Ron.....  LOL. Good times back then.

That's been a while ago.  ::)


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 07:45:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum Bruce! :wavey:

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 07:26:40 AM »
good to see ya here at the bpgang campfire, bruce  :wavey:  :camp:

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 07:58:49 PM »
Thanks all for the reception.

The smoke from these guns gets in your brain and has an effect...... albeit a good one, I think.