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Our Antique Gun Museum Trip

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by AndyinEverson, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    So for those of you who don't know , my friend Dave and I have a traveling museum of mostly antique guns.
    ( about 30 or so )
    We travel to various rendezvous and events and talk about the firearms of the fur trade.
    We also encourage our visitors to pick up and handle our firearms to learn more about them.
    This summer we were at the 1838 Rendezvous in Riverton Wyo. and the Green River Rendezvous at Pinedale Wyo.
    Many thanks to the folks at the 1838 Rendezvous and all the staff at the Museum of the Mountain Man for inviting us to play.
    Here are a few pictures , more to follow if anyone is interested ...
    Andy
     
  2. Rick4070

    Rick4070 Central Oregon coast Active Member

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    Please, post more photos!!:)
     
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  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Okay then ...
    Andy
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Very cool:cool:
     
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  5. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe.
    Andy
     
  6. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Unknown-1.jpeg Unknown-2.jpeg Unknown.jpeg Here are a few more.
    Andy
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cool :cool:

    Do you guys ever get down to the Portland metro area/Vancouver?
     
  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thread drifting a bit but that is a handsome little dog you have in a couple of those pics - puppy or full grown?
     
  9. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    etrain,
    Haven't had a chance or reason to go there yet.
    But if we do I'll let you know ...

    Joe13,
    Thanks , but that's not my dog.
    He was / is a cute "camp follower" . A very cool guy we met owns him. He is is just a pup and goes by the name of "Dawg"
    Andy
     
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    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice Andy, And thanks for sharing the photos! Way too cool! I really dig the Mountain Man events and love the hands on aspect, really gets the folks involved! Well done Sir, well done! Looking forward to next years events in Wy, will see ya there!
     
  11. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Ura-Ki and you are welcome.
    it is really fun to to talk about the guns , then you hand someone a gun that is around 200 years old or so and WOW!
    Do they ever get excited!
    I also like showing folks that guns are not dangerous and if treated respectfully can be a excellent teaching tool.
    Lots of kids and their parents seemed impressed.
    We even let some folks shoot a couple of our old guns.
    It would be awesome to meet up next year ...
    Andy
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Here are some more if y'all ain't bored with 'em yet ... LOL
    Andy
     
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    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Keep them coming, please! What era range in years are you guys representing? And do you ever see any of the Naval arms, tools, and accessories?
     
  14. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ura-Ki.
    We range in age from the 1790's to an 1883 dated Springfield Infantry rifle.
    We have:
    Pennsylvania Longrifles and fowlers
    Southern Longrifles
    Fur trade rifles and trade guns
    Original Colt revolvers
    A original Sharps rifle
    A Springfield 1808 dated flintlock musket
    Shooting bags , horns and related accessories like ball moulds and knives etc ...
    Indian style archery as well.
    As of yet , no Naval Arms ...
    Sorry.
    Andy
     
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    I was just wondering if the later arms and accessories are/would be welcome? That's MY era of personal interest!
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    We have thought of expanding to the WWII era ... But that would be a lot of guns and gear to haul.
    That being said a combined show with someone else's collection would be a fun thing to do ( Hint, Hint )
    Andy
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Any "Brown Bess" muskets in your collection? Or just American models?
     
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    Count me in! Now that I have the Big Dahlgren almost finished, and a rig big enough to haul it around, that might be a lot of fun! Plus, The tools and accouterments from that era would be an eye opener for folks not used to seeing any thing Sea related!
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Etrain,
    No Brown Bess as of yet ...
    For foreign arms we have two trade guns , a trade pistol , a small belt pistol and a combination gun.
    Andy
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    That soooo needs to happen.
    We need to keep in touch to make it so.
    Andy