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What's your firelocks name?
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hellbilly075
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Joined: 31 Jul 2009
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Real Name: eric armour

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: What's your firelocks name? Reply with quote

Howdy All, I was reading a narrative of the battle of Kings Mountain and read where the feller supposedly said before shooting British Major Patrick Ferguson "let's see what ole sweetlips can do". It being a common practice to name your firelock after your wife or lady friend. I was just wondering for fun what kinda name y'all put on your firelocks. I've got a new .58 cal. Track of the Wolf colonial fowler I'm gonna have put together (if Track ever sends me the rest of my parts!) that I'm gonna name Shannon Faye after my dear wife. Just for the fun of it what name have y'all hung on your guns?
YMH&OS, Eric
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D.S. Bradshaw
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Location: Middle Waters, USA
Real Name: D. Scott Bradshaw

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whizz-bang for the only flinter I still have. The original lock was not very good and it used to sound like that going off. I changed to a better lock but kept the name.

My old caplock .54 Uberti hawkin gunne I named "thumper" for the way it echoed through these Ozark hills. Sold it off though.

My old long-rifle was named "long-tom" after an incident which I shall not relate on public forum.

I gave my .40 caplock to my wife when we got married, and she calls it "Savannah" but I never have got her to tell me how she came up with that.
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Loyalist Dave
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Real Name: David Woolsey

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My .54 is Trudy, which is short for Gertrude, which is translated as "strong spear". She has downed many deer, and quickly. My new .40 is Patience as she took a while to arrive and is taking a while to finish.

LD

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Gonzales
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Joined: 29 Oct 2007
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Location: Saint Louis
Real Name: Larry Gonzales

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Tennessee is "Near Miss".

The Bess is "Ol' Belch Fire".
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Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Jerry Tubbs

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first meat I made with my JB smooth rifle was a squirrel. I aimed for the head because I was loaded with a round ball. The ol' gal took the top of that tree rat's head clean off. With that I call my smoothy "Topper".

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Real Name: mark drinkard

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I call my Bess "Ol Broony" Thats Old brownie said with a scottish brouge.
Frenchy for my 1717."The Blonde" for my Lanchester,Long Tom on the fowler and Ol big mouth for my Buss,And no it's not named after my wife
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did forget to mention my old CVA blunderbuss- "Ridgerunner"- another story for only around select company at the fire.
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Shawnee Mike
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Location: Cortlands Ford, Indiana territory
Real Name: Mike Greenhorse

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines "Lightning Bolt" or "Ol bolt" Never hits in the same place twice.

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trent/OH
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Joined: 02 Jul 2009
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Location: Southwest Ohio
Real Name: Trent Wren

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Bess is named Audrey, from Little Shop of Horrors, because it's a challenge to keep her fed!
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Joshuway
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Location: South of the Falls of the Ohio on Otter Creek
Real Name: Joshua B. Everett, SSG, USA

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My rifle is named Kimberly, after my Mom, 'cause my Dad built it, and my musket is named Amberlina, after my wife, 'cause she bought it for me!

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Captain Midnight
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Joined: 26 Jun 2007
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Real Name: Jeffrey Greene

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My fowler is called "Diehard" after falling out of the vise while being built and suffering a broken stock. It was repaired and is my main long arm now.
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Real Name: Adam Wilkey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's "My Precious" (in Gollum's voice) because that's what I said when I pulled my .50 tennesse flinter out of the box from Tennesse valley Muzzleloading! My old plains rifle I sold was called "Orion" after the constellation we know and love as "the hunter".

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Jacques
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:40 pm    Post subject: Name Reply with quote

"Miss Tagen," for the obvious reason.
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Lady of the Woods
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Real Name: Suzanne Dennis

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Riflegun made by Mr. Homer Dangler is Lady of the Woods, my smoothie is known as Lucky which is derived by the name of Luke MacGillie whom I bought her from and the fact that the first time I shot her I hit 6 out of 10 birds.

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Real Name: Tim Kelly

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a .45 cal that I named DEB.

My Tulle was bertha.

And several others no name.


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