Category Archives: Historical Clothing and Equipment

Requirement #1 of The American Mountain Men

Must have a full set of hand-cut and -sewn clothing and handmade accoutrements. These must be researched for authenticity of the 1800-40 period and be of a type which would have been seen on men in, or moving to, the … Continue reading

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1849 Colt Baby Dragoon

This .31 caliber handgun was one of the biggest sellers of all time for Colt. This one has been converted from percussion to .32 Smith & Wesson. It is a good shooter and works well. $550.00 + shipping. This is … Continue reading

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Armi Sport 1847 Springfield .69 caliber

I am offering my 1847 replica for sale. It is .69 caliber or 14-gauge smooth bore and can be loaded with round ball or shot. This gun is a replica of the gun used by the U.S. Army in Mexico … Continue reading

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Lyman Plains Pistol .54 caliber

This is a stock Lyman .54 caliber Plains Pistol. It is a very accurate pistol! $300 + shipping.

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Pedersoli AN IX Pistol .69 caliber

This is a replica of a French military pistol that was copied by Simeon North for use by the U.S. military. I have stamped U.S. on the side plate to represent this type. I converted it from its original flintlock … Continue reading

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Leman Indian Trade Rifle .54 caliber

I am offering the Leman trade rifle I built a few years ago. It has a 32″ straight taper barrel with round bottom rifling. The lock has no half cock notch as the originals did not have one. Length of … Continue reading

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Isaac Haines .40 caliber rifle for sale

I am offering my unfired Isaac Haines rifle for sale. It is in .40 caliber with a 38″ Colerain barrel. Length of Pull = 14 1/2″. Chambers lock. $1800.00 + shipping

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Swallows section of the Arkansas River

The last day of June 2020, Bruce Day, Bill & Lee Bailey, and myself set out upon the upper Arkansas river near the town of Florence, Colorado. We had Bruce’s Buffalo boat and Bill’s wooden pirogues. Bruce’s boat was constructed … Continue reading

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Aux Ark (Pronounced Ozark)

After Christmas, I had the opportunity to join 8 other adventurers for a river trip on an old-fashioned keel boat down the Ouachita river in southern Arkansas.  The boat is captained by Ed Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas and crewed … Continue reading

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Vox Audita Perit, Littera Scripta Manet ~ Ancient Roman Proverb

I’ve heard it said that “oral tradition and history is the most accurate history known to mankind”. The sheer stupidity of this idea is almost beyond comprehension. Anyone who has paid attention to human nature or participated in the old … Continue reading

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