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My Brown Bess

When I got married in 1981, we took our honeymoon around Lake Superior.  We visited all of the historic sites we could find.  At Fort Michilimackinac, we saw the Great Lakes fur trade first hand and watched a man shoot … Continue reading

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Aux Aliment du Pays – Off the Nourishment of the Land

Requirement #19 of the American Mountain Men states: Must spend three days and two nights totally alone under primitive conditions and aux aliments du pays [“off the nourishment of the land”].  Here is my story about completing this requirement: AUX … Continue reading

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AMM Video

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An Expedition on the Green River

AN EXPEDITION ALONG THE GREEN RIVER   On November 19, 2015, Aaron Griggs and I left Buena Vista, Co and traveled to Moab, UT. It takes 6 hours to drive from my house to Moab via US Hwy 24 and … Continue reading

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2014 AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous

Oct 9-11, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous near Morris, IL.  We had a good time in spite of the ticks.  We had a great time with the folks from Illinois and I represented the western … Continue reading

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Inletting the side plate

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Installing a Buttplate

This weekend I worked on my Leman rifle.  Attached are several pics of the steps to install the buttplate. First, I laid out the pattern, then I cut it with the coping saw.  Then using lamp black, I inlet the … Continue reading

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Observations on Miller

The following comments are based on the sketches by Alfred Jacob Miller as found in the Parke-Bernet Galleries sale book from 1966. #1 – Antoine Clement had a white dog with lop ears.  His leather shirt has long fringe and Indian quill … Continue reading

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My first “Buckskins”

In 1977 I went down to the Berman Buckskin warehouse on Hennipen Ave in Minneapolis, Mn and bought some split cowhide.  I took it home and made a fringed hunting shirt and some leggings.  Here is the shirt/jacket.  Mom brought … Continue reading

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Cleaning Muzzleloaders

A few years ago I was looking for a quicker, easier way to clean my muzzle loaders.  I was tired of using hot soapy water because the risk of rusting.  I had tried various solvents but wasn’t satisfied with the … Continue reading

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