Search found 167 matches

by WinterHawk
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: outa state killin
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: outa state killin

As an ex-Alaskan, I would suggest to look at going for a black bear. Maybe not quite the thrill of shooting a brownie but you don't need a guide; you can put together a DYI hunt on Prince of Wales Island and only pay the out-of-state tags for a bear and deer if you want one. Spring bear you have to ...
by WinterHawk
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD! T-C Pennsylvania Hunter, .54 caliber w/ .62 smooth bore barrel & CVA Bobcat
Replies: 0
Views: 35

SOLD! T-C Pennsylvania Hunter, .54 caliber w/ .62 smooth bore barrel & CVA Bobcat

The T-C was bored out to .54 by Bobby Hoyt. The lock is the RPL from L&R. There is a second barrel made by Mr. Hoyt, a .62 caliber smooth bore. Turtle front sight, wedding band transition from octagon to round. The lock bolt washer was replaced with a Hawken style from Track of the Wolf. Need $450 s...
by WinterHawk
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Wood arrow spine
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Wood arrow spine

Get a spine kit from 3 Rivers for the arrows you want to shoot, with some below and some above the 40 lb. they will give you 2 arrows in each weight of spine in 5 # increments. So maybe 30-35, 35-40, 40-45, 45-50. Of course you might end up like me, where it doesn't seem to matter and I use them all...
by WinterHawk
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Merry Christmas!

I'm a bit late to the party, but the same to you and I hope it was a good one with an enjoyable New Year's celebration to boot!

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Pedersoli Indian Trade Musket
Replies: 24
Views: 12847

Re: Pedersoli Indian Trade Musket

And welcome from this end of the world also!

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
Topic: Fire Kits!
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Fire Kits!

I've used various pieces of flint, also some chert. Even the flint which came with the steel wouldn't spark. And I bought it about 30 years ago, so it's too late to complain! :lol: :lol: :lol:

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: Paddle sheath
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Paddle sheath

Now that's slick! :dance: I may have to copy that for when I wear suspenders instead of my belt.

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
Topic: Fire Kits!
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Fire Kits!

I need to get some skill with flint & steel, although the steel I have won't spark worth a darn. My fires have always been made with matches...
by WinterHawk
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: Paddle sheath
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Paddle sheath

So, the "paddle" goes inside your waist band? I've been trying to figure a way to carry my Case Trapper without a belt.
by WinterHawk
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: New neck knife
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

Re: New neck knife

Interesting use of broadheads!
by WinterHawk
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Jerky recipes
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Jerky recipes

Sounds good, what temperature did you dry it at?

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: SnapHaunce build

That's beautiful, as usual! I wish I could do that well. I recently made a patchbox for the Deer Creek rifle and the inletting went terribly wrong. It is fairly well masked with colored bedding compound, but not pretty when you look close!

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: WE ARE BACK!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: WE ARE BACK!!!

Yeppers, and thank you for the heads up about it. Excitement knows no bounds! :dance: :dance: :dance:

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: what did you do today - 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: what did you do today - 2019

Tuesday was beautiful weather, with a forecast of "icky" to come so the dogs and I went off for a hike while we could.
by WinterHawk
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Let's Build a Camper
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Let's Build a Camper

Excellent! I admire your craftsmanship. I'm (slowly) putting together a canoe but that is on hold right now because all the space in my small shop is taken over by the gardening and yard equipment. Besides, there is no heat in there and we have been having Winter weather here lately, off and on. :lol:
by WinterHawk
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Let's Build a Camper
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Let's Build a Camper

That's great, Aeronut! I'm looking forward to seeing the next installment!

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Black hunter longbow
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Black hunter longbow

Yeah, once the others discovered Facebook, they were gone within a month. There are some of us who are hanging on but I think even we are fading out of the picture. Here is the link on how to post pictures. I think it's about the same procedure as most other sites have. http://www.tradrag.com/forum/...
by WinterHawk
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Black hunter longbow
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Black hunter longbow

You know, it ain't real without we see some photos! A new Black Hunter bow? I'll have to do a search for that; never heard of one before, although that's no surprise! :roll: Okay, a search brought this up: http://www.twigarchery.com/big-rock-black-hunter-longbow/ Is that the bow you have? Looks good...
by WinterHawk
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: A hunt with my Grundmann
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: A hunt with my Grundmann

Looks like some good eating! Watch out for pellets, though! :rolf: :lol: :roll:

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: ROLL CALL!!!

Yep, even our fearless leader hasn't been on. Pretty sad, really. But on the bright side, at least we know some of us are still here And some are making pretty spiffy trailers, too!
by WinterHawk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: what did you do today - 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: what did you do today - 2019

Haven't done much so far this year. Replaced a bunch of 1" blinds with 2" around the house until I ran out. Lots of fiddling around to begin with, but by the time I was on number 4 it went easier; strange how that works out! I hope to get out in the woods tomorrow. Today was the last of a four day M...
by WinterHawk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: SnapHaunce build

Great to see you are in the shop and posting again! :applaud: I do hope to see more on here on your progress.

That certainly looks good. Those piercings are amazing! :77:

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Happy New Year

Thank you, and a belated same to you! Was afraid the retirement check might not come through because of our fearless leader's squabble with Congress, but it showed up at the bank alright. Hope that continues!

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today? - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 22704

Re: What did you do today? - 2018

Hey, a Happy New Year, you all! Looks like we need to start another WDYDT thread for 2019! Had my son home from Fort Riley from Christmas Eve to yesterday morning. Didn't see too much of him as he was busy buying a new-to-him used car and getting the insurance & financing straightened out. Then he d...
by WinterHawk
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Success!
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Success!

Great! :dance: :applaud: :77:

On my Mountain Rifle I took the rear trigger off and the pull on the front is just as light (or heavy, depending on your point of view) as on my T-C Pennsylvania Hunter.

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Merry Christmas

:campfire: Well, the day is coming to an end, but I would also like to add my wishes for all to have (had) a great Christmas. Our son was able to get leave at the last minute, picked him up at the Columbus Airport last night. Flew up from Fort Riley, and plans to drive his car back down in a couple ...
by WinterHawk
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: ROLL CALL!!!

It hasn't gotten any less pretty since you last posted photos of it! Well done, sir, well done!
by WinterHawk
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: ROLL CALL!!!

I'm still here! Hope to see the missing ones return from wherever they went to....
by WinterHawk
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Killed Buck With Patched Round Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Killed Buck With Patched Round Ball

Fort Sill, hey? My youngest is just finishing up AIT there, heading over to Kansas. Fort Riley, maybe? He told me but it didn't stick. I hope he texts me an address when he gets there! :rolf:

Congratulations on the buck! That should give some prime eating for a while. :applaud:

~WH~
by WinterHawk
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Fox Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Fox Hunt

Good job! And I also like your set up.

~WH~