Saturday, October 20, 2007
1987 Black Powder Rifles
I buy a Hatfield cap lock rifle (of the Hatfield's & McCoys feud) with a tiger maple stock. Jim S., on the left of this photograph, was a classmate of mine in photography school. He and his father own cabins close to where we typically camp on the East side of the Arkansas River close to Buena Vista. Jim has gotten into black powder rifles and all things mountain man. He even bought a mule to be more authentic. He teaches us how to use a powder horn, and how to pack a ball and wad down the barrel. Boom! Lots of smoke and noise! Just for the record Frank (on the right), never shot a gun, including the one he's holding.