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Handmade black powder rifles, pistols, and buckskinning accessories for the hunter, collector, and reenactment enthusiast.
Many folks contact us (San Luis Obisbo Muzzleloaders) asking how to get started in muzzleloading. The purpose of this article is to attempt to answer that question and provide some helpful tips to prospective muzzleloaders.
It won't take long and you will be standing in the same place and sticking it every time. Then you can practice for accuracy.
The language of the trappers was a combination of English, French, Spanish, several Indian languages and as far from gramatical and literary correctness as it is possible to imagine. A peculiar jargon grew up amongst the trapping fraternity which was both vigorous and picturesque. Contorted words from various languages were combined with distorted English and were used as a means of communication. Here is a partial collection of words used in the language of the mountain men. The next time you get to rendezvous and see one of your good friends you can yell "Hey ole hoss, I see yer still keepin' yer hair!" and you will be just that more "period correct".
Compiled by Walt Hayward & Brad McDade.
Brief description from the Florida Frontiersmen website, includes related links.
American tunes, traditional English, Irish & Scottish tunes. Dozens of downloadable midi clips.
Website dedicated to the outdoors: hunting, bow hunting, fishing, muzzleloading and more.