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Posted by Larry Sunday on Saturday, 21 November 2015, at 5:54 p.m.
In my way of thinking if you collect just for the monitary value of things in this world, in this case(Trapdoors and such)you are loosing out. There is the history, research, comraderie,shooting and the satisfaction of finding that "certain" gun.
I once waited 4.5 years for a Shilo Sharps custom rifle. That was about 15 years ago. The week it was schedualed for shipping, I was involved in a head-on collision at 70 plus miles per hour. To shorten the story I broke just about every bone in my body but my legs. I found a way to purchase the rifle anyway...I looked forward to the day I could shoot it. It gave me time to do the research on how to find the proper load and learn to load for it (45-120). I had already mastered the 45-70 for my Trapdoor.
So if you see a (Old Geezer) a tall thin mustached man with a Shilo Sharps hat at the Tulsa Gun show, say hello. This person will most likely be looking at Trapdoors, talking to Red, or sitting down. Always glad to talk Trapdoors and guns. Sincerely, Larry Sunday
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