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Born On A mountain Top In Tennessee

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Born on a mountain top in Tennessee,  greenest state in the land of the free, raised in the woods so’s he knew every tree, killed him a Bar when he was only three. Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier.”

 

You have to be pretty old to remember those words but I remember them like it was yesterday, Walt Disney’s TV “Davy Crockett” on the corny side by today’s standards the series was a big time craze for us wide eyed kids in the mid 1950s. Myself and all my friends wanted a Coonskin cap and a rifle like “Old Betsy”.

 

Finally got me one some sixty something years later, a Traditions “Crockett” Squirrel Rifle 32 cal. While not an exact replica being a cap lock and only 32 cal it is close enough for me. Been wanting one for a long time so when I saw that Midway put them on sale I said to myself it is now or never so I pulled the trigger.

 

The folks that have these Squirrel rifles have nothing but good to say about them., they are accurate, economical and fun. Now to make things right I surely have to kill a Squirrel with this rifle, with these old eyes it might take some doing.

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I too was crazy about Davy Crockett as a kid!

I am crazy over your new 'old gun' too!  Beautiful!

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My first  TV hero in the early 1950s was  Roy Rogers, but once Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie Russell started  airing on Walt Disney Presents,  Roy didn't have a chance...

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When I was about 5 or 6, my Mom used to like to show me off to her friends, because I could sing the entire ' Ballad of Davy Crockett".....

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5 hours ago, ODYSSEUS said:

Is that Wes Parker? I remember that show. Loved it. 

Fess Parker....In his later years he owned a vineyard and winery in California...Lived a long life and only passed away a few years ago..

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22 minutes ago, Rattler said:

Does NY now require this rifle to be shipped to an FFL from Midway?

As of now you can still buy black powder muzzleloaders and get them shipped without messing around with FFLs. You can not buy something like a Thompson Center Encore muzzleloader without going through an FFL because of it's barrel interchanging design allows a regular smokeless powder cartridge barrel to be used.

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