Cap'n Ball's Old West

This site is no longer a commercial venture and has suffered from neglect for a while. I am starting a major renovation, but it is now a highly personal hobby page. I will not attempt to maintain a calendar, but will provide links to events or clubs. All technical information will remain and hopefully be expanded.

Let's start with some personal projects. I make my own shooting bags and gun cases, mostly out of commercially tanned cow, deer or elk. I have yet to make one to my total satisfaction, although all have been serviceable. I kept notes on possible improvements called my Lessons Learned notes. I would like to share these with you. Click on the picture to read all about it.

Read The Saga of the Jinx Gun, the most accurate muzzleloader I have ever shot and how it would sabotage me at every opportunity.

An on-going project is Muzzleloading 101. Originally it was to be a one page to hand out titled "What's in the Bag" and was suggested by that very question by a young man at the muzzleloading range at Whittington Center. Like Topsy, "it just growed".

I just watched a youtube by "The History Guy" entitled Ashley's 100. Even the old skinners will find interest and newbies will learn a lot. I did.

The current political situation requires constant vigilance and your active participation. Write to your senators and representative about gun issues frequently. A post card is enough. Financially support your choice of gun lobby group(s).

Please visit Cap'n Ball's Gun Control Links.

Attention Skinners
Don't forget, the anti-gun crowd has already started talking about closing the "muzzleloader loophole".

No guns of any kind, even old replica guns are acceptable. No swords or deadly knives can be permitted. Bill Clinton

Selected Quotes About Government Arms Control

Historical & Shooting Information
Rendezvous that I attend

with photo albums and other information.
Links Page
Calendars, vendors, museums & More
Two Great Target Rifles
Ballard Target Rifles Farrow Target Rifles
Period Clothing
Hats Boots
  Rondy Rules

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