We have a woodcarving friend who participates in area Rendezvous. A Rendezvous is a meeting at a particular time and place of people who enjoy the same activities.
Black Powder, Muzzleloaders…whatever you call them. They have really long rifles. Flintlock and caplock. I learned how to tell the difference in the firing mechanism.
They are quite heavy too…Jim says he has never weighed them but they must weigh about eight pounds each. He made both of these rifles.
As I took aim, this is not a sport for wimps. You need a fair bit of arm muscle to hold that rifle steady and it is a long way down that barrel.
Far Guy offered to hold my camera…he surprised me by taking a photo. It is even in focus.
Jim was ready to pack up and was out of his period dress when we got there. There is another Rendezvous coming up in August…perhaps we will make it to that one before they are ready to pack up!
Jim camps out for the weekend, no his wife doesn’t come along, he says it just isn’t her thing to do. Jim is a retired Park Ranger, he joined our woodcarving group and he also has a Train Collection. He is full of stories.
Here is a basket of throwing knives and hawks…it is a very interesting hobby that Jim has…and if you have a question about a weapon he probably knows the answer.