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Check out this old deer in for a remount!!(Updated)

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by rarestjewels, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Wondering how old this mount is..... will post more pictures as I tear it apart. Looks to be stuffed with excelsior, ears do not seem to have been turned at all, and a stiff wire was bent to the shape of the ear and sewn to the back of the ear after the sharpened ends were driven into the mount!

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  2. Check out this old deer in for a remount!!!!

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  4. Re: Check out this old deer in for a remount!!!!

    Heck, that's not an old mount at all. Someone just paid $825.00 for that with a 5 day guaranteed turn around this season!!
     
  5. Hambone83

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    Dumb question but I'm new. Is that a mule deer or white tail.
     
  6. Check out this old deer in for a remount!!!!

    Mule deer
     
  7. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    The rack says mulie, each beam has a front fork and a back fork. A mulie rack is judged by how good the fronts and backs are.
     
  8. Jason R

    Jason R Ph# 325-282-2527

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    That's so really old work, good luck!
     
  9. Re: Check out this old deer in for a remount!!!!

    I guess putting a box nail in the lower lip is one way to keep it from pulling. ;D
     
  10. Check out this old deer in for a remount!!!!

    Found time today to tear this thing apart......
     

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  11. Check out this old deer in for a remount!!!!

    The entire skull and bottom jaw is inside
     

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  13. pretty cool with the skull, i wonder how tough it would to degrease a skull that had been sitting for that long....
     
  14. How they used to do it was pretty neat!
     
  15. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    the first few deer I mounted were done that way...until I started using the paper mache "chieftan" forms.......that was only 40 odd years ago so it may not be that old.......see what kind of wood,nails,string,mache...was used....this will give you some clues as to age( I did turn ears though)
     
  16. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Considering how old, what he had to work with, and his methods, I would honestly say whoever mounted that was a master.... defininatly way more talented than I am for his time
     
  17. Bruledrift

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    I have a complete guide to taxidermy book that is about 40+ years old of my dads that I learned from and it doesn't show that. Pretty interesting in how they did it. I used that book to do my first deer mount in the late 70's and it had me tucking lips into the foam form. Funny, I learned to do fish 40 years ago just from watching my dad.
     
  18. striker12

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    It' s cool to see the ways of the past. Not only in taxidermy But all crafts.
     
  19. Re: Check out this old deer in for a remount!!(with finished mount pics)

    The ending to this mount story is pretty cool. The original mount was our customers Fathers deer, the cape that was used for the remount was harvested last year by the Grandson. So cool to be able to put the Grandsons cape on Grandpas antlers!!!
     

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