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Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by FiremanBrad, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. How did I do?? My first try at a bird!!!

  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Is there a wire up through the vertebra or are they just glued to each other? I still have yet to tackle a bird myself.

  3. Yes, copper wire. Now I need to mount it to a board!!

    Here's what he looked like before, my first with a flintlock!!

  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    High marks for that. I've shot black powder before. Not always the most reliable aim or firing.
  5. I've killed 12-15 birds with a percussion double 12, but this is my first with a flintlock! Really fun!!!
  6. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    LOl. Wait till you pull the trigger .... and it doesn't go off. :)
  7. It was a damp, rainy morning, although I was in a pop up blind, plus the gun had been loaded for 2 weeks!!!
  8. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I recently did my first bird skull. It was also a turkey that I killed. It was a lot easier than I imagined it to be. I macerated it and put it all together with help from an old post on here.

    I hunt deer and elk with my smoke pole here in the coastal rain forests of Oregon where it rains almost all of hunting season. I load it once and hunt for weeks sometimes and never had a misfire. Mine is a cap lock and my buddies is a flintlock. He has never had a misfire during hunting season. I sure have seen a lot of misfires in my day though.