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One of my favorite rifles I thought I would share with you guys. I was fortunate enough to come across this and had to have it. Being from ohio I love the history of my state and when I take this gun in the field wonder if I am re-entering a section of woods this gun has already been.if anyone out there has a Vantrees they want to part let me know!
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One of my favorite rifles I thought I would share with you guys. I was fortunate enough to come across this and had to have it. Being from ohio I love the history of my state and when I take this gun in the field wonder if I am re-entering a section of woods this gun has already been.if anyone out there has a Vantrees they want to part let me know
That's a very beautiful heirloom and something to cherish for sure. I'm only 30-40 miles from Ft Recovery and have family from Shelby County who came there from western Europe. It's very interesting to hear some of the stories and history of our area.
 

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That's a lovely caplock Hawken-style rifle.
That's a very beautiful heirloom and something to cherish for sure. I'm only 30-40 miles from Ft Recovery and have family from Shelby County who came there from western Europe. It's very interesting to hear some of the stories and history of our area.
You can go down a rabbit hole on google searching the history it is very cool. There is a book "The stores of early Ohio" its a recreation of the book "Stories of Ohio" by William Dean Howells which he wrote in 1897 its pretty cheap and it is a neat read. It's all early Ohio territory ,Indians and settler. If you get a chance check it out!
 

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Over time firearms have a way of getting worn, trashed, or they move out of the area completely.
It could have crossed a dozzen gunshow tables as most do.

To have a firearm stay in the Ohio area all this time beats the odds.
When I got it, it was in Pennsylvania. Hard telling where it has been.
 
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