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Ya need a good coon dog by your side...
What's he holding? Looks like it might be a Sharps.
He looks like my neighbor who's always driving around on an antique backhoe.
Looks like a muzzle loading (note ramrod) cap lock (note nipple).
And a tang sight too, look like.
like to as not, passed down by if not crafted by his Granpap
Oh to live back then, and you had not a concern for the world who the president was. Instead, feeding yourself and family with your old faithful fire arm.
Looks like a character from the turkey shoot scene of the 1941 film "Sergeant York". That is a very cool photograph.