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Gum Pots,and Pot Shots

 
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BirdogEd
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Gum Pots,and Pot Shots Reply with quote

I had the occasion to walk down some of the old Turpentine roads of Goethe Forrest ,with the good Lt. Lefever before the Snipe season closed. Our usual traipse for Snipe in Goethe ,is hitting the edges of the bogs and swamps, and walk up the critters. On our last visit to this 50,000+ acre Piny wood, we made our way across a clear cut, down to a Cypress head, and walked along its edge. I often look for the old Gum Pots while down at Goethe, and find pieces and parts; but this time I hit pay dirt! The pots that are sometimes found, are the old "Herty Gum Cup" c.1904, while not perfect, this beauty was pretty close. And as things sometimes go, we picked up a few "Mud Suckers" ta' boot.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Nice pics, pot, birds, and Lefever Reply with quote

BirdogEd! Really some nice pics!
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Craig
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RichardBrewster
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed, I enjoy your great photography. Thanks for posting these pictures. Rich
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice pictures but where are the mountains? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain,

That's why I ain't ah bring'n my "Brit", but my "yard dog" when I come out to see ya' one day! He doesn't have much of a nose; nor does he point, but you can ride him in them thar' mountain's yous' a referencen' !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: pictured Lefever Reply with quote

Is this gun in the picture a ejector and if so are the ejectors in the forend? Thanks Barry
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry,

The gun is one of two GE 16ga Lefevers I own . This one was made in 1893-94 I believe, and has in-frame ejectors. It's serial number indicates a late year manufacture. As the double hook was being phased out, and the large hook; hammer cocking mechanism was being introduced, this beauty was part of that transition.

I had another collector, who knew that I am always looking for Lefevers; lead me to this one a few years back. Other than a little dirt, the gun was in near mint condition. Another closet maid that was put up the last 100yrs!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: forend ejector Reply with quote

BirdogEd, Thanks for the reply. Very nice gun, it must be a joy. Barry
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping the "other" 16 gets a work-out occasionally! Very Happy Great pics, as always.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures and a real nice G grade too. I'm assuming these gum pots were used to collect gum for the manufacture of turpentine... would that be correct? Could you tell us a little about the process? Around these parts, we're more likely to see maple syrup taps and tin buckets.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sideplates,

Once I can save up some more aluminum cans, or steal Platinum from some parked cars catalytic converters (LOL), I will be sending out the other 16 GE for a "restore"

As to the Herty Gum Pots, the Turpentine workers would drive in 6" metal/ tin strips into the side of the Long Leaf Pine, creating a type of "chevron ladder", which would direct the pine resin down the ladder and into the Herty Gum Pot. This the reason for the hole in the lip of the pot to allow for hanging on the tree. These pots often turn up after the Forestry Dept., or Logging Co. comes in after a cut, and turns the soil to plant seedlings; unfortunately, they often bust the pots that are buried in the sandy soil, so to find one that is not in shards is a real treat.

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Mark Larson
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos and great guns! Thanks for sharing.
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