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Reply #105 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 8:05pm
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Wouldn't even dare try arguing with that Vall Schoyen was indeed a very talented individual as we're a few others and Zischang comes to mind as being one of those.
  
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Reply #106 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 8:30pm
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Might add there have also been a few in more modern times and Barry Darr being one of those who carried on where they left off. Here is but one example of one of the Rifles he built and I once owned. If memory serves me right it was built in 1972 and also has one of barrels on it. Where could one now find another who could now do the same. The rifle also has one of his barrels on it and all though the re&capper is not his he did make a few and as rare as Hen's Teeth.

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Reply #107 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 10:31pm
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I would certainly agree that Barry's work stands on it's own merit as some of the finest built! I know he is also a Schoyen fan, and everyone knows how good Barry Darr barrels shoot!
That's a gorgeous gun, and accessories! Any idea where it ended up at John?
  

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Reply #108 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 11:23am
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Ended up in Florida Vall.
  
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Reply #109 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:19pm
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A piece of information for Vall.
During the summer of 1897, Pope went abroad and shot matches in Germany, Swizterland and some other countries, making very high scores at 200 meters and winning many valuable trophies and cash prizes with his 32-40 breech-muzzle-loading rifle. In order to improve his skills in offhand shooting and keep in practice, Pope usually fired 200 or 300 shots at 200 yards each week, and became a skilled marksman when he was in his twenties. He reached the height of his career in offhand rifle shooting about 1906 when he was forty five years old, all though he made very high scores and won a large number of matches in 200-yard offhand shooting until he broke his left arm in 1922 and was never able to shoot offhand thereafter. Dr. Hudson was about the only expert offhand rifleman who equalled or surpassed Popes high scores with the Schuetzen rifle.

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Reply #110 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:38pm
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What is the source of of your information?

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Reply #111 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:39pm
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Vall not knowing if you have already read this here is a bit more on Pope's life as being told from Pope himself.

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Reply #112 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 1:53pm
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From doing a little research for Vall Frank he mentioned most of the information he had came from Smith's book at least I believe that is what he said. The informarion in the link is from the _The American Rifleman_    June, 1941)

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Reply #113 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 3:12pm
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JL, Thanks for posting the link from 1942 Am Rifleman.
  

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Reply #114 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 4:39pm
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Yes, thanks for the link! I had that at one time, but had a computer meltdown and lost it. So I've added it to my computerized records again, and will print out a copy too!
  

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Reply #115 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 4:44pm
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You are very welcome BobZ and it does have quite a bit of information from Pope himself about his own life. As I come accross more of not the same already being shared I will try to continue to post it.

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Reply #116 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 4:48pm
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You are very welcome Vall and now to go find more of what I was actually looking for,  just need to figure out where I have it?

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