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PostSubject: Tip Curtis   March 4th 2017, 9:43 am

Anyone here been to his shop or have one of his guns? Al

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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   March 4th 2017, 10:30 am

Al,
I have heard only good things about him on other sites. Every time someone wants a custom rifle from someone other than Tip Curtis, there is a chorus of people who push toward Curtis.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   March 4th 2017, 11:33 am

Yup Ive seeen the same thing Ron. I talked to the man this last week on the phone. His guns are reasonable for what you get. They are better looking than the TVA's and are not as much money as Matt Advances guns. I just have trouble buying something that I cannot see and spending 1400.00. Tip doesnt do computers but there are pictures of his rifles on the net if you do a search. I just would like to see what I am buying. I know guys say all the time they buy sight unseen and are totally happy. But a trip to Tenn wouldnt be bad. I like Tenn. Al

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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   March 5th 2017, 11:01 am

I live within 100 miles of Tip Curtis and used to work with people that know him, but I have never been to his shop. Yet..........

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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   October 26th 2017, 5:24 am

I have a rifle that I bought from Tip Curtis at a gun builders fair in Kempton, PA quite a few years ago. It was "in the white" & I never did anything to finish it off. I wanted to let it get it's own patina, but it hasn't really done that. So, I'm going to brown it someday when I get time. It's my favorite muzzleloader & I've taken a lot of game with it. 





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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   October 26th 2017, 7:18 am

Al, was the $1400 for an "in the white" rifle?  If it is, it's worth every penny!  I've only read and heard about him and his rifles from other sites but with his reputation, I can't help think you will be pleased.  Just decide on the style rifle that you fancy and go for it.   Very Happy

Protrucker, looks like you've done well with your Tip Curtis rifle!!  Nice looking rifle!

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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   October 26th 2017, 7:55 am

I keep wishing I could scrape up the money to buy a couple more from him. I want a small caliber (thinking .36) flint rifle & a smoothbore flinter.


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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   October 26th 2017, 9:11 am

Tip's rifles and smoothbores are made with top quality parts, good wood to metal fit, and are well finished. Most, if not all, the rifles have swamped barrels. If you are looking for a hunting gun you will not find better. Some folks would have a problem hunting with or even shooting a super fancy rifle with lots of carving and engraving. That won't be a problem with Tip's guns because while there might be some engraving (mine has some) I don't remember ever seeing one of his guns with carving. And since he comes to Friendship I have seen a lot of his guns. They are what they are, well made tools that should last a couple of lifetimes. They do not compare with a true custom rifle, but the parts are going to pretty much be the same.
It's a shame he doesn't have a website because he doesn't really have a set style. As an example, the rifle I bought from him is sort of a Yeager. It has a general Yeager shape, and a Yeager style trigger guard and triggers, but the lock is not a Yeager style lock. The next one he built in that style might have had a Yeager lock with Golden Age trigger guard and triggers. For what I bought mine for, these things were not relevant. It might be for others.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   October 26th 2017, 11:44 am

Jaeger rifle. 
I'd like to blame it on just watching The Right Stuff, but mind mind was just out to lunch.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   October 26th 2017, 9:41 pm

@Smokin' Joe wrote:
Al, was the $1400 for an "in the white" rifle?  If it is, it's worth every penny!  I've only read and heard about him and his rifles from other sites but with his reputation, I can't help think you will be pleased.  Just decide on the style rifle that you fancy and go for it.   Very Happy

Protrucker, looks like you've done well with your Tip Curtis rifle!!  Nice looking rifle!
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Im not really sure at the time. I asked him about what he had and Im not good enough with styles and so forth to know which one I like. That was the reason I made the comment about not being able to see it. Maybe someday I will take a trip there. I like Tennessee anyway. I know he does good work thats all I have ever heard about him. Al

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PostSubject: Re: Tip Curtis   October 28th 2017, 10:31 am

@Randy Johnson wrote:
Jaeger rifle. 
I'd like to blame it on just watching The Right Stuff, but mine mind was just out to lunch.

Laughing I wondering what a Yeager-style rifle was like. scratch

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