Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bob Wright

Old Betsy......................

Recommended Posts

As we, my wife and I, were leaving church last night, a lady friend of ours said she had something to show me.  She had one of those cell phones that makes pictures, and she showed me a photo of her son (from a previous marriage) holding a flintlock rifle.  The man in the picture was wearing the uniform of a Tennessee State Parks employee, and was holding the rifle while he wore those white cotton gloves.

 

The rifle, she told me, was Davy Crockett's "Old Betsy."  Her son is curator/coordinator for East Tennessee State Museums.  Apparently the rifle was scheduled for some special event display and he got to handle it long enough to have his photo made with the rifle.

Apparently at my church I'm known as a gun buff.

 

Bob Wright

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One might think that Mr. Crockett's rifle accompanied him to Texas & the Alamo.. The rifle depicted may be of the appropriate vintage -how do we know ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone somewhere swore it was his....and no one could prove them wrong....

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Footer title

This content can be configured within your theme settings in your ACP. You can add any HTML including images, paragraphs and lists.

Footer title

This is an example of a list.

Footer title

This content can be configured within your theme settings in your ACP. You can add any HTML including images, paragraphs and lists.

Footer title

This content can be configured within your theme settings in your ACP. You can add any HTML including images, paragraphs and lists.

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines