146 Year Old Rifle Used by 93 Years Old Sharpshooter Takes Deer

In rural Minnesota, there lives a wise old hunter by the name of Ken Felt who still gets out on these bitter cold mornings during the season, looking for bucks. This year, he brought with him his grandfather’s gun. Both Felt and the vintage rifle still work perfectly.

Nestled in the rural community of Shevlin, population 176 or so is the Felt family. The paterfamilias of which is Ken, age 93 or so. After looking at his grandfather’s old gun, which had been a family heirloom for more than a century, Ken decided to hunt down some shells for it. You see the gun, a Husqvarna Remingtongevar Nr 7, came over from Sweden in 1885 in a bag with his immigrant grandfather. While he had brought the rifle with him to the New World, its supply of cartridges was left behind in Scandinavia. This left the gun as a wall hanger, long held and passed on but never fired. Until this winter.

Ken Felt, rural Shevlin proudly holds his grandfathers blackpowder Husqvarna Model 1867 Rolling Block rifle which he successfully shot a deer from 100 yards away, first shot. Not bad for a 93 year old hunt who jumped on his four wheeler and harvested his doe shortly after that.

Ken Felt, rural Shevlin proudly holds his grandfathers blackpowder Husqvarna Model 1867 Rolling Block rifle which he successfully shot a deer from 100 yards away, first shot. Not bad for a 93 year old hunt who jumped on his four wheeler and harvested his doe shortly after that.

Read the rest in my column at Firearms Talk.com

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