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Ken Felt, of rural Shevlin, Minn., proudly holds his grandfather’s black-powder Husqvarna Model 1867 rolling block rifle, which he successfully used to shoot a deer from 100 yards away on his first shot. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Monte Draper

Shevlin 93-year-old takes doe with grandfather’s 146-year-old rifle

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A 93-year-old rural Shelvin man had a successful hunt a couple of weeks ago.

And while his age certainly is notable, it’s not the most significant part of the story.


It’s the age of his gun.

Ken Felt was out with his 146-year-old Husqvarna Model 1867 .50-caliber rolling block, single-shot rifle using black powder cartridges.

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