Keyhole OLT D2 modification and what it is worth?

Discussion in 'Duck & Goose Calling Forum' started by SO IL fowler, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. DKOS

    DKOS Elite Refuge Member

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    at least a bill...:dv
     
  2. DrakeStar

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  3. lockingblock

    lockingblock Refuge Member

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    Bumping an old topic...was there much functional difference between the round hole and keyhole? Were they different model numbers!
     
  4. Waterfoulereye

    Waterfoulereye New Member

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    You can buy the tonal plugs on dj calls Web sight and there is several Web pages on how to shape tone boards kirk also sells the reeds I have cut several of my own calls from his stuff I bought several of his cut downs. About one in three turns out is why it's kinda pricy. The trick is getting a divit right after the cork that is about a razor blade width. And setting the Reed on the right part of the rounded end. The flat part is rasped so the Reed doesn't stick and the end of the tonal plug can be cut square 45 or rounded depending on the sound you wish to obtain. Finishing with a nail file you can also take off the square of the sides of the reeds. There is about a hundred things you can do to these duck calls you can also bore the key hole make it more open, reses the tone chanel, taper it. Etc... the reason for some of the modifications are, better Cajon squeel, bouncing hen noises, rolling feed calls, teal cut with mallet making it like a two in one for ducks. if you look at most calls there modified to do several sounds better, however you will find modified calls you will have to modify your calling if not tuned directly for you while you blow then do a slight mod over and over again. This is why I recommended learning to do it yourself. When I was a kid I watch a guy in Illinois do one for someone the basic setup he did on his own but the fine tuning took a evening when he gave it to someone.
     
  5. DUCKIES1

    DUCKIES1 Senior Refuge Member

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    Hey guy's I came across this post recently and it struck a bolt of electricity in my old brain. I had recently bought a box of duck and turkey calls at an auction.
    There where 4 P.S.Olt duck calls in this box. So I dug out the box to look closer at what I had. 2 of the duck calls have the REG.TRADE MARK NO.348205 on both
    the barrel and the insert. 1 has the REG. TRADE MARK NO. 348205 On the insert only not on the barrel. Then there is a P.S.Olt PINTAIL - WIDGON
    model NO W-12. Then there was also a P.S.Olt goose call with them. No numbers could be seen on this call , only a faded P.S.Olt . Who can and wouldn't mind telling me what I have
    in this collection? Thanks for any help. remember ducks don't fly in reverse. Shoot em in the lips not in the hips.
     
  6. Waterfoulereye

    Waterfoulereye New Member

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    347205 is a keyhole. The d-2 is what most people modify, the original key holes are kinda hard to find if you look at it and it has a wistle style mouthpiece hang on to it cause you probably won't find another one I have been looking for the flat body model for we'll over 3 years. Also if you just put ps olt and the number into your browser it will show the call they are an American Heritage call so every make and model has been recorded. 30 years ago they were the go too call for everyone. Now they are sought after by hunters because they are open water style calls and most calls produced now are flooded timber calls. Hunters carry both now if they can. Short barrel soft calls and long barrel soft calls make different noises. And short barrel open water loud calls and long barrel open water calls make different noises from them. Basically a modified d2 makes the noises of all 4.
     

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