I’m fond of my ole Win 69A. It was bought from a family gunsmith and it has brought lots of fun punching holes in paper. Had to get a new bolt handle for it when it started light striking but she’s all fixed up now.
It is an iconic call for real! I’m sure it is still on one of his lanyards at home. Jimbo showed me one time that it had been blown so much that the tone board had a grove etched into it from the reeds, actually changing the original tonal qualities of it.
I’m in on with an Original Mondo. I have his first year one’s that he tweaked on during a visit and think they are still the best. Can get clean loud notes on top and bring it all down to the bottom end of growler boss hen.
One thing apparent to me in listening to all the callers using the Stump’s Trinity call is the consistency during the hail calls. I don’t recall ever hearing a “squeal out” during warmups or into the routine. Of course these guys have excellent call control or they wouldn’t be competing in the...