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#3196481 - 03/18/13 06:36 PM Tony Knight Gone
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Just received word that Tony Knight, inventor of the Knight muzzlelodaing rifle passed away this afternoon. He was a fine friend and will be missed by those who knew him.
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#3196485 - 03/18/13 06:39 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: bowriter]
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\:\(

Prayers for his family.
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#3196490 - 03/18/13 06:43 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: strutandrut]
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Sorry for the loss of your friend, John. Everybody I ever heard talk about Tony said he was a class act. Prayers for his family.
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#3196527 - 03/18/13 07:05 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: scn]
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Hate to here that I love my knight muzzle loader \:\(
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#3196537 - 03/18/13 07:12 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: mountain man 71]
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\:\( my first muzzleloader was a knight t5 woodsman and I killed many a deer with it. When i bought my encore i sold the knight to my brother-in-law and he still has it.
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#3196541 - 03/18/13 07:14 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: Gravey]
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Sorry to hear that.
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#3196542 - 03/18/13 07:15 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: mountain man 71]
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Hate to hear that. He was a fine individual. I can remember talking to him in 1993. I explained that our wildlife society was wanting to get a Knight muzzleloader for our advisor, and that we were wanting to give it to him at the conclave we were hosting at UTK. we asked what kind of deal we could get and explained that our advisor had done tremendous things for wildlife in Tennessee. He sent us a brand new rifle with our advisors name engraved in the barrel, free of charge!
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#3196616 - 03/18/13 08:09 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Sorry about the loss of your friend John.
Prayers for his family.
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#3196624 - 03/18/13 08:13 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: plinker22]
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Prayers for the family. He left behind a great legacy.
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#3196633 - 03/18/13 08:15 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: in the dog house!]
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#3196697 - 03/18/13 08:57 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: Nimrod777]
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RIP Tony Knight.
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#3197339 - 03/19/13 01:26 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: ]
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Found it. I found the first Knight Tony gave me. It was before they were put on sale and has no engraving of any kind on the barrel. No serial number, no model, nothing. It was a prototype I guess.

With his permission, I wrote a story entitled, "The Camp of the Dimly Lit." It was about his old hous ein MO where he was born. He used it as a hunting camp and if you were not carefull, you could fall through the floor. The piece won a prize for outdoor humor and I can find no copy of it.
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#3197341 - 03/19/13 01:28 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: bowriter]
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Hated hearing this myself, fine fellow.
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#3197343 - 03/19/13 01:28 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: bowriter]
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sad news
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#3197346 - 03/19/13 01:30 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Hey Bowriter...Has anything been posted on the Knight site or the internet yet?
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#3197473 - 03/19/13 03:32 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: smyrnagc]
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 Originally Posted By: smyrnagc
Hey Bowriter...Has anything been posted on the Knight site or the internet yet?


I do not know. I was contacted by his nephew Jeff yesterday but have not talked to anyone else. Jeff said he would get back to me with details as soon as they are set.

I know many in the outdoor industrty have posted various things on facebook and there may be more info there.
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#3197475 - 03/19/13 03:36 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: bowriter]
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His family has my prayers.
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#3197487 - 03/19/13 03:49 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: Bowdacious]
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Tony had been teeribly ill for some time so, in a way, it was a blessing. I am sure he is in a much better place now that at the Camp of the Dimly Lit.
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#3197503 - 03/19/13 04:07 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: bowriter]
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Just got this from Jeff:

John, the arrangements are as follows:
Visitation is 22 Mar from 5-8 PM at the Thomas Funeral Home in Centerville, IA
Funeral is 23 Mar at 9:30 AM. Burial will be at the Martinstown Cemetery afterwards.
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#3197633 - 03/19/13 06:04 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: bowriter]
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http://www.tributes.com/show/Tony-Knight-95445155
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#3197668 - 03/19/13 06:53 PM Re: Tony Knight Gone [Re: smyrnagc]
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