Thought that I would post one of the Turpins that I made for my Nephew in 1997. But first I will post a couple of pictures of a Turpin that caused me to start making a few of these. - I am new to this board and I usually tell stories about the history of my calls etc. when I make a post. I think it adds to the post.
This Turpin shown above was obtained by the man that taught me how to turkey hunt. He obtained it in 1952, wrote the date on the inside of the call and started turkey hunting up and down the Ms. River from here in Greenville. Back then there were only a few turkeys in the Pascagoula River bottoms and the Ms. River bottoms near Tunica, Ms. It took the turkeys a while to migrate down the river from Tunica to Greenville and Mr. Jack hunted them for 7 years before he killed his first turkey on Merigold Hunting Club which is a high land river club North of Lake Whittington and Scott, Ms. He joined a club called Ashbrook Island as an original member about this same time. I would like to know how many the turkeys that he killed with this call. When he had a stroke in about 1985, he let me use the call. Two of the turkey chapters in East of the Slash, Turkey's on the Tip, and He had a field day were killed with that turpin box. I killed my share before I gave the call to his grandson as he wished.
This is the Turpin that I made and use from time to time, and gave to my Nephew. It is a walnut box with a Persimmon lid.