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Early Lynch box call?

Any of you guys on here know about the history of lynch box calls, and would be able to tell me roughly what the value would be of the one I have? I'm in the process of taking pics of it right now to help ID it, but I think it may be one of the "good" ones based on the limited info I can find on them on the web. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

Lynch sold the business in 1969-1970 to Allen Jenkins, who moved the operation ultimately to Thomasville, Georgia, where the company continues to produce calls that are still the standard workhorse call of choice for many hunters. Mr. Lynch died in 1974.

Is it by chance a "Birmingham"?

http://www.allenjenkinsturkeycalls.com/about.html

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

Yes, it's a Birmingham, but other than that, no model number is on it(like 102), and no patent date( like 1958), and the lid says "Lynch's World Champion Turkey Call" , not "caller", like most of the other ones I can find pics of on the net.

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

A M.L. Lynch, "Birmingham" made originally in Alabama. They were sold with a manual and 45 rpm instructional record....quite collectable to some and certainly a piece of history!


I'll if I can dig up some historical info...The originals are awesome.

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

Don't know where mine ever went to....
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Re: Early Lynch box call?

http://www.allenjenkinsturkeycalls.c...x%20Calls.html

Take a look at some of his early stuff and see.

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

I looked at the link, and it's one of the "3 hole" versions, but mine looks different than either of the ones he has pics of. The writing inside mine is different than the top one(but it has the saw grooves on it) and the one lower on the page has lighter wood on the bottom(the box part). Mine is all dark. Let me post some pics of it.

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

Also sent a PM but this should be helpful too.

Lynch, M. L. - Liberty, MS - post 1970
101 Foolproof Box Call - Liberty, MS circa 1975 - NEW condition wrapped in brown paper. Wrapper reads "This box has been personally wrapped and tuned by M.L. Lynch World Champion Turkey Caller and manufacturer 12/05 115.00
102 World Champion Box Call - Liberty, MS - comes with original brown paper wrapping, Never opened old store stock - MINT Condition 1/06 117.00
102 World Champion Box Call - Liberty, MS - comes with original brown box, instructions - MINT Condition 1/2006 143.00
102 World Champion Box Call - Liberty, MS - comes with original brown box, instructions - MINT Condition 1/2006 200.00
50th Anniversary 102 World Champion Box Call - Liberty, MS 1/06 104.00

Lynch, M. L. - Birmingham, AL - pre 1970
100 Jet Slate Turkey Call - Older call with wooden lip 1/06 105.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Caller" on lid, Birmingham, AL address- G 12/05 118.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Caller" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - VG 12/05 199.99
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Caller" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - G 1/06 140.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Caller" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - VG 1/06 162.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Caller" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - VG 1/06 106.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Call" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - VG 1/2006 130.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Call" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - VG 1/2006 133.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Call" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - VG 1/2006 152.00
102 World Champion Box Call - "Turkey Call" on lid, Birmingham, AL address - VG 1/2006 203.00
101 Foolproof Box Call - 1965 model - Birmingham, AL - VG condition 1/06 153.00
101 Foolproof Box Call - 1965 model - Birmingham, AL - VG condition 1/06 213.00
101 Foolproof Box Call - 1965 model - Birmingham, AL - manufacturer mispelled (Mnaufacturer - incomplete side groove). 1/06 252.00
101 Foolproof Box Call - 1960 model - Birmingham, AL - VG small crack by screw 12/05 430.00
101 Foolproof Box Call - 1960 model - Birmingham, AL - w/ original instructions 12/05 716.00
12-holes in Lid - "Lynch's World Champion Turkey Call" box call - grooved sides 12/05 818.00
"Turkey in the Pines" Lynch Box Call c. 1950-1951 - VG condition - flat sides 12/05 490.00
Very Old Flat-sided Box Call, 4 holes in lid - Birmingham, AL - one of the earliest Lynch models 1/06 1,900.00

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

Here she is:



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Re: Early Lynch box call?

Looks like a #102 to me?

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

That's what I'm thinking, but it doesn't have the "102" stamped on it, or the "1958", so I'm assuming it was made before then? Also based on what I could find online, not all 102's had the three holes for the toothpics. Don't know if any of the above makes it more/less valuable. Just kind of interested to find the history behind it.

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

there is one on ebay, that looks alot or the same as yours. $145.00, buy it now. just search on lynch turkey calls.
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Re: Early Lynch box call?

There's another like mine for 275.00. Problem is, you never know if the people on eBay know what they have, or are just trying to make a few bucks

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

One thing for certain it's a Mike Lynch original, so you have a piece of history in your hands. Depends on how bad someone wants somthing and how much they are willing to pay. But personally, I would not let one go for less than $125.00 just based on its historical value.

When I was growing up, I lived for awhile near Mussel Shoals, AL and knew an older neighbor that had three custom M.L. Lynch box calls that were made for him by M.L. Lynch back in the 60's. (He may have even been personal friend or related) One thing I never forgot about him was his Weimaraner that he used to let me take squirrel hunting and he taught me how to trap muskrats. He had to be in his mid 70's or early 80's at that time and would still run a trap line. Funny how the old timers stick in your mind.

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Re: Early Lynch box call?

Check this one out. Same as the one I have.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370573647891...84.m1423.l2649

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