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    ...Thank God. The red vehicle in this picture was my wife's 2015 Buick Encore. She got sandwiched in a 20-car pile up on the I-70 bridge that spans the MO river in central Missouri yesterday. She escaped with 2 fractured ribs and sternum. Brought her home last night from Columbia hospital. I drove back today to collect the contents of the car and saw that the damage was worse than this news photo shows, as she was also struck twice from behind. The amazing thing is how intact the passenger compartment remained. Not long ago, this would have been a fatal crash. Thank God for guardian angels and auto safety engineers. https://www.komu.com/news/crash-report-20-vehicles-involved-in-crash-at-missouri-river-bridge
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    His birth year?
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    I would love to do that. Inject some strawberry jam and away you go. Where do you get this culinary delight?
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    Anyone else here watch Jimmy DiResta clips...? For those who don't, he's a craftsman in New York who creates, builds, and restores things, ranging from making signs for the Bulleit Whiskey company to restoring old machinery. Here's a good one he posted recently where he cleans up an old Winchester... link below his comments: This is a Winchester Model 1873, 22 short caliber. made in 1880s and left in a leaky barn for past 50 years. I got this rifle at a garage sale for $25. I did research and realized I found a very very rare gun. It was not kept in good shape .. the guy I got it from didn't know too much about it or why it was kept in such bad conditions. According to the s.n. it was made in 1880's!!! it is about 140 years old! The one missing part was the ejector spring. I got it on eBay for $100. To the trolls that want to stomp on this restoration remember this: it was a useless rusty pile of nothing. Now it works. EDIT: At about 06:05 in this clip he briefly discusses the project and shoots it.
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    BURN, You can also call me if you prefer. widder1894@icloud.com 865 / 696-1996 P.S. - thanks to all my 'friends' above... especially SASS comedian TN Williams. Have ANY of you ever ask yeowndangself..... 'Does TN Williams really own a weedeater?' ..........Widder
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    You'd be surprised how many folks don't know just how old Widder is. Why...he's so old when he goes somewhere and orders a hard boiled egg, they want the money up front! ...not to mention his blood type has been discontinued.
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    One of the best gunsmith around and has the biggest heart for cowboy action shooters .
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    I thought I read somewhere in the Forum Archives that when he was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
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    Glad your wife made it out in relatively good shape, Slim. Please give her my regards.
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    well it may be WRONG , BUT , could be a LOT of FUN , given , MY warped sence of humor CB I have always been CRAZY , but , it has kept me from going insane
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    I’ve sent some muffins and cookies to the four twenty somethings who live upstairs. This morning I noticed that the snow had been shoveled in front of my car. it’s time to make some cupcakes.
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    And people complain about “Unsafe at any speed”. The collapsible steering column was a primary result.
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    Howdy Rooster. There is a reason I compared it to the 9422. I think the 9422 is probably the finest .22 lever rifle ever made. Its durability, functionality and simplicity does indeed make it a #1 choice for many folks. And that is the reason I also own one. But as I stated in my opinion, I do like the Henry's better. As for outlasting, who knows. I shoot my Henry A LOT over the past couple years and its still running strong. And it is fast..... real fast. Of course, some of that speed is due to my short stroking it. ...........Widder
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    Here is a start. Sad that so many have forgot, that so many of our politicians and elites seem to sneer at such faith. The cost is so high for doing so, so very high.
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    Hey! I resemble that remark! I don't shoot flinters cause I'm a lefty. All that flash right between my eyes will give a guy a flinch! And I'm not buyin no more lefty guns.
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    His Parole Officer has the same problem OLG
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    sack em up , and call a Cajin , figure they got a way to cook and make em tasty CB
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    01/18/2020 35 minutes ago. "Michele has had such a good day today that I could not wait to share it with you. I was greeted with a smile this morning and a hand reaching for mine. After a few minutes, I told her today was her spa day which got me a smile. I trimmed her toe nails, gave her feet a good scrub with a facial scrub powder, then used a moisturizing cream on her feet, legs, hands, arms, and face. You should have seen the smile when I was rubbing those feet! After this I took her hair down, removed all the tangles and then gave it a good washing. She even tried to assist me. It must of felt good. Last week one of my god daughters taught me how to put her hair in a bun so I did that as well. I handed her glasses to her and she put them on herself. I asked her to grab my hand which she did, I asked her to touch my face which she did. She was very content stroking my beard. I told her she was married to an old man and I got an eye roll from that. I asked her if she wanted me to brush her teeth and when I started the brush toward her mouth, she grabbed my arm and pushed it away. I tried two more times and got the same result. I then asked do you want to brush your teeth. She took the swab from me and started brushing her teeth. After that she could not stop looking at me and touching me, my hands, shoulders, and especially my face. She rubbed on my face and beard till she fell fast asleep. She is resting quite comfortably now. I am so thankful that the good lord blessed me with a good day. Prayers are continuing to work, I can't thank you enough. God bless."
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    SliXsok Pistol Case
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    The British: 139. Zulu Warriors: 4,000. Let Battle Begin Young officer Michael Caine awaits the attack of Zulu warriors in the 1964 movie by Ray Setterfield Published: April 24, 2016 The Battle of Rorke’s Drift took place in South Africa on this day and is remembered as one of the world’s most remarkable military engagements. It was to be commemorated in 1964 with the release of the film Zulu, giving Michael Caine his first major screen role. Britain was intent on expanding its territory and influence in South Africa in the 1870s and had declared war on the Kingdom of Zululand. Rorke’s Drift was a mission station near the border between the British colony of Natal and the Zulu Kingdom and had been occupied by British troops. When the battle began, though, only 139 soldiers were encamped there. They had no idea what lay in store. At 4.20pm on January 22, 1879 a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors began to lay siege to the station. Their intermittent attacks were to last for almost twelve hours. Fortunately for the British, although some of the Zulus had old muskets and antiquated rifles, most were armed only with a short spear called an assegai and a shield made of cowhide. So in weaponry they were no match for the highly trained soldiers with their (then) sophisticated rifles and firepower. But the manpower advantage lay massively in favour of the Zulus. By 4am, after nearly 12 hours repulsing wave after wave of attacks involving hand-to-hand combat, a number of British soldiers lay dead. Most of the others were exhausted, rapidly running out of ammunition, and probably in no condition to repel another assault. But they didn’t have to. As dawn broke they saw that the Zulus were gone, leaving behind a battleground littered with the dead and dying. Zulu casualties were around 500, while the British sustained 17 dead and 10 wounded. The Victoria Cross is Britain’s highest medal for bravery. Eleven were awarded to the defenders of Rorke's Drift – the most ever received in a single action by one regiment. According to American military historian Victor Davis Hanson: “In the long annals of military history it is difficult to find anything quite like Rorke's Drift, where a beleaguered force, outnumbered forty to one, survived and killed twenty men for every defender lost.” Event Date: January 22, 1879 Event Location: Rorke's Drift, Natal Province, South Africa
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    Yep, the Dillon measure and linkage has a tendency to get loose and sloppy. Be REAL certain you have the lock ring on that die tight, as well as the screws holding the linkage parts! And check it again if you start seeing a few "big bells" on your expanded cases. Good luck, GJ
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    Depending on the amount of crimp you want, I used the final stage of my Mec loader and started the crimp.
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    Well he better hurry up and git to planning his trip up here ta Shoot ,,,,, Years are a wasting .... Jabez Cowboy
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    Bob Giles makes outstanding period Bowie Knives, with Ivory and Stag handles. His leather work (Holsters & Sheaths) are outstanding. Bob used to do the gun show circuit, I would see him at Las Vegas, Reno and Missoula. He had several magazine articles on his work, then started doing work for the movie industry. This knife was one he carried (he didn't like the way his maker mark came out). The Bighorn Sheep scales were obtained from a Montana Fish & Game Agent, who shot the sheep in his front yard. I wore the knife occasionally, out to dinner at finer restaurants. The spectacular studded sheath was custom made by "Cowboy" Bob Giles of Whitefish, Mont. Cowboy Bob is very well known for his Authentic Leather and Outstanding "old time" Handmade Knives. His work has appeared in many western movies such as Monte Walsh and most recently "The Hateful 8", which featured exclusively his leatherwork and knives. Bob has been featured in many Gun and Old west periodicals over the years and is very well known among the "Old West Crowd" and Hollywood set. Thank you for looking Asking $225 shipped - his knives consistently sell in the $600 range. Article by Phil Spangerberger August 6, 2013 by Phil Spangenberger Regardless of whether a frontiersman carried a simple pocket-sized folding knife, a skinner, a camp knife or a full-sized fighting blade, he generally went “heeled” with some sort of cutting tool. Most carried two or more knives—each for a specific purpose. However, of all the various types of knives used in the Old West, none has gained the fame and reputation of the Bowie. On the frontier, any knife with a blade of seven or more inches in length qualified as a Bowie, although in actuality many had shorter blades. While some Bowie styles are still used today, most newly produced Bowie-type blades have been relegated to the status of collectibles, admired by history buffs for their graceful, powerful lines and decorative embellishments. Although several commercial firms mass produce Bowie knives, along with those crafted by custom knifemakers, one bladesmith, in this writer’s opinion, ranks among the top-notch Bowie artisans today. In Whitefish, Montana, Bob Giles, better known to his amigos as “Cowboy Bob,” hand makes handsome, functional, 19th-century-style Bowie knives that give the appearance of having come from the finest collections of original Bowies. Giles has been making museum-quality Bowie knives for decades and has been a multiple winner of True West’s “Best of the West” knifemaker award. Although he occasionally creates custom designs, Giles prefers working from old patterns and loves crafting Bowies and sheaths that look like genuine vintage pieces—albeit in excellent condition. Using new circular saw blades salvaged from nearby sawmills, some of them measuring six feet across and a quarter-inch thick, Giles first cuts the blade shape from the saw blade stock. Once he cuts out the knife pattern, he removes excess material from the blade blank, thinning it to the proper thickness. This semi-finished blank is then tempered in an antique coal-fired forge, drawn at about 480-485 degrees Fahrenheit. This softens the steel, making it easier to sharpen, while also creating a more resilient blade. Each blade is then polished and given a bit of aging, along with the maker’s stamp reading “R.S. Giles, Mont. Terr.” He generally crafts the knife’s guards and other details out of German silver, while he makes handles out of a variety of natural materials, including antler, bone, buffalo and cow horns, and ivory. The final phase of any Cowboy Bob Bowie is the sheath, which Giles hand crafts based on the specimens that fit the character of the knife. I have handled dozens of Giles’s knives and own a couple in my collection, and I can tell you that each one is an exquisite example of the blade maker’s art. With the tariff on original 1800s Bowies running in the four-, five- and six-figure ranges, Giles’s edged weapons are a true bargain for any Old West aficionado.
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    Did you now? I hadn't noticed. I thought you were one of us advanced age beatniks.
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    You can always bleach the stock with wood bleach (oxalic acid) then re-stain or dye it back to color. It might still show slightly darkened areas, however. Oxalic Acid bleach can be found in the paint department of many larger hardware stores. Follow the directions explicitly. Don't get it in contact with metal or blued surfaces.
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    Laughed so much a few years ago. One of my friends returned, he was guessing was one of my 38 supers that he had run thru while loading a batch of 40 S&W. Interesting looking round Hard to chamber though GW
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    Sometimes a 380 sneaks on as well as an occasional 38 super but they are usually easy to see The 38 supers bell real nice
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    I thought some of these would make good starting lines. Some are just entertaining. https://youtu.be/yWTzFfmiFG4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7zp9hHxAaM&t=69s
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    How about a used to was flintlock. This was an 1814 Harpers Ferry Musket. It was converted to percussion by the Deringer process and cut down. It was common for the south to cut them back for Cavalry use but there is no guarantee this one was. It’s light short and perfectly balanced
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    Personally, I wouldn’t fix it by removing metal. They need to have the small bump on the bottom TIG welded up and reshaped to cause them to cam away a bit more when the hammer is fully down. A tiny bit here goes a LONG ways.
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    Hey Ethan, i got a special deal for ya, i got 200 picked up years ago that are brand new, for you i will let them go for $20,000.00 dollars. Say hi to your folks from me
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    I'm guessing Yellowhouse Sam is a South Paw. Beautiful stock even if it was built backwards!
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    Prayers still goin up for you & your Wife Bob.
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    I put original Vaquero springs in my Wranglers, rather than the lighter Wolff springs (I had a set on hand from Kay's revolvers). Much MUCH lighter hammer pull than the original springs & they still fire reliably. Holler
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    It would be easier to remember them if they were part of the Department of Defense. I do, and always will, respect the Coasties. They play in a rugged league of their own and do what others can not or will not do.
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    Meanwhile, on the other side of Kelly Hill at the Sniper School.....
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    From Texas and just received my SASS 20 yr pin
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    I usually have at least 9 items on at a shoot. My opinion is it is a "costume" category so "Go all out or go home". Getting by with the least amount possible is not what the category is about. Nothing personal just my opinion.
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