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Forty  Rod SASS 3935

There are good people in the world

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A coupe of weeks ago I received and e-mail from someone whose name I didn't recognize right off, (you know, you sort of but not quite, and I couldn't place the name with an alias) asking for my address because he had something to send me, something I had said I wanted. That of course narrowed it down to a fifteen digit number, but I sent the address asking if this "thing" ticked, was violent, would crap on the floor, or would eat me out of house and home.

 

Thursday I went to my mailbox and found a box containing a Hoppe's double-barrel cap and ball Ethan Allen pistol in new or like-new condition. My memories went into action and I recalled a long-ago discussion of this gun.

 

I once, maybe 33-34 years ago, worked for Ray and Jackie Taylor at The Flintlock in Anaheim and bought two Hoppe's Allen pistols in kit form, one of these double barreled guns and a single action6 shot pepperbox. I assembled both kits, but never finished them. I fired the double once or twice. At about the same time I got a Dixie "Lincoln" deringer.

 

During this long ago exchange I said that I had sold the three guns and had been kicking myself ever since. I had forgotten the exchange way back when, but my benefactor hadn't.

 

I finally remembered the alias that went with the name and would like to publicly thank Bad Hand for a most gracious and generous gift. I hope I may someday return the favor.

 

(And this time the little darling will certainly be shot more that a time or two.)

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Very cool. He's a good dude.

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Guest Tennessee Stud, SASS# 43634 Life

Heck... Rod... you mentioned those pistolas a long time ago... that ol' boy's gotta perty good memory.

 

Somebody rare back... and just slap the ever-lovin' dog crap outta me... if ya ever see me 'bout to pi$$ off Bad Hand....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(joshin'... as long as I been on the Wire... Bad Hand has always been one of the good guys...)

 

ts

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I'll try to get some pics up this week. Got some other stuff to show off, too.

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I had the incredible good fortune of having Bad Hand on my posse at the recent Texas State Championship shoot.

A finer gentleman you will never meet.

 

Forty Rod, I am not at all surprised by your story. It just underlines my impression of the man.

 

A more true example of The Cowboy Way we may never see. I consider myself extremely lucky!

 

SOso

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Thank you all for the kind words.

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Bad Hand belongs to the same club I am in, a nicer person will be hard to find.

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When I started shooting with a SASS club, one of the first people I met was Bad Hand..... :wub: he is a true gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor!

 

 

 

 

Miss Cubbie

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Miss Cubbie said it perfectly so I will just quote her....

 

"Bad Hand..... he is a true gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor!"

 

Whether it is on the Wire or at a shoot....I am always glad to see him.

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"Mr. Hand", as I call him, is a genuine class act. He has become a good friend since I met him at the first shoot I attended with Miss Cubbie. When he found out indirectly that I was in the market for a S&W 'lemon squeezer', he fished a mint condition one out of his safe and brought it to show me. He allowed me to buy it for a very good price.......far below the market rate for much lesser condition specimens!! You can always count on him for 3 things: a big smile,a dry wit and all the help you need!!

 

Gunstock Smith

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