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Before and after:  Please do not limit to shooting;  it could be pictures of your cart, firearms, costuming etc....  I will start off.  Cody James in 2012 and 2019.

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Here are a few stage photos from Winter Range 2006 (can't post them all) - taken about 3pm on Tuesday 3/7/2006.

Right after I finished taking photos of all the stages (all ready for the match the next day) the wind started up ... knocked a bunch of stuff down and broke a wooden cactus silhouette in half ... Some things change and some things are always the same!! :lol:

(this was even before the big canoe w/ the paddle wheel!!) ^_^

 

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A young family friend, a non-shooter, inherited a J.C. Higgins .22 LR rifle from a deceased uncle.  He asked if I could clean it up for him.  He was pleased with the results:

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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10 hours ago, Joe LaFives #5481 said:

First group photo from 1982, I'm the one on the left.  Second photo is from awards Winter Range 2020

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You sure that's not 1882?;):D

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3 hours ago, MBFields said:

You sure that's not 1882?;):D

Well - of course that was the general idea but no I'm not That old .

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On 4/6/2020 at 3:40 PM, Captain Bill Burt said:

This is my second cowboy match.  Mule Camp Cowboys February 2011. Sorry it's sideways, I can't fix it.

WHAT ?!?!

Is that Capt Bill in a costume in 2011 ?!?

Oh my Gosh - He looks like he can shoot fast !!

He must have gotten slower because his costume standards have fallen, not his old age ! (sarcasm added by the Author for humor.

 

And Grizzly Dave - I've never seen a better reason to start shaving again....you were a cute little guy...just ask yo Mama !

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First guns: Ruger New Vaqueros from Jimmy Spurs

 

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Current Set of Guns: Ruger Old Army's by Boomstick Jay via Marshal Fire

 

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What a difference 40 years makes. The switchboard at Fort Casey, Whidbey Island, WA - 2015 vs 1975. Retired vs a 19 year old USN sailor. Probably around 340 in the first pic vs maybe 170... twice the man I used to be! Good Lor'a'mighty, I was getting big - dropped 80 pounds since that first pic.

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three foot , that really does give perspective to time having passed , i seldom think on it a lot but ive seen a couple similar examples and it reminds me ill not be looking at that 16 year old face in the morning when i shave-if i shave again , life is short , life is good 

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Hey Buzzard...what happened??? You were kinda cute at one time...

 

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2009, maybe my third match as I was still getting the lay of the land.  Yes, totally not conforming to costume requirements.  Local monthly match gave me some leeway but gently let me know that for the annual I would need to 'cowboy up.'

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Fast forward to a year or two ago....

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buzzard - your lookin good , im looking forward to seeing you this summer --- and yes , in spite of the MSM hype i think we will get to shoot , i rather like that vest and chaps 

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1985:

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More recently I've successfully avoided the camera! :ph34r:

 

 

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An now an extra six-gun plus near 70 years.... and don't forget Sassy. 

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1 hour ago, doc roy l. pain said:

Hey Billy, Looks like you have accessorized much better lol

Yes, for sure.  BTW, I was a duelist then also. :D

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Allie, nope, still don't believe it!  This game keeps you young!  That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

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buzzard - "Hopefully we'll both be at the ND/SD shoot in June..." 

 

that is my plan and im sticking to it if the range is open , this virus thing affected my company to the point that some of us lost our jobs , ive now become retired and expect that any future work will be a retirement job only , ill be there tho i already planned for this and FITH , prepaid / presaved  , life is good , 

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On 4/6/2020 at 6:38 PM, J-BAR #18287 said:

A young family friend, a non-shooter, inherited a J.C. Higgins .22 LR rifle from a deceased uncle.  He asked if I could clean it up for him.  He was pleased with the results:

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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I scrolled back and forth between the first 2 pics a number of times trying to see a difference.  Finally decided you must have cleaned up the inside and scrolled down. 

 

So was that a restock job, or was that beautiful wood stock painted green? 

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That is the original stock with the green paint removed.  I refinished the wood with tung oil. The aluminum receiver was polished down to remove the scratches in the original black finish.  Internals were degreased and relubed.

 

Even with the crappy scope it shot reliably tight groups.

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