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PostSubject: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 14th 2016, 7:15 pm

I held off any firearm purchases until after my various surgeries. The time had come and I found just the pistol I had been looking for.

.45 cal. flintlock pistol with 10 inch barrel and a Siler brass lock, brass fittings and side plate. Pre-1780 design. The stock is finished with Tung Oil to keep its shine even after long periods of display and handling. The pistol weighs only 2.4 pounds.
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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 14th 2016, 7:47 pm

affraid Wow...what a beautiful piece......wood is amazing. I like the brass lock plate and all the engraving............good on ya Don! Nice "get well soon" gift for yourself.

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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 14th 2016, 8:37 pm

Nice, man. Very pretty.

And, you can shoot that from a wheel chair if needed!

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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 14th 2016, 9:01 pm

..........or from the back of a good solid mule! t up

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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 14th 2016, 9:11 pm

It did make me feel better! :tup2 

The post-surgery pamphlet said to do things that you enjoy. It takes the mind off the annoying aspects of the post surgery experience, like pain. I can tell you now that they were correct.

The fellow who sold it to me cleaned the exterior up very nicely, but the insides of the lock were very cruddy. I spent the last hour cleaning the inside. That is about the most energy expenditure I have exerted for months! And it felt great.

The only drawback: my fun funds are all used up. My next step is to sit at the Interstate 70 ramp with a sign that says "Will play the banjo for $10. Will stop playing the banjo for $20."

A note on shipping: USPS not only delivered the box, packing and pistol, but they also gave me a 1.5 inch hole all the way through the box. Fortunately, whatever made the big hole did not touch the pistol.
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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 15th 2016, 8:05 am

Ron,

Nice looking pistola Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation  That wood is awesome. Good luck with it........ :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 15th 2016, 9:36 am

I like that brass lock plate. The wood is nice too but maybe a bit gaudy for my taste.
Hurry up and have your litter bearers carry you to the back yard to shoot it. Gotta shoot it, just gotta! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 15th 2016, 7:43 pm

@patocazador wrote:
I like that brass lock plate. The wood is nice too but maybe a bit gaudy for my taste.
Hurry up and have your litter bearers carry you to the back yard to shoot it. Gotta shoot it, just gotta! bounce
I wanted the one with Rhinestones, but it was out of my price range. Very Happy

A multitude of marvelous maidens will carry my litter to the range so I can try it out.
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PostSubject: Re: New Circa War of Indepence era Pistol   July 15th 2016, 9:03 pm

@RonC wrote:
@patocazador wrote:
I like that brass lock plate. The wood is nice too but maybe a bit gaudy for my taste.
Hurry up and have your litter bearers carry you to the back yard to shoot it. Gotta shoot it, just gotta! bounce
I wanted the one with Rhinestones, but it was out of my price range. Very Happy

A multitude of marvelous maidens will carry my litter to the range so I can try it out.
Ron

HA HAH! Liberace does BP! Rhinestones and feathers!

I don't insist on virgins when they carry me. Steroids, maybe. 
I ain't petite! Wait for virgins and you will have no one 
trying to carry you. LOL

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