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RonC
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PostSubject: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 4th 2018, 10:49 am

The sister and brother-in-law of a South African student of mine just left after a one week stay with us here in Golden. As typical Afrikaners (Dutch and French derived people), they were very involved with shooting and hunting. I took them to an outdoor range to shoot a Lancaster style flintlock, and a 10" barrel, percussion dueling pistol. I also brought along a modern handgun (CZ75B compact).
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They had a great time, with ear to ear grins from shooting the flintlock. They felt as though they were sharing the experience of the Vortrekkers, the people who moved by wagon train from Cape Town to areas north and east in the early 1800s. They used their flintlocks to fight off attacking Zulu Warriors.
We saw no Zulus, so we just fired at paper targets.
The Afrikaners, and particularly these young people, are hardworking, ethical and moral. They make wonderful guests and shooting companions. I was sad to see them leave (at 4:15 am) this morning.
Ron

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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 4th 2018, 11:12 am

Pretty cool Ron.

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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 4th 2018, 5:41 pm

Here is the pistol we brought along:
Went shooting with a South African Couple Percus10

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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 4th 2018, 5:51 pm

It looks unfired. Nice wood.

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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 4th 2018, 9:23 pm

Good eye, Bob. The photo was taken right after I bought it. It had been test fired, then thoroughly cleaned.
Ron

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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 5th 2018, 7:14 am

I am fortunate to have been able to collect some nice pieces. I have to admit to being a unrepentant collector and pack rat.
My penchant for collecting has to be tempered now that I am retired - unless I can convince my wife to continue working and support me in the way I would like to become accustomed. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 5th 2018, 11:28 am

That is a good looking pistol!
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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 6th 2018, 9:00 pm

Ron has all the cool stuff and besides that Ron is really cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Went shooting with a South African Couple   Went shooting with a South African Couple EmptyMarch 6th 2018, 9:34 pm

Thank you, Al. I am blushing!
Ron

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