Fun Night!

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Rifling82, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Went over to a friends house tonight had a good time going through some of his great grandfather and grandfathers stuff, I figured I would share, maybe strike up some good conversation

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  8. OLD Ron

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    TREASURES !

    All good stuff there rifling ..... fess up .... how much did you take home with you ?
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  9. Rifling82

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    I wish man! He gave me a M1 stripper clip. and some armor piercing ammo,
    He was telling me about his great grandfathers 1903 Winchester 22 Win Auto, very interesting gun that comes with an interesting feature
     
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    It really is interesting to look through old things ...... the cherry on top is story's that go with the things . Everything has a story but most of the time we can only guess at what it is . Then putting it a time in the world context makes it even more interesting .
     
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    His “grandfathers” were in the state guard and went to shoot with the military Monthly, after WWII the military gave them crates of 30.06, they headed home in their car with the trunk and back seat full of crates, they said it was hard keeping that car on the road! ;)
     
  12. OLD Ron

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    There would be a book full of stories with each household . Shame the get lost .
     
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  13. RJF22553

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    Rifling, thanks for sharing! I have my grandparents' WW-II ration book, my grandfather's soldier's manual from WW-I, and a few other gems from that era. I still have our ration coupons and MPCs (military payment certificates) from Korea in the mid-'60s.

    Dad (and his Dad) were pack-rats. I come by it honestly!
     
  14. Rifling82

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    Very cool!
     
  15. JTJ

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    I still use that style scale from Ohaus.
     
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  16. OLD Ron

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    Old things are considered cool ..... old people ..... not so much .
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  17. sheriffjohn

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    Neat stuff. Lots of the old, classic tools were of finer craftsmanship than what's available today. Some of them will never wear out but replacement parts can be hard to find if they become separated. At least the internet makes it easier to find some things.
     
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  18. OLD Ron

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    So true John
    A lot of the tools I have I am not old enough to have used but for some reason I like them . A lot can be found at garage sales really cheap & usually they have no idea what they were used for usually just say it was some of grandpas junk we need to get rid of .
     
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    Elmer Keith, 'Skeeter' Skelton and others of the old guard types wrote books. Many didn't. Nearly all the 'old guys' have useful information stored in their heads, if not notes. Find one or two and listen. One can learn more than just gun stuff over time.
     
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    The same scale I bought over 50 years ago cost $14.95....I got screwed. Lol
     
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