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Old 07-31-2013, 11:29 AM   #901
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Chopper, when I lived in Texas, my landlord used to process deer. Some folks wanted the antlers, most didn't. He sold the big ones to folks whose deer they had shot had a very small rack. Who wants to brag about that small deer they shot with a small rack. BTW, each year members of the deer family put a new point on their antlers. So if you see one with five points, you know it is five years old. And there are always the same amount of each side.
Not in Pennsylvania. The amount of points just happens based on genetics and nutrition.
Think about it. How could a five point have the same amount of points on each side?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:39 AM   #902
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Just so we make sure we have the facts, here is an article about antlers put out by a fantastic source.

About Deer Antlers
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:20 PM   #903
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Hmm, like hairy toenails on their heads. Wait, I suppose that sentence should be in the Random Thoughts thread?
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Hmm, like hairy toenails on their heads. Wait, I suppose that sentence should be in the Random Thoughts thread?
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:49 AM   #905
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A couple cell phone pics from yesterday.
I almost stepped on this little guy. I guess he thought I couldn't see him because he never moved, even when bending down to take his picture.
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And a gold colored snake. He was just a little guy, pencil thin and about a foot long. I told him to stay away from Hoot's place
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #906
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I 'ppreciate you giving that l'il feller a heads up. As cute as he is, Mrs Hoot ain't gonna be able to tolerate him in the house.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #907
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Here you go, Andy.
Neat little story behind this one. Governments contract out the weapons they issue to their military. Argentina had hired Colt to produce for them a 1911, which they called an M1927 for the year put into use and eventually Argentina purchased the equipment and licensing from Colt to make it themselves (I have one of those, too, but it's pretty whooped). Meanwhile, a couple guys with an auto and tractor engine manufacturing plant came up with their own simpler, cheaper version, the Ballester-Molina. Some say the design was more robust because it lacked some of the features a regular 1911 pistol has.
Britain, being in a bit of a bind to produce their own weapons at the time contracted out to have 8,000 to 10,000 B-Ms made for their special ops people between 1942 and 1944. This is one of them. It has the B issue number and British proofs. Then it was returned, put out of use and inspected and proofed again for civilian purchase over there. Then it found its way over here before it had to have an import stamp put on it, which makes a firearm more desirable.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #908
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So this pistol is a British cousin of the one you assembled from parts last month.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #909
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No, no no... not even stone throwing, let alone kissing.
Military firearms have their own tree, but there are some commercial firearms that were inspected and used by the military. Or officers that wanted a small pistol for their pocket and just bought it themselves.
Do you know in Japan the officers were required to buy the pistols they were issued? How nutty is that?
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Sorry. No offense.

I just thought they were based on the 1911.
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