Originally Posted by bobabode
I am indeed honored, Charlie. He is a very interesting gentleman of the highest caliber, pun intended.
I know of people who have interesting firearms, and even collectible firearms, including myself, but I know of no one (personally) who own historically significant firearms.
Seeing them in a museum is one thing...holding them in your hands is something else.
Looking back, perhaps the most interesting museum I ever went though was one which was owned by an old couple pretty close to the Little Big Horn...get it???
It was in there house, and I was to young to appreciate what they had.
The best I remember, they ha several .45-70 Trapdoors they claimed they bought from the Indians whut whooped Custer's ass.
That was Americana at it's finest. Whenever Ma & Pa and the kids could pull int to nowhere USA and see history without a stuffed shirt guide.
It was just there.
Myself, I spend my time searching for the last of Amerciana, lost fishing camps from the '50's is my specially. But they're going the way of the Dodo bird.
Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate that the only thing constant is change. But I don't appreciate a world full of condo's with everyone in an offshore Fountain as an improvement.
And if you would like my honest opinion of what's wrong with the world....it''s too many people.
But not to worry, the Earth will shake us off like a wolf drowning lice in a river.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it. it's what's gonna happen...like it or not.
PS: Previewing my work, I really shouldn't post it. But I'm good and drunk, as as honest as I' capable of, so, for what it is...it's honest.