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Offline Eric Krewson

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A Nice Surprise
« on: December 11, 2021, 08:04:48 pm »
I like to do things for people, I never expect anything in return but sometime years later I get a surprise.

I helped a guy's son learn about traditional archery 10 to15 years ago, the son was interested in bow fishing so I gave him all my bow fishing supplies, I didn't plan to ever use it again, later I made the dad a bow string and never thought anymore about it.

Yesterday he called me, he said a friend had died and left him some B/P stuff that he didn't have any use for and wanted to know it I could use it, of course I could.

He dropped by and loaded me down with .490 balls, lots of .50 cleaning supplies, a horn, 3 tins of caps, hundreds of .430 conicals, ball starter,  several new in the pack hot shot nipples and a bunch of other B/P  bric-a-brack.

Offline chamookman

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2021, 05:42:13 am »
Nice  (A) ! Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

Offline Pat B

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2021, 02:58:20 pm »
Nice gift, Eric. A good friend of mine gave me an old JoJan Multifletch and a Young feather burner about 40 years ago. He got them from an old friend that got too old to shoot. I think he probably bought them 40 years before he gave the stuff to my friend. I still use both.
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Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2021, 07:25:02 am »
Wow, very nice.  :OK

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2021, 02:15:34 pm »
Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference!

Thats some nice stuff there!
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Offline Gimlis Ghost

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2021, 04:17:43 pm »
My nephew was a bit of a wheeler dealer years ago, niding on impounded cars, salvaged goods and the like.
He gave me a large box of BP items he had no use for, mostly for muzzle loading rifles. Most of it I still haven't found a use for since I only have C&B revolvers , but hope to one day. If not it will go in with my BP revolvers and other stuff to be passed on to an heir.

Offline Pappy

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2021, 08:44:01 am »
Yep I have found over the years "what goes around comes around " nice gifts for sure. :)

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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2021, 09:45:12 am »
The same guy called me again Saturday and said he has some more stuff for me. Because I build guns he brought me a set of Gunline round barrel bedding tools in 4 different sizes that were left to him.

I guess a round barrel fowler is in my future builds.

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2022, 06:25:34 pm »
Wow, those are some nice gifts, Eric.
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: A Nice Surprise
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2022, 04:41:32 pm »
Nice stuff!  Good things can happen!
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