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    Getting old

    Hi , All I live in Wanganui and turn 90 in april , i have been doing gun work since I turned 16 (it was a slug gun ) in the time since then i have learned a lot and and can do anything gun wise ( like rifle a barrel) and think that it would be a good idea to start a young guy interested in shooting of on the right foot with gear (I have a lot ) and books .. Anyone interested living in the area ... Rob
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    What an offer!! Not in the area

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    @lefty1 you are a true Good Bugger!

    It is wonderful to be reminded of, and humbled by the generosity and good-heartedness of folks on this forum!!!

    Good on you! I'm sure there'll be a keen chap (or chapette being non sexist) who will appreciate and enjoy your offer

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    Inspirational! What a fantastic offer lefty1. We are mostly all young when contrasted against your ninety years. It would be the opportunity of a lifetime for some young fellah to take you up I am sure.
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    Respect to that gentleman there
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    Getting old

    Yes respect, hats off to you lefty1
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    Good on ya @lefty1

    I'm a Toolmaker with 30+ years behind me but I'd jump at the chance if I lived local as I'm sure you'd be able to show me a thing or three.

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    You sound like you're a salt of the earth good bugger lefty1, hats off to you.
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    I bet you have a ton of comeinhandy bits, enough for a flinter or two, good on you mate, hope you get some one to share your knowledge with.
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    Top opportunity there for someone. I bet you've forgotten more than some of the current tradies know

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    Brilliant offer Lefty, hope someone grabs this wonderful opportunity
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Hi , wish I had started out as a tool maker , the perfect start for a gunsmith , I began as a fitter welder then boiler maker blacksmith Time at the forge was my favourite time .making flat springs for spanish shot guns was a doddle after that ford car window winders was the donor material ... Being hard up most all the time I always charged mates rates,not just what the traffic allowed because I knew there were others out there like me who needed a boost up hence my offer , so far not a nibble ,can hardly believe it , perhaps it was the wrong place to star the thread or no one in the area has the urge to learn something of real use to them Rob

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    Hi the one gay boxes are bursting ,if the family had their way it would all go into the bin now that would be a disaster ... I have a new e-mail address it is robinhume439@gmail.com ...Rob

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    Mate if I lived in Wanga I would be in like a shot
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    I would love to make my own barrel, apparently thats what an old chap who owned my lathe before I got it used it for. I might be in the area for a weekend in a couple of months so I will try to tee up a time to get a few ideas.

 

 

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