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Bullets / Re: Need help id'ing a .69 cal
« Last post by Gunner Thrasher on March 20, 2019, 09:01:13 PM »
Thanks Mike, thats it. I appreciate the help
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Bullets / Re: Need help id'ing a .69 cal
« Last post by emike123 on March 20, 2019, 08:43:38 PM »
Sounds like a Dragoon bullet to me.  The type I am thinking of looks like these:

http://www.popscreen.com/prod/MTU4NTEzNzUy/Civil-War-Bullet-69-French-for-Dragoon-Rifle-mm-264
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Artillery / Re: Question
« Last post by Lamar on March 20, 2019, 08:27:24 PM »
 Lamar, you told me that behind that locked door was like the room in the pawnshop basement from Pulp Fiction.

Do I have to change my avatar to the Gimp?
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Artillery / Re: Question
« Last post by Garret on March 20, 2019, 07:57:49 PM »
Will do.
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Bullets / Need help id'ing a .69 cal
« Last post by Gunner Thrasher on March 20, 2019, 06:52:58 PM »
Hey All, I was digging thru some bullets I have and came across a .69 cal this is unusual to me. It is .894 in tall, has a single wide groove near the base and the inside of the base is triangular. Would have posted pixs but I am technically inept, lol. Thanks in advance Gordon.
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Artillery / Re: Question
« Last post by speedenforcer on March 19, 2019, 09:31:41 PM »
Let us know your decision please.
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Artillery / Re: Question
« Last post by Dave the plumber on March 19, 2019, 09:24:37 PM »
 Garret, I would absolutely not let them in the door.  Plain and simple, for general relics or especially artillery.
   It is all well and nice to showcase your collection and possibly spark interest in another person for Civil War relic collecting, but the risk isn't worth the chance. I always say, "what good is a collection if you can't share it". But being in the newspaper is way different than meeting a friend of a friend who has an interest in relics and has a few himself and would like to share conversation with you. That's great. That is totally different.  But, once it goes in print, it is out there in cyberspace forever. And as pointed out by others here on the forums;  the bad guys might eye your collection as a potential target for robbery.
   I have been in the newspapers before, and interviewed on tv, for other interests of mine. It always amazes me how when edited, how misquoted I was, or chopped out of even finishing a sentence. Or, my point was not gotten across.  I have personally vowed to never do an interview again, nor even be photographed at an event.
   You / me / we all  have too much riding here with our collections for some person seeing our interview, sitting back in their armchair,  to think that it is not right for us to have this stuff, and for them to raise a stink, which on social media can burn and blaze like a wildfire.
  Just my personal opinion. But I don't want to read about EOD taking your collection out to destroy because it was deemed a threat to your community.  I would hate it for you. And that hurts all of us too, in the long run.
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Artillery / Re: Question
« Last post by speedenforcer on March 19, 2019, 09:21:13 PM »
Take it from a cop. Don't let them see the shells period. Trust me on this. I don't claim to know everything but too much could go wrong and you have worked to hard to acquire a nice collection. E.O.D. from the military or local Law Enforcement claim blowing up historic shells is necessary for public safety. A big B.S.   I've been around these guys and it has more to with the thrill of blowing something up at your expense. Its kinda like volunteer firefighters sitting around the station hoping for a fire to go put out. DONT DO IT.
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General Discussion / Re: USS Wasp, WWII aircraft carrier, found
« Last post by redbob on March 19, 2019, 06:44:34 PM »
To date there has been no less that 11 USS Wasp(s) with one still being in service. That said, it is good that the families finally know where their loved ones lie.
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