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Smuteye John SASS#24774

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About Smuteye John SASS#24774

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  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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    The Greater Smiths Station, AL metroplex
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    Shooting, history

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  1. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Open to trying new things???

    My eldest niece did that when she was growing up and her mom let her get away with it. We all went to a Mexican restaurant and she ordered her usual chicken tenders and complained about how bad they were. Her younger sister, who had ordered carnitas, told her to quit whining because if she would actually order Mexican food at a Mexican restaurant, then, maybe, what she got would taste better.
  2. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    California gun law question

    That's 7 in NY.
  3. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Her New Nickname is "Hook"

    Maybe twice.
  4. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    taco + croissant =

    Only 4 1/2 pounds? Musta been the kid's menu. Try IHOP out, too.
  5. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    taco + croissant =

    That ain't nothin'. Pull up a Waffle House or Cracker Barrel menu.
  6. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    My Own Parking Spot!

    Which is why he fits in so well around here.
  7. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    My Google-fu Fails Me

    It does look like it could be a Smith. That narrows it down a little. Is it an early No.3 in .44 American? A Russian like what you have pictured? The latch is on the top strap, not the frame, so it's not a Schofield. Don't forget that Smith and Wesson rode the Rollin White patent hard all the way to it's ending in 1872 and Colt's SAA didn't really hit civilian hands until the late '70's. The Bulldog was popular on the frontier with those that could afford them. Custer even carried a pair of them. I'm still thinking mid '70's for a time frame and probably somewhere on the Plains between Kansas and Canada. Those guys look like guides, scouts or hunters to me. That decorative work on the coats and leggings looks like squaw work to me. There's too much, it's too well done and it's too detailed to have been done by a white man (and I mean 'man' since there were few white women in the region back then). There should be enough of it to narrow down a tribal affiliation if you can find someone that knows about such things since there's variation in how each tribe did that sort of work and what motifs they used.
  8. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    My Google-fu Fails Me

    I'd hazard to guess Plains (Kansas, Nebraska, Northern Texas) mid 1870's but it could be farther north or even Canada. The guy on the right has what appears to be a Webley (Bulldog? or similar model) in his holster and the guy on the left is holding a Sharps. I can't tell what he's got in his belt, though. It looks familiar but I can't put a name on what it could be. The decoration is probably the key. The trim work on the guy on the right's leggings reminds me of a more Northern Plains style than Central or Southern Plains. If you look under the guy on the right's right thumb, you will also see cartridge loops on the belt.
  9. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Scent Of A Woman

    Serve ham instead of turkey so there's no wishbone? Carry a Tazer and pepper spray? I like the pepper foam stuff Mace makes. It's like silly string with bad intentions AND it has a dye in it that makes the target a LOVELY shade of light purple.
  10. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Firearms - Buy New...or Used ?

    You gotta know what you are looking at and do a full function check like others have said. I don't buy a gun I can't inspect whether it's new or used. Used guns get field stripped (buy the shop employee, preferably, since it is their gun) so I can look it over. Function issues, buggered screws (especially sideplate screws on wheel guns- if they don't know how to take the side plate off right, they don't have any business messing with the action) can be deal killers. Pricing is a whole new issue. You have to know what a fair market value is before hand. Pawn shops are normally better about being willing to dicker over prices. He knows what he has in the gun and most tag prices are more what he wants to get out of it rather than what he is willing to take. More than one around here will put an outrageous sucker price on the tag and negotiate down to a more reasonable one once they realize they aren't dealing with a pilgrim. Just know what you are getting into and you can get it at a decent price.
  11. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Glock 45

    Just remember, they are still Top Load Only in the dishwasher.
  12. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Glock 45

    You know you'll have to have them converted to California compliant Glucks when you get there, right?
  13. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Glock 45

  14. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Can a person with an artificial leg fly a plane?

    Don't forget that Balder lost his legs when he bailed out. The Luftwaffe passed word to the British through the Red Cross and arranged for a new set to be airdropped. After Balder got his new legs, he promptly escaped. He spent the war in Colditz.
  15. Smuteye John SASS#24774

    Don't you just hate tailgaters! :-)

    Never drive in Montgomery, AL. You know what lane splitting is? In CA, that's where a motocyclist can ride between the cars when traffic's stopped on the freeway. In Montgomery, that's when a little old lady in a Caddy, who is driving 20 under, takes up both lanes of a 4 lane road with a center turning lane by driving down the center line before making an unsignaled a left turn. The good news is, when you honk your horn at her, she chooses a lane AND speeds up.

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