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About furetto7

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  • Birthday 02/17/1950


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    SW Kansas


  • Interests
    Photography, fine scale models


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    Deputy Sheriff

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  1. Back in the early '70s I bought a Bob Chow custom 1911 when he had his shop in San Francisco, great shooting gun which in a moment of extreme weakness I sold.
  2. I usually start with “ An unearthly child” and work forward.
  3. Since I work both Christmas Eve and Christmas night I will spend it with strangers, most of them on the side of the bars without the keyhole or keys.
  4. When we moved back to Kansas from Texas we brought our almost new electric stove even though the new house has gas heat, hot water and range, I ran a dedicated 220v 50a circuit so my wife could have both. The kitchen is so big that there was plenty of room to put in an island in the kitchen and install the electric range, she uses both depending on what she is cooking and the top of the gas range will still work without electricity by just lighting the burner with a match. My hot water heater doesn't need external power to run so even without electricity I have the gas stove top, plenty of hot water and my wood burning fire place, since I have better than a cord of cut fire wood under the patio cover I'm not terribly worried.
  5. I believe this one was in Milwaukee Oregon, I remember going there with my grandfather when I was a kid, at one time you could go inside.
  6. I’m about ready to file the paperwork for what is sure to be a break-thru piece of computer hardware. WOM (Write Only Memory). I’m going to make millions on this.
  7. My best man’s father was one of the two radar operators on the B-50A Lucky Lady II, that made the around the world, non-stop flight in 1949. He had some interesting stories to tell but would constantly kid me about having been Army Airborne before I joined the Air Force, he frequently observed that only two things fell from the sky, bird crap and damned fools he said he would ride the biggest piece down even if it was the gas cap.
  8. Started with a 1969 Plymouth Belvedere with a four channel VHF radio, a PA-15 Interceptor siren and mouse ears on the roof. Now I drive a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD pickup with all the bells and whistles, of course, I now work for a small Sheriff’s department with more dirt roads than paved.
  9. Except for the roommate part it sounds like my dorm room at Incirlik AB in Turkey.
  10. Aha, now I know what they mean when they say "she's a carrot top"
  11. Very cool plane in many ways, ejection seat, rear propeller and both vertical fins could be jettisoned with explosive bolts, if you lost an engine there wasn't the torque problem that plagued a lot of the other twin engine aircraft. If that is the one at the Smithsonian I seem to remember that Dornier sent some guys over to help restore it and found that the explosive bolts in the tail assembly were still in place. I guess it's a good thing that Hitler wanted it converted to a bomber and delayed its deployment long enough that they never had a chance to build more than a few, it would have been a real problem for the bombers if it had been deployed in any real numbers.
  12. I haven't seen an NFL game either in person (had season tickets at one time) or on tv since the Raiders left Oakland the first time and don't really miss it.
  13. It came into my possession as part of a four gun purchase from an estate, I really wanted the two Remington 700BDL left hand rifles that were part of the package. It doesn't take up that much room and has a certain weird quality to it. Here is a better picture of the markings on the receiver, the company is still in business and offers several different types of firearms.
  14. Wilkinson "Linda", a 9x19mm blowback pistol that is too heavy to properly aim assuming you could even see the sights. This one has a 30 round magazine and is picky about what ammo it wants to shoot, seems to prefer hotter loads otherwise it jams frequently. This is one of those guns I take to the range just to blaze away from the hip. There are kits that allow for the attachment of AR-15 style buffer tubes and stocks, there are also longer barrels available to keep that stock from getting you in trouble with alphabet agencies. It's a fun gun to shoot but serves no real purpose in my collection.
  15. Sterling AR-180. Short stroke gas piston, stamped steel construction, reciprocating bolt handle for easy forward assist, side folding stock. I somehow managed to lose the factory magazine and am too lazy to modify one of my many aluminum AR15/M16 magazines to work. It shoots decent but has a rather wobbly butt stock latch so there is some side to side movement in the butt stock. There is a proprietary scope mount welded to the top so optical sights are more or less out of the picture without major modifications to the upper receiver.
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