Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by nrobertb
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What a moron
Replies: 10
Views: 4706
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Re: What a moron

These guys aren't exactly brain surgeons, and some of the lakes have springs that keep the ice thin in one spot while elsewhere it is thick. Best advice: stay off, period.
by nrobertb
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

Here is a pair by Klapper featuring the Rocking W brand.
by nrobertb
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What a moron
Replies: 10
Views: 4706
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Re: What a moron

Well, it just happened again. A fellow drove his pickup onto a local lake and broke through. He'll have to pay to have it retrieved.
by nrobertb
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

Here's a nice pair by George Blackwood of Farmersville, TX with a religious motif.
by nrobertb
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
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Re: Spurs

This pair by James Bass of Tulia, TX features lightning bolts, perhaps a reference to riding in all kinds of weather. That may also be the Texas "lone star".
by nrobertb
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Portuguese Kropatschek
Replies: 7
Views: 8812
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Re: Portuguese Kropatschek

Fired 24 rounds with 175 gr. .323 bullets and 3031 powder. I was using new 8mm Lebel brass with a radius filed on the edge of the rim to fit the bolt head. The necks are a bit short but they work okay. .323 bullets are too small and one inserted in the muzzle is swallowed up, Fired 27 rounds using t...
by nrobertb
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

The crescent moon and stars were popular spur decorations, perhaps because the oldtimers did a lot of night herding. Here is a pair by Adamson .
by nrobertb
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

Here's a pair that belonged to a rider from the Lazy S Slash Ranch. The maker is Allen.
by nrobertb
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

Steer heads were another popular spur adornment, like this pair by Klapper.
by nrobertb
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

A pile of spurs, or is it a heap?
by nrobertb
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

Here is another award spur, from the Texas State Fair of 1907.
by nrobertb
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

Here's an old catalog. Louis, note the Crockett and Star Steel ads.
by nrobertb
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

For a change of pace, here's my Simco roping saddle. The features date it to late 1930's or early 1940's. It has lace up stirrups. The Blevins quick release stirrup buckles didn't become common until after WWII. It was an inexpensive saddle in its day but very well made as can be seen by the fact th...
by nrobertb
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: C&R License Related Info
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 23
Views: 11058
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Re: Is it worth it?

I think my first one took about 3 weeks. The renewals every 3 years have come faster. Yes, it is worth it. You never know when it will come in handy.
by nrobertb
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1271
Views: 243092
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Re: Spurs

This is what I wear when I want a little jingle and bling. Colorado Saddlery in Denver has a nice line of well made, reasonably priced spurs.

You haven't lived until you've done the 2-step with your honey on your arm and a beer bottle in your hip pocket. :lol:

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