Author Topic: Henderson Flintlock  (Read 2037 times)

Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Henderson Flintlock
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2019, 09:38:05 PM »
Still own it!!!   Not really looking to sell it at the time!  Its safe and sound and still unfired!!!
How do you know it works? :o.....I thought you wouldn't buy a gun unless you could shoot it first.
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Offline vanu

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Re: Henderson Flintlock
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2019, 03:54:12 AM »
well played Mr. Brooks...I have been following this thread and I almost spit my beer out when i read your most recent post....some play checkers, others play chess..your comment provided a cheerful de-stressing way to end a bad week...I hope the OP enjoys the ribbing...

Bruce

Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: Henderson Flintlock
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2019, 08:06:55 AM »
Still own it!!!   Not really looking to sell it at the time!  Its safe and sound and still unfired!!!
How do you know it works? :o.....I thought you wouldn't buy a gun unless you could shoot it first.

At least you were able to follow the thread. Iím still confused after reading it several times.

Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Henderson Flintlock
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2019, 05:19:30 PM »
Still own it!!!   Not really looking to sell it at the time!  Its safe and sound and still unfired!!!
How do you know it works? :o.....I thought you wouldn't buy a gun unless you could shoot it first.

At least you were able to follow the thread. Iím still confused after reading it several times.
I excel at confusion as I'm always confused myself.
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Offline snapper

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Re: Henderson Flintlock
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2019, 05:30:26 PM »
I had a high end racing canoe.  A local guy, the editor of the paper was looking at it thinking about buying it.  He asked if he could take it out for a paddle.  I said sure and helped him load it.  I figured (wrongly) that he was going just down the road to the local park with a couple of reclaimed gravel pits to paddle in.

Two days latter he brought it back, left it in my yard all with extra scuffs on it when I was not home.  Seems he took it for a run on a river somewhere.  No he did not buy it.

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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Henderson Flintlock
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2019, 11:19:51 PM »
I really must be missing something with the OP.  I used to have a small gun shop, you know, buy, sell, trade, repair.  Bought hundreds of firearms or all types.  Sold them, too.
But I never had a customer want to "step out back and let me fire it a few times".  Nor did I try to shoot those firearms that I bought - would have kept me pretty busy!
People all the time eat a meal without taste-testing it first.  Unless they are royalty, and have an official "taste tester/poisonee".
Maybe that is why prisons have gotten away from the electric chair - no one wanted to be the one that "test fired" it!
Cleaning a ML gun isn't all that difficult or time consuming - water, maybe some soap, and some clean patches, then a wee bit of oil.  No disassembling required.
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Offline Martin S.

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Re: Henderson Flintlock
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2019, 10:00:49 AM »
I would love to see some pics of the Bivens'.

Any chance you could post some?