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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by herrbecker, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. herrbecker

    herrbecker Portland Member

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    I'm from the area; I grew up in Beaver-Tron with a father who was into Civil War-era black powder firearms. He used to march with the Oregon Blues, and I remember going to meets and shooting muzzleloaders with all sorts of colorful characters.
    I've taken over that mantle, but I prefer 18th-century flintlocks over my dad's Zouave (still love that lady, first one I shot). I also enjoy collecting modern firearms, especially those that are historically significant. As a result, my collection looks like the evolution of Western hegemony.
    I build firearms and make knives in my spare time, when I'm not teaching or researching.
    I'm obsessed with the history of insurgency and rebellion, especially in the early modern / modern era, which means I spend almost as much on books as I do on firearms.
    I think I scare my neighbors, except for the coffee shop owner on the corner and the ex-Marine who lives up the street. Oh, well.
     
  2. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  3. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    it is good to keep the neighbors a little on edge, they are more likely to leave you alone that way.
     
  4. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  5. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    Thank you listener, for calling in - you're on the air............... (also, can't go wrong with black powder......)
     
  6. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome to NWF ! well it sounds like you have a bit of "bob newhart" in ya.....we'll all enjoy that ! black powder & muzz. ldr's.....there's a thread for em, with plenty of info ! enjoy yourself !!

    steven