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MY SONS NEW HOBBY

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Mica, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Mica

    Mica Eugene Active Member

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    My nine year old is starting his own little brass buisness. He is looking for any brass. he deprimes and cleans them. I have been giving him a little help here and there when he needs it. If all you do is scrap it. let me know, would be willing to give a fair price for any brass you have. Excluding rimfire.

    Im pretty proud of my little man. He picks up all the brass he finds then brings it home and starts working on it. I bought him his own press though. Seems like he was always useing mine when I needed it.

    Feel free to give me a call thanks , 541-321-9409
     
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    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    make sure he uses gloves and washes his hands. If he has chronic belly pains think lead
     
  3. Mica

    Mica Eugene Active Member

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    I explained to him about a year ago about lead contamination. He has since then turned into the lead police. We will be out shooting and picking up brass, then here the boy comes to remind us we need to clean our hands. Its pretty cool when you can still get the young ones interested in something that requires work as part of the Hobby.
     
  4. auditrevor

    auditrevor salem Active Member

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    Ill start saving all mine for you next time I go out and shoot anything with brass casings. nothing makes me happier then a kid that enjoys working.
     
  5. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Why don't you suggest (and teach him how) that he come here, set up a sponsor account, and deal brass to us?

    A Kool-Aid stand, 21st century, 2nd amendment style.

    I, for one, would make sure I needed some brass, the same way I need Kool-Aid when I see the sign.

    By the time the kid is 15, he'll know more than Kool-Aid. He'll know marketing, shipping and receiving, as well as how to make money on the 'net.
     
  6. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've got a feeling he's gonna have more raw material than he ever imagined.

    Just to be clear: he's cleaning, depriming and resizing, then selling?

    How about sorting to brand?

    Trimming?

    Of course with his operation, no one (certainly not I) could hold him to any claims of "once-fired", etc.

    Might just throw him some seed. (Gotta find a nine year old around here willing to sort through all my brass.)
     
  7. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Excellent for him.
    I wear the those thin exam gloves when I am picking up brass and sorting it.
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  8. Mica

    Mica Eugene Active Member

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    thnks guys. He wares surgical gloves for all of it . he wears his shooting glasses all the time, he thinks there cool. I cant blame the kid for sporting the shooting gear. He does resise all my rifle cartridges for me as well . and Hes finaly remembering what a case gauge is for. I wish I had some pictures of the first 30-06 cases he trimmed for me. Needles to say it had plenty of clearence in the guage. He realy likes it when His friends come over. I havent seen any of them that didnt want to process brass. The nice thing is the parents end up letting there kid go shooting with us. He gets some firearms education Has a good time . Then the moms start to see Guns arnt a bad thing. They are not a kids toy by any means. With a little safty training and some shooting time . It can lead to long Hours of enjoyment throu out there lifes. Thats usaly What my boy tells his buddys.

    I will let Him read all these when he gets home from school. He will be very Excited, I know he will want to set up a account here.

    gota Run , Thanks again.
     
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    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good for him! I think I've still got a couple hundred .40 S&W cases sitting around somewhere he can have. I'll try to find them this weekend.
     
  10. Mica

    Mica Eugene Active Member

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    that would be awsome, If you PM me or give me a call. I can work out the details with you
     
  11. Mica

    Mica Eugene Active Member

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    Well so far hes working on about 2000 rounds of 38 spc.,1500 9mm,243,and some 7.62 nagant. He has a few handfulls of other calibers to. I will be geting him a account set up here for him. he was prety excited when he saw the support from you guys, thanks.
    If anyone is interested I do have a minkota trolling motor up for trade on the board also. Thanks again.