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my lads gun collection :0

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by igual88, Jul 13, 2014.

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    Still better looking than a HW100 :p
     
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    Them was the days, Cowboys & Indians, with a wooden stick for a gun, that was before computers, IPads, mobile phones, when children used to play out and use their imagination. My Mother used to look all over the farm for me, did not want to go in, as we also had a thing called bed time. We also had chores to do.
     
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    Yep I remember it well the only difference was we had cap pistols, also looking amongst the branches of bushes in the hedgerows to find a suitable forked branch to make a catapult out of with some elastic from the model shop and the leather tongue from an old shoe(my dad's gardening shoes usually).Was never allowed an airgun when I was a kid,could have perhaps persuaded dad but mum was dead against it.
     
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    Used to make throwing arrows, always wore a sheath knife, and even as a child I had to earn my keep, muck out the hens & pigs, collect the eggs, spud bashing, Turnip picking, harvesting, ie stooking and help out threshing, and if we wanted a chicken to eat, get one that had stopped laying, and kill it. my grandad used to kill his own pigs & cure the meat. And if I got out of line, I would get the belt. Kids have it too easy today. Pocket money, I had to earn mine, had my own hens and sold the eggs, had to polish my dads boots and shoes every day, and chop the chips for lighting the fire, if I wanted something, I had to earn it. I had a hard up bringing, but a good one, would not swap it for anything. Grew up to say please and thank you, chew with my mouth shut, and respect my elders.
     
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    Didn't have it it as hard as you Bob but still had discipline and like you was taught to say please and thank you etc and you ate your meals at the food table where you all sat round together unless dad was at work(he worked shifts)When I was asked to run an errand for mum such as pop to the local shop to get her something and I asked her, can I have a tanner for going? if dad was at home and he heard he'd reply "you can have a thick ear if you don't go"Remember the throwing arrows too
     
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    Remember it well, had to ask permission to leave the table, and eat with a knife and fork, not just a fork. Cane in school. And if you had a tanner, you could buy the sweet shop, well not quite. The good old days. When I look at this country today, I wonder, was it worth some of my relatives giving their lives in 2 world wars. I feel for my grandson, growing up in this crazy world, and some of the nut cases in it.
     
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    And of course these days they don't do woodwork or metalwork classes in school,I suppose that's in case the little darlings injure or cut themselves.I my secondary modern school the boys did woodwork or metalwork,you had a choice,and the girls did cooking and needlework (which was termed domestic science I believe).
     
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    Sorry, igual88, gone off on one, nice my lads gun collection. Atb,Bob.
     
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    They do both at the majority of schools,welding,forging and grinding are all practiced too.
     
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    mattyts. I have followed some of your activity on this forum, and you are one young person I have much respect for, you are a credit to your mother and farther, just wish we had a lot more young people like you. You give good advice etc, and have an old and wise head, on young shoulders. Atb, Bob.
     
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    Thanks Bob,that's very honest of you ;)
     
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    Classic.....i used to have a chair leg with a side spindle .....it was my sten gun
     
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    Was a pic nicked off the tinternet found it after my lad and his buddy were playing cowboys and indians lol
    Taught them how to make a simple bow and arrow yesterday. Think i made the first one a little to pokey shot an arrow through a breeze block lol.
    Pic reminded me of my childhood, like many i was raised with manners, to eat at the table run errands and to earn pocket money.
    I was lucky to have a huge woodland less than 2 mins from home, spent alot of my time climbing trees making, bows and generally getting into mischief with my freinds.
    We had chickens and was my job to get eggs and muck em out etc, only problem was the cockrel we had hated males would allways try and attack dad and me but would rub around mums legs like a cat.
    Good times.
     
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    Gamos 2014 line? :D
     
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    Blimey Matty things are looking up,is that just in your area or throughout the country?
     
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    Throughout the country,hopefully going to have a qualification in both by the end of next year. :)
     
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    Nice Matty good to see some of the younger generation with good ethics and a passion for what they do.
     

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