I went out, to a friends house, this afternoon to deal him out of a steel cutting bandsaw. I got the band saw with a big pile of new blades, but that's not the end of the story. I now am in possession of probably 2 or more lifetimes of bullet casting alloy. I can quit worrying now about the scarcity of wheel weights. I have no idea, as of now, how many pounds of wheel weights that had been melted down and fluxed and poured into about ever shape and size of ingot. that you can imagine. And best of all, they were free!
We then spent hours going through a lot of reloading equipment that he had inherited from his uncle. There was some equipment that I had never seen in real life, only in pictures. And there was also a lot of modern reloading equipment also. He knows nothing about reloading and has asked me to get him started.
He has a under ground poured concrete gunroom, which is part of his house, that was always full of old classic guns and he had added several that I hadn't seen a few months ago. He should have charged me an admission. He doesn't show many people his firearms and that is a very good idea. He tried to give me the band saw, just out of friendship, but I insisted on giving him some cash.
Man, did this day wind up good. I woke up this morning in pain and almost didn't go on the visit. I feel much better now.
David a. Cogburn