Where is Onondaga?

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Pigslayer posted this 09 October 2020

Looking for my old friend. Has anyone heard from Onondaga? (Gary)

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 09 October 2020

Gary passed away about a year or so ago. 

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beltfed posted this 09 October 2020

Again, May he rest in peace

beltfed/arnie

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mashburn posted this 09 October 2020

Sorry to hear of the passing of one of our members. We are a dwindling group. My condolences to his family.

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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Wineman posted this 10 October 2020

David, Gary was a force unto himself. He was intelligent, articulate, obstinate, opinionated, thoughtful, talented, learned, and intense. I too miss his stance on all things related to our sport. His desire to advance our sport was never in question. I loved the back and forth he would bring to any discussion. Well I guess it was less back and more forth as he was adamant about his beliefs. I would have loved to spend a day or two in the woods with him and his flintlocks in a tree stand. If you have ever had Chrysanthemum tea in a Chinese restaurant, you know what I mean. Super intense but not for everybody's taste. RIP Gary, we miss you.

Dave

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Duane Mellenbruch posted this 10 October 2020

April 20, 2019

https://castbulletassoc.org/thread/gary-aka-onondaga-passing/

 

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OU812 posted this 10 October 2020

I remember he liked the White Label 45-45-10 tumble lube. I have a bottle under end table next to me as I speak.

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BigMan54 posted this 10 October 2020

He's why I started Tumble Lubing with WLL 45-45-10. 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Pigslayer posted this 10 October 2020

I last talked to him in March of 2019. He said that he had gotten a spike buck. He was elated. He also mentioned that his legs weren't working well. Did he have another stroke? His death really saddens me.

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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Rich/WIS posted this 10 October 2020

RIP Gary.  Used his bore polish method on several MILSURPS and used guns, always helped accuracy.

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GP Idaho posted this 10 October 2020

Good to see you post again Pat.  Gary answered my first post here at the CBA and was quick to voice an opinion. Like him or not he was a part of this forum family. RIP Onandaga. Gp

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Pigslayer posted this 10 October 2020

Been absent for quite some time. My wife passed 1 yr. & 5 months ago due to AML. Knocked me down for a long time. Still does sometimes. Lost interest in all of my hobbies. But I knew, that I had to keep doing the things that I used to love to do until I loved to do them again. Trying to move forward.

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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John Alexander posted this 10 October 2020

Welcome back Pat.  Sorry to hear about your terrible loss. 

We will look forward to your future posts.

John

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 10 October 2020

Pat ... great to see you back ...  a terrific forum just got even better ..  again ... you know  while rebuilding your world you will also be rebuilding ours ...  keep it up, we all benefit  ....

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Onandaga Gary ...  always enjoyed his posts ... somehow always reminded me of eating sauerkraut ...  a little sweet, a little nasty ...  but you keep coming back ...

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.... and he did inspire me to use his " turtle wax chrome polish " to shine up my barn-find rusty old-but-real-gun  Makarov ... took about a week while watching old westerns on tv .... and it did turn that weird russian metal into chrome !! ...  think of him everytime i harness up my lower-risk carry companion ...

ken the observer

 

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max503 posted this 10 October 2020

Man walked up to a horse and hit it on the head with a lead pipe.  They asked him why did he do that?  The man said, "I have to train him.  But first I have to get his attention."

Sometimes I felt like Gary would hit me with a lead pipe.  But then he would follow up with a whole lot of knowledge and experience.

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RicinYakima posted this 11 October 2020

Lead pipe only worked with me about 25% of the time. BUT! Some of his ideas worked out very well.

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Pigslayer posted this 14 October 2020

His bore polish method has worked well for me. Used it on my "Flinters"!

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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