Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by nrobertb
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

There are several vendors on ebay who sell modern cast iron spurs for decorative uses. I use one of these at the blacksmith shop where I volunteer, when I talk about cast iron.
by nrobertb
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Here is a pair by Hall. The decorations on these and many other spurs is nickel silver, sometimes called German silver or electrum. It is an alloy of nickel, zinc and copper, but contains no silver. It is shiny and corrosion resistant, making it perfect for this type of use.
by nrobertb
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Here is a pair with jingle bobs and Mexican style rowels, maker unknown.
by nrobertb
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Here is a rather unusual pair with rowels you can change.
by nrobertb
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Another group.
by nrobertb
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Here is a pair of super fancy parade spurs by Garcia.
by nrobertb
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Texans love their "lone star". They put it on everything, including beer. This is another Buermann pair.
by nrobertb
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Here's a closeup of one of Buermann's trademarks.
by nrobertb
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What a moron
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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Re: What a moron

These guys aren't exactly brain surgeons, and some of the lakes have springs that keep the ice thin in one spot while elsewhere it is thick. Best advice: stay off, period.
by nrobertb
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Here is a pair by Klapper featuring the Rocking W brand.
by nrobertb
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What a moron
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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Re: What a moron

Well, it just happened again. A fellow drove his pickup onto a local lake and broke through. He'll have to pay to have it retrieved.
by nrobertb
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

Here's a nice pair by Blackwood with a religious motif.
by nrobertb
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

This pair by Bass features lightning bolts, perhaps a reference to riding in all kinds of weather. That may also be the Texas "lone star".
by nrobertb
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Portuguese Kropatschek
Replies: 7
Views: 4134
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Re: Portuguese Kropatschek

Fired 24 rounds with 175 gr. .323 bullets and 3031 powder. I was using new 8mm Lebel brass with a radius filed on the edge of the rim to fit the bolt head. The necks are a bit short but they work okay. .323 bullets are too small and one inserted in the muzzle is swallowed up, Fired 27 rounds using t...
by nrobertb
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 46
Views: 1140
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Re: Spurs

The crescent moon and stars were popular spur decorations, perhaps because the oldtimers did a lot of night herding. Here is a pair by Adamson .

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