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My father used to be a partner in a car back in the 50's (til I came along).

Had a old Ford coup..raced the dirt track circuit. Man! You can get alotta horses outta the ole flatheads!
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Well, they say that Variety is the spice of life,......and here we have great variety in this thread!
 
Dr Hillbilly,
I put a no 4 buttstock on my No 5, and it felt much better when firing it. Larger surface area for the shoulder.
A page or two back, you mentioned the "Canary Girls".   
My grandmother worked in "The She!! Shop"   as a capstain operator, turning nose -cones for she!!s, in both World Wars.
Her sister worked in the same shop.  Both got severe lung problems later in life from exposure to the explosives.
Grandma loved the work though!
Grandfather on my dad's side had a nice Jag.   He only really used it very occasioanlly, as he had a Hillman shooting brake for every day farm work, and a 1959 Hillman Minx.
Besides a farmer, he owned Spencer-Beck (named after the farm) motors, in Middlesbrough.  (N. Riding of Yorkshire) and was a motor engineer.
He did beautiful spray jobs and coach-lining.
Also designed and built what became the standard "Rice" horse trailer.
 
 
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The car in the above photo was not my grandfathers, but the same model, and looked identical.
When he passed away, my dad sold it to the local Vicar's son, for 25 Pounds!  I nearly went Mad!
No rust of course, as all aluminium body..
This was in 1970.
 
No white-wall tyres though.
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Pukka,

I appreciate the contributions made by your grandmother and her sister to the war effort.  The sacrifices made by women have generally been inadequately appreciated. 

Before the invention of air-conditioning the wealthy built summer-homes in the cool mountains, among us hillbillies.   After the Great Depression my Grandad purchased grand luxury cars from the bankrupt estates.  As an impoverished mechanic and self-taught engineer he could make all of the spare parts he needed as the OEM was out of business.  So he spent the next 20 years driving cars far above his caste.  I wish we still had those cars!
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Thank you sir, for your appreciation of the ladies who worked I munitions and other war work.
 
Grandfather used big old American cars on the farm as well, mounting a hay-sweep to one, instead of the two horses.
When he first built what became the Rice horse trailer, he loaded it with bags of sand, to the weight of two horses, and pulled by a Silver Dome Chrysler, booted it up the steepest hill in the area. 
(Ormesby bank) and was still doing 60 Mph. when he went over the top.
It had twin independent axles, and rode Very smoothly.
He also ran old Hudsons and Railtons. He liked big engines, and could make them sing.
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nice No5, and some fine country you have to use it in. Welcome from the far end of Appalachian Mountains, Nova Scotia!!
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Originally posted by Olddust Olddust wrote:

nice No5, and some fine country you have to use it in. Welcome from the far end of Appalachian Mountains, Nova Scotia!!

I live at the other end of the Appalachian Mountains in Alabama. Where in Nova Scotia are you from? My fathers family is from Upper Musquidoubout, specifically Butcher hill. It has been a long time since I was there, I dont even know if any family still ownes the old farm. I would love to get back up there for a visit and check out Oak Island.

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Sharpshooter 82, I am from Yarmouth originally. Make my home in Kentville these days. I have visited Alabama coast in the past. Always loved the gulf coast. Fine folks. 
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Olddust, I am in Jacksonville, Al. about 20 miles north of I-20 on the east side of the state. I like to cost the coast now and again, have done several reenactments at Ft Gaines on Dauphine Island just south of Mobile. However I am more of a Mountain person myself.

Do you happen to know any Butchers in your area?


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Sharpshooter, I do not know any Butchers last names. Surprisingly I haven’t spent much time in the Musqudobit area. I know there is some good Fishing and hunting there. Next time you come this way drop me a line, You can be my guest at our club for an afternoon of shooting.
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Thank you sir, I will take you up on that some day.

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Welcome o the forum,Dr.Hillbilly.
As far as using the  Enfield,for Turkey,etc.
Try the "game Getter' adapter.
I have one,and it uses .22 blanks to power a .32 cal. projectile.
I've taken coyotes,at 40 yd,with it,and it's QUIETER,,and does good on turkeys,and squirrels,also!

Expect the unexpected,..but don't expect the unexpected to be the way you expected.
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JD, thanks for the information!  I had never seen that device.  Is it still available?  I could not find the "Hammond Game Getter" web site, and most of the internet posts on it are several years old.  If he is out of business I will add to my list of projects to tool up my old lathe to machine a whole set of adaptors, so the 10 round clip is full.   This might also be a good tool to ease the transition of youngsters and my wife from a .22 to a serious bolt-action...
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Sounds like you live in a museum. Cool. Lovely property. 
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Mr.Hammond is in Canada.
Here's a Link:

WWW.gamgetter.ca

It will take you to his site.
The  kit  is made in different calibers,also.
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Edmonton,Aberta ,
Canada, T6J 6m7
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