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deny essex

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  • Birthday 18/12/1948

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    near Chelmsford
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    pigeon decoying , treasurer Mid Essex Woodpigeon Club,
    A liitle fishing , playing guitar, pc browseing and fiddleing about with decoying kit .
    you tube channel DBM1948 sorry dippa vids had a grandson virus attack :(

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  1. Na I is from furda dann saff an speak cra-pa-daa chat ..
  2. mmmmmmmm Im staying in Norfolk in September for a break, am I likely to have to dodge all the catty amo that might be flying around from the Norfolk Catty Brigade
  3. As we have delved so much into our past err...questionable shooting beginnings, brought to my mind the around october/november fire work sales as a lad. Making bent pipe 1 penny banger guns using dried clay balls as the projectile, was just a piece of domestic half inch water pipe bent at a right angle and plugged on the inner end, quickly drop a lit penny banger down it and a dried clay ball and we had a "musket: Found a bottom part of a scaffold type tube about 18 inches long with a flattened end , it made a great mortar with a thrupenny banger but was too expensive to run
  4. My dad was a cobbler so always had something leather around old boots off cuts etc.
  5. BTW the Barnett catty frame will be binned shortly unless anyone wants it.
  6. I remember the bolt bombs, fill them with caps or red matches, chemicals and hold your breath when tightening before throwing.
  7. We used to make them as well, no idea why but we called them "French arrows"
  8. Found this whilst raking through some old boxes in the shed. How many of you remember the must have catapult of the day a "Barnet Strike". or a "Milbro" Before them I used to make mine from a forked branch with model elastic and a strip of leather ,usually from the tongue of an old boot.
  9. we have one on our balcony I call it a no frigging idea plant , wife might know will ask her when in. 😊
  10. Used to use them when night fishing on Canvey, yes you do need meth's and the burner to heat up the tube and mantle, tank takes paraffin never try to light it indoors , if it's not heated up enough when you open the valve the paraffin can spill and ignite. They were superseded by a petrol version, nearly lost my car to one off them going ape. Doubt if they have any value apart from a little curiosity maybe.
  11. Ive been using an Afinity for 3 years and its never missed a beat.
  12. I find a 12 AH battery enough for my shooting times , but if you use real birds on the magnet from dawn to dusk I would go with an 18AH battery or the 12 AH for artificial
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