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Old 03-30-2021, 12:40 PM   #1
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Iím looking for materials for upcoming historical projects.

Shrapnel from Omaha beach or Okinawa
Solid metal from western coyote trapping
Wood from directly on the Texas Mexico border
B-17 bomber parts
Buffalo hunting stuff
Virgil or Wyatt Earp items
Frontier Indian fighting stuff
Criders rodeo memorabilia
Historical Kerrville
Historic Texas ranches

I do not need Davy CrockettĎs rifle or Sam HoustonĎs pocket knife. What I need is the sub-museum level stuff that is authentic. Nails, hinges, wagon parts, whatever. It does not matter as much what it is, itís the story thatís critical. I donít want stuff thatís ďreally oldď. I want stuff thatís connected to a very specific time and place.


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Old 03-30-2021, 12:53 PM   #2
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If you know anyone in El Paso, There is either a B-17 or a B-24 (I think) still in pieces on the Franklins. Backside of the Tramway. It is State land so not sure of the legality of picking up a few pieces.
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:59 PM   #3
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What kind of wood from the border? Lumber or...?

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Old 03-30-2021, 01:09 PM   #4
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We work for a ranch in Tom Horn country. Anything from up this way ? Might have an old long spring trap, parts off a very old hay stacking wagon, anything lying around from the ranch that has 1880's water rights ? I can find all kinds of old metal and parts to ranching equipment.
I would be willing to send it to you or unfortunately we may be down in a few weeks for a funeral.
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Old 03-30-2021, 01:22 PM   #5
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What kind of wood from the border? Lumber or...?

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I have a piece of pine lumber from a ladder confiscated by the border patrol.

I'd much rather have a good piece of mesquite or Texas ebony from "the border" (whatever that means). Maybe something cleared recently for the wall?
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Old 03-30-2021, 02:35 PM   #6
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I have a piece of pine lumber from a ladder confiscated by the border patrol.



I'd much rather have a good piece of mesquite or Texas ebony from "the border" (whatever that means). Maybe something cleared recently for the wall?
Got tons of cleared mesquite, but getting it to you would be the problem

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Old 03-30-2021, 08:48 PM   #7
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Add to list.... vintage copper trap tag


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Old 03-30-2021, 09:10 PM   #8
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Jason I know the owners of criders what kind of stuff are you looking for there also what kind of historical Kerrville stuff? I might Be able to get my hands on some stuff to help you out would be interested to hear about the Kerrville/ criders piece
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:14 PM   #9
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Jason I know the owners of criders what kind of stuff are you looking for there also what kind of historical Kerrville stuff? I might Be able to get my hands on some stuff to help you out would be interested to hear about the Kerrville/ criders piece
Right now I have a piece of 1886 flooring and a piece of 18xx longleaf pine from the old lumber yard. Also have a 6" by 30" oak log from the tree at the center of Criders.

That's all I know about that, lol. Still looking for other items from either area, with a good story.

Criders makes me think of stuff from some of the musicians who played there?
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:20 PM   #10
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I have some sands from IwoJima and I believe some WW2 ration kits
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I knew they cut that tree down this year I figured I could get a lot off it but you have that already. Next time I am out there I will see if I can come up with anything.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:25 PM   #12
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I have some sands from IwoJima
Thats cool. Has to be metal, and Okinawa or Omaha for the project I'm working on.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:51 PM   #13
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Dang. You should have told me in 1989 when I was in Okinawa for 6 months in the Marines. Very cool to walk where the Marines before me fought.
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:01 PM   #14
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Dang. You should have told me in 1989 when I was in Okinawa for 6 months in the Marines. Very cool to walk where the Marines before me fought.
And sobering
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:15 PM   #15
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Are you wanting to keep it permanently? I have sand and a big chunk of shrapnel from Iwo Jima. Iíll give you some sand and you can borrow the piece of shrapnel if itís for a project. You canít have it though.


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Old 03-31-2021, 07:28 PM   #16
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Are you wanting to keep it permanently? I have sand and a big chunk of shrapnel from Iwo Jima. Iíll give you some sand and you can borrow the piece of shrapnel if itís for a project. You canít have it though.


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I appreciate it, but Iím planning on incorporating the shrapnel into some Damascus from battleship Texas. Texas was very active at Omaha beach, only spent three or four days at Iwo Jima, and then was at Okinawa three months or more.


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Old 04-01-2021, 06:31 AM   #17
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Got tons of cleared mesquite, but getting it to you would be the problem

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If you get it to me, I can cut it up into manageable size and send it out to him.

I have a contact that has some Texas Ebony, but it's not from right on the border, but it is from the valley.

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Old 04-14-2021, 08:14 PM   #18
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Recent finds include 1890-1900 barn wood and a hand forged hinge, and ball bearings from the gun turrets of a famous battleship.





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Old 04-15-2021, 08:35 AM   #19
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This is what sets your knives apart. The historical value is off the charts. Love it, wish I could add something to it.
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:58 PM   #20
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Todayís deliveries... Battleship Texas gun turret bearings and original Schrade Trapper blades.





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