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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: spencer brass and mold for original
« Last post by kendudley on December 02, 2022, 02:18:57 PM »
Ok, I'm done.   no more $$ to throw at the Spencer.   
    450 mould $42
   too small maybe???OK...but I'll keep it anyway.
    350 mould just arrived $160
    have enough  50 shells. dont need to order more...
     ordered another 30 from BA  $60 more can never have enough 56 50's on hand
    I'm really done now.
    ordered Blakesley quick loader from S and S  $165
   Now I'm really done...

  I wake up at 3AM and think of things I need to order.   
    I have to drink more before bedtime....
CAS City Classifieds / Re: WTB Jamison .45-75 brass
« Last post by Boone May on December 02, 2022, 12:12:02 PM »
Cowolf,  sent you a PM
Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by DeaconKC on December 02, 2022, 09:17:34 AM »
Good morning all. TK glad to hear you are okay after your "side trip" yesterday. 46 here right now with rain and coffee. Been working everyday at my "Part time" job this week, today too. Hope you all have a good day, be safe and warm. Del, quit gettin' round them questionable wimmen!
Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on December 02, 2022, 05:30:21 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

'Tis 26 and partly cloudy. High of 46.

Zoot Shooters / Re: Fitz Special
« Last post by Bat 2919 on December 01, 2022, 09:44:07 PM »
Fitz videos for your viewing pleasure.

USFA CSS / Gary Need your Help !
« Last post by pjv on December 01, 2022, 08:59:23 PM »
Trying to find a box for my nickel plated 4.75" Ivory stocked black powder frame revolver SN 212XX.
email me if you can help me out or point me in the right direction. Thanks
Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on December 01, 2022, 08:19:55 PM »
Can’t believe it’s December all ready. Time flies.

Hope y’all are keeping it between the ditches.

Good to see you, Roo. And to answer the question, I didn’t do so great at the ditch thing. Ended up in one today. Was able to fanoodle my way out via judicious application of American Horsepower (or as American as a 2018 Dodge pickup can be).  As soon as I got out, a snow plow went in behind me, followed by a school bus. Nobody hurt, but that’s when I decided that it was 5 o’clock somewhere and called it a day.

Weather wise, we got about 8” of white in the valley today, with a high of 31. More of the same tomorrow.

Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on December 01, 2022, 06:20:31 PM »
Can’t believe it’s December all ready. Time flies.

Hope y’all are keeping it between the ditches.
It is good to see you stop by.

The Barracks / Re: P 37 Webley Holster
« Last post by River City John on December 01, 2022, 05:52:25 PM »
And what fine examples of martial manhood they be . . .
The Barracks / Re: P 37 Webley Holster
« Last post by RattlesnakeJack on December 01, 2022, 05:33:56 PM »
I never knew you did not really need to have an account with them before they alert you . . .  ::) ::)

Those phishing scams are world-wide of course.  Easy enought to recognize the ones coming from a bank or purported credit card you don't even deal with, but of course the fact that such institutions have traditionally told us they will never communicate about our accounts by email is the main reason to ignore such things … usually!

A number of years ago, I got an email allegedly from American Express or the bank carrying my American Express credit card account, stating it had been compromised, yada yada …  I chuckled to myself, thinking: "Well at least a scammer managed to send me an email about an institution I actually do deal with, for once" … and then ignored it and a few follow-ups, of course.  At the same time I was getting phone calls from a "no caller ID" (or 1-800 … can't recall which) phone number.  It is our practice to ignore such calls, on the basis that if it is a legitimate caller, they'll leave a message … but no messages were ever left, which is par for the course for such a suspected "telemarketing" call or the like. Finally, one day a call comes in on the land line from this suspicious number … which I again ignore.  However, a minute or two later, my cell phone rings … with a call from the same number!  OK, seems highly unlikely a scammer or marketing bot would have both numbers adjacent to each other in their system … so maybe I'd better answer this, after all!  Turns out the emails were legitimate, as had been the earlier calls … my American Express card had been compromised!

There had been a transaction in Ontario for $250 at a liquor store, followed soon after for another for $750, then an attempt to buy even more liquor.  That card had a modest limit on it, which the third purchase would have exceeded, so it would not go through, and their computer was flagging these transactions anyway, so the card was suspended.  Since I had my card in my possession, the chap on the phone said; "OK, that means we are dealing with a counterfeit card, because these transactions are logged as 'card presented'." 

Very little further conversation was needed to pin down where my data was likely stolen to create the counterfeit.  This was a credit card I got through Costco, and had only ever used there ... but that was the year of the GAF Muster in Texas, when Roger and I made our epic trek there via the Oregon and California coast. (Yikes, I see that was way back in 2010 … time flies!) Someplace along the way, at a business that did not accept my main Visa credit card, I had used the American Express card … the only purchase I had ever made with it outside Costco, to that point in time.  Chap confirmed that appeared to be the case as he looked back through my account records, and said that should make the follow-up investigation very easy … they cancelled the charges on my account, of course, and issued me a new card …  (They were sophisticated enough to know they were counterfeiting a Canadian credit card, and thus sold the counterfeit in Canada. I used the card so seldom that I hadn't noticed it was suspended.)

Anyway … that's my tale about such apparent scams not always being a scam!  To complete the GAF connection in this otherwise irrelevant post, here is a "Mutt & Jeff" photo of you and I taken at that 2010 Muster, my friend …

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