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brewer66



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Location: South Yorkshire

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:55 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

After dark last night the priest and I went down the field and administered the last rights to 3 Crows.
I have rebaited the trap with bread so we'll see if there are any more about.
I made the priest about 40 years ago when I used to do quite a bit of fly fishing.
It is a rung from an old wooden ladder, drilled out at one end and filled with molten lead, pluged with epoxy resin, sanded and painted with yatch varnish and fitted with a lanyard made from leather boot laces.
It still works well.  


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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you expect a few more? Nice Clonker  

I'd bagged another mole this morning. It set me up nicely for the day and my magpie tally now stands at ten.
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confused



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Priest , love to see something made from nothing , how it used to be .
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top job. I've got a bit of lead left over from some roof work last week. Now I know what to use it for  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brewer66 wrote:
After dark last night the priest and I went down the field and administered the last rights to 3 Crows.
I have rebaited the trap with bread so we'll see if there are any more about.
I made the priest about 40 years ago when I used to do quite a bit of fly fishing.
It is a rung from an old wooden ladder, drilled out at one end and filled with molten lead, pluged with epoxy resin, sanded and painted with yatch varnish and fitted with a lanyard made from leather boot laces.
It still works well.  




Blimey- I would not want to meet you on a dark night carrying that lol
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Location: Masterton New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great to hear  
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen the odd one flying into and out of the wood (we border on to it) but none in our paddocks.
If nothing else it should keep the Magpies interested for when I change the ladder gaps.
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12Bore



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Location: Paddling in the Mersey

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That priest brought back memories!
When I joined Cheshire police in 1981, all my intake were issued with brand new boxwood truncheons, except me, mine was a recycled Warrington Town Police issue item, 3" longer than the new ones, made of Rosewood and already drilled and weighted.
There was some serious truncheon envy!
When we went visiting Liverpool and Manchester during the riots our CC ordered side handle batons for us, direct from the States, we were, I think, the first force to use them on Mainland UK.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez ! You young ones ! I wouldn't know what to do with a side baton? Give me a good honest truncheon everytime.  
When I were nowt but a lad, the only action that my truncheon ever saw was breaking the odd window to gain entry to houses or cars.
The closest it ever came to violence, was in killing a humungus big rat at two in the morning under the Glebe street Bridge in Stoke but God! It did try and fight back.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only used my issue one in anger once - on an alsation that was chewing my leg!  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a young bobby on the beat with some what of a strange sense of humour, I was once pulled over the coals by the night Inspector.
Before going out on patrol we were stood in line for inspection and we had to produce our kit. Pocket book, handcuffs and truncheon etc. On the occasion I have in mind, I was found out!  The inspector was not amused to discover that I'd got a  'Give Blood' sticker stuck on the end of mine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

 
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