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unknwn
November 21, 2012, 12:58 PM
You'd have to ask questions before you bought, i.e. -Does it come off the display stand for actual use as a bag? ect. ...
But, here you go, A possibles bag made out of -get this- A bull's scrotum , Hah! (damn that things big).

Seriously, check out the photo of it in use on it's included oak/wrought iron display stand.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/bullie-bag.aspx?a=913208

and to promote sales (and get them out of the warehouse!) they sent me an email link that offers my a $20 discount for being a member and accepting the promotional messages. Thanks guys.

Now please understand, I don't work for this company, nor do I promote whatever actions are deemed necessary to provide the masses with access to these (ahem) wonderful -albiet unusual- products, I just suspect that bringing this sort of thing to the notice of our distinguished membership will help the availability of such dwindle to the point that I'm no longer finding reference to such (gulp!) low-hanging fruit (Hah!) as this.

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rodwha
November 21, 2012, 01:25 PM
:scrutiny:

I'd be more inclined to buy this:
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=741082

blahpony
November 21, 2012, 01:32 PM
A few years ago, my Mom went to Australia and brought back a couple of pouches made from kangaroo scrotums.

Jim, West PA
November 21, 2012, 01:35 PM
Actualy, not an unusual item unknwn.
I saw them 30 years ago in tourist stores in Texas as ladies hand bags.
Also, it was common practice for someone to use the scrotum off a number o' different critters as bp ball bags.I kind o' wish i'd o' made one from a deer sack back when i was still huntin'.
Mmmm...maybe i'll ask a freind to give me one this year and i'll do just that.;)

MagnumDweeb
November 21, 2012, 01:55 PM
When the bull's scrotum is stretched out and treated, it can become a large bag. Why someone would want one of these unless there into Colonial Era stuff, I don't know.

Chevelle SS
November 21, 2012, 02:37 PM
yuck

Jim, West PA
November 21, 2012, 02:45 PM
Why someone would want one of these unless there into Colonial Era stuff, I don't know.

It's a great idea for a possibles bag that would be seamless and moisture resistant.

yuck

It's the same skin as the rest of the animal.
Waste not want not.

Patocazador
November 21, 2012, 03:29 PM
It's a great idea for a possibles bag that would be seamless and moisture resistant.



It's the same skin as the rest of the animal.
Waste not want not.
At over $35 I would settle for a leather one with seams. That's a ridiculous price PLUS shipping.

pohill
November 21, 2012, 03:52 PM
I was in a western style store in NH the other day. They had some pretty cool curved and twisted walking sticks. I read the label: "Made from the reproductive organ of a bull."
So, you can get a matched pair...
http://www.rtoproducts.com/bull-canes.php

CraigC
November 21, 2012, 04:01 PM
Folks have been tanning animal scrotums and using them for utility bags for a very long time. Saves a lot of stitching!

Busyhands94
November 21, 2012, 04:12 PM
The other day at the feed store they had bull... well... reproductive organs for sale as dog toys. They were about 3 feet long and were like rawhide. I was chatting with my friend who works there, he told me that he and the boss had a sword fight earlier that day... no comment.

unknwn
November 21, 2012, 05:54 PM
So far as those walking sticks are concerned, they carry them too. That caught my eye with one of those "....who bought this also added this to thier cart..." thumbnails.
I just can't figure myself wandering around with something like that and using it as fodder for conversation.
The thing that really turned my head when I first saw these was how they went so far as to display it as a candy dish. Now who's house could that possibly be occuring at? I wonder.

kbbailey
November 21, 2012, 07:28 PM
Back about 1970 or so, my dad owned 1/2 interest in a big Hereford bull that he had bought from John Wayne's ranch in (iirc) New Mexico. Anyway....I remember that one day I shot him in the scrotum with my Daisey lever action BBgun.


......Sometimes child abuse is justified.

4v50 Gary
November 21, 2012, 08:17 PM
kbbailey - you're lucky to have survived, especially if that bull was a breeder.

Busyhands94
November 21, 2012, 09:02 PM
You shot a Hereford bull right in the sack with a BB gun?:scrutiny:
Man if I had a kid and he did that, I'd really make sure he didn't do that again. Bulls can be pretty dangerous if they're angry.

Many years ago my best friend and I were shooting a potato gun out into a field where the cows were hanging out. Her dad came over and sent a couple spuds downrange, he smacked a big ol' red and white bull right between the eyes and the thing looked like he wanted to kill someone.
Luckily we were about 75 yards away behind a big steel fence! :D

BigN
November 21, 2012, 09:16 PM
I'm surprised you don't see mine hanging around somewhere. My ex wife got them about 30 years ago

Texan Scott
November 21, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Busyhands94
November 21, 2012, 11:05 PM
I posted the link to that bull bean bag on Facebook, got some funny comments from my friends. But now my ladyfriend wants me to get her one!

Big Al Mass
November 22, 2012, 12:13 AM
I was in a western style store in NH the other day. They had some pretty cool curved and twisted walking sticks. I read the label: "Made from the reproductive organ of a bull."
So, you can get a matched pair...
http://www.rtoproducts.com/bull-canes.php
My father told me that in Greece, people would use those to hit their children when they misbehaved. Oh, how times have changed.

blahpony
November 22, 2012, 12:58 AM
Talk about bull whipped.

Busyhands94
November 22, 2012, 01:23 AM
I'd rather take my mom's hickory switch over a dried bull's member any day. Something about punishing your kids with a bull's reproductive organs just seems kinda... well... wrong to say the least.
Not to mention it looks like it would hurt more than a piece of hickory.

I wonder if could find a ballistic use for these. You could get a band saw and cut a bunch of little pieces. Then you could load them into a 12 gauge shell over 8.5 grains of Titewad and use it for riot/animal control. A slug made from bull's member probably wouldn't have the inertia to kill someone at moderate ranges, it would probably be a good less than lethal projectile.

YumaKid
November 22, 2012, 01:25 PM
Why has this thread started making me think of deep-fried Mountain Oysters?

snakeman
November 22, 2012, 01:36 PM
All I have to say is What...The...Fuleggnog?! I understand waste not want not but that just plain makes me laugh.

Busyhands94
November 22, 2012, 04:18 PM
YumaKid, me too. Perhaps one of these bull bags would be useful for serving rocky mountain oysters! :D

Man, I can't think about what the proposal for such a product looked like.

"Hey boss, I bet we could sell bull scrotums and people would buy em' for $50!"
"That... is the coolest idea I have ever heard. You get a promotion and here's some candy canes!" :P

rodwha
November 22, 2012, 05:10 PM
Just too strange...

Big Al Mass
November 22, 2012, 10:24 PM
In the theme of using the entire animal, here are some facts about the Cheyenne and the buffalo. I did a report on them in the 5th grade and found pictures in a book of a child's sled made from buffalo ribs, and a cooking pot made from the stomach of the animal. I thought, and still think, that is quite ingenious.

StrawHat
November 23, 2012, 12:56 PM
Back about 1970 or so, my dad owned 1/2 interest in a big Hereford bull that he had bought from John Wayne's ranch in (iirc) New Mexico. Anyway....I remember that one day I shot him in the scrotum with my Daisey lever action BBgun.


......Sometimes child abuse is justified.
How long before your Dad's voice returned to normal?

T Bran
November 23, 2012, 01:08 PM
Are they big enough to use as head gear with built in ear warmers ?

Well just trying to think of some profitable alternate uses could make a fellow seem a bit dimented. Which by the way is a quality I cherish in my friends.
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kbbailey
November 25, 2012, 11:32 PM
How long before your Dad's voice returned to normal?

"him" being 'ol Duke, the bull.
You can live to tell about shooting a bull there, not too sure about ex-marines.

Foto Joe
November 26, 2012, 09:39 AM
I apparently came into this thread a little late but it's provided a couple of smiles.

I'm surprised you don't see mine hanging around somewhere. My ex wife got them about 30 years ago

I'm sure she's wishing she hadn't sold them 30 years ago now, inflation and all ya know...

col.lemat
November 26, 2012, 01:28 PM
My wife keeps mine in a jar on the mantel

Iggy
November 27, 2012, 02:23 PM
Mountain men in the rockies used them from Buffalo. They used them for carrying rifle balls. They called them........ wait for it......

Ball bags:evil:

Busyhands94
November 27, 2012, 03:31 PM
I remember reading about those ball bags when I was younger, my uncle Dan (passed away in 2010, fishin' with Jesus now) gave me a whole book about the mountain man for my birthday one year. It had instructions on how to make everything from powder horns to various pouches and tools. Tons of BP stuff and a section about making knives too.

I do recall one part that mentioned the scrotum of an animal could be used for carrying ammunition.

osprey176
November 27, 2012, 06:03 PM
I remember a riding in a hunting buddy's pickup years back,and asking him what kind of cover was on his gearshift knob.He told me it was the sack from that deer he shot last year! I never asked him why,but that would keep my wife from borrowing my truck on garage sale weekends.

Busyhands94
November 27, 2012, 06:37 PM
My mother is always asking to borrow my pickup truck for her garage sales, but at the same time she'll put a couple extra bucks of gas in my tank as a "thank you" for letting me borrow it. Or sometimes she'll bring me some gun/shooting related accoutrements from the garage sales.

But say I had to keep her from using my truck and those cans and junk on my floor weren't enough...
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/SAM_0549.jpg

Do I want to know what would fit? Probably not.

YumaKid
November 28, 2012, 12:09 AM
Huh. Had a '91 whose "cockpit" (pardon the pun, considering the thread topic) looked almost identical to that; except mine had the "Chevrolet" emblem and three horizontal lines in red on the center of the steering wheel, and the radio had controls for the cassette deck under the center A/C vents.

Oh, and no column shift - I had a five-speed, not an automatic. Better for hauling horses with a six-banger.
EDIT: Think I'd have needed the "sack" off at least a yearling bull-calf to cover the knob on the end or the shifter.

PS to the EDIT: This discussion is going downhill too fast for me; I think I'll shut up now......

Busyhands94
November 28, 2012, 01:47 AM
Yumakid, the truck is an 89' Chevy Silverado. The emblem might have been something Chevrolet added later, but on mine it's molded into the steering wheel.
The cassette player is also located right under the two vents in the center. I really don't have any cassettes, but I got this adapter that plugs into an Ipod or an MP3 player. This is really good for listening to songs about blackpowder or sixguns while driving.

I also got a hula girl on my dashboard, I named her "Annie" as in Annie Oakley! :D

YumaKid
November 28, 2012, 08:48 AM
Okay, they changed the horn button a little between '89 and '91. Changed the radio, too; as mine had the fast forward and reverse buttons on the "head" of the radio.

Good truck; bought it new in '91 -my ONLY "new car" ever- and kept it 15 years. Besides the usual "wear items" (belts, hoses, brakes, shocks, u-joints, two sets of injectors, 5 sets of tires, one clutch); I replaced only the water pump and A/C compressor. Not bad for all the places it took me and whatever gawd-awful load of stuff or livestock in a trailer everywhere I wanted/needed to go. I think I just 'wore it out' after 194,000 miles.

Kind of like these ornery old C/B replicas and originals. They just keep coming back; sometimes new from Dixie, Taylors or Cabelas, sometimes handed down from generation to generation of shooters. Proving that they are still relevent in a world of polymer frames and "black guns" that carry around a couple of boxes of 9mm Luger. Big noise, lotsa smoke, and a .454 roundball goes lumbering downrange to knock something to the ground. Gotta love 'em.

(Had to throw that last paragraph in there so Gary4v50 or Sam1911 don't have to jump in and call us out for being too far off-topic.) :p

Noz
November 28, 2012, 10:33 AM
You newcomers to the world of real men obviously don't know that most men in the 1800-early 1900s carried a raccoon penile bone for use as a toothpick.

Robtattoo
November 30, 2012, 06:04 PM
Still do! I've had a 'coon oosik in my pocket for years.

Busyhands94
November 30, 2012, 07:51 PM
Yumakid, Chevy Silverados are great trucks for sure! :) I have loaded mine up and hauled so much dirt, cement, gravel, scrap wood, and a bunch of stuff. It's just a good, solid, well made truck. Yeah the truck is getting probably 16 mpg at best, but if you put a fiberglass cover like a tawnow over the bed you can get better mileage. The heater is good, and the speakers are great! I had the transmission rebuilt, and there's a brand new V8 crate motor in it when I got it.
It actually belonged to a pilot at one point too, and pilots generally take good care of their vehicles. Because if a plane has a malfunction, you can't just pull over! Must be a mindset that most pilots have. Said pilot only used it to get from his house to the airport, so it's in pretty good shape!

Yeah, vehicles are a lot like guns. My mother's Mercedes Benz drives like a well tuned Smith and Wesson revolver, with blued steel and walnut grips... very tight and everything is smooth like glass. Fords are like the Colt cap and balls of the car world, and Chevrolets are kinda like the Remingtons! :D

And of course you've got the Toyota Prius, not sure how you could relate that to any sort of gun given it's a granola type car.

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