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Who thinks Old Fuff should write a book?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cyclopsshooter, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Member

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    Everywhere I turn for high road information on Colts, Smiths, 1911s, wheel guns, pre-war, post war and now even Kings custom sights... always the most detailed descriptions filled with purpose and history- Cast a vote if you would buy an Old Fuff gun encyclopedia.

    Hey, what happened to the poll option?
     
  2. azyogi

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    I've read enough of his posts to want to buy that book
     
  3. BHP FAN

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    He's over on the Black Powder forum as well.The man is informed.
     
  4. mptrimshop

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    he gots skillz...i'd buy it.....unless i found a place to download it for free...LOL
     
  5. mbt2001

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    I think Old Fluff and SM both should write a book.
     
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    I'd buy one.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    Just A book? The gentleman, as he has demonstrated so often here, could easily write volumes on what he knows. I would buy the entire set.
     
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    That's what I like about this place. Why buy the cow, when the milk is free.:evil:
     
  10. 19-3Ben

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    Old Fuff seriously know stuff. Got a random S&W from 1914? He'll tell you the serial number, original finish, bbl length, etc... It's amazing.

    I'd buy two copies of his book. That way, I can read it twice!;)
     
  11. Quoheleth

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    I would buy a copy.

    And while we're getting THR members to write, get RCModel to write one on reloading. That man has forgotten more than I'll ever know.

    I can write one on creatively placing shots AROUND the bullseye, in what seems to be a random pattern, to help those around you feel better about their skills. :neener:

    Q
     
  12. kingpin008

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    Hate to break it to ya, but I've patented that technique. You'll be hearing from my lawyers. :neener::neener:
     
  13. Old Fuff

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    Well I’m overcome… Should I start a fan club??? :D

    Occasionally someone wants me to write a book, or simply sit down with a tape recorder… The problem is that each individual wants me to focus on whatever subject they are particularly interested in. Another issue is that my typing is a lot slower then it used to be, which makes a recorder look better and better.

    Anyway, what I do here is answer specific questions, which is really what most members want. Then of course I get to answer those questions that I want to, and ignore others that I wouldn’t be so good at. :uhoh:

    The big advantage of this forum is that there are other members that in certain areas know a lot more then I do. Take “1911Tuner” for example – he has forgotten more about the mechanics of a 1911 pistol then I’ll ever know, and his unmatched expertise also comes to our members, as well as others – for free. There is a gentleman who should really write a book, or put out a video.

    No matter what you want to know, there will be someone who can give you an authoritative answer. The Old Fuff is only one of an exclusive bunch.

    And as been pointed out, books, videos, etc. cost money. The High Road comes free.

    Oh, if I ever find the time I might write a book, but first I'd have to decide what it should be about. ;)
     
  14. MikePGS

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    Old Fuff, RC Model, SM, 1911Tuner, Stephen Camp, Jim Keenan and Jim March should each write a chapter in a giant gun bible.
    I'd be willing to help publish it any way I could :)
     
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    I think old fuff should write a book, Rc Model has answered a few questions and given advice for me as well.
     
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    The knowledge that is available here is the best on the web IMHO. Thanks to all those at THR that have filled the (often large) gaps in my personal quest to become better informed about firearms.:cool:
     
  17. hso

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    "The Collected Musings of Old Fuff" shouldn't be too difficult to produce for anyone willing to take every useful post from himself and string it all together in categories so the Old Fuff could then edit it.
     
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    That's actually a good idea
     
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    anyone up for going through 15k+ posts over the span of 8 years? haha, that would only take a little bit of time
     
  20. MikePGS

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    Hmmm that might not be so bad if you were to break it down by category.
     
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    I'd pay money for "The Collected Musings of Old Fuff". His knowledge is both broad and deep.

    I might buy a video of 1911Tuner if it only showed him from behind, or maybe just his hands. :neener:


    Both of these men have taught us a tremendous amount, we're very fortunate.
     
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    Forget the gun stuff for a few minutes. I'll bet Old Fluff has lived an interesting enough life, and I don't know him from Adam, to write a very readable book about that.
     
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    I'd buy two copies, one for me and one as a gift.
     
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    Actually, Mr. Camp has made his contribution to the publishing world. I recommend that anyone interested in HiPowers check them out.
     
  25. The Lone Haranguer

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    I can't get enough stories about conversations with the old-time gunwriters, especially Charles Askins, who had a colorful career as well as writing style. ("I plugged that jazbo spang thru the brisket ..." :evil:)
     
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