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Pitchy

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Old West Baton
« on: November 20, 2019, 05:26:06 pm »
Found a picture of a old west lawman Baton so made one.  :)




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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 05:59:10 pm »
Nice Lenn ,kind of looks like my tire Thumper for my semi 😉👍
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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 06:56:06 pm »
Thanks Bruce, maybe the cowboys thumped they`er horses hoofs.  ;D

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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 07:31:33 pm »
I'd hate to be on the wrong end of that - give you a real headache.
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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 09:09:13 pm »
Awesome Lenn!

Your energy and ingenuity are admirable.

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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 09:42:14 pm »
Thanks fellers, the old west was a crazy place, but not much different from today.

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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 11:27:00 am »
A weird design, for what it is...but a very nice job you´ve done replicating one Lenn  :)
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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 12:56:57 pm »
Thanks Jan, that`s what i thought too.
Why have a screw on cap with a insert when they could of just poured lead directly inside .

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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2019, 03:21:53 pm »
Exactly...

Would be something of a downer, if one during a heated situation missed and hit a hard surface, making the cap crack and fly of with the weight, which effectively would make the baton worthless as a weapon.

The only reason i could see for the screw cap solution, was if it should be used for directing traffic as well. One could remove the weight inside, and thereby point it much longer...before the arm falls off.
But swinging a baton in highly trafficked areas, really wouldn´t be necessary until later (i assume), unless they had police control horsedriven traffic in the biggest cities already back then?
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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2019, 04:17:47 pm »
Very nicely reproduced Lenn.
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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2019, 05:08:14 pm »
Thanks Jim.  :)

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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 01:40:41 am »
That would make a pretty good fish-bonker, too....
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Re: Old West Baton
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 06:47:22 am »
I`ve heard of that before.  :)

 

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