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    handgun lovers in Oklahoma!

    I think I saw a thread about handgun enthusiast you may want to look into getting one of these.

    sorry need to post the photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Gallian View Post
    I think I saw a thread about handgun enthusiast you may want to look into getting one of these.

    sorry need to post the photos!
    post pics I hope..
    Last edited by Paul Gallian; 12-19-2010 at 09:44 AM.
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    Saw that a while back on one of the machinist sites I visit. Aluminum! That is some serious work. Wonder if the mailman gets a tingle every time he looks down the barrel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Wonder if the mailman gets a tingle every time he looks down the barrel?
    My uncle was an arson inspector and wore his 357 under his arm pit, he took his jacket off one day while I was at his house and I found myself looking into the bore... looked to be about the same size as this guy's mail box..
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    I'm just sad that we don't get to have individual mailboxes anymore. I have to drive 2 miles down the road to one of those 'gang boxes' to get my mail.

    I'd love to have the opportunity to do something creative like that!
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    Brent,

    I have been back on our farm in SW MO for about 4 years now.
    I have had to replace my mailbox at the very least 6 times.
    I live way out in the boonies and the kids love to drive by with a ball bat and smash the boxes -- you can drive either direction and see many smashed boxes. I think it may be a well casing pipe next! not very creative but it will hurt when the bat hits the pipe!!


    When I lived in rural Florida we had the same problem but not so frequent.
    Maybe lost 3 -4 in 30 + years.
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    Paul,


    I have the cure for that. You might have to replace the mailbox portion but the post will be there for eternity.

    So far....4 cars including my company van have hit the box. I had to remount the mailbox each time and only replaced it once. Some kid swing a ball bat at this, if they miss and hit the mounting plate, they won't be swinging a bat for a while because their hands will be stinging for a month. I accidentally drove into to it and drove the mounting plate for the mailbox through the passenger door on my company van.....recently a friend of my wife backed into to it. Drove the mounting plate for the mailbox through the side of her Ford Bronco. Each time I had to reattach the mailbox but I didn't have to replace the post. Prior to this arrangement, in one 11 month span I replaced the 4" wooden post 3 times.
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    My mailbox is a lightweight at 600 pounds minus the pole!
    Paul, a real good solution, take a regular mailbox, insert a pvc pipe, generally six inch will fit. The pvc pipe needs to be at a slight downward angle towards the front so condensation and moisture run out. Pour cement around the pvc and let set up. Looks like a normal mailbox. Always a good feeling finding glass near your mailbox! See, when a bat bounces off of a solid mailbox, the rear window generally gets hit by the bat next!!! Try it, have built many for teachers over the years in the shop. My boys know who gets them, so I think some of them set up their friends just to see the reaction!
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    You guys are devious! Good lesson to be learned by the kids I reckon...
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    Now that my kids are long out of High School I don't have the problem with baseball bats anymore

    Unfortunately, the towns snow plow driver seems to either have a grudge against me or is half blind.
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