How to measure cannon balls that are not in your possession?

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cake1979

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More expensive, but something to shoot for (no pun intended)
Someone wiser than me once said, “The poor man pays twice.” It’s not a swipe at those less fortunate. It means that sometimes it makes sense to spend a little more money on quality; in this case a real, verified artifact. If you get a fake, you’ll still want the real thing and you’ll have to scrounge up even more money to buy it. Save your money, be patient (which I was not at 17!), and get a good one. You’ll treasure it enough that it will be worth the effort.
 
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@Ethan S., if you could calculate your willingness to purchase these fine items, and tell me how many buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken you need to forfeit, I may grasp better the predicament. Thank you,
Lubliner.
 

Ethan S.

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@Ethan S., if you could calculate your willingness to purchase these fine items, and tell me how many buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken you need to forfeit, I may grasp better the predicament. Thank you,
Lubliner.
Well this is kind of a birthday/Christmas thing. I alone cannot purchase a shell without breaking my personal budget, so my mom and dad (grandma's too) would need to help with $25 each or something. What kind of seasoning would you like on your chicken? :smile:
 
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I make my money mowing a neighbors grass when he's not home, and by selling bottles. I'm about 17 now. Want a bottle? :smile:
Some tangential advice, having once been where you are now -

While your enthusiasm is commendable, don't be in a rush to acquire "stuff". Bank what you can and use your discretionary capital to enjoy the company of others. Memories of good times far outweighs things that gather dust.

Self-educate and be patient*, as the deal-deals will come along in due course during the span of your life.

You might find more satisfaction in finding your own relics. Join one of them-there metal detecting clubs and learn, since education from old guys is irreplaceable.

* That Cross in your avatar - go (re?)read what the Scriptures have to say about 'patience'.
 
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Ethan S.

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Some tangential advice, having once been where you are now -

While your enthusiasm is commendable, don't be in a rush to acquire "stuff". Bank what you can and use your discretionary capital to enjoy the company of others. Memories of good times far outweighs things that gather dust.

Self-educate and be patient*, as the deal-deals will come along in due course during the span of your life.

You might find more satisfaction in finding your own relics. Join one of them-there metal detecting clubs and learn, since education from old guys is irreplaceable.

* That Cross in your avatar - go (re?)read what the Scriptures have to say about 'patience'.
I have found a few relics in Virginia, and there is no feeling quite like it. I've also dug two relics in my Kentucky front yard as well. I hear what you're saying about patience, and it is something I should practice.

By the way, the cross is from the flag of the Orphan Brigade, C.S.A. I do read the bible as well, so technically you weren't far off.
 
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