Dangerous toys - those were the days

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We would make black powder and blow things up. Still got all my digits too!
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If only we had the internet back then.
I think the explosions would have been larger and some of us would have had more scar tissue :biggrin:

My mom knew I could make gunpowder from a chemistry set, so I wasn't allowed to have one.
What she did realize was my step father left his 22 bullets lying about and they disappeared quicker than ever when I found the locations.
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My happiest memories were getting the Bag O' Glass for Christmas!
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Ahh, those halcyon days of yesteryear. :cry:
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^^ some kids had all the luck. Burnt my finger badly on a friends easy bake oven
I blame my dislike of cooking on that trauma
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Pellet and bb guns.
Nearly every boy older than 10 had one.
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oldtrucker wrote:Pellet and bb guns.
Nearly every boy older than 10 had one.
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oldtrucker wrote:Pellet and bb guns.
Nearly every boy older than 10 had one.
Yeah, we all had firearms, airguns and bows. It was what kids did then.
I was competitively shooting at that age and used to take my rifle on the city bus to the range. The police just said to carry it out of its case so it would not be concealed. Imagine if that happened today!
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Spud guns. Now I see that people make spud cannons.
I had a trick knife, enjoyed seeing kids slice up when they couldn't open it
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Putting wheels under any engine just sitting around.
Putting an engine on any wheels just sitting around.

Go carts, mini- bikes, shopping carts, Radio Flyer wagon, Didn't matter.
Heck we would make a old length of 2X10 into some motorized contraption of
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Reminds me of my youth.

I got a pair of old skis from a garbage can once. I screwed them yo a piece of plywood and we towed it behind a 4X4 truck.

All was going very well until the truck hit the brakes......... :200:
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Maybe a limited to being a sask thing and owning big land.... 10-11 years old we used to get a old Massey 440 snowmobile up to its top speed on a 2 mile wide frozen lake and jump off right before snow drifts to see how much air/slide time we could get.

12 years old we had a old International 3 on the tree pickup and we would take it out in the middle of the night to push the neighbours round bales in interesting shapes in the field....My old man had us picking rocks for that farmer for a week when we got caught....
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oldtrucker wrote: 12 years old we had a old International 3 on the tree pickup and we would take it out in the middle of the night to push the neighbours round bales in interesting shapes in the field....My old man had us picking rocks for that farmer for a week when we got caught....
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oldtrucker wrote:Pellet and bb guns.
Nearly every boy older than 10 had one.
I was a deprived child, never had one of those.
But when I turned twelve, my parents bought me a double-barrel 20-gauge.
Now that was a toy! :up:
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bb49 wrote:
oldtrucker wrote:Pellet and bb guns.
Nearly every boy older than 10 had one.
I was a deprived child, never had one of those.
But when I turned twelve, my parents bought me a double-barrel 20-gauge.
Now that was a toy! :up:
A "toy" that can take two lives before reloading, turned over to a child with no previous firearms experience/training........what could go wrong?
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