October 5th, 2005 12:30 AM
October 5th, 2005 12:38 AM
BTW - The ORIGINAL M-80 Specs.
The original M-80 was a SERIOUSLY BAD Piece Of Firework!
They were perfectly legal back when we were messing with them. They are not legal now.
M80 - The original M80 was a military simulator that was sold as a firecracker. M80s are red in color, one and one-half inches long, 5/8 of an inch in diameter, with a green waterproof fuse sticking out the side. It contained two grams of flash powder and was responsible for hundreds of serious injuries due to its powerful blast. These items were banned by the CPSC in 1966, and made illegal by the BATF (now ATFE) in the 1970's. Legal M80's today contain 50 milligrams of flash powder, which is about 1/40th of the original M80. Illegal M80's sometimes contain compositions that are sensitive to shock and can injure of kill people. If you like having full use of your fingers, hands, and eyes, don't mess with illegal M80's.
October 5th, 2005 01:52 AM
Geez, if I posted every stupid thing I did as a kid it would take a lifetime just to write it... and would continue right up to yesteray.
"I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.
October 5th, 2005 08:05 AM
Like that old expression: "I don't see how we lived past 10 years of age!"
I'd tell you about the crawl space experience I had in a cave, but I'd be in a panic and cold sweat before I was done. Then there was the 'bottomless' cave that I had to go off-line in to free a rope on another caver. I'm startin' to sweat.
October 5th, 2005 09:30 AM
Let's just say one of my ring fingers is shorter than the other.
October 5th, 2005 11:00 AM
Oh heck QK - do you want the book - or will the abridged version suffice?
I like most wonder I ''survived'' my childhood and teens - I guess destiny did not have me written up for early demize.
Air pistol battles across a pond - .177 lead pellets, not BB's. Some shots direct, some ''skipped'' over the water surface. Not the wisest thing to do.
Way way back in UK we had really quite good fireworks one of which was a ''Cannon'' - fat thing with a very useful powder content - but fuse burn time was not consistent. Very good for blowing large mud craters at edge of pond but a tad unpredictable. No M80's as such but close to those were ''Thunderflashes'' - same idea. Put one on ground and ignite and place trash can over top - trash can launched to 50' or more and distorted nicely! Never risked a hand injury with those - too darned potent.
Did a lot of ''experimenting'' with NaCLO3 and sugar mixes - lotta fun but quite hazardous sometimes. The guys who really screwed up with that stuff usually were trying to make pipe bombs - forgetting that friction can ignite it!
Other stuff? Oh my - literally too much to relate - it really would make a small book More if I remember later.
Chris - P95
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October 5th, 2005 05:59 PM
ive still got 10 fingers and toes beyond that im not telling
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