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Pipes, Guns, Books, and my Ride (picture heavy!!)

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  1. tobyducote

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    So a few folks asked to see pics of my office/library that I built in my home 2 years ago...in addition to pipes, I collect handguns..here are a few I have on display in my office, I also collect books...here are a few 1st Edition A.C. Doyle's that I have collected, with an early European Edition of Lord of The Rings...

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    Nice on all accounts! Guns are one of my main hobbies as well, I own about 30 total, I also carry every day. It's like an American Express, I never leave home without one (or two)! Nice bike as well, I also ride. Your man cave is amazing, puts mine to shame, lol! I also read quite a bit (A. C. Doyle and Clive Cussler are my favorites), but my book collection is nothing compared to yours.

    Congrats on a wonderful set up!

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    I have every hardback Cussler ever printed..most 1st edition...Vince Flynn, and Matthew Reilly are also some of my top authors...if you've never read them, I definitely recommend both authors...I also have every John Grisham 1st edition and signed...

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  4. tobyducote

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    Thank you

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    Ahhh, nice to see another Cussler fan!

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    Man o man, really dig the room, lots of things to sit and look at and have some great conversations in there.

    Envious would be an understatement, thank for sharing, great stuff, all of it.

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    That room is outstanding! I dream of having my own setup one day.

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    Well done !!

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    Very nice job!
    Vince Flynn, Brad Thor & Cussler.

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    Is that a S&W model 10 ?

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  11. tobyducote

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    Yes..and the revolver in the middle is aColt Bisley...manufactured and shipped from Colt in 1904...I was able to get Colt historians to give me the history from the serial numbers...I have four other 1911s and 2 Glocks not pictured

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    Thanks, I have my father's model 10 that he carried as a patrolman back in the 50's. It's still a sweet shooter. I have his 1911 too, not a 1911A1, it's a model 1911. It was made in 1913 and came home with him in '45.
    I love the library and the books ! Did you make the shelves and the cabinets?

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    Yes...took me 2 months working weekends and nights..had help from a friend who is a master custom carpenter

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    Really, really nice. Who has autographed the ball if I may ask?

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    Well done NOLA!

    Cabinets look really good, which wood did you choose? The finish is perfect. I just had cabinets make two years ago out of stressed Pecan.

    Pistols are sweet. The 1911 is the most copied sidearm in history! I have several, all loaded and easy for me alone to access. With the cost today of ammo, I shoot my little Walther P.22 most of the time when I'm at the range.

    The place looks comfortable and a great place to smoke!

    Whose autograph on the pigskin?

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    Ever since I lost all my guns in a tragic boating accident, I enjoy looking at other's collections. Nicely done and hat-tip to the 1911s.

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    All I can do is drool.

    "Keep it Classy"
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    The football is autographed by Archie, Peyton , Eli, and Cooper Manning...

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    The wood I used is poplar..and did all the staining myself...I modeled it after an old time English library

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    That's is outstanding , congats

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    NOLA, I'd let you adopt me, if you'd only leave me that football in your will (and maybe the rest of your stuff as well) lol!

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    Lol don't think I could convince the wife Pete's...2 pipe smokers would put her over the edge lol

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    I'm envious! Fantastic room NOLA! Enjoy!

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    Well damn! Maybe you could secretly adopt me, then introduce me at Christmas as a long lost cousin! Lol!

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    Fan-tastic on the signatures NOLA. We had Archie late in his career
    with Houston and it's an honor to say we did. It was during my highschool years actually.

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    Oh man, that is one schweet library/man cave/study.

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    NOLA, that pigskin is worth some serious dough!

    In 78, Archie missed the season due to Rotator Cuff surgery. That season, I had the opportunity to work with him. I was working at 1280 WGSO, the city's first News/Talk/Sports station. WWL Radio at that time was programming a Chit-Chat format with Bob Ruby, Eric & Lindy Tracy etc. We got the Broadcast Rights away from WWL because we developed a better relationship with Saints' GM Dick Gordon(former NASA astronaut). We were the Flag Ship station from 1976-81. So, Archie couldn't play and he wanted some experience behind a mic. We worked him in as the Color Analysis along with the late Wayne Mack.

    BTW, for the 76 season, our first as the flagship station, we had Dick Butkus as our Color Analysis. He retired from the Bears in 75 and he too was looking for mic time.

    And, Archie came back after surgery in 78 to win NFL League MVP in 79!

    P S
    Just wait till I get my custom Saints Calabash I have the meerschaum store carving for me. I sent them an attachment of the Saints' Fleur de Lis which will highlight the lattice work on the pipe. Should have it in about a month.

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    Wow nice history there Saints...I got the football from Archie..he used to have an office in the same building that my wife worked in on Poydras and I would see him all the time...usually on Friday mornings while getting our shoes shined from Mr Ed in the lobby

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    I really liked Hank Stram, a genuinely nice guy and who was the coach the first two season we had them before Dick Nolan took over. I ran into him years later while taking a late afternoon walk on the Beau Chene Golf Course. I was just walking and he road his golf cart up to me. He was playing Golf and also playing a ball for his Bassett Hound. We had a great chat!

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    Haha that's funny

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    You're my new hero

    " I'm talking about the kind of sound you can feel. When it comes to great stereo you can't beat big speakers, I'm talking about big speakers with big woofers."
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    That's a very nice sitting room/library/man cave indeed! And filled with some very nice collectible things!

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    Gosh.....if you had Guinness on tap, that would be my exact dream room. Super nice job, Sir!

    RLTW!
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    The wood I used is poplar..and did all the staining myself...I modeled it after an old time English library

    Well, you nailed it!

    Al

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    Gorgeous Room.!!!!!
    I Love It.!!!!!!!

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    Thanks...trying to figure out how I can set up a keg...then I never have to leave the room

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    Thanks...trying to figure out how I can set up a keg...then I never have to leave the room

    That is why you have the hidden walk-in beer cooler, in the secret room behind the bookcase...don't tell me you forgot that part.

    Nice job, that ceiling treatment is a very nice touch.

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    That's a man's dream room IMO. Thanks for sharing your space. The first thing I lusted for is that Colt Bisley. Wow.

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling---Mark Twain
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    Awesome sir. It amazes me how many of us are into the same things beside pipes . I myself am into guns , motorcycles and of course pipes. I own several variations of the 1911. I do own some single actions with one Bisely but mine are Rugers no Colts in the single action department. I love to read but my book collection is mostly paperbacks with a few hard cover . Most of my hardcover books are military books that I have either inherited or picked up at antique stores . Your man cave is spectacular . Thanks for sharing !

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    Thanks Trailboss, that damn ceiling took us forever...at least it feels like it...to layout and spaced proportionally...it's a small detail that not many notice...and yes I do have a secret closet built in..it's where the gun safe is stored with my rifles and shotguns...

    Doc..the Bisley was found in the wall of my fathers in laws uncles home that's in the French Quarter...it's a building the family has owed since the mid 1800s...we were doing some restoration to it, and I was working there one weekend and found it behind a plaster wall...who knows what it was used for and why it was hidden in that wall

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    Now that is a room where you could just sit back, enjoy a nice long pipe, and get lost in your reading or some music. VERY nicely done sir.

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    that damn ceiling took us forever...at least it feels like it...to layout and spaced proportionally...it's a small detail that not many notice

    I think everyone noticed it...to exquisite to miss, I just happen to have a bigger mouth.

    The story about the Bisley...that is pretty cool, if that gun could talk about it's history, I reckon our jaws would be hanging.

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    I agree Boss...I've often contemplated the stories that old gun keeps

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    Awesome I love it. Just gorgeous

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    A watch I regret selling was my Doxa Clive Cussler commemorative...stupid decision to part with it. I'm a wheel gun fan, especially single action hoglegs. My favorite is a nickel plated Ruger Vaquero in .44 mag, followed by another Ruger, a .22 in blue with an interchangeable cylinder for .22 Win-mag. My dad once scored a Winchester model 73 in an antique shop in the Quarter. Love Nola. Cajun, ti parles français? J'admire ton goût mon confrère!

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    I had to take a moment an catch my breath. What a beautifully crafted room,terrific collections and that "chair."
    A good stereo, some CD's, and a bottle or two of sherry/port wine and there would be no reason to ever leave the "cave."

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    Thanks Terry..and sorry shutterbug but I've lost most of the French I knew with the exception of a few common phrases and a few nouns and verbs..definitely not enough to carry a conversation...I really regret not keeping up with it...

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    Incredible library! I hope to have something like that one day when we move into a bigger house. It displays your collections very nicely and that leather armchair looks incredibly comfortable.

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    Thanks..yeah I searched for a long time until I found that chair....it is incredibly comfortable...

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