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Book Review: “Oh What Have I Done” 266 pages, Amazon
Ammoland ^ | 27 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 07/28/2017 12:21:04 PM PDT by marktwain

Roy Eykamp is 99 years old.  He made his first gun when he was seven years old. It was a crude pistol made from a barrel he salvaged from the trash, fired with a hand held hammer, and later, strong rubber bands cut from inner-tubes and a breechblock.

He used it to start his lifelong talent for making money. He shot gophers with it, using .22 shorts.

The government paid a 5 cent bounty for each gopher. He made enough money shooting gophers, that when his mother confiscated his homemade gun, he was able to buy a factory one with the proceeds, a Winchester single shot.

It was likely a model 67, and cost $5.  With the Winchester, he was able to shoot jack rabbits, which had a bounty of 9 cents.

A picture of Roy when he was 16 shows him with upgraded armament. He is holding what appears to be a Springfield 86, a good bolt action .22 with tubular magazine.  I carried the sister rifle, model 84-C, with the detachable 5 shot magazine, for most of my youth.

Oh What Have I Done

Roy EykampRoy Eykamp

Oh What Have I Done is the remarkable story of a life of invention, adventure, and achievement.  Roy Eykamp lived through the transformation of farming from horsepower to the giant agricultural machines of today. He was born in 1918, and is clear headed today.

His story is one that could be inspirational reading for every high school student. He shows how an innovative thinker and hard worker raised himself and his family by his bootstraps. In the process, he improved agriculture world wide. One of his patents became accepted practice, and is widely used today.

(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: banglist; eykamp; farmer; sd
One of the unknown heroes of the last hundred years. This is a great story, well worth reading. Roy is six months short of 100. His wife, Lois, lived to be 94. The crowning achievement of Roy Eykamp's life was the successful introduction of a new plant to world agriculture. His family has based their successful business on world-wide marketing of the seed.
1 posted on 07/28/2017 12:21:04 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

marked for later reading


2 posted on 07/28/2017 1:03:53 PM PDT by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: marktwain

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 07/28/2017 1:18:48 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: marktwain

I like his dog. It looks like a spaniel.


4 posted on 07/28/2017 1:39:58 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Allahu FUBAR)
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To: marktwain

“Oh Damn! What Have I Done?”

Sounds like a bruce jenner book title


5 posted on 07/28/2017 1:42:28 PM PDT by Bob434
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Today, he would be arrested, jailed and, as a felon, unable ever again to buy or make a gun.
So when was the Second Amendment modified into non-existence?

Clearly it was not a crime back then.

6 posted on 07/28/2017 2:07:09 PM PDT by publius911 (Less Tweets More Golf! it works!!!)
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