We discussed the plight of loved friends, and Things Have Been Jolly Well Sorted Out.
OldNFO has decided to raffle one of his Colt Diamondbacks for the cause. It’s blued, 4-inch, 38 Special and is just back from Cylinder and Slide who have — no doubt — done their usual excellent work on the pistol.
It’s a shooter, not a safe queen.
Having heard this announcement, Michael has decided to help by donating a holster. If you’re the winner, tell him if you want an Inside-the-Waistband or an Outside-the-Waistband, and he’ll make it for you.
Not to be outdone, Good Friend Joe Speer over at Jackalope Rifle Company announced that he would provide a second place prize. For those who hanker for something a little … different … he will donate a replica 14th-century handgonne.
Or a knife, if your tastes run that way.
So, here’s the deal.
Go over to Tam’s blog and hit her PayPal. I am told that there will be a receipt of some kind that pops up and can be printed off. Enter the word “DIAMONDBACK” on there somewhere, and e-mail the receipt to OldNFO.
Each donation to Tam of $25 gets you one entry into the raffle. Want two chances to win this pistol and holster, or the handgonne? Donate $50 to Tam. Want four chances? Donate $100.
OldNFO would like to see $1500 go to Tamara. I’d like to see that number left gasping in the dust on the way to double or triple that.
I am told that my lady and Jennifer are collaborating upon another raffle for the same cause, I am sure that details will be forth-coming.
Make me proud, folks.
UPDATE: Stingray and LabRat over at Atomic Nerds are throwing their hat into the ring for Tamara. Also in the raffle will be a $200 gift certificate to Brownell’s. Check with OldNFO for details.
Well done, my friends. Well done, indeed.