samhill wrote:Kind of hard to believe that he didn't have the guns & such out of sight, normally they just check for signs of entry (around here anyway). I used to get aviation fuel for higher octane but jet fuel (as far as I know is more of a diesel mixture) but has very unpredictable fumes, I sure wouldn't keep it even too near my house. I can recall back in the 80s a boss I had was a big time gun collector & had a house fire (kitchen), he made the mistake of telling the VFD it was good they got there before it got to his hobby room & then actually showed off by opening the door. Turns out they "had" to call in the police that called in the county, they took most everything away (he got most back) but it was for safety reasons, if that house would go a couple of neighbors & everyone trying to fight the fire would go as well. Then he complained because his Homeowners dropped him.
I don't see anything about black powder. Came up with that in the second post.
Wait, why am I explaining any of this.
Doesn't matter he 's still be a great Beckel.