Great Bruce, thanks! That looks sweet. Rio Grande is my friend.
Thanks guys for the fine compliments and swollen head.
Boss, yes you can shoot it. Heck you can be the first one to fire it. I was going to use a long lanyard and hide behind the pickup but now I have a volunteer. Cool!
Not to take away from Drake or Magellan as they where great men in history. But, actually the Chinese Admiral Zheng He was probably the first to sailed round the world and just about everywhere else in the early 1400s during their Voyages of Discovery. Ruins of some of their junks have been found as evidence, besides other reports. It is now believed that the Portuguese were in possession of the Chinese charts, which are quite accurate as the Chinese figured out how to plot longitude as well as latitude long before the Europeans. Unfortunately all Americans and Europeans are ever taught is European history, not WORLD history. The Chinese where eating off fine "china" and had indoor plumbing when the European kings were still eating moldy bread from slabs of wood. Gavin Menzies 1421 and 1434 are very interesting reading and he gives good support to the probability. Unfortunately, for the Chinese, the Dynasty that replaced the world visionary Zhu Di destroyed most of the official records when they plunged the country into isolationism.