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Dad's Old Gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by doc540, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. doc540

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    Had coffee with him this morning.

    He turns 91 in November.

    Says he got this one when he was 12 and could strike a kitchen match with it.

    Who am I to doubt my dad? He was piloting a B-17 at age 24.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. bac1023

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    Wow, that's really cool :cool:

    Its a family heirloom for sure. Thanks for sharing.
     


  3. pennlineman

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    Very cool. I've had many guns come and go over the years. I still have every gun that my Dad gave me though.
     
  4. PhantomF4E

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    Still have them all too. My Great Granddad's Marlin 1894, my Dad's Remington 31, the Stevens visible loader he had as a kid, my Uncle's Simson P08. All of them stay in the family forever.
     
  5. Look at that beauty. Can't put a price tag on Dad's old guns, and they are more fun to shoot than anything.


    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    S&W 10-5 .38spl Snub Nose
    Winchester 1300 Ranger 12 Ga.
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage 24 O/U - .22LR/410

    "I don't need a $1000 shotgun. I need to know how to run the gun I've got!" - Clint Smith
     
  6. I have noticed that many ole timers have cool stuff.
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Accurate firearms are not a modern phenomenon. Actually, accurate firearms were the norm back in the days.
     
  8. fiasconva

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    I saw one of those in a pawn shop not too long ago. It had no bluing left or finish on the wood and the owner wanted $250.00 for it. That is a fine and accurate .22.
     
  9. bac1023

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    For sure.
     
  10. SigFTW

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  11. Bruce M

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    Very nice and certainly an emotional attachment.
     
  12. Unk

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    Thank your Father for his service from me and my family.

    I don't doubt his word on the match strike..nice rifle.
     
  13. K.Kiser

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    Exactly... I never sell gifts, especially firearms and tools from my parents because they save up $$ and buy quality equipment that will last until my descendant can use them...

    They were never rich, but all the guns and tools they bought me were never junk stuff and I still have every single one...
     
  14. garya1961

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    .... and they had people who knew how to shoot them too.
     
  15. janice6

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    A few years ago I gave my son my .22 Winchester Model 74 that my dad gave me when I was in third grade. I loved that gun and it reminded me of my father and the many Saturdays he took me out with it to learn how "to shoot".

    He was tough and taught me well.

    I hope my son feels the sentiment for the gun ( and my father) that I have.

    It was a wonderful gift for you. I know you appreciate what it represents.
     
  16. Berto

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    That's the thing I love about guns; they have memories, ghosts, bloodlines and other intangibles you can't put a monetary value on.
    Guns like that are irreplaceable.
     
  17. I have the twin at home it was my grandfathers around the farm rifle and when I was 8 and dreaming of a lever action my patents gave me the single shot bolt gun. I would sooner give up body parts then part with the old rifle. It has been down many a trail and I have no idea how many rounds and still is an accurate .22.

    It’s beautiful and makes me wish I was home to take mine out for a few hours.