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JohnP

Grandpas ol' hand me down.

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Get a little sentimental this time of year during rifle season.  Although I never had the pleasure of getting to hunt with my grandfather in person I know hes with me in spirit.  After his funeral years ago my father called me back to grandpas bedroom and handed me a old faux leather hard case said said my grandfather wanted me to have it.  I opened the case and inside was his hunting rifle, a J.C. Higgins Model 50 30-.06 bolt action rifle with the original Weaver 3x9 scope.  Attached to the side was and still is his name that he made with a label maker and will remain as long as I have the gun in my possession.  Although I havent killed many deer with it, dad said grandpa has killed 50 plus white tails and at least 2 elk from California to Colorado with it, I'm still using it and so far everything I have shot with it has dropped since I've owned it, 4 whitetails, 4 coyotes, and 2 bobcats.  Nothing pretty to look at and may not be a tack driver but reliable and goes bang everytime I pull trigger (when loaded).

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JohnP - great story. I have my dad's old Mossberg 22 and hope to pass that one down to a child or grandchild when the time comes. I hope that they will have the kind of memories that you have with your grandfather's gun

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1 hour ago, Johnsfolly said:

JohnP - great story. I have my dad's old Mossberg 22 and hope to pass that one down to a child or grandchild when the time comes. I hope that they will have the kind of memories that you have with your grandfather's gun

I've already passed down a M1 carbine that my dad gave me as a wedding present to my first wedded son as a wedding present to him.  This rifle is already ear marked for a grandchild ;).

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