Poking around the gun store


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evan price
April 30, 2006, 07:57 PM
Well I finally bought the Walther P22 I wanted. While waiting on my paperwork to call in I wandered the gunshop and checked out the racks of cheapie .22 rifles and single shot shotguns they have out there....

And I discoverd a Winchester 270 pump action .22 with a little 4x15 scope on it.

Man, I haven't seen one of those for like 20-25 years since I was in Boy Scouts. That is nostalgia!

Anybody else have one of those moments?

(PS: I am still strongly considering going back to buy that Win270 just for sentimentality and to teach my kids to shoot their first rifle)

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jeepmor
April 30, 2006, 08:08 PM
[quote](PS: I am still strongly considering going back to buy that Win270 just for sentimentality and to teach my kids to shoot their first rifle)[quote]

Normally, I'd say just keep moving, but since this gun brings back such fond memories for you, I'd say go get it and make some of those memories for your kids. They are obviously fond ones for you. Relive some of your youth and present your kids with same joyous memories you so fondly hang onto yourself while you reminisce moments that obviously had a positive impact on your life.

Inanimate stuff can be funny like that. I have a box of "junk" from my childhood that I end up going through every year or so during spring cleaning Y'know, childhood baseballs, baseball cards, hotwheels, etc. Didn't have guns, wore out the old daisy....Anyhooo, I always sit there for about two hours and recall all sorts of warm memories and events tied up in this box of junk that would just be tossed in the trash at any Goodwill station. So I keep it and wonder how it's followed me around ever since I left home as a young man. But then again, I'm always smiling and happier when I stow it away to be discovered in another year or so.

jeepmor

Mortech
April 30, 2006, 08:25 PM
Ditto on Jeep's post , if you don't do it , you'll regret it .

1911Ron
April 30, 2006, 10:12 PM
You left it there:what: :eek: shame on you J/K

Now go get it already, remember it's for the kids:D

pete f
May 1, 2006, 01:51 AM
yup walked in once and found a colt Matchtarget woodsman 4 inch NIB sitting on the shelf, looked at it and said wow, then put it down and looked at the shottie i was buying and got it and walked out the door...stopped on the sidewalk and said to myself " When am i ever going to see one of those again,?" walked back in and put money down on it. Now it sits next to its 6 inch brother in the safe...NOT ONCE have i ever thought gee i shouldn't have...In reference to those types of purchases.

Same thing happened when i found my Model 71 winchester. I walked in to buy another gun I had talked the owner about, but when I saw the 71 all of a sudden there were no other guns in the shop. I just had to have it. (how can you see a gun that looks like this and now want it.)
http://www.leverguns.com/articles/taylor/model71_images/6.jpg

Zen21Tao
May 1, 2006, 04:23 AM
A couple months ago I was in a local gunshop where I say a mint condition .44 Automag. That took me back to my early teenage years (almost 20 years ago) when hobby shops used to carry plastic model gun kits. I built one of those kits in .44 Automag when I was around 12 and was convienced at the time I would buy a real one when I was old enogh.

sigma 40ve
May 1, 2006, 04:46 AM
If you decide to pass and don't want it , PM me the store and location and I might get it.

tegemu
May 1, 2006, 08:45 AM
I have noted that, whenever I see something I want and have to debate with myself about whether or not to buy it. If I don't buy it, I often then later decide I want it (Happens often), when I go back for it, it's gone (also happens often.)

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