The Rifleman's Tale


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Shawnee
October 23, 2008, 06:19 PM
I had this one CD that I learned was making 1/4 of a percent interest.

So I thought: "Heck ! Guns appreciate faster than that !"

That's when a 150-watt bulb turned on inside my brain.
So when I left the bank with the cash I was not at all surprised when I came across this...


:uhoh:


:confused:


:scrutiny:


;)



pre-safety Win. 94 30/30...


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/FiveO/w94.jpg

:)

Asking price $300 - absolutely firm.
Purchase price 30 minutes later $225 out-the-door.

Then - due to my having always led a clean and virtuous Life and keeping company with only the most Pure and Stalwart members of the Community - the Rifle Deity led my steps to this....


:)


:uhoh:



:D



NIB .243 (and a NIB Leupold VX-III 2x8x36 for it which will arriive tomorrow).


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/FiveO/71.jpg

:)

And thus filled with Happiness and Brotherly Love I turned my footsteps down the road to my home...

:)

:)


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/FiveO/UnionRd2.jpg


When suddenly the Wise and Earnest Counsel of multiple THR members returned to my mind !:eek:

"How did you ever get down to just ONE .243?" the chiding voices kept saying.

Louder and louder they blared until I knew what I had to do - and this is what I did...



:uhoh:


:what:


:eek:


:confused:


:what:


:)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/FiveO/R1wscope.jpg

:)

The "200th Year" #1 is used but the Nikon Buckmaster 6.5x18x40 is new.

And THAT'S what I think of the :cuss: bank's quarter-percent Generosity !:neener:

:cool:

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NCsmitty
October 23, 2008, 06:31 PM
Nice choices Shawnee, and more fun than money in the bank. That's a sweeeeet #1.

NCsmitty

Ringtail
October 23, 2008, 06:56 PM
Dave Ramsey himself could not have made a wiser investment, good job! Does your wife appreciate your financial acumen?

Shawnee
October 23, 2008, 07:23 PM
I waved Good Riddance to my then brand-new ex-wife years ago.

Peace on Earth is a Wonderful Thing !

;)

Bearhands
October 23, 2008, 07:43 PM
Excellent!

oregonhunter
October 23, 2008, 08:18 PM
great buys, I need a #1

qajaq59
October 23, 2008, 08:21 PM
how did your day go? :D:D:D

DRYHUMOR
October 23, 2008, 08:28 PM
Cool. :D

gvnwst
October 23, 2008, 09:49 PM
yay!!! Shawnee no longer has to mope about his lost .243, instead he will rejoice at having 2!!! :neener: being more serious, nice guns Shawnee. (i may just use this method of obtaining "investments":D)

Shawnee
October 23, 2008, 10:32 PM
" i may just use this method of obtaining "investments"


LOLOL ! :D:D:D:D


It has worked pretty well for me so far but the real test will be getting it to justify a 3rd .243 (Browning BLR). :)

;)

tiger rag
October 23, 2008, 10:32 PM
well done!

Shawnee
October 23, 2008, 11:22 PM
Will say this about these three rifles...


The Winchester 94 - it's one of those rare guns that has a splendid and totally unique feel and handling character. The best word I can think of to describe it is "svelte". It's the firearms industry's version of "comfort food".

The Remington Seven - Have wanted one since they first came out a quarter-century ago. Of all the bolt rifles ever made, the Seven comes the closest to the sweet-handling properties of the Winchester 94. It's really incredible.

The Ruger #1 - This is a familiar, favorite friend that is as comfortable and "natural" as steak 'n eggs. Probably 80% of my centerfire hunting has been with Ruger #1 rifles and I'm postitively delighted to have one back in the family.


:):cool:

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 24, 2008, 12:33 PM
Dude....DUDE! Out-freaking-standing, private Shawnee - range report, mucho pronto. :)

gvnwst
October 24, 2008, 12:36 PM
^^^1(000000000000)+

we need to hear more praise of the .243! (and the 30-30):D

Liberty1776
October 24, 2008, 02:33 PM
Well, gosh. I hope tomorrow goes a little better for you...:D

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