Father-in-law's guns


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jimmyraythomason
March 18, 2011, 08:46 AM
My wife helped her mother go through some of her late father's things yesterday. She brought home a Browning BAR with steel receiver in 30.06 topped with a Leupold VX-11,3x9x50,a Winchester Model 250 lever avtion .22,a Mossberg Model 73 in .410 bore,a nickle plated Charter Arms Undercover .38 and a Winchester Model 1400 12 gauge. Plus 242 rounds of Remington and Winchester 30.06 hunting ammo and 150 rounds of .38 special wadcutter and semi-wadcutter ammo. A large Kabar belt knife w/sheath. Several holsters including left handed S&W brown leather basket weave for a j-frame. The most amazing thing was all the paper work on his USGI M1 carbine. He bought it from the Anniston Army Depot (through the NRA) in 1967 for..wait for it....$17.50 plus $2.50 s&h delivered to his door.

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LKB3rd
March 18, 2011, 08:53 AM
You have the M1 Carbine too, or just the paperwork?? Cool stuff there, congrats.

marineimaging
March 18, 2011, 08:56 AM
Every time I hear one of those stories my stomach just rolls and my brain cries out....

The one thing I do know is that I will never sell another gun. My mom still has my grandfathers .38 S&W he was carrying as a Deputy during the Texas City explosion. I made sure she has it in her will that I get it and I am going to make sure my son gets it and he better keep it in the family, by gollies.

Water-Man
March 18, 2011, 08:57 AM
Lucky boy. Good luck with them.

jimmyraythomason
March 18, 2011, 08:57 AM
Yes, I have the carbine,bayonet, 30 round magazines, US magazine pouch,sling and cloth gun glove. Plus several hundred rounds of commercial soft point ammo for it.

db_tanker
March 18, 2011, 09:15 AM
sounds to me you got several very nice heirlooms there.

Sad as to how you received them, but with my hand-downs nowadays I pick one up to go shoot and I will have a few memories come back.

Enjoy them as much as you can.

D

merlinfire
March 18, 2011, 10:51 AM
<-Envy!

My ancestors were too poor, let's just say I'm glad the laws in this country don't require people to pay the debts of dead people!

ball3006
March 18, 2011, 12:50 PM
My FIL has a really nice 1903 Mk1 with the correct parts and stock. He bought it from the DCM back in the 50s for 35 bucks. It looked so lonely there on the gun rack I bought him a Mi carbine last year, when the CMP was selling them, to keep it company. He was speechless when I gave it to him........chris3

JoeMal
March 18, 2011, 12:56 PM
Sorry to hear about the loss, but I'm happy to hear you get to keep a few firearms in the family.

Axel Larson
March 19, 2011, 11:08 AM
Sorry for your lose. That bar sounds nice are they all in working condition?

jimmyraythomason
March 19, 2011, 11:52 AM
are they all in working condition? Absolutely! As a former sargent in the US Army during the Korean War,he was a stickler for firearms maintenance.

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