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Man Hunts Down Father's War Rifle

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Feud, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Feud

    Feud Well-Known Member


    Now that is a birthday gift!
  2. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Well-Known Member

    son tracks down dad's korean war garand



  3. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    Thats pretty cool of the son, what a gift.
  4. hankdatank1362

    hankdatank1362 Well-Known Member

    God bless that old soldier and his son. What an awesome gift!
  5. tpaw

    tpaw Well-Known Member

    Great story! What was the research process? It almost seems impossible!
  6. Prophet

    Prophet Well-Known Member

    That is so cool! My grandfather tells a lot of stories about how he used to shoot a BAR in the Army. I'm sure he'd love to just be able to see/hold one again, I'm not sure whether he'd be able to fire it.
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Well, that's downright remarkable right there!

    Chance's of that happening (finding the exact gun) is about like getting struck by lightening in your basement, I would imagine!

  8. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Very good story excellent
  9. Lamb of Gun

    Lamb of Gun Well-Known Member

    That is really, really cool.
  10. Eyesac

    Eyesac Well-Known Member

    Seriously how on earth would you go about searching by S/n? Never tried...
  11. P90shooter

    P90shooter Well-Known Member

    That was an awesome story. My Grandfather still talks about his rifle from Korea too so that really struck a nerve. Thanks for the post
  12. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    That's pretty cool. I'd like to do that for my dad, but I don't think I could afford giving him his Destroyer for his birthday!
  13. Old Grump

    Old Grump Well-Known Member

    Must have been a pretty good father because he raised an excellent son
  14. Boris

    Boris member

    You can always build a model of it. Or pay someone to.

    Also, wouldn't the Army 9or whatever branch issued him the gun) be able to help with that? Do they have records of all the rifles delivered to them.
  15. yokel

    yokel Well-Known Member

    Wonderful heartwarming story.
  16. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    I would not have believed it possible.

    The odds on finding the exact rifle would be astronomical. I have doubts that it could be done.

    I wonder if the story is really true. Maybe he found a similar rifle and somehow the story got reported as it being the very same rifle? You know how reporters like to embellish a good human interest story.
  17. SLR

    SLR Well-Known Member

    Thats amazing! I would like to know a little more of the story of tracking it down!
  18. Wes Janson

    Wes Janson Well-Known Member

    Literally one-in-a-million odds if true...and that would really be the birthday present to end all birthday presents.
  19. NonConformist

    NonConformist member

    Wow, that was a long shot yet it paid off!
  20. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    I can only hope my kids grow up to be like this guy's son. That was an awesome birthday present.

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