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Anyone carrying Dad's gun today? (Father's Day)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MedWheeler, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Member

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    I am. I have his Charter Arms Undercover, made in 1966 (same year I was born) on my hip today.

    He and I weren't close when I was young, though I did live with him a season or two when I was eleven. But, we did re-connect about 10-12 years or so before his death, which was in 2010. This gun and his Police Service Six were the last two he owned, and he'd toted both during a stint as a rural Colorado deputy back in the 1980s (same decade during which I entered LE myself.) The Ruger is doing home guard duty today as well.
     
  2. DukeConnor

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    I carry his almost every day. colt detective special with wad cutters.
     
  3. Mn Fats

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    No. But he's probably carrying one of mine! When I sell a gun I offer it up to family first. My Dad is usually the number one buyer. Happy Father's Day THR.
     
  4. 375supermag

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    No...
    My mother gave away most of my dad's guns when he died in 1969.
    I was left with a .22LR bolt action rifle, a 16ga Ithaca M37 pump shotgun and a single shot 20ga H&R shotgun.
    His handguns, deer rifle and several hammer fired double barrel shotguns went to his brothers.

    I was 14 yrs old at the time and had no say in the matter.

    My uncles pretty much cut off all contact after he died and I only saw my grandfather one time after that before he died at 93 years old quite a few years later.

    The Ithaca was stolen from my brother's house in the mid-70s when I let him borrow it. Still have the other two guns.
     
  5. stillquietvoice

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    No my father didn't have any handguns. I hope that one my kids or grand kids will carry one of mine someday.
     
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  6. Walkalong

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    The only gun my father had was a Marlin 39A, it rests in the gun safe. I guess I should have gotten it out and shot it today. It's been awhile.
     
  7. alfsauve

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    I have my grandfather's S&W Lemon Squeezer. I don't carry it frequently but sometimes I'm moved to throw it in my coat pocket.
     
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  8. .455_Hunter

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    The only handgun on my Dad's side is a loose goose 2nd Model .32 Iver Johnson with a broken forcing cone. It was road hard and put away wet during its first 50 years of existence, because it was in just as bad of shape when he was using it to dispatch rabid skunks and put down cows (in the ear hole) as a teen in the early 50's. I have shot it with wax bullets, but would never fire "normal" ammo out of it.
     
  9. JohnKSa

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    I have my great-grandfather's 108 year old Colt. Although it's still fully functional, I have no plans to ever fire it or carry it. Maybe someone else will after I'm gone--if they can find ammunition for it.
     
  10. bannockburn

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    The only gun my Dad ever had was a single shot .22 rifle that was made in Germany sometime between the World Wars. Though as a boy he dreamed about getting a .22 target rifle there was no money for something like that during the Great Depression.

    My father used that single shot rifle to hunt rabbits and thus put meat on the table in those lean years. After he got back from serving in Europe in WWII where he was wounded and a POW, he longer had much interest in hunting or guns for that matter.

    I still have that rifle and will pass it on to my son when the time comes.

    Some of the sales brochures and pamphlets my Dad collected before the war:

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  11. JR24

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    Dad still has his 1911, but once he gives it to me (which I hope is far off yet, I enjoy shooting with him) I'll certainly start carrying it.
     
  12. sparkyfender

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    I have my late father's main carry gun, a Colt Government made in 1918, the year he turned 1 year old, complete with the original two tone magazine. It is resting in the safe, I don't shoot or carry it anymore, in my mind it is just too old and possibly suffering from metal fatigue, even though that may be far from the truth.

    He also had and carried a S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece revolver that he bought new in 1972, although my little sister has possession of that one. It is in excellent condition, and it is very possible she carried it yesterday........
     
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  13. mdauben

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    Unfortunately, "Dad's Gun" is either a broken down old 4-inch S&W 38 special revolver, or a cranky WWII era Luger in 9mm. Much as I value both as a connection to my father, neither are really suitable for CC.
     
  14. Highland Lofts

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    My father died back in 69 whrn I was Eleven. Upon his death one of his aquaintences stole off of his guns and the guns he got from his father.

    I have been collecting guns as a hobby for a few years and have well over a hundred of them. When I cash in my chips the kids will have plenty of guns to carry, shoot of sell. What ever they want to do with them. I will be dead so it will not matter to me what they do with them.
     
  15. old lady new shooter

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    Those sales brochures are amazing. Look at the photos with the men wearing suits!
     
  16. lightman

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    Well dang it! My Wife and I got out for a while in the afternoon. I wanted to have a look at the Sunflowers that I planted for Dove Season and we took her 22 rifle along so she could shoot a few snakes. I wish I had thought to take one of Dad's guns along. Or even one of Granddad's. Oh well, I'll remember next year.
     
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  17. bannockburn

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    lightman

    You still can do this: Grandparents Day is September 8th!
     
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  18. bannockburn

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    old lady new shooter



    Yep they were from the '30s so I guess men use to get dressed up to do some .22 target shooting back then!

    I found the pamphlets and a lot of .22 targets in an envelope when we were cleaning out his parent's house.

    My Dad had completely forgotten about having saved them. ​
     
  19. lightman

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    Thats a good idea! Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  20. JTHunter

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    "Carry"? No. It is a safe queen. It is a S&W .32-20 revolver that is about 75 years old now and too valuable to shoot. Also, ammo is hard to find and relatively low-powered.
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