Certain shotguns

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by anapex, Aug 13, 2006.

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  1. anapex

    anapex Member

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    Now I know I'm not articulate as some of the members we have on the board. It's a skill I've always envied so I'll try and get the across what I'm thinking as best as I can.

    There's just something about certain types of shotguns that attract you to them. It may be the looks, the time period, how well it does it's job, or maybe even the name. Whatever it is these guns tend to call to us. They tempt you from the minute you step through the shop door and see it. They taunt you as you handle another model. They cheerfully greet you when you look them over. When you finally give in, take it home and place it lovingly in the safe you say to yourself "How did I get so many of these..."

    That being said, I've bought another Winchester 59...
     
  2. Inner Monkey

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    Very well said. Congratulations.
     
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    Oh, I totally agree
    The problem is for me, that it's London Best guns that speak to me.
    My wallet can't take that kind of hit.
    Maybe someday, but not in the near future.
     
  4. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Good to see you back, my friend.

    59s do not get to me, but I can understand your passion.
     
  5. sm

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    *Wink & Whispers*

    anapex- Congrats!

    I understand.

    Single Shot Shotguns are ones that always *Wink & Whisper* to me - especially youth models.

    Lately I was out with others and one youth model *Winked & Whispered* to us. We were looking for a youth single shot, and had handled a new one, let the young man shoulder it.

    Then the older one, with metal trigger guard, wear from a gun rack, dings and scratches, marks from an adult wearing a ring...

    Young man chose the older one, he did not get a box, gun lock, instruction manual, he got a whole lot more for the money.

    Cleaning it up ... the youth model *whispered* stories of its life...

    "We are not going to take away anything are we?" Asked the new owner.

    "No, replied the gun, just like a new pair of sneakers - sneakers don't change the boy, the boy and sneakers make memories together. You will only add to the stories I can share

    I like the little blue shells by the way...".

    Later...

    "It patterns the blue shells best!" The young man exclaimed.

    New guns cannot share some things as the Older ones can...;)
     
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