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Family heirloom guns....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Spike89, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    My grandfather's Remington 12CS in .22WRF. Accurate little pump/take-down.

    Doesn't get taken to the range too often... usually only when teaching a first-timer since I don't have anything in plain vanilla .22lr.
     
  2. Kentucky_Rifleman

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    Nothing of staggering cash value, but a few I won't turn loose of. Dad's 25.06 700 bought new in 78, the 600 Mohawk in .222 he bought me on the same day, and his .357 S&W 19-3 2" barrel. I moved around city to city, living in some real slums when I was younger. He sent the Smith along with me, saying "I'll sleep better knowing it's with you."

    There isn't enough money in the mint to buy any of the three.

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  3. huntsman

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    My dad was a gun and motorcycle nut before WWII; what he didn’t sell before the war he got rid of in the early fifties before I was born.

    What I got were three guns from the mid fifties that were his favorites along with a SS dress dagger and two pair of Ziess field glasses that he absconded after being liberated from the POW camp.
     
  4. wilkersk

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    My dad gave me a '64 USGI Nat'l Match M1911A1, one of the rarest, with some interesting family history to boot.
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    My Father-in-law passed away a couple of years ago, and I discovered these little gems in his closet:

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  5. tuckerdog1

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    My Great Uncle was the only family member that apparently had a gun collection. I was unaware of this, and he was unaware I had an interest in guns. He was very despondant after his wife passed away. Started giving most everything he owned away to complete strangers. This included all his guns. During a visit a few weeks after his wife's passing ( he lived in California and we live in TX ), guns came up in conversation. That's when we each learned of the other's interest in firearms. He said if he'd known, I could have had them all. I have no idea what was lost to strangers. He did have one pistol left, which he gave to me.



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  6. Dionysusigma

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    Hey, that looks familiar! ;)

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    Mine's got the octagon barrel, crescent buttplate, and curved-grip stock, though. And in an annoyingly different caliber.

    Wow, I should take newer/better pictures--I've really cleaned up the stock with a couple years of patient BLO application. :)
     
  7. Tinpig

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    My Dad liberated this 1910-made W.W. Greener from the Japanese and brought it home in 1946. I still have it though I don't shoot it as much as I used to.

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  8. Kernel

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    My Grandfather's (Dad's dad) Remington Model 11, 16 gauge. It's what has fueled my love for old Remingtons and the 16 gauge. It's not really mine yet. Dad still has it. he told it would be mine one day (along with all the others he has). I told him I could wait!

    You see, I never met my grandfather. He died some 11 years before I came along. My son just turned one year old. I want him to have his grandfather for a while. You can bet my boy will shoot a Model 11, too. Dad and I are going turkey hunting next weekend with our Model 11's (12 ga).
     
  10. nwo2340

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    My maternal grandfather's 1918 .38 s&w. He was a township constable. Also, an 1840 double barrel musket.
     
  11. bumm

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    My dad collected hundreds of guns over his lifetime, and after he died in '98, I kept a few that had memories and a few more I never knew he had. The gun I value over all others though, and the most worthless monetarily, is the single shot Remington Model 33 rifle his widowed mother gave him in 1932. He treasured it as a boy, learned to shoot with it, hunted with it, and gave it to me in about 1958. I have a tag hanging on it so that my kids will know how important it is if something unexpected happens to me.
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  12. searcher451

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    I've got a couple that came down to me from my grandfather, including a lovely 1858 Remington and a J. Reid's "My Friend" kunckleduster, and eventually they will be passed along to my son; fortunately, he not only gets it but appreciates it. I feel bad for the folks who have offspring who don't get it and don't appreciate it.
     
  13. Kansan

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    I have a few that aren't of great value except to me sentamentaly. The first is my West Point "class pistol" that my dad and grandfather bought for me. It's a Colt 1911 with the class year and crest engraved on it. Another is a Remington 700 .30-06 my grandfather gave me a few years ago. I started deer hunting late in life (30's) and brought in my first deer with it. I know that he had used it for Elk hunting years ago. I also
    got a nice Mossberg 835 from my father-in-law that I've had a lot of fun pheasant / quail / rabbit hunting.

    I always thought I'd pass them on to a son, but so far I just have daughters. They've shown interest though (for toddlers) in my hunting, etc., so I'll just have to make sure I bring them up right!!
     
  14. Cranky CJ

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    Winchester model 97 12ga with the long barrell. Was my grandfathers, then my fathers, now mine. SN puts it in the 20s.

    Now, starting my own collection to pass along to my own sons. Perhaps in 50 years one of my future grandsons will be shooting my security six 357 mag and telling others how it was grandpa's.
     
  15. clamman

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    I have a Rem 510 that was my Grandpa's on my Dad's side, and a Savage 0/U from my Mom's Dad in 410/22

    Not hand me downs, but a couple of favorites are my 1942 Garand, a 7.35 Carcano with the knife bayonet, a Iver Johnson model X, and of course My collection of Remington 22s
     
  16. ol' scratch

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    My Grandfather's .348 Winchester. It was purchased by my Great-Grandmother. A few years ago, I took it up to Gay Michigan as protection because we were checking out some land Granddad purchased when he was 18 and had never really seen. It was in the spring and we had been warned to have 'something' just in case there was wildlife around. Grandpa insisted I take his rifle-'The Cannon of the North Woods.'
     
  17. natman

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    I've got an old beat up Browning A5 that I got from my mother-in-law. My father-in-law passed before I met my wife, but I'd like to think that if he'd been around he would have given me that shotgun himself.

    Right after the wedding. :D
     
  18. Blue Line

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    Well this is and All most hierloom. My Dad had a Remington 1100 I cut my teeth hunting with when I was in Jr High. I thought that was the nicest gun in the world at the time. Well we had some money problems and Dad secretly sold it for some grocery money. I wish i could track it down because I would love to have it back to give my son. Every time i touch a 1100 I check to see if it has a scratch on the forend I put there but havent found it yet. Dad passed away several years ago. I did buy one several years ago as a token to Dad. I know he did it for the right reasons but I wish we still had it.
     
  19. kamagong

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    I'm the first one in my family to have guns, so I did not inherit any heirlooms. I do have one gun that will never be sold, a Springfield Custom Carry. My wife bought that for me when we got engaged, which was a big deal because she was raised an anti.
     
  20. BikerNut

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    My father-in-law had about 15 old rifles and, after he died, his four children (my wife included) took turns picking out which ones they wanted.

    Most of them were just average old rifles, but I was there to basically tell my wife which ones to choose, so we got some good heirlooms, and ended up with the most valuable rifle, a Smith Carbine with saddle ring from the Civil War:

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    ...and a 1930s Stevens Ideal target rifle with a heavy barrel and a nice old scope:

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    ...and a Smith & Wesson Victory Model .38Spl with serial number dating it to 1944, but I don't have a photo of it.

    MY two kids will have a fairly nice collection of guns to inherit someday... assuming private citizens are allowed to own guns in the future Socialist States of America...
     
  21. Sanjuro82

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    I got you covered!

    Winchester 1892, mfg. 1893, .32-20 wcf, octagon barrel, decorative widow's peak hammer



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  22. TIMC

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    I have this 1st generation Colt Peacemker that belonged to my grandfather. The old Colt is over 100 and still in excellent condition with all matching serial numbers.
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  23. rfwobbly

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    My dad's no-name 22 single shot rifle. He got it from his dad for his 13th Christmas in 1933. It went to college with him and lived in his dorm room on the Ga Tech campus until he got his commission from the Navy in 1942. In 1990 he gave it to my son who still uses it.

    It's not a fine gun, but it will still knock a squirrel as good as ever.
     
  24. fas111

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    My family heirloom gun is my Dad's Glenfield model 20 bolt action 22. It is the least expensive gun I own but the most special. When I got my CCW back in 1970 I would spend Friday nights at the indoor range in Haverstraw, NY. I talked my Dad into going with me one Friday and he had a ball. He enjoyed the guys and even had fun shooting but not hitting anything. I should add I lived in Piermont, NY and he in Scardsale, Ny about a half hour away. Well he wanted to go the next Friday and surprised me by purchasing the Glenfield. We did this for several years until my Mom and Dad moved to Ct. My Dad passed suddenly in 1986. I miss him everyday and I will never part with his wonderful rifle.
     
  25. pacerdude

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    My Uncle's Remington Speedmaster .22 caliber rifle. It is the only gun I have left from him, that his wife didn't give away when he died. He had a massive collection of guns, and now that Rifle is the only one left in the family. Once I have children, I will pass it down to them.
     
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