Lost my best shotgun.

d2wing

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I like shotguns and have had many over the years. I used to hunt upland game with a passion and wore out some good boots. I also belonged to a sporting clays league. My best was a Beretta Black Onyx 686. But due to injuries, I bought a new version Browning A5 auto. I love it. Anyway my grandson started shooting trap and used my camo Charlies Daly. But he couldn't hit with it. So brought over a Franchi 620, nice gun, and my Browning A5 new version to see it one would fit him. I adjusted the 620 until it looked right with a pad on the stock. Then he tried the A5 and it fit him pretty well. His dad took him to trap night and he wouldn't even try the 620. He shot the A5 and did very well. I have given him guns that he shoots well. But not sure about letting him keep the A5. At 76 I don't have many hunts left so he will get it eventually. I'd like to get a couple more seasons in though.
 
I like shotguns and have had many over the years. I used to hunt upland game with a passion and wore out some good boots. I also belonged to a sporting clays league. My best was a Beretta Black Onyx 686. But due to injuries, I bought a new version Browning A5 auto. I love it. Anyway my grandson started shooting trap and used my camo Charlies Daly. But he couldn't hit with it. So brought over a Franchi 620, nice gun, and my Browning A5 new version to see it one would fit him. I adjusted the 620 until it looked right with a pad on the stock. Then he tried the A5 and it fit him pretty well. His dad took him to trap night and he wouldn't even try the 620. He shot the A5 and did very well. I have given him guns that he shoots well. But not sure about letting him keep the A5. At 76 I don't have many hunts left so he will get it eventually. I'd like to get a couple more seasons in though.
Guess what Grandpa, it's his now! What's a better deal? You holding on to it and it mostly lives in the back of the safe? Or, he has it right now, while you're alive and kicking and can see him turn clays into puffballs in the sky and have a huge smile while doing it, all while knowing it was because Grandpa gave him the gun he's doing it with?
 
Guess what Grandpa, it's his now! What's a better deal? You holding on to it and it mostly lives in the back of the safe? Or, he has it right now, while you're alive and kicking and can see him turn clays into puffballs in the sky and have a huge smile while doing it, all while knowing it was because Grandpa gave him the gun he's doing it with?
Yep, that's the way of it "Grandpa".
 
Maybe he'll let you borrow it.
There's hope. LOL.
Guess what Grandpa, it's his now! What's a better deal? You holding on to it and it mostly lives in the back of the safe? Or, he has it right now, while you're alive and kicking and can see him turn clays into puffballs in the sky and have a huge smile while doing it, all while knowing it was because Grandpa gave him the gun he's doing it with?
Good point, thanks for that perspective. I am thankful that one out of five of my grandkids appreciates my guns and wants them. He loves hunting and shooting.
 
There's hope. LOL.

Good point, thanks for that perspective. I am thankful that one out of five of my grandkids appreciates my guns and wants them. He loves hunting and shooting.
As a Father.... everything I have is for my kid. As a son and grandson, I remember when my Dad and Grandfather gave me stuff. I cherish those items because it connects me to them.

Some of 'em are guns. Like my Grandfather's snub-nose S&W Model 64 or the Browning Auto-5 my Father gave me, that used to belong to my Uncle Mario, who served in the Bay of Pigs invasion.

And when my kid gets old enough. She'll get whatever she wants from the safe. Because in the end, they're all hers anyways. And if I have grandkids, they'll get what they want too.
 
As a Father.... everything I have is for my kid. As a son and grandson, I remember when my Dad and Grandfather gave me stuff. I cherish those items because it connects me to them.

Some of 'em are guns. Like my Grandfather's snub-nose S&W Model 64 or the Browning Auto-5 my Father gave me, that used to belong to my Uncle Mario, who served in the Bay of Pigs invasion.

And when my kid gets old enough. She'll get whatever she wants from the safe. Because in the end, they're all hers anyways. And if I have grandkids, they'll get what they want too.
Great point my paternal grandfather gave me a fixed blade knife that he made while serving in WW2 I used it to quarter an elk and have left it in the safe since I am scared I would lose it. That knife along with the farm I now run was once his and it's a strong connection to him.
 
i have been using a browning BT-100 for for trap for close to 20 years, and couldn,t agree more. very hard to find today tho, i,m getting close to 81 and if they find me dead in the woods, they can take my wallet-gun and leave whats left of me to nature.
 

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i have been using a browning BT-100 for for trap for close to 20 years, and couldn,t agree more. very hard to find today tho, i,m getting close to 81 and if they find me dead in the woods, they can take my wallet-gun and leave whats left of me to nature.
So, what you're saying is..... I can call dibs on your stuff when you become a stiff? DEAL! I promise I will gently rummage through your pockets with the honor and dignity you deserve my good sir. 😉🤣

But on a serious note.... I'm jonesing for that Mennonite Machine Gun you got there. That's a sweet looking Remington pump rifle. And you don't look like you're in your 80s either.
 
Great point my paternal grandfather gave me a fixed blade knife that he made while serving in WW2 I used it to quarter an elk and have left it in the safe since I am scared I would lose it. That knife along with the farm I now run was once his and it's a strong connection to him.
In terms of family stuff.... everything we have except for a photo album and passports, was acquired by the family after first week of May 1961. That's when my family fled to the US from Cuba. Qe have no Kentucky Long Rifle that belonged to our Great Great Grandfather or a trench knife that was used during the Span-Am War. Everything we have was purchased after May 1961.

So all the guns, personal items, etc.... That's the history to it. So I make sure that future generations will have something to hold on to.
 
if they find me dead in the woods, they can take my wallet-gun and leave whats left of me to nature.
Was thinking about that one afternoon during last deer season, when I felt like this guy in the movie "Jeremiah Johnson". In the scene when Robert Redford gets his Hawken rifle. IMG_3800.JPG ... But to get back on topic, I, like the OP says, don't know how many seasons I have left. The lawyer & I recently finished my will and if there's any guns left when I pass, then my son will get them. Feels good to know everything is handled in advance when I also realized my guns will outlast me. Some of my guns have already been sold when I was downsizing so now the whole estate situation will be a lot smoother & easier, gun wise. Like the old saying goes; "you can't take it with you".
 
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