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Man Hunts Down Father's War Rifle

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

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  1. Feud

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,425678,00.html



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

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    son tracks down dad's korean war garand

    wow.

    http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,425678,00.html

     
  3. mgregg85

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    Thats pretty cool of the son, what a gift.
     
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    God bless that old soldier and his son. What an awesome gift!
     
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    Great story! What was the research process? It almost seems impossible!
     
  6. Prophet

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    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.
     
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    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!

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  8. scrat

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    Very good story excellent
     
  9. Lamb of Gun

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    That is really, really cool.
     
  10. Eyesac

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    Seriously how on earth would you go about searching by S/n? Never tried...
     
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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    Must have been a pretty good father because he raised an excellent son
     
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    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

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    Wonderful heartwarming story.
     
  16. SaxonPig

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    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

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

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    Literally one-in-a-million odds if true...and that would really be the birthday present to end all birthday presents.
     
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    Wow, that was a long shot yet it paid off!
     
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    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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    Awesome present. I too wonder how on earth you would find it by SN unless you just started calling every gun shop and got extremely lucky, or somehow traced it through the CMP.
     
  22. highorder

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    I think it's great to see stories like this on the front page of Fox news!
     
  23. Mr White

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    Well if anyone ever tracks their father's Garand to me, its gonna cost them considerably more than the $450 that I paid for it to get it back.
     
  24. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Just beyond awesome! :)
     
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    Amazing story.
     
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