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Reacquired my dad’s old 30-30 today…

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marksman13, Nov 6, 2022.

  1. marksman13

    marksman13 Member

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    I’m going to clean it up real good tomorrow. The ol girl’s still got a lot of life left in her. 4D117650-A71B-4A02-B215-C5C77CAFEEA9.jpeg 52F54853-5E89-4C55-AEAD-0583F7AD99F0.jpeg
     
  2. ECVMatt

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    That's awesome!!

    Congrats
     
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  3. DukeConnor

    DukeConnor Member

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    Priceless
     
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  4. stillquietvoice

    stillquietvoice Contributing Member

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    Sure is a pretty rifle almost brought tears to my eyes getting back an old partner.
     
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  5. usaral63

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    Good lookin' piece!
     
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  6. 22250Rem

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    And good luck on that buck behind your house. It would be awesome if you could get him with your dad's old 30-30. Keep us posted. If you are successful it will be one special hunt that you'll always remember fondly.
     
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  7. tark

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    7.7 Japanese ammo is magically available now. Ammoseek and others have it in stock. Not cheap, at over $2 a shot. Or you can form your own brass from 30-06 cases.
     
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  8. marksman13

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    The only real question left is rather or not to put a scope on it. I just don’t see as well as I used to.
     
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  9. bearleft

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    I think they look damn fine with a low power scope!!
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  10. CCSIG

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    That's a great story- besides, one sure way of honoring someone's memory is to use something of theirs. Here's hoping that your nephew comes to deserve having the gun someday!
     
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  11. S.Crockett

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    Very nice!
     
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  12. WestKentucky

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    I have a Glenfield 30a that was my grandpas. It came my way through the hands of a thief that was by definition my cousin (but never claimed), the pawn shop owner who bought the stolen gun, the police officers who wrote the reports on stolen merchandise showing up, and my grandma. Grandaddy was a handful when Alzheimer’s and dimentia really set in. He passed in a nursing home because grandma wasn’t big enough to handle him when his mind went back to Korea. As he passed the back door got kicked in and that was the start of a big ordeal. I took grandma grocery shopping the Saturday after the funeral and she told me to go to the pawn shop. She repaid the shop owner for the guns he had bought. The cops helped load them in the trunk of her old Grand Prix, and off we went. When I got the groceries in I went out for a load of guns and she told me I was done unloading the car. Anything left in the car was never to be discussed, and was never to be seen again. I hate that things happened that way, but the situation makes me even more happy to have granddaddy’s rifle. I’m happy that your situation was a lot less chaotic, and a lot more civil. I do hope that the situation helps to make the rifle a bit more special.
     
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  13. skfullen

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    Outstanding. Glad you got it back!
     
  14. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    Great story, glad you got it back. If I'm not too late, use bronze wool, which you can buy from Brownells, to remove rust. If you don't rub too hard, bronze wool will remove the rust and not touch the blue. Steel wool will remove the blue along with the rust.

    By the way, I can remember walking into Sears Roebuck stores when I was a kid. You could buy a Glenfield/Marlin at the time. Made by Marlin, but with a few production shortcuts to keep the price down. The same with a Winchester Model 1894, I forget the name they were sold under, but they were made by Winchester, a little bit less expensive than regular production line Winchester.
     
  15. JumboJVT

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    That wood is pretty darn nice!

    I've got the 336 in 32 Special that my grandfather gave my Dad in 1955 for his 14th birthday. Much of the bluing is gone, and the stock it pretty well beat up - Dad broke the toe off the buttstock in the '50's in a fall and Gramp's repair wasn't much to be admired. Dad shot a bunch of deer with it before moving to a scoped bolt in the mid-'70's and all of the wear is honest use, not abuse. I'll not be changing a thing.
     
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  16. Eugen

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    Thanks for sharing that wonderful story with a happy ending. A few years ago I was given a very nice Winchester 94 30-30 made in 1939 from my 86 y.o. father-in-law. He hunted deer with it when he was a kid.
     
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