what firearm have your parents/grandparents passed down to you

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  1. BigN

    BigN Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Adirondack Mountains, Waaay Upstate New York
    I have an old Belgian Browning 12 ga automatic that was owned by my grandfather. It's very ugly, very heavy, and very beat up, but it shoots well with very little recoil...I also still have a Ruger 10-22 that Dad bought for me as my first gun when I was 11.
  2. TonyB

    TonyB Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Schodack NY
    My father gave me his ruger security six a couple of years ago...It's the one I'll keep forever.
  3. KevininPa

    KevininPa Member

    May 18, 2007
    Lehigh Valley, Pa
    Stevens Marksman from........

    ......my Dad. He's still around, he just didn't use it anymore. It's the one with the knurled screw on the bottom so it can be broken down. It didn't work right so I took it to my 'smith and he made it right. Cost more than the gun was worth to some people but since it was my Dads, I felt the need to make it right. Since the collector value on these isn't much even when they're in great shape(Which this one is WAY far from!) and I'm not planning on ever getting rid of this, I think I'll redo it one day.
    The neat story is that he found it in a creek when he was twelve. He's eighty-one now.
  4. otisrush

    otisrush Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Among some other items I have a Remington Model 14 .32 Rem which was my grandfather's hunting rifle. In all the years my dad and I shot we never shot it - I'm not sure why. I am very glad to have it, but what was kind of fun was when I found the pic below of my young dad on a camping trip with his friends. The wonders of scanned pictures. I zoomed way in - and there it is. I'm guessing this was taken in 1950 or so.


  5. BlkHawk73

    BlkHawk73 Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    My grandfather's Ithaca Model 37 resides here as does my father-in-laws many pistols. His long guns are still in TX but will likely make their way here this yr.
  6. Bud Tugly

    Bud Tugly Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ishpeming, MI
    I've got my dad's old Mossberg 85A shotgun he bought new in the 1930's. It's a 3 shot 20 gauge bolt action with a 26" barrel. It was the only shotgun he ever owned and brought home lots of grouse and rabbits.

    It still works perfectly and I shoot it once in a while just for old times sake. Every time I handle it fond memories of hunting with him come flooding back.

    The stock is full of nicks and scratches and the bluing has all gone to brown. It probably wouldn't bring $50 to someone else but it's priceless to me.
  7. kk0g

    kk0g Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    Peru, Iowa
    Several years ago my Grandpa gave me his Remington 870 Wingmaster in 16 ga. and a "wall hanger" beat up old Acme 12 ga. SxS with external hammers. Grandpa wasn't much of a hunter or a gun nut but he said he bought the Remington new at a hardware store in the early fifties. He got the Acme in a trade from someone that owed him money and was already junk when he got it (must not have owed him that much money).

    I was fascinated with that old Remington when I was a kid and remember him telling me that someday it would be mine, even so it was still a bit of a surprise when several years ago out of the blue he just gave it to me. It has no big monetary value as it's just like millions of other old plain Jane Wingmasters but of course I'll never sell it because it's "Grandpa's gun".
  8. billsnogo

    billsnogo Member

    May 31, 2005
    brooklyn park, MN
    Browning A5 light, serial number in the 66,000 range so don't know date of manufacture. Was a field gun, so not perfect shape, but nice. Has freckles from rust :(

    Remington 550 date 1941. Lots of finish wear and specling, but still fun gun :)

    I will get more as time goes along, but hope I get some time to shoot them first before handed over :D
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
  9. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    The Mid-South.
    My grandfather's really good Savage .22 from the 30's or 40's. People say that such rifles were well-built in that era.
    The bore still has a really good shine/rifling, even though it (once) sat in my attic for over seven years before it was cleaned:eek:.

    The bead sight is so much better than what the "Yugos" installed on their Mauser 48A:(.

    My brother has his nice Remington 12 gauge shotgun, but nobody knows what happened to the M-1 Carbine that we once tried briefly, in the 60s.
  10. Alaskan

    Alaskan Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Sterling. AK
    My Dad has given me a few over the years.

    Winchester 30/30 (Shot my first blacktail with this one.)
    Montgomery Ward bolt action .308
    Remington 742 Woodsmaster in .308
    Topper single shot 20 gauge
    Ruger NR9 .22/22 Mag convertible with 9 1/2 bbl.

    Sadly, the Winchester was lost in a house fire when I was a kid.
    The rest all reside in the safe waiting for my son to get old enough to appreciate them.
  11. ball3006

    ball3006 Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I got a Remington...

    Model 11 Sportsman in 16 gauge from my Grandfather. I killed a zillion dove and quail with it when I lived in south Texas. My Dad gave me a Winchester 94 in 32 Win Special but he wanted it back so he could give it to one of his grand kids. No one will admit having it now. He was pissed at me at the time. All of my nephews will get something when I cull the herd.....chris3
  12. dwo357

    dwo357 Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Maple Falls Washington
    good ol' guns

    My Dad left me a 1911 Model 06 Winchester pump .22, still shoots straight. Also a H&R Model 950 9 shot .22 revolver. Thanks Dad.
  13. Sooner1911

    Sooner1911 Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    North Georgia
    I have my dad's Marlin 39 from the early 50's and a late 1980's Ithaca Model 37 20 gauge. My brother got dad's Winchester Model 88 .308 and his Ithaca 37 12 gauge. From my grandfather, I have a really sweet Browning semi-auto 22 built in the early 1970's and my brother received a .22 pistol but I can't remember the make.
    God forbid I have to sell any guns ever, but I will literally be starving before I part with any of these. I have shot the Marlin since I was a boy and it helps me feel connected to my dad. I know it is an inanimate object, but it sure brings back memories of my dad and a great childhood.

    To the OP, good thread. It makes me happy to remember 2 fine men that I really miss.
  14. ShroomFish

    ShroomFish Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Umm all of them hehe...

    Mosin Nagant
    AR-15 receiver
    S&W .38 S&W "lemon squeezer" (was great grandpa's)
    Winchester .22 bolt action (was great grandpa's)

    Mossberg Mav 88 (my first 12 GA, he bought it off our pastor to give it to me)
    Rem 710 .300 Mag (yea it sucks, but its a gift.. Its the thought that counts)
    2 RG revolvers that i sold (They suck, he was happy that I found a buyer lol)
    Marlin Model 60

    (willed to me)
    2 more Marlin Model 60's
    H&R Single shot .410 (I saved my allowance for months when I was like 6 to get him one for xmas via Grandma, he loves the little thing)
    Winchester Model 25 .12 GA
    2 Random .22 Bolt action single shots..
    A few old revolvers
    A old muzzle loader
    A M1 Carbine (<--- Learned to shot on)
    Ruger M77 MKII 7mm
    and a few that I can't remember...
  15. MtnSpur

    MtnSpur Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    West Texas
    I'm the caretaker

    When my father-in-law passed away we had no clue as to what he'd been collecting over the years, and he collected and saved literally everything (American Pickers folks have nothing on him). Unfortunately dementia took a terrible toll and the family had to literally hunt for the weapons (don't think we've found em all either). My mother-in-law held a drawing, paper slips with each weapon name on it and put into a hat. Four siblings drew one at a time in rotation until the slips were gone. What you got was what you got;Period.

    With that said my wife is the legal owner, I'm the caretaker and we have:

    Springfield M1 Garand
    Remington Model 31A 12ga pump
    Remington Model 870AP 12ga pump
    Remington Nylon 66 .22 autoloader
    Stevens Arms Model 94 12ga Single Shot :eek:
    Ruger Mini-14 Ranch .223
    Ruger Security Six Model 117
    Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum
    Winchester Commemorative 1983 Chief Crazy Horse .38-55 NIB w/sleeves etc
    Winchester Commemorative Boy Scouts 75th Anniversary (.22 lever action) NIB w/sleeves etc
    Winchester 94 30-30 (his everyday carry on the ranch lever gun)
    Winchester 94 30-30 NIB with Mfg tags and price tags from Target attached
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  16. Prorock

    Prorock Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    The old man (who still is with us by the way) gave me his Mossberg 346 .22 in 2004 when I started shooting again. It was given to him on his 12th birthday in 1960 and I think it was the first year that the 346 was produced. Still has the scope from the factory on it. Shoots great and is the rifle that I taught my wife to shot with. I love that gun. It has a little of the bluing worn off on the muzzle so I am kicking around the idea of getting it refinished. It probably will cost more than the gun is worth but I don't care.
  17. PapaG

    PapaG Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    My dad's model 19 that he used as a deputy sheriff, my grandpa's American Gun Co .410 double (with hammers) that he used to get pheasants for our after thanksgiving dinner, my great uncle's Krag that saw action in Cuba, and my brother's three screw super blackhawk. All much appreciated, still used, and in fine shape.
  18. merlinfire

    merlinfire Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    my ancestors weren't well off, collectors, or really even gun-nuts, they only have one old shotgun, 16 gauge.

    it got stolen by some guys that helped us move. funny, it probably wasn't worth $100, but they stole it anyway.
  19. mgmorden

    mgmorden Member

    May 22, 2009
    Charleston, South Carolina
    My dad is still around so he hasn't passed too much to me yet (and I'm hoping he's around for a lot longer still). He did give me a Browning A-5 that he didn't like though, as well as an FIE E15 .22lr revolver. Technically he bought my NEF Pardner 20ga as well when I was a kid, though that was as a Christmas gift rather than something he previously owned.

    From the grandparents, my dad has my grandfather's old Stevens 311 12ga that I'll eventually get.

    Didn't get any guns from my mother's father who died when I was an infant. My mom has expressed regret over that many times in that her brothers all got the guns - she and her sister didn't get any which she didn't really want at the time, but she now wishes she had gotten at least one to pass down to her children. It's no biggie for me though. I've got more than enough guns myself and I think it more appropriate that the guns went to the males on that side of the family, particularly given that he died when I was a baby, so I don't really have a big emotional attachment to my grandfather on that side.
  20. KsThumper

    KsThumper Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    from Wife's Grandfather:

    DWM [Deutsche Waffenund Munitionsfabriken] Model 1900 American Eagle Lugar
    7.65x21mm Parabellum [.30 Luger] with dished toggles and grip safety
    4 3/4” [120 mm] pencil barrel, Walnut grips, 6 period-correct wood based magazines,
    and a Audley Holster [patented Oct. 13, 1914] with flap and trigger clip

    from my Father:

    S&W Victory model .38 Special
    WW II production model 10 - K Frame - 4" barrel,
    No Ordnance Acceptance or Property marks
    Smooth Walnut grips with lanyard swivel and 100% Parkerized finish

    from Father-In-Law

    Remington Model 12 CS .22 Rem Spec [.22 Win Rim Fire - WRF]
    24” octagonal barrel - Pump action – Crescent butt stock
  21. Doug Add

    Doug Add Member

    Apr 10, 2003
    North Carolina
    Neither my dad nor either one of my grandfathers were gun owners, so nothing from my side of the family. My wife's uncle left a nearly new 870 Wingmaster to my father-in-law when he died just before we got married. He had used it on one hunt that fall before he went to sleep Thanksgiving night on earth and woke up in heaven. My father-in-law told me to hold on to it, he would get it from me if he needed it. That was 26 years ago and he has never asked for it.

    Several Christmas's ago my father-in-law gave my son an old Stevens model .22-.410 OU that had belonged to the same older brother. He also has a 1976 model 4" Ruger Police Service Six that he told me will be mine one day.

    That is exactly how I feel about the Ruger. My father-in-law will be 88 this fall, but he looks and acts like a man 15-20 years his junior. He has been my friend for over half my life, and I cannot imagine my life without his presence in it.
  22. stevo27

    stevo27 Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    My grandfather gave me a nice gun cab aong with a Weatherby 7mm Mag,Remington 742 30-06,my uncles Remington 600 6mm and a couple .22 rifles & 2 .22 pistols (1's a Ruger cant remember other).

    My Winchester model 67 .22 bolt that was given to me on my 8th birthday which was my uncles as well. The 7mag holds the most memories for me... It's what grampa and I took out every year until he got to old. The 6mm holds the most memories for him.
  23. PapaG

    PapaG Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    On a funny side note, speaking of inheritances..my mom called me and asked me how she could convince her husband (my stepdad) that it was o.k. to buy a new car. She said he was worried about what his daughters would say about his squandering their inheritance (I didn't care for them that much, but that is another story). I told her to tell him that he should inform them to have the attitude that I do...I don't want anything else..that I had already inherited everything I could want. Mom asked what I had already inherited. I answered, "gout, high blood pressure, cholesterol problelms, arthritis...don't give me anything else". She called the next day to say that he bought the car.

    GWARGHOUL Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    My grandparents are all dead, and I'm 26.. BUT.. I have great-grandparents!

    Actually, what got me started up again in guns was over the Winter, my sister died, so I returned to WV, and in the process dropped by to see my 90 year great-grandpa.
    I left there with his trust, and a Marlin 60SS and a Winchester 67. He just quit hunting last year, to take care of great-grandma. I'm going to drop in and see him in July, and maybe he will pass me down something bigger. He still trades guns, and knows his stuff and has quite the collection. He can't take it with him, ya know.. and I'm the only next of Kin thats not prohibited from owning.

    I get the feeling it was a "trust" exercise. Seeing as he handed down my father some really nice stuff, that was confiscated by the sheriff and consequently destroyed years ago when my dad started messing up and getting into serious trouble. he also knows that I'm going to hunters ed to get started in hunting.
  25. Grousefeather

    Grousefeather Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Tiverton R I
    passed down

    Win 101 20ga skeet, SKB 500 12ga skeet, Marlin 39a, Rem 582, S&W K-22, Ruger Auto Target, All were my Dads, I still shoot them and think of him.
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