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What is/are your favorite inherited firearms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sxshep, Sep 24, 2010.

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  1. sxshep

    sxshep Member

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    I recently inherited a Boito over under shotgun from an uncle, that was my grandpas before his death in 2006.

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    I also have a Remington 572 that my father received from my grandpa when he married my mom... pictured in the center.
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    How bout you? I'll never sell these guns...
     
  2. Dimis

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    My fathers glenfield (marlin) 30-30 only because it was his and i will cherrish it untill my children have it and beyond
    same goes for his stevens 22 and my grandfathers 16 ga single shot and 7mm japanese rifle

    on a not so sentamental note my brother just gave me a hi point carbine im recently obsessed with
     
  3. c01

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    My wifes grandfather left me a 40's era 32 win special. He used it for Elk and Deer. I like it because it has a well used and cared for feel. (WIn 94)

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  4. Doug b

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    An 1878 Colt double barrel shotgun with hammers.:D:D
     
  5. clance

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    I know that the question was in the singular but these came to me as a set and will be passed along as a set with instructions never to separate. A Winchester 1892 Rifle converted in the 1950s to 44 mag. and a S&W pre-29 that my dad purchased NIB in 1956. In addition to these firearms I also inherited a Sheffield Bowie that my great-great grandfather carried through the Civil War with the 44th NY.

    If you couldn't tell there is a common theme with all 3 pieces.
     
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    I have an old 1915 Stevens 12 ga shotgun that was my Great Granddaddy's. It's modeled after the old Dreadnaught battleships and has a thick steele breech. Killed my first squirrel with that old gun. Out of all the guns I have, THAT one is the most near and dear to me!
     
  7. ffr1910

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    Standard Products M1 carbine and a Remington Sportsman 12ga autoloader-bill
     
  8. alsaqr

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    A Sig 210 pistol left to me by a good friend. The gun has .30 Luger and 9 mm barrels as well as a .22 LR kit.
     
  9. Just One Shot

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    The ONLY gun that's been passed down to me is an old Harpers Ferry 1813 muzzle loader that belonged to my great grandfather. I was told that he and my grandfather use to use it for hunting.
     
  10. propex

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    A Fox 12 guage double, model b. My father bought it in 1947 4 weeks before I was born, He killed his fist deer with it and I killed mu first deer with it many years later
     
  11. Tommygunn

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    1944 Inland M-1 Carbine, 1950 Belgian made Browning Auto 5.
    Both belonged to my father. The carbine was a Korean War bring-back.
     
  12. dagger dog

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    Colt Woodsman Target 3rd Model
    Colt Officers Model Target .38 Special 4"
     
  13. Jim Watson

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    I have my Uncle's Charter Arms Pathfinder .22. He sold off his other guns upon relocating to Assisted Living.

    I have my Mother's Kit Gun.

    My Dad, not a Gun Person, sold his Police Positive at a yard sale, of all things. It was no beauty but I would like to have kept it as a memento anyhow.
     
  14. BaltimoreBoy

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    My Father-in-law made me the present of a flintlock rifle - I am glad to say that I have not inherited it as he is still alive, though he is the best part of his way through his ninth decade.

    It is only .30 caliber, a bit unusual for a charcoal burner. It was hand restored by a very senior friend of his in the 1950's. The gun was found rotting in a barn somewhere in Kansas or Missouri, and it was restored with a peice of 'gnarly' maple that had been seasoning for a few decades.
     
  15. thorazine

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    My grandfathers high standard model b.

    I think it was built in 34' ish.


    I'd never sell it.

    I'm not in to older guns but it is awfully fun shoot and scary accurate.

    I've been throwing around the idea of threading it and shooting it suppressed but I am not sure if I really want to modify it in any way.
     
  16. Valkman

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    My Dad left me a Sharps 1860's 4-barrel derringer. Neat little gun!
     
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    My father left me 2 handguns. S&W mod.12-2 .38spl and a Colt Tagetsman 22cal. Both are LNIB cond. and wonderful guns. I also have his Browning Superposed Lightning 12ga. Too bad it has salt wood stocks on it. :(
    My grandfather gave me a LeFever Nitro Special 16ga. SxS when I was 13. I told my wife to put it in the ground with me. We called him PopPop, he was my hero. :)

    My father and me never really got along, but I would be hard pressed to sell the guns he owned. I will probably give them to my nephew at some point. He's the only family member that likes guns.
     
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    My late Uncle's Remington Speedmaster .22 caliber rifle. I will never get rid of it! It's one of the few things I have left from him.
     
  19. TexasGunbie

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    My Stoeger Coachgun when my ex-girlfriend left me for another man.
     
  20. Acera

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    An AC mfg'd P-38 removed from it's previous owner in South Viet Nam, by the uncle that shot that man.
     
  21. DFW1911

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    A Winchester 1300 12 gauge. I got it as a gift when I graduated high school, so it's not inherited per se, but I'll never get rid of it.

    It resides next to my bed.
     
  22. FROGO207

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    M1 Carbine that was my grandfathers. Also was the first firearm ever that I shot (age 4 with help).:D
     
  23. Nasty Ned

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    My sole inherited gun is my Dad's Stevens 44 Cal. Shotgun. I've already given it to my Son. Lots of folks haven't even heard of such a gun. They shoot a cartridge called 44 XL with a brass case (Same size al the 44 Mag.) which has a paper shot package crimped in it. They also sold a round ball load, but, we never had any of those.
     
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    A single shot .22 bolt action rifle, made in Germany, probably in the 1920's. No manufacturer's markings, serial numbers, or proof marks; it only has the importer's name and address, along with "Made in Germany", on it. It's styling is somewhat militaristic, with an OG web sling. Overall it sort of resembles an Italian Carcano carbine. It was my fathers and he used it for target practice and to occasionally hunt rabbits with it. I will pass it along to one of my children or to one of my nephews when the time comes.
     
  25. Hatterasguy

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    Irwin Pedersen M1 carbine from Grandpa, plus ka bar.
     
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