What is/are your favorite inherited firearms?

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  1. Furncliff

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    Hi Standard Supermatic 101 including an Olympic .22 short conversion, circa late 1950's. Left to me by my dad. We were separated for many many years, but reunited a few yeas before he died. We had a great deal in common. The Hi Standard is enjoyed by my oldest daughter too and she has laid claim to it on my passing. It's a fine pistol and I'm happy she enjoys it too.
     
  2. Sommerled

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    win 94 in 32 special
    Eli whitney 1852 mississippi musket
    english Tower brown bess flintlock
    1903 Springfield sporterized by grandpa
     
  3. loose cannon

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    what a cool thread.
    inherited guns just reek of the history of those who came before us.
    if we want to keep them we will vote and elect a more pro freedom govt.

    i have my fathers ithaca hammerless double 12 and colt agent .38
    and my moms raven .25acp she bought when we moved from florida in 1981.

    but truth to tell id be ecstatic if they still protected their former owners.

    i miss them and hope to see them again someday
     
  4. Reloader_Kev

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    Nothing from Dad yet but my baby brother died unexpectedly at the age of 44. We used to shoot pistols together a lot and I got his (2) 9mm pistols. A Springfield Armory XD and a Kahr. He bought the XD because he shot mine and liked the feel of it. After a year I turned around and gave the XD to my older brother. I didn't need 2 of the same model. I still think of the times we shared and miss him a lot.

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  5. fireman5069

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    Ruger Security Six from my Dad.
     
  6. cid71

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    At this point in time, my favorites are two Colts inherited from my grandfather. One is an accurized Government model .45 ACP, and one was a .38 Super converted to fire .38 Special Mid-Range wadcutters. He used both pistols for bullseye shooting, and they were the first handguns I learned to shoot. I just had them both out for cleaning today :cool:
     
  7. Don357

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    A story that's painful to tell, but true nonetheless. My Grandfather gave me his 12 ga Belgian Browning A-5 before he died, much to the displeasure of only one of my uncles. Anyway, While I was in the Army stationed in Korea '81-'82, my wife filed for divorce and when I got back stateside, all of my guns, including my "Paw-paw's" Browning, and all of my guitars, were gone. Every time I see an A-5 in a pawn shop, I check the serial number. I don't know what I'd do if I found it, but I check anyway.
     
  8. AZ Desertrat

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    My 28ga. SXS Charles Hellis.....from my grand dad.
     
  9. GRAYRID3R

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    C96 Broomhandle matching serial #s indicate mfgr, date apx. 1917 Brought back by my great uncle, 6th armored division, 3rd army, under General Patton at the Battle of the Buldge. After this picture was taken, I took the gun to a gunsmith, who cleaned and lubed it and pronounced it safe to fire. I have about 100 rounds through it in honor of my great Uncle. It is now retired to the safe.
     
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  10. offthepaper

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    My Dad's Remington 742 in 30-06. Many a deer was dropped by that rifle. Many a meal shared because of it (and him).
     
  11. silverking

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    I inherited my dad's Model 1936 Marlin .30-.30 lever gun. Serial #15

    The story is that at the age of 18, my dad was with a group of friends outside the town tavern. It was during deer hunting season in central Michigan. An older imbiber staggered out of the bar in need of a few dollars for some more beer. Dad asked if he had his rifle in his car and did he want to sell it. The guy accepted dad's offer of $5.00, gave him the rifle and happily went back into the tavern for his fill of ten cent shells.
    Dad has been gone for a year(died at 90). I still have and will use the Marlin if I hunt again. I got my first 8 point with it in 1958. Haven't used it much but I think my grandson might.
     
  12. 357sigRog

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    My Winchester pre 64 model 30-30, killed my first deer with it.
     
  13. Rugby8

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  14. scythefwd

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    My IH garand.
     
  15. FLAvalanche

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    An old friend of mine gave me his Stevens Model 583.16 12 gauge bolt action shotgun from the mid '40s. Yep, it's the one with the baseless recall. I love it.

    I was also handed down a Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2.
     
  16. rascaldog

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    My Dads Model 12 Winchester, my grandads 97 Winchester. Also have an Ithaca 1911A1 and a Winchester M1 carbine that were my uncles given to me by his son. They are all gone now but these guns will live on forever. I have a son who loves guns they will be his someday.
     
  17. VancMike

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    My grandpa's "Western Arms" 12-gauge double. According to various authorities, it was made by Ithaca to compete with other inexpensive doubles made by the various armsmakers. I shot ducks/upland game for years with it (learned not to use short magnum loads) and it's been retired for some time now.
     
  18. Mitoh

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    My Dad's 30-40 Krag

    My dad gave me his 30-40 Krag when I turned 13 and passed the NRA Hunter Safety course. It was my right of passage. I cherish that rifle, more so now that he has passed on.

    If I recall, he bought it after he got out of serving in the Navy in WWII. He said a local business owner had just put it in the front window of his shop with a $12 price tag on it as my dad was walking into the store. (Man, how things have changed!!)

    I remember getting "looks" and comments from hunting buddies when I showed up with my Krag for a day of hunting. It's kind of heavy & not very pretty, but it'll knock down deer like nobody's business, as long as I do my part!

    I haven't been hunting for too many years, but I think it's time for a change. Guess I better start learning how to reload.
     
  19. natman

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    I have two Remington model 11 shotguns that I got from my grandfather. One is a worn out 20 ga and the other is a brand new 12. My grandfather hunted with the 20 for many years and decided to get a new 12. He flushed a pheasant and emptied three shots at it with the 12 and watched the bird fly away. He walked back to the car, swapped it for his trusty 20 and that how I came to have a seventy year old shotgun that has been fired three times. :)
     
  20. 7thCavScout

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    My Uncle passed away several years ago and left me an Ithaca 1911A1 manufactured in 1944 and a DWM P08 Luger (numbers matching) with holster and capture papers, that he brought back from the ETO after WWII. My Dad (still alive) passed on to me a very nice Winchester M1 Carbine.

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  21. 788Ham

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    I have my Pop's .300 Savage that my Mom gave him in 1948. Pop used this rifle for many years, shot truck loads of deer and elk with it. My Pop has been gone for 3 1/2 years now, but I'll never forget the sunny afternoon when he handed his rifle to me and told me to take good care of it. I surely wish Pop still had it, I truly miss that old gentleman.
     
  22. sm

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    Everything is gone...

    ...I inherited from Mentors & Elders and Special folks I worked with
    What I do have are "replacements", or "reminders". I still miss the miss folks these are all attached to.

    So much is gone and I have accepted the fact, I never can or will be able to replace these firearms, that said:

    -Marlin 60. When my lady partner was dying, she made me promise to go buy myself one, and I did.

    -Colt Detective Special, circa 1928.

    -H&R ".22 Special" seven shot revolver.

    -H&R Topper Jr., 098, Youth 20 ga single shot shotgun.

    This is all I have left, period! Except one more handgun used for CCW, and this one has no sentiment, or soul. Hell, the damn thing is plastic!
     
  23. hueytaxi

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    One of my two grandfathers served in the Spanish American War ind in the 70's he gave me his Springfield 45-70. That has been my pride and joy. A year ago I returned it to the oldest living relative that bore his surname (I did not). It will now remain within the Fullerton family and be passed down through his sons and their sons.

    I still habe another much more worn Springfield from my other grandfather (who I never knew) along with a couple turn of the century cheap double hammer 12 ga. From his collection, I also have a Harper's Ferry 1855 rifle which becomes my favorite.
     
  24. Erik M

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    A 30+ year old 870 Wingmaster with some very nice custom scroll work and glossy walnut furniture. I have an ancient Mossberg that is willed to me locked away in a safe somewhere, I havent seen it since I was about 10 years old.
     
  25. 69Falcon

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    1952 Winchester Model 94, .30-30
     
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