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Old 04-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #76
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I've got my dad's pre-WWII Colt Ace 22LR model 1911 - he used it to win some pistol championships when he was in the Navy at Georgia Tech in 1945. It looks and feels like a regular 1911 but shoots 22LR ammo. I can also switch a few parts and fire 45ACP - neat gun.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:00 PM   #77
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The Ruger Single-Six I inherited from my father, who bought it new from Roos Atkins in San Francisco in 1958. A real fun shooter, it's easy to swallow half a brick in a single morning.

It's a beauty, I have the .17 as well as the the .22 convertable.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #78
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More of the Colt.



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Had one back in the 70's, I was stupid then and sold it , I don't sell now, only buy.
The aluminum frame was frowned upon back then, but they are a nice gun and a Colt.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #79
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My father gave my mom one of these for their aniv. one year. We had it in the family for years and Dad has been gone for a very long time. One day about 6 years ago my mom was tight on cash and took it to a gun shop and sold it. I would have given her almost anything for it.

It broke my heart. Not so much that it was about that gun, but it was a part of my father that is now gone.

It was a beauty, not a mark on it and it shot very nice, Belgium made. Oh well, life goes on.
I'm really sorry to hear about the family Browning going down the road.

Folks who aren't "gun people" have no idea the sentimental value that firearms can hold in people's hearts.

My aunt gave away my uncle's Winchester 94 and Remington 700 after his death. She was completely oblivious to any sentimental attachment. Like you, I was also heartbroken.

On a much more upbeat note, I have my father's boyhood Winchester 67 .22 rifle. He sold it to my cousin about 10 years before I was born. My cousin traded it to his brother. About 30 years later, the brother gave it to me! It still has the two notches in the stock that Dad cut when he killed his first two critters. Fancied himself a bit of a gunfighter, I guess! Yep, he grew up watching 50's Western serials!
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:46 PM   #80
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It's a beauty, I have the .17 as well as the the .22 convertable.
If I were better with the camera, I could capture the nice patina of wear on the barrel, and the cylinder. I take it out once a month or so to the local range, and get great enjoyment from firing it, and then cleaning it and putting it away. I will definitely be getting another, no doubt used, revolver. Probably in .357 Magnum.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:28 AM   #81
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If I were better with the camera, I could capture the nice patina of wear on the barrel, and the cylinder. I take it out once a month or so to the local range, and get great enjoyment from firing it, and then cleaning it and putting it away. I will definitely be getting another, no doubt used, revolver. Probably in .357 Magnum.
That really is a nice Single Six. A bit more meaningful than any old used pistol, I would imagine.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:38 AM   #82
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If any of you guy's with a Ruger single six needs a .22 magnum cylinder I've got one I'll send you for free. My gun was stolen a few years ago and I have it just laying around.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #83
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I have probably already posted this picture on ADV but I am in love with this gun.

This weekend I am going back to the range to adjust the optic up and to the right an RCH.


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Old 04-09-2009, 02:04 PM   #84
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I'm really sorry to hear about the family Browning going down the road.

Folks who aren't "gun people" have no idea the sentimental value that firearms can hold in people's hearts.

My aunt gave away my uncle's Winchester 94 and Remington 700 after his death. She was completely oblivious to any sentimental attachment. Like you, I was also heartbroken.

On a much more upbeat note, I have my father's boyhood Winchester 67 .22 rifle. He sold it to my cousin about 10 years before I was born. My cousin traded it to his brother. About 30 years later, the brother gave it to me! It still has the two notches in the stock that Dad cut when he killed his first two critters. Fancied himself a bit of a gunfighter, I guess! Yep, he grew up watching 50's Western serials!
Thanks. We were all brought up shooting as dad was (is) a Marine so it was natural. Take mom and us four kids out to the high desert with a box or two of .22 shorts and some lunch, cheap family times, and good family times. After dad took his own life my mother never wanted guns around and I took care of the Browning and kept it at my house. My sister wanted to go shooting with it and that was the last I ever saw of it.

Sorry to here about you losing the 94 and 700, but you have the 67.
For me, it was more of a sentimental loss, a link to my dad, tradition. That tradition is why it was so important for me to teach my son to shoot with the model 64A that dad taught all of us with.

Great memories none the less and they are more important as is handing down tradition.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:22 PM   #85
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Damn, thats some nice shootin'! I wish I could manage groups like that with my Kadet . I'm glad this thread has taken off- I just rode back from the range and there's nothing better than getting out to ride and shoot in the same day
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:25 PM   #86
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Marlin 39a. I love this rifle!!

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Old 04-09-2009, 07:06 PM   #87
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If any of you guy's with a Ruger single six needs a .22 magnum cylinder I've got one I'll send you for free. My gun was stolen a few years ago and I have it just laying around.
taken? My 22 mag cyl was stolen decades ago...
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:25 PM   #88
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My name is Josh and I am an addict!!! Baby Glock .22 anyone?

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Old 04-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #89
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Or maybe ya like dueling Rugers?

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Old 04-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #90
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10/22 Laminate stock and another fluted barrel.
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