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doc540
08-25-2012, 11:37
Had coffee with him this morning.

He turns 91 in November.

Says he got this one when he was 12 and could strike a kitchen match with it.

Who am I to doubt my dad? He was piloting a B-17 at age 24.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Vintage22-1.jpg

bac1023
08-25-2012, 11:43
Wow, that's really cool :cool:

Its a family heirloom for sure. Thanks for sharing.

pennlineman
08-25-2012, 12:19
Very cool. I've had many guns come and go over the years. I still have every gun that my Dad gave me though.

PhantomF4E
08-25-2012, 12:29
Still have them all too. My Great Granddad's Marlin 1894, my Dad's Remington 31, the Stevens visible loader he had as a kid, my Uncle's Simson P08. All of them stay in the family forever.

dajcarroll
08-25-2012, 13:46
Look at that beauty. Can't put a price tag on Dad's old guns, and they are more fun to shoot than anything.


G19 - Gen 3
G37 - Gen 3
S&W 10-5 .38spl Snub Nose
Winchester 1300 Ranger 12 Ga.
NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
Savage 24 O/U - .22LR/410

"I don't need a $1000 shotgun. I need to know how to run the gun I've got!" - Clint Smith

JuneyBooney
08-25-2012, 14:19
I have noticed that many ole timers have cool stuff.

fnfalman
08-25-2012, 14:30
Accurate firearms are not a modern phenomenon. Actually, accurate firearms were the norm back in the days.

fiasconva
08-25-2012, 14:33
I saw one of those in a pawn shop not too long ago. It had no bluing left or finish on the wood and the owner wanted $250.00 for it. That is a fine and accurate .22.

FLRon777
08-25-2012, 14:53
Very cool indeed!

bac1023
08-25-2012, 15:11
Accurate firearms are not a modern phenomenon. Actually, accurate firearms were the norm back in the days.

For sure.

G23Gen4.40
08-25-2012, 15:12
Nice gun.

SigFTW
08-25-2012, 15:17
What a great rifle and memories!!

Bruce M
08-25-2012, 15:27
Very nice and certainly an emotional attachment.

Unk
08-25-2012, 15:28
Thank your Father for his service from me and my family.

I don't doubt his word on the match strike..nice rifle.

K.Kiser
08-25-2012, 15:44
Very cool. I've had many guns come and go over the years. I still have every gun that my Dad gave me though.

Exactly... I never sell gifts, especially firearms and tools from my parents because they save up $$ and buy quality equipment that will last until my descendant can use them...

They were never rich, but all the guns and tools they bought me were never junk stuff and I still have every single one...

garya1961
08-25-2012, 20:47
Accurate firearms are not a modern phenomenon. Actually, accurate firearms were the norm back in the days.
.... and they had people who knew how to shoot them too.

janice6
08-25-2012, 21:04
A few years ago I gave my son my .22 Winchester Model 74 that my dad gave me when I was in third grade. I loved that gun and it reminded me of my father and the many Saturdays he took me out with it to learn how "to shoot".

He was tough and taught me well.

I hope my son feels the sentiment for the gun ( and my father) that I have.

It was a wonderful gift for you. I know you appreciate what it represents.

Berto
08-25-2012, 21:09
That's the thing I love about guns; they have memories, ghosts, bloodlines and other intangibles you can't put a monetary value on.
Guns like that are irreplaceable.

Glock40man
08-25-2012, 22:37
Very cool.

Big Mad Dawg
08-25-2012, 23:54
I have the twin at home it was my grandfathers around the farm rifle and when I was 8 and dreaming of a lever action my patents gave me the single shot bolt gun. I would sooner give up body parts then part with the old rifle. It has been down many a trail and I have no idea how many rounds and still is an accurate .22.

It’s beautiful and makes me wish I was home to take mine out for a few hours.

doc540
08-26-2012, 09:12
Thanks

We're arranged that I get what guns he has left including his old Daisy Model 40 like this.
And it still shoots hard!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/daisymodel40-1.jpg

RWBlue
08-26-2012, 12:45
Says he got this one when he was 12 and could strike a kitchen match with it.


I think he just laid down a challenge. :shocked:

If you can't do it, it will be you not the rifle.:supergrin:

smokeross
08-26-2012, 14:43
Where did he fly the B17 at? I recently bought a book on all the missions of the 2nd Bomb Group. I am a paid member of the 2nd Bomb Group Assoc. Lots of available research there.

doc540
08-26-2012, 16:07
Where did he fly the B17 at? I recently bought a book on all the missions of the 2nd Bomb Group. I am a paid member of the 2nd Bomb Group Assoc. Lots of available research there.

He flew '17's here in the states in West Texas and New Mexico and trained bombardiers.

Also spent a lot of time in a twin Beech with a Norden in the nose.

He had his B-29 checkout orders in hand when the war ended.

(btw: if you haven't read it, this is a great book on the bomber campaign in Europe. "Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany" by Donald L. Miller)

Monte4283
08-26-2012, 16:16
Very cool, And thank you to your dad for his service.