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Old 09-21-2022, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Behold the deadliest shotgun I've ever had my hands on

When he was a kid my grandfather helped feed the family with this .410 shotgun. It's not an exaggeration to say that I might not have been born if this thing hadn't been doing it's job. He hunted every day until he had enough to put dinner on the table. I have no idea how many small critters it's put down, but it was enough to feed a family of 7 for several years.

He broke the original stock, but life depended on it so he kept hunting. A neighboring farmer whittled those two chunks of wood with a pocket knife one afternoon, secured it with the bailing wire, and it went right back into service.

My Dad gave it to me a few years back. I haven't been brave enough to shoot it.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:34 PM   #2
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Good story.
That is why their are quite a number of colonial and later era guns around. A gun in early America and the care of it was literally a matter of life or death. When it was passed down in the family it had many memories of defense and putting food on the table and it was respected and cared for.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:35 PM   #3
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if only it could talk. you're lucky to have it.
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Old 09-21-2022, 10:45 PM   #4
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That's quite a treasure.

"The truly dangerous man dresses inconspicuously and is soft- spoken. He walks away from most confrontations. The only time you learn that the truly dangerous man is mad at you is a split second before you die, for he never fights. He only kills. The truly dangerous man knows that fighting is what children do and killing is what men do." - Charley Reese 1986
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Old 09-22-2022, 12:15 AM   #5
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I have one in 16 gauge similar in style. That was in my family for some time.
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Old 09-22-2022, 11:51 AM   #6
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I have a Stevens Favorite single shot rolling block in .25 cal rimfire that's been in the family for over 100 years and had put many small critters on the family table.

I wish somebody still produced ammo for it.... the last 4 boxes I got for it was 30 years back and was made by a Canadian company called ( Canuck ).
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Old 09-23-2022, 07:34 PM   #7
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I see why you call yourself Gimpy Paw.

I kid, I kid.
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Old Yesterday, 09:55 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
I see why you call yourself Gimpy Paw.

I kid, I kid.
Nah, the GimpyPaw name has to do with me, a table saw, and being in too much of a hurry to use the push stick. Donít do that. Use the push stick. Even better, buy a SawStop brand saw if you can afford it.
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