From my Dad's collection....

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Back in December my Dad passed away suddenly. He was one week shy of 84 but was in pretty good shape. It was a shock.
I was tasked with being the executor of his estate. He had a dozen or so guns that my brothers and I divided up. My Son was willed one collector rifle and myself another.
First is a Spencer Carbine from the civil war. It has a low 4 digit serial number. My Dad told me he traded a Single Six for it back in 1960. I think he made a REAL good trade! :D When my Son was born he made it clear that my son would get the Spencer when he passed.



Next up is a Winchester Model 71 .348WCF. He bought this one from the original owner back in 1961. Serial number dates to 1940. In my Dad's honor I will use it for my heavy timber elk gun. I hunted elk with this rifle in 1963. It was all there was in his safe that was adequate for elk at that time. It would be great to harvest a bull with this rifle during the upcoming season....





Dave :wink:
 

mr.deerstalker

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cool guns, and happy to hear that your son get the spencer....that's gramps must have been a good guy....


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mr.deerstalker said:
cool guns, and happy to hear that your son get the spencer....that's gramps must have been a good guy....


scott

Yes he was Scott. I miss him terribly. The 71's original owner was an Alaskan transplanted to Seattle. That is where my Dad bought the rifle. The guy said he shot a lot of moose and some bear with that rifle.

Dave
 

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Nice guns!

I know you are really proud of them...I sure would be.
 

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SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS............LOVE THE STORY, THE GUNS AND I BET I WOULD HAVE BEEN THRILLED TO KNOW YOUR FATHER. :wink:
 

GRAMPS 51

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Hi Great story it is a shame that more people don't understand the importance of handing down things like this instead of just seeing $$

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It's family heirlooms like this that are true treasures. Way beyond any money value placed upon them. Great guns & a great story.
 

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One of the times I wish there was a like button on this forum. Very nice guns.
 

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Your dad is resting in peace that his treasured guns will be taken care of.

He had great taste in firearms.
 
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