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Old 07-13-2008, 05:38 PM
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Welcome fellow rimmers. Do you have an old classic that you've never posted here on RFC because you just really didn't have a reason to? Well now you do. We don't care if it's worth $5 or $5,000, as long as it's worth something to you. We don't care if it shoots good or bad groups. Heck, we don't even care if it shoots! We don't mind if it has some rust and scars; that means it has history. If there is a story to go with the gun, we want to hear it! Maybe it was yours when you were a kid, your uncle's, Grandpa's or maybe even Grandma's gun. Tell us it's story. The only rule is: it must be Walnut and Old Iron. I'll get us started with this one. RH





This old rem #550 was my grandpa's. He left it to his son who let his sons cut their eyeteeth on it. By the time they got through with it, it was in pretty bad shape. When I got my hands on it, the sights were gone, the buttplate was broken, the safety assembly was gone, the shell deflecter was missing, the stock was moldy, all the metal was rusty, and my cousin had wittled his name in the stock. With a bunch of parts and lots of elbow grease, I brought the old gun back. And this is it.

Okay, who wants to be next? RH
P.S. RH's daughter typed this for him. That's why its actually gramatically correct.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:56 PM
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I don't have the gun or a picture, but my uncle had an old Savage-Stevens Favorite, circa. 1900, and it was a spendid little gun. Falling-block single-shot, about 5lbs. Nice little rifle.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:05 PM
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No story , just handed down over 3 generations. Remington 41 Targetmaster.

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:37 PM
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working on it's 4th generation
marlin glen mod-20









with a mod-80 stock (stained, not varnish) original!!!
a little tweak'n and its all good.
my grandson the treerat-slayer is work'n it hard.
my father bought it new in 1960 from western auto.
probably took more bull-frogs than most people have seen, or heard
up until 1990 it never shot anything but shorts.
if my son could have forced a 12ga shell in it, it would have spent it too.
but now it belongs to my grandbaby. and he only gets cb-longs or
shot-shells.
sea-ya
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:20 PM
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Marlin Mod.99 w/Tasco 3-7x20.I bought in 1960.Shown is the tightest group I shot with it this year.

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This isn't even my gun, it belongs to a close friend who haunts this forum and I had it over for a cleanup and curiosity inspection (and photoshoot) a few weeks ago. It's a Savage model 602, only made a couple of thousand of them, as in 2, and in my opinion is one of the best looking oldies out there in steel-trimmed walnut. 22 Short only, and it operates as smoothly as glass. One sweet old beauty.


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Old 07-13-2008, 08:15 PM
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I have a 41-p Ihope to post later. Great old gun , shore
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:18 PM
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Gendoc; nice to see a good piece of old iron being pass down.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:20 PM
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You said it,Dino. Those Marlins are some kinda accurate!! RH
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:27 PM
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I've never seen one of those before,22AGS, but is darn good-looking! OK folks, this is how it's done. Keep that Walnut and Old Iron coming!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:57 PM
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I think I have posted pictures of most of my guns here somewhere so some may be repeats.

The first 22 that I ever shot was this Stevens Favorite. That was 48 years ago and the rifle was old then, in fact it's exactly the same.
My grandfather had me stand on his workbench and shoot it out of the window while he worked on a tractor or something when I was 5 years old.
This old rifle and I shot many birds in his garden and fruit trees.



Early Marlin 99, made around 1960, sold by Marlin factory last year so I am it's first owner. It's a "Special" Model 99.




A pic of my Marlin 336 44 Magnum along with a Marlin 39A. The 44 is fun to shoot.
The 39 is too.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:01 PM
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How about something nearly 117 years old ?



But, this Marlin is a bit younger, being born only in 1946:


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Old 07-13-2008, 10:30 PM
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I wish I knew who the "wealthy" man was that ordered this, from Marlin's custom shop, in early 1906. This was not an inexpensive rifle, for that time. It probably cost around $100. I have a factory letter coming from the Cody Museum, but it won't have any real details.

Marlin Deluxe Model 1893, 30-30, "A" checkered pistol grip stock, 26" half octagon barrel, half mag, sling studs, rifle buttplate, and it's a TAKEDOWN!

If I quit buying firearms I could probably afford a better camera.


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Old 07-13-2008, 10:41 PM
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Remington 341-P, 1937 vintage.

It's a beauty, and I hope it can make it into my future children's hands someday.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:42 PM
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Winchester 61. In a few years it will be going on to it's 4th generation of owners.
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