3rd Generation Guns
by, 02-23-2012 at 03:51 PM (255 Views)
A 3rd generation gun is a precious thing. A gun that your parent passed on to you from a grandparent is something money cannot buy.
I wouldn't sell my grandfathers Winchester model 1912 (mfg. 1917) for $100K, and it doesn't even work. I have a Winchester Model 1907 that my father shot deer with in the 1950's He died this last November, just before deer season. That rifle is 100 years old this year and I am going to shoot a buck with it if I have to stay afield for 16 days straight. As much as it means to me, my sons already revere it like a holy relic.
My beloved wife got her choice of any shotgun from her dad's estate before the sale (as did each of the siblings) I, errr, "helped" her choose a Savage 745 lightweight 12 ga. Absolutely Gorgeous Weapon! It was only made 1941-1949. In 95% condition-original wood finish is still glossy, and the alloy receiver has almost no marks on it. It has a factory Cutts compensator (marked as such) on it and the 2-shot magazine. It weighs 2/3 of what the steel receiver 720's do. A genuine showpiece that will only be taken afield in a padded case for some sunny-day upland game and a bit of trap. I hope to pass it on to my daughter one day (as it is her mother's, technically, this is only right) making it that wonderful thing: A 3rd generation gun.
Take these guns? Like hell. They can come for these heirlooms anytime they want, but they will be stepping over me to get them.