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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Nostalgia guns

Ever want to buy a gun cus you had one when you were a kid? Iv'e been kind of looking for a 20 ga stevens 311 double for a few years now, an older model from the 50's like i had when i was a kid. I learned to hunt with that gun, my dad only allowed doubles in our house, they were safer no chance of a hidden shell with a double. I lost track of that little gun and decided a few years ago that if i ever ran across one i'd buy it.

Well i saw one on gunbroker a few days ago and it was at a local shop. Went to see it and it was exactly what i'd been looking for. I bid on it and ended up with the high bid so i went to pick it up today. While we were doing the paperwork i saw another 311, same vintage only in 12 ga. Price was right so it came home too.

Just handling those shotguns feels like 1972 and i'm 14 again. I really can't explain how good it feels.
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When I was a kid an older boy had a Stevens/Springfield Model 87A. It was a nice looking semiauto .22 long rifle that had cuts in the side of the receiver. In my young mind I thought those looked like the fins on the barrel of a Tommy gun. Wanted one ever since. About a year ago I went out and bought two. They are the most unreliable guns I have ever owned, but I love 'em.
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Back in my pointing dog/pheasant days, my meat hammer was a Winchester 1400 XTR 12 gauge with a 22' VR barrel and Winchokes. It was a cataloged gun. But I had to, basically, special order it. Ended up having to give it to a woman who hated me during the Big D. I could NOT MISS with that gun. It was just like an extension of me. I've never seen another like it. Would LOVE to run across one...……………..

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I wouldn't mind spending a few dollars to replace the Winchester, model 62a, pump action, .22 caliber, tubular magazine, Gallery Gun that I grew up with.

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Yello, you can't brag like that and not show some pics!

I know that feeling, I've always wanted a Model 141 35 Rem. I'll get one someday, to me that was the gun. I saw a farmer dump a running buck at 150 yards with it. It was a lucky shot, but I can't get that out of my head. Silly I know, but those young impressions are hard to get rid of.
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Just last weekend I was at a gun show and spotted a Remington Rolling Block single shot in 7X57MM for $350. I have been meaning to buy one for a long time and had never seen one for that cheap and it wasnt in bad condition. I walked around the show for about 10 minutes thinking about it and when I went back to the table it was long gone.
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I started hunting and was a teenager in the early 2000's but I have always been drawn to older guns that I view as classics. I'm always hoping to find older unique guns. Two of my current favorites are a Savage Model 24 in 22 magnum over 20 gauge and an H & R single shot in 16 gauge. I believe both were made in the late '60's and the quality of craftsmanship in those older guns is something you just don't see anymore.
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I have a weakness for the Browning humpbacks, mainly because Dad's friends that we hunted with carried them, and still do. I'm actually working on refinishing a Magnum Twelve, so I can hunt geese with it, "just like Mr. Richie".

The next gun on my list is a 50's era Ithaca Featherweight 37 in 16 gauge, with a full choke. That desire stemmed from an article read in a Game News a long, long time ago, and hasn't gone away with age.

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as a lefty I used a rem 141 in 35 Remington in the 50,s and it went when I thought I needed a super duper magnum, big mistake. fast forward I ran into this rem 141 in very good condition with a ex bore, and it was priced right as it had a non factory receiver sight added. it is very accurett with 200 gr round nose at 2000 fps.
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when I was about 14 I fell in love with the ruger #1, I bought one in 1976, worked most of the summer to get it, and I still have it !!

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