Winchester m88 in 308 with a 6x redfield TV scope...wish i could get my paws on that gun...dont even know if grama still owns it or the m50 12ga..i hinted around about it for a while...i took care of the collection for years...no one else hunts or shoots...but she has 2 money hungry sons...one of them likely sold them for scrape prices..i have no idea if she still has then or not...
we didnt have money for guns back then, killed my first deer with my late uncles 12ga pump when i was 17. i remember him asking why i didnt notch the stock. i told him it wasnt mine and couldnt scratch that nice gun.
one of my dads uncles also lent me a shot gun sometimes, he even let me use 3 slugs he had from his son that passed at 16, he wrote names on the hulls for the deer he would take with them, i was always afraid they would bring me luck, while i feared using those slugs.
maybe thats why i like having more guns than i need now.
My first year I hunted with an old Sears single shot 20 ga. with shot for small game and slugs for deer.At 13 I still had the 20 ga. for small game but moved up to a borrowed Savage Model 340 30/30 with open sights for deer. At 14 I worked very hard and bought my first rifle ,a Rem. Model 788 308 Win. I killed my first deer, open sights and all with that rifle in 1974.It was a big Doe and then my first buck, a basket rack 8 point in 1976 at age 16. By then I had bought and installed a 4X scope on her.