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I think the grandsons are going to like my next visit. :D
I'm available if you are adopting!
Nice gift boxes. How are the grandkids?
One would hope so!
What a nice Grandpa you are.
Adopting? Nah. Have already supplied son and my two brothers with M1 rifles. This family stuff is getting expensive! Then they come over and want to "borrow" things from the gun safe. :rolleyes:
You have some lucky grandchildren, I hope they can appreciate the historical value of those carbines. I wish I had been older when my grandfather passed as all his firearms were divided up among the grandkids. Me and my little brother were too little at the time to pick ours and just got the two "left overs." Granted one of them was a 1903A3 sporter, but I still want to find who has the 1911A1.
I don't have any grandkids so I'm picking on my sisters middle daughters family - the only one of her 3 girls with a boy.
I started them shooting 2 yrs ago at age 10 & 11. They enjoyed it greatly so after taking them out twice - Aug & Nov - I gave the girl a Henry 22 and the boy an SKS for Christmas. Now 2 yrs later I'm giving the girl a 94 Win and the boy a K98k. Offered the girl her choice between an M1 Carbine, an SKS or the 94 and she chose the 94 Win. Guess she like her lever action Henry. Now I've got to find a good 60s vintage 94, already have the 98k.
Start them young and they are hooked for life!
Now I've got to find a good 60s vintage 94, already have the 98k.
Sarge, just wondering why you're looking for '60s vintage. Pre-1964 or post-1964? I can tell ya that the post-64s are a heck of a lot cheaper. Stamped parts where machined parts used to be, but they work just fine.
Just curious, and happy hunting.
Great gifts for grandkids. Light recoil and they will have fun shooting them. Especially since you will be buying the ammo for them. I give you the Grandpa of the Year award for those presents. :icon_salut:
Like Sarge, I don't have grandkids either. I haven't deceided what I'm going to do. Maybe just sell them off for $$$$$. But I'm not ready to made that choice yet. Sarge, maybe she has been watching a bunch of westerns lately. That was the rifle I wanted most as a kid. A post 64 Winchester in my area is less then $300 new or like new. But I would rather have an earlier one. I found a pre 53 last fall for $675 in great shape. So now you get Uncle of the year.:o
I would gladly take a pre 64 - IF it was priced right, but I don't really care. I just don't want any of the 80s or newer stuff.
My first Hi Powered rifle was a Mod 94 Win - in 1952. The next year I got a K98k from an uncle who had brought it back. I've hunted with an 8mm ever since.
Late 60's 94's (64-72?) are not what you want. That was my first rifle out of school and the reciever pitted from the sweat on my hands. That is why there is all the hoopla about pre-64 and post-64. I would rather have one built after 1985 if I can't have a pre -64. I bought a pre-64 for $165, it's just not collector grade. I had an old smith I knew check it out. He looked down the barrel and said, Nice, nice. My son has claimed it since. I couldn't wait to trrade that late 60's rifle. I am still shooting the doublebarrel shotgun I traded for.
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