GUN Another bittersweet gift from dad

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    My parents are at my place in VA since they are travelling from NY to FL for the winter. Dad brought another gun :hsd:

    Charles Daly (importer) Miroku Model 700 (I think) 12ga over/under. The bore is literally mirror-like. Wood is almost perfect - like 99.5%. The blue is nice, almost translucent depending on the light. He got it in the late '60s.

    Same gun, not mine, have not had time to take pics.

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    I also took him to the range and shot his new Sigs (.40 and .45, whatever the FS models are). I love the .40. I talked him into shooting the SKS and he actually loved it. I could not talk him into shooting my Turkish Mauser and once he saw me rebounding off the chair every shot it definitely was not going to happen :o
     
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    Looks really nice, man!
     
  3. Buzz Killington

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    Thanks.

    This is the second gun he has given me that I feel is too nice to shoot :o
     
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    Whaaaaaaat?

    Dood. Take that thing out and shoot clays FTW.
     
  5. Buzz Killington

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    It's almost 40 years old and is almost flawless. As soon as I shoot it I will no doubt bump it or scratch it and it will irritate the fuck out of me.
     
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    If it has lots of personal value to you then go ahead and save it, but weapons are shitty investments. If you're not ever going to use it you're better off selling it and getting something else. Do you have a nice superposed for clays & hunting already?
     
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    I know the feeling I have a few guns that belonged to my father and grandfather and for the most part they're all in nice condition even though I know they used them, I rarely take them out of the safe for range trips :hs:
     
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    This has nothing to do with being an investment. If this thing was worth $10 I'd feel the exact same way.

    This is the only shottie I have ATM.
     
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    I understand your wanting to keep it in great condition; I feel, as you put it, "the exact same way." But cars are meant to be driven, guns are meant to be fired. Take it out and use it. At least that's my advice. :)

    Do whatcha like!
     
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    beautiful gun, I've always wanted an over under
     
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    I shoot my old man's Citori O/U all the time. Love em.
     
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    ¿ATM? ¿Are you offering?
     
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    ATM with an O/U sounds like some sort of snuff film.
     
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    BMW is a lawyer, the only snuffing he does is of Columbian snow
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    The majority of Brownings are made at the Miroku plant, they turn out nice stuff.
     
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    um, why is it bittersweet? i see no bitter :dunno:
     
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    Because my dad is getting old and is giving me his stuff :hsd:
     
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    oh shit, didn't think of it like that :hug:
     
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    Fuck I hate when old people do this. My mom has been going around labeling everything and playing, "When I die". It's sweet and she's trying to make it easier on us all when she does pass but damn....I don't want to think about that right now. :wtc: She's really healthy tho so hopefully we'll have many more years together.
     
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    OH. Wait. I get it. I was confused. I apologize for my earlier advice.

    I misread the thread and thought your dad bought another gun and then gave it to you and I was thinking wtf why not shoot it? But now I see this is something that's been in your family for a while and has sentimental value. :o

    I'd still shoot it but that's just me. :)
     
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    Family heirlooms are a wondrous thing. I received a Ruger Mark I from my grandfather years ago. "If you can put it together, you can have it". It's not in 100% condition or anything, so it does get used (still operates flawless). My dad however got a mint Springfield 1903-A4 rifle and scope that was never shot once my grandfather bought it fresh from the arsenal. I will some day give my children and their children some of my collection I'm sure.

    That is a beautiful shotgun.
     
  22. Buzz Killington

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    Thanks man.

    Since I have two daughters one of them better marry a young guy who appreciates this stuff otherwise I'm holding for a grandchild :o
     
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    Perhaps I missed it, by why is this bittersweet? It looks like a nice gun and your father gave it to you not left it in the will to you.
     
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    :insert pedophilic remark:
     
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