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#5460389 - 12/05/14 07:35 PM Great Grandpas Rifle
mbavo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 8495
Loc: odessa tx


My Great Grandpas Rifle is back out in the field. My Dad handed me down my Great Grandpa's rifle.
It is a Marlin 30-30 with octogan barrel. It has a four digit serial number and was made in 1893. I have carried it hunting with me all rifle season so far. My goal for this year is to harvest a deer with the rifle.

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#5460409 - 12/05/14 07:47 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
dogcatcher Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 81368
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Good luck.
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#5460428 - 12/05/14 07:52 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: dogcatcher]
EastTexasHag Offline
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 815
Loc: Gilmer,Texas
That's a treasure for sure. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
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#5460532 - 12/05/14 08:50 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: EastTexasHag]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24825
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: EastTexasHag
That's a treasure for sure. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't think you could even put a value on something with that much family histroy, sure mighty fine looking.

Hope you score with it too.
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#5460533 - 12/05/14 08:51 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
blazin Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2120
Loc: Texas
Priceless! Excellent looking rifle. Love heirloom firearms!

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#5460615 - 12/05/14 09:46 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
wild1tx Offline
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Registered: 06/01/08
Posts: 697
Loc: mansfield
Beautiful rifle , never part with it!

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#5460618 - 12/05/14 09:48 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
jdk1985 Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11932
Loc: Waco, TX
That's crazy cool. Good luck

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#5460644 - 12/05/14 10:07 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
johninok Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/26/13
Posts: 65
good luck, I have been hunting with a winchester '92 in 32-20 made in 1896,these old guns just have a cool factor I cant put my finger on.

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#5460648 - 12/05/14 10:09 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: Western]
chital_shikari Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12119
Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: EastTexasHag
That's a treasure for sure. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't think you could even put a value on something with that much family histroy, sure mighty fine looking.

Hope you score with it too.
X2.

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#5460664 - 12/05/14 10:20 PM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
txshntr Online   content
T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34316
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Very cool!!! Hope to see you with your trophy soon up

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#5460840 - 12/06/14 06:59 AM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
colt45 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6534
Loc: bastrop county
great family treasure, and its doing what is was meant for
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#5460852 - 12/06/14 07:18 AM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: Western]
erniejs Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 4950
Loc: Springtown ,Tx USA
Cool
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#5460867 - 12/06/14 07:25 AM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
Mako My Day Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/26/14
Posts: 262
Loc: Friendswood, TX
very nice! good luck

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#5461061 - 12/06/14 09:45 AM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
Mfloski Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/01/10
Posts: 1542
Loc: Longview, TX
I LOVE family history pieces, especially guns! Good luck and I hope you take a deer and post the pics!
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#5461129 - 12/06/14 10:48 AM Re: Great Grandpas Rifle [Re: mbavo]
NDN98 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 9676
Loc: McKinney, TX
Awesome family heirloom. Good luck in your quest for venison!

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