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#5998792 - 10/28/15 02:03 PM Family heirloom...........
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My grandfather on my mothers side passed away at 94 years old in September.

When he was around 10 years old (1930 or so) his family moved into a house in Oklahoma. This gun was propped up behind one of the doors. His dad (my great grandfather) used it, he used it, and then it was passed down to his youngest son who died at 15. When I was born 5 years later, my mom named me after him, and therefore, this was passed down to me.

This is a Winchester Model 1873 in 38-40. It was produced in 1882 making it 133 years old. It is well used but still fully functional. I took it apart and cleaned the grease and grime out of the insides but other than that I plan to leave it exactly as is. It had a previous repair to the mainspring that is functional, but will need to be replaced.At one point one of my uncles dropped it while hunting and broke the stock. You can see the repair job in the pics. I have the original top half of the stock that broke off and the butt-plate. I'm not sure what I will do about that yet. I may try to find a replacement, but really think I will just leave it.



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#5998797 - 10/28/15 02:07 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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That is a thing of beauty. Really neat that it's been passed down from your great Grandfather.
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#5998798 - 10/28/15 02:07 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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make a spare stock for it

butcher block style up
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#5998801 - 10/28/15 02:08 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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up That is really neat-congrats on owning an awesome piece of history!
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#5998803 - 10/28/15 02:09 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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Cool piece and story. The door jam.
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#5998815 - 10/28/15 02:15 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: East]
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Originally Posted By: East
make a spare stock for it

butcher block style up


Ha! I have considered carving a mesquite one for it. LOL
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#5998843 - 10/28/15 02:36 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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Very cool

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#5998848 - 10/28/15 02:41 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
That is a thing of beauty. Really neat that it's been passed down from your great Grandfather.


X's 2 I wouldn't do a thing to it personally, except hang it up after I purchased a butt load of insurance.
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#5998856 - 10/28/15 02:47 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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Wow, I love it!!! Thanks for posting!!!
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#5998864 - 10/28/15 02:50 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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Awesome!

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#5998933 - 10/28/15 03:24 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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Loc: Burleson Texas
Very nice!
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#5998934 - 10/28/15 03:25 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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Awesome story, thanks for posting

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#5998954 - 10/28/15 03:35 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
That is a thing of beauty. Really neat that it's been passed down from your great Grandfather.
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#5998971 - 10/28/15 03:52 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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That's awesome!

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#5999004 - 10/28/15 04:25 PM Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet]
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VERY COOL!!!!!! flag
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