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#6189627 - 02/18/16 04:12 PM I found my first rifle!
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
When I was 16, I saved enough money to buy my first deer rifle. It was a sporterized No 4 Mk 1 Enfield by Golden State Arms called a Santa Fe Special. It was an awesome shooter. When my eyes were good, I could keep it inside 2" at 100 yards all day. I shot my first deer with it in the Sam Houstn NF.
When I left for bootcamp, my parent's house was broken into and all the guns were stolen.
I went to a pawn shop yesterday to look at some guns and I saw one that looked just like it. I asked to look at it, and holy mackerel, it was the very rifle. I know because scratched my initials in it 35 years ago. I have bought several guns in the past from this guy so I kinda know him. I told him the story and he asked if my folks gave the police the serial number. I said probably not, I don't think that we recorded them before they were stolen.
He told me that he only gave the guy $50 for it so he sold it to me for that. I thought that was very nice and I took him up on it.
Whoever had it in the past took very good care of it. The barrel is still bright with good rifling and the action is still tight and smooth. I can't wait to get it to the range tomorrow after work!


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#6189630 - 02/18/16 04:14 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Loc: N-Bedford
Best gun story ever! That's awseome right there
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#6189636 - 02/18/16 04:18 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Loc: New Mexico
That's cool right there. Glad you got it back. up
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#6189641 - 02/18/16 04:20 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
Harrier Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 295
Loc: San Antonio
Beautiful old rifle and even better story.

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#6189704 - 02/18/16 04:52 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: Abilene
That's cool! Do you plan to hunt with it again?
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#6189712 - 02/18/16 05:00 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Registered: 10/22/10
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Loc: Wise County
That's awesome!

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#6189723 - 02/18/16 05:07 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: NMGW]
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Originally Posted By: NMGW
That's cool right there. Glad you got it back. up
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#6189726 - 02/18/16 05:08 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Loc: dfw
what a cool story congrats
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#6189727 - 02/18/16 05:10 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 16605
Loc: South of I-10
go buy a lottery ticket

glad you got it back
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#6189731 - 02/18/16 05:17 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Registered: 01/19/12
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Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Fantastic
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#6189732 - 02/18/16 05:17 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Registered: 03/22/11
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Loc: West Virginia
Excellent story.

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#6189734 - 02/18/16 05:19 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2041
Loc: West Virginia
Ive always been curious.

What happens if you find your stolen property in a pawn shop, and you have filed all the appropriate paperwork with the police at the time of the robery? Do they have to turn it over to the police, and the police return it to you?

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#6189758 - 02/18/16 05:40 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
some things do come full circle
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#6189773 - 02/18/16 05:51 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
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Registered: 07/17/15
Posts: 1846
Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
That is awesome. Right place at the right time for sure

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#6189792 - 02/18/16 05:57 PM Re: I found my first rifle! [Re: Palehorse]
tehachapi Offline
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Registered: 03/18/13
Posts: 169
Loc: Harris County
Great news! Credit goes to the store owner for passing it along at cost.

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