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Great Grandpa's Rifle : venison on the ground ! #5494164 12/23/14 02:58 AM
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I posted a while back about my Great Grandpa's rifle. It was handed down to me this year from my Dad. The rifle is a Marlin 30-30 with octogan barrel. It has a four digit serial number and was made in 1893. My goal for the year was to harvest a deer with the rifle before the season was over.I have been hunting with it all year. It feels great to be carrying it and using it,knowing that it was once in the hands of my Great Grandpa, doing the same. Well this weekend I accomplished my goal. I took a nice fat doe that will feed me and my family many fine meals this year.
I have never been as happy to harvest a doe in all my life. It was a great feeling.The shot was good,and the rifle did it's job after all these years.





This is a pic of my Great Grandpa, with what I believe is the same rifle. He is standing on drivers side of car with his buck. The rifles lever is hanging on the bucks antler.

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That is great, congrats.

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Very very...very...cool post! Thanks for sharing.

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Can't beat that. Congrats!


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How Cool! Congratulations Sir


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Excellent story. Congrats.


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That is truly awesome, even better you have a picture of him with the gun and a deer!

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Awesome! Just freakin Awesome. Oh and look at all that camo they were wearing back then.
Man thanks for sharing.

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Very cool story. Thanks for sharing.

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Cool pic.

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Well done brother, I know it means everything to you!!! My brother has my dads old Winchester model 94 30-30 and I guess I'll never hunt with it but that's a great memory. Thanks for posting this story and the eariler one. Baker


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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
How Cool! Congratulations Sir


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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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That's awesome !!


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That's a great feeling.


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Congrats.


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Very very...very...cool post! Thanks for sharing.


Congrats she will eat well. cheers


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Great post. Thanks for sharing. I have taken deer and hogs with my Grandfathers 30-30 and I think that is a cool way of honoring our hunting heritage. Gotta like the old hunting photos!

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Coolest post of the year!!!!

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Some cool pictures and a great job on the challenge and accomplishment's. If the Marlin could only talk the stories it could tell. GG Paw is smiling down these days. cheers


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Originally Posted By: Buggs
Very cool story. Thanks for sharing.
I'm speechless. Can't imagine how it felt to connect on that doe with his rifle. Absolutely awesome and what a tribute to him.


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I know how you feel! Congrats on the accomplishment!

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