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Family heirloom........... #5998792 10/28/15 07:03 PM
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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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That is a thing of beauty. Really neat that it's been passed down from your great Grandfather.


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Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5998798 10/28/15 07:07 PM
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make a spare stock for it

butcher block style up

Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5998801 10/28/15 07:08 PM
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up That is really neat-congrats on owning an awesome piece of history!


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Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5998803 10/28/15 07:09 PM
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Cool piece and story. The door jam.


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Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: East] #5998815 10/28/15 07:15 PM
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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

Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5998843 10/28/15 07:36 PM
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Very cool

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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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Wow, I love it!!! Thanks for posting!!!



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Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5998864 10/28/15 07:50 PM
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Awesome!

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Very nice!


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Awesome story, thanks for posting

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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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That's awesome!

Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5999004 10/28/15 09:25 PM
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VERY COOL!!!!!! flag


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Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: GLC] #5999051 10/28/15 10:03 PM
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Very nice heirloom! I'd keep it just as it is and be sure to pass the stories it holds down to the next generation and the next caretaker of this fine piece of history.


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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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Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5999197 10/28/15 11:48 PM
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Sweeeet! coolpics

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BAD AZZERY at its best, DO NOT Change a thing, man if that gun could talk!!!

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Its awsome to inherit something like that. Take good care of it and you will love handing it down to someone in the family one day.



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I wouldn't do a thing to it but what you have done . Once you change it , it will never be the same.

Great story and rifle!


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love it. ive got a model '92 made in 1896 with a colorful history too, they are great guns.

Re: Family heirloom........... [Re: texretvet] #5999341 10/29/15 01:05 AM
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Thanks all, I'm not gonna do a thing to it. cheers

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