Interesting rifle!

Thebear_78

Handloader
Sep 30, 2004
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My dad passed away earlier this week and I had came down to Michigan to help settle his affairs. One of the things I’m doing is shipping and selling off his gun collection. I’ve ended up having to ship up to Alaska 6 handguns and 8-9 rifles.

One of them was his pride and joy an old SXS 12ga that belonged to his great grandpa. It is a CJ Bonehill damascus barreled exposed hammer 12ga with a 40/65 barrel sleeve in the right barrel with rifled sights. It was apparently one of his only longguns and he was pretty good with it. I will be having a shadow box made for it to display above my fireplace.

Another cherished rifle is his marlin 1894 in 357 mag. As a child this was my favorite rifle. Easy to shoot, accurate, and very handy. It was the number one choice for deer when hunting standing corn, swamps, and deer drives. It has easily killed more deer than any other rifle in the house. 158gr Speer JSP @ 1750fps. Out to 125 yards it never failed. It was the rifle all younger shooters hunter with claiming many firsts.

It’s been a pretty hard month having lost both parents in the last 3 weeks. It was kind of nice to go thru the safe this evening and remember old times.
 

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ShadeTree

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Mar 6, 2017
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Sorry for your loss. Great memories you're able to hold onto both in mind and physical. A lot to take on and digest for you, I'm sure. Hope the ensuing times ahead gets better for you day by day.
 

JD338

Range Officer
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Nov 4, 2004
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Sorry for your losses. Know that they both are in a good place looking down upon you.
Cherish all the great memories and the guns that made those memories.

JD338
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
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So sorrow to hear of those hammer blows in your life. Grateful that you have the memories and the opportunities to hold onto some tangible aspects of your days afield with your dad. May God comfort you as only He can.
 

Thebear_78

Handloader
Sep 30, 2004
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Thank you all for the condolences. I’m just glad I got to take dad hunting last fall. I know it really meant a lot to him, and me too. They’ve both moved on to better a better place.
 

hunter24605

Handloader
Apr 30, 2016
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Man, I hate to hear it. Sorry for your loss. Cool old shooting’ irons, they’ll carry on the memories .
 

wvbuckbuster

Handloader
Nov 5, 2015
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Sorry about your folks passing. Your memories will help to keep life going as well as the nice guns you can look at and hold. Dan.
 

Slimfinn

Handloader
Nov 28, 2018
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Sorry to hear about your losses, glad you had that last hunt with him, I think i remember you posting pics of of it.
 

SJB358

Ballistician
Dec 24, 2006
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Thank you all for the condolences. I’m just glad I got to take dad hunting last fall. I know it really meant a lot to him, and me too. They’ve both moved on to better a better place.
I am sorry for your loss Bear! I enjoyed reading about your last hunting trip with your dad. Cool pictures and I am glad you have some things to remember your days in the field with him.
 
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