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Old 07-25-2013, 03:01 AM   #1
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Cindy's father passed away a year ago. He had several interesting guns, including a Winchester Hi-Wall, a .50 Sharps (the kind you fashion paper cartridges for), and a vintaae Winchester lever action in .32 Special. After her father's death, some of the guns were allocated: the kid got the Sharps; Cin got the Winchester, and Cin's brother got the Hi Wall and some others such as an Ithaca Model 37 and a Remington Pump Action 30-06. However, except for the Sharps and the Hi Wall they all remained at Cin's parents house.

Well, Cin's mother got worried about them in her house, so today I got another metal gun cabinet and moved about 18 rifles and shotguns from one house to another. While I was doing it I oiled all of them, and, for good measure, went ahead and oiled my guns. The process took all afternoon.

There was one gun I had told Cin's mother I would buy if she ever decided to sell any, which was a Smith and Wesson Model 48 .22 magnum revolver, with a .22lr cylinder. Well, now that they're not being sold, Cin's brother decided he wants that too. Of course. However, I'm not going to argue about it. I recently told him that if he EVER wanted to sell the Hi-Wall let me know.

If I'm lucky I'll wind up with a couple of moderately interesting guns, such as a Remington 1889 double barrel 12 gauge with the outside "rabbit ear" hammers, and a Savage 22/410 combo. Oh, and a couple of other double barreled shotguns, but mostly lower end Italian made guns. Probably a Thompson Center flintlock. I did score a couple of bricks of .22, about 10 boxes of 12 gauge slugs, about 6 boxes of .32 Special ammo, and three of four boxes of 12 gauge shot shells. Two cans of black powder.

Not bad for an afternoon's effort.

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Nice!!!

Of course without pics it didnt happen

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Nice!!!

Of course without pics it didnt happen
Dammit, it's late, I'm tired, and the gun area of my basement is still torn up, but hold on.
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I was just teasin''
We can wait until tomorrow

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Okay, I just threw the Sharps and the Remington across the bed and snapped a pic with the cell phone. Too much trouble to get the real camera out.

And, yes, it IS a Texas flag bedspread. Have to keep the faith when living among Yankees.

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Okay, I just threw the Sharps and the Remington across the bed and snapped a pic with the cell phone. Too much trouble to get the real camera out.

And, yes, it IS a Texas flag bedspread. Have to keep the faith when living among Yankees.
No matter how deep into Yankee territory a Texan is, he is still a Texan.

Sweet guns. Very beautiful.
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That is one very expensive Sharps carbine. It appears to be an original.

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It's in good condition -- the latest date I can find on it is an 1859 patent date.

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I have shot a Sharps. That was the worst recoil I've ever experienced. I only shot it once. I'm surprised I didn't get a bruised shoulder from that thing. But they are pretty rifles.

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disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED...
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Okay, I just threw the Sharps and the Remington across the bed and snapped a pic with the cell phone. Too much trouble to get the real camera out.

And, yes, it IS a Texas flag bedspread. Have to keep the faith when living among Yankees.
Simply pretty guns there TX(Psst! Don't tell anyone I wear NYG Gear in Arizona! More Cowboys fans here then in Dallas!) :-)But I don't have a Giants bedspread......
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