Sniper, that's great you got your rifle back after all those years! Thank you for sharing the story with us. Amazing, truly amazing!
I had something like that happen last year. Back in 1958 when I was 10 I took my Dad's pre-Model 10 S&W revolver out in the woods and fired it. Got in a little trouble over that but nothing too bad. Years later when he died my Mom sold his guns so they weren't passed down as we hoped. Then years later my sister came across the revolver and bought it (small town but still a long story). During a visit last Oct. I got to fire the S&W again after 54 years! It came in the original box with some of my father's papers!
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek
Last edited by Quentin; 09-16-2013 at 01:49 AM.