first rifle was a savage 64 .22lr. first semi was my SA XD .40
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
Marlin model 60 when I was 10. A friend of my parents needed help on a siding job during the summer and the Marlin was my payment for helping him.
It shot great to start with but then tended to hang up a lot. It might of had something to do with me filling down down the sear to make it fully auto? It would spit out 3 or 4 rounds and then hang, but those were a fun three or four rounds!!!