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Old 12-22-2012, 06:33 AM   #11
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The title says it all. I have only bought 2 new guns in the last 20 years. Every scratch, dent, ding,wear mark, and nick tell a story. My mini is a 1994 GB\20 SS that I bought from a friend so he could pay his rent, and feed his kids. The scratch on the heat shield? Forgoten limb on his natural blind during a late night coyote hunt. The ding in the butt plate? A rock on the ground when lowering the unloaded rifle from a tree stand where the rope slipped from his hand 2 feet off the ground. There are more finish imperfections on that rifle than I can count. Overall they say one thing. "I have been used, worked with, and relied upon for years. I will not fail you when you need me the most. Slam me around, I can take it."

Yes my mini is my baby. I adopted her because she is tougher than I am. I will not dishonor the friend who sold it to me by fixing these little imperfections. They are what he and I both love about this rifle. And yes, I did tell him if he ever wants it back, I will sell it back to him for what I paid. Part of me hopes he will stay happy with the range vistation that he currently has, I'm kind of attatched to her.
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