Let The Drooling Commense...
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:37 PM
A .22 LR Golden Boy and a .44 Mag Big Boy...
I was so happy for him when he called to tell me. (He didn't know he had won. He only bought the ticket 'cause the proceeds went to a youth program of some sort, if I remember correctly. The raffle organizer called HIM to tell him his ticket had hit. God bless them for their honesty.) Dad insisted I go with him to pick these guns up. He knows my affinity for such firearms. (Love my Marlin .45/70!) I don't get out much these days, but I was happy to go. (Had never been to this gun store before either, so I figured it would be an adventure.) To my surprise, dad made me fill out the paperwork. Yep, he gave both of these rifles to me. He said he figured that's where they would end up eventually anyway. I suppose it's not that big of a deal either way because they are just going to be for looking and not shooting. So, what difference does it make who's house they are in? He can visit them any time he likes.
All I can say is you really need to see them in person to appreciate the character of the walnut and the sheen of the brass. I almost wish they hadn't been test-fired at the factory. But, I did clean them up and return them to their boxes until I find suitable displays.
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:50 PM
You have a great Dad to do this for you my friend.....(thumbs up)
God,family and friends-What else is there..................
Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:39 PM
Congrats to your dad on winning....and being an example of giving from the heart!
Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:21 PM
Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:49 PM
Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:48 PM
I've always said, " There's nothing like getting a new toy to perk up a body's spirits!".
Geoff / TBow
Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:14 AM
Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:50 PM
Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:33 PM
Beautiful guns, would love to own em myself.
But I'd be runnin lots of rounds through them.
They are yours, do what makes you happy.
If ya don't mind me askin, what do those puppies bring at the dealer?
Edited by J Gabel, 16 April 2010 - 05:36 PM.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:54 PM
Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:11 AM
Congratulations to you and your Dad,Jeremiah. They will indeed make a beautiful display. Although it matters little what I think, I do believe you and your Dad should take those fine rifles to the range or hunting or both, shoot em until you get tired. Enjoy them together, doing what they were made to do, And building memories with your Dad and adding Character to those guns. 20-30 years from now, you might be glad that it was you and your dad that enjoyed a warm spring day at the range running a few rounds through those guns. Value added in my opinion.
I'm with Jeff....the 1st time I read your post Jere I envisioned myself easing through the knee deep snow in the creek bottom thickets with the 44 in hand trying to push some whitetails to Paul/Eric/Judd/Seth....then jump shooting a big buck as he broke cover before the others had a chance to miss him!
Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:48 AM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:43 PM
MSRP on the Golden Boy is $515 and $899.95 on the Big Boy.
Of course, the store we picked them up from retails them at $430 and $680 respectively.
I'd feel much better about picking up one of these for shooting and generally abusing.
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:37 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
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