My grandpa's shotgun

My grandpa's shotgun

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    My grandpa's shotgun

    1963 Remington Wingmaster 870 in 16 gauge. my grandpa didn't shoot it much and it's been in my dad's closet since 1996 or so, unfired. Dad told me to take it home. He cleaned it not long ago so I've put 25 rounds through it over my last two range visits. I've never owned a shotgun, so I'm having a lot of fun. Even got the original manual and cleaning kit. It looks brand new and I'm gonna try to keep it that way. :)



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    That is a heck of a good gun you got there. And with it being your granddad's it's even better. Enjoy it for a long time. Congrat's
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    It's a beautiful shotgun, a great keepsake, and probably somewhat collectable. Keep it clean and oiled and enjoy!

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    Great shotgun! Hold onto your empty 16 ga hulls for reloading...they're valuable!
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    That's a fine piece. Hang on to it.
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    Nice gun, good gun, dependable as a claw hammer, they never break.
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    Wingmaster was the first shotgun I bought for myself. Wish I still had it. Have two guns passed down from my grandfather and hope to pass to my grandson. Hold on to it. Great shooter! Great looking gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by molleur View Post
    That's a fine piece. Hang on to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    Great shotgun! Hold onto your empty 16 ga hulls for reloading...they're valuable!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bama61 View Post
    That is a heck of a good gun you got there. And with it being your granddad's it's even better. Enjoy it for a long time. Congrat's
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    to all that!

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    A classic, much better than the modern Remington stuff.

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    What a beautiful long gun. To me it's just as nice seeing these fine machines passed on through the generations, can not get any more American than that.

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    love nostalgic weapons like this.. priceless
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    Love the 870, fits me better than another shotgun I've ever used.

    You will soon realize why they are called Sweet 16!

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    I kick myself.....I had one of those just like it from my Grandfather.....then, once I turned about 21 years old (and knew everything), I sold it for $100 to buy one of those hot 12GA, 1100's.........Sigh.

    I wish I would have never done that........

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmc View Post
    Nice gun, good gun, dependable as a claw hammer, they never break.
    I have broken many claw hammers, even welded a rod in as a handle and the hammer head eventually broke off it........
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    Wow - what a great "hand-me-down!" Awfully nice to keep that in the family. As for 16 gauge, it's great for upland hunting - just keep your eyes open for shells. They're a little less common than they once were, but actually more available than when I started bird hunting about 35 years ago.
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