Fathers Day Idea

Fathers Day Idea

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    Fathers Day Idea

    My dad has sitting in his closet 2 guns that his dad gave him when he passed away. And they have just sat and collected dust. Dont know how many years its been but im 19 and im certain they havent been fired since I have been alive. My plan is to take him shooting with those guns on Fathers Day. Im assuming im going to need to get them professionally serviced. So any ideas how much that will cost. The guns are 2 12 ga double barrels. Thats all i know im sorry cause i know thats no information at all they just never have been brought out.
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    Call some gun smiths / shops.. most smiths are good folks and if they own a shop and you are going to pick up a few boxes of ammo I would be it be free or very little
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    sounds like a great Fathers day plan! I doubt it will be a big deal to clean them up and get some lube on them. Not sure what a smith will charge you but not a bad idea to have them looked over. You can pick up a few rounds of ammo when you are there.
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    thanks for the input guys. im hoping he likes it. we went clay shooting for my 18th birthday so i figured id return the favor :)

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    Great plan! What Dad wouldn't like to go shooting with his son, especially when that kind of thought goes into the prep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottync View Post
    Great plan! What Dad wouldn't like to go shooting with his son, especially when that kind of thought goes into the prep?
    I only say hope because he is pretty neutral when it comes to guns doesnt hate, not a fan. But i think it will mean a lot because they were once his dads and i cant wait for them to be passed along to me.

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    The only reason Id say stick with your plan to have them checked by a gun smith is to be sure they are safe to shoot with smokeless powder. I have several guns made before 1920 that are for low pressure black powder only. So a trip to the smith is good insurance of a great day out with dad! DR
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    Good idea! As said, do have them checked out first. I love Fathers Day, I can always count on a box of ammo from the youngest daughter!
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