Looky what my grandma's father made for her!

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    Looky what my grandma's father made for her!

    So, After my evening at the range HERE: Chiappa Rhino 6" Range Report (Pics and Vids!)

    I went back to my grandma's house because she wanted to show me something. She pulled out a long box from the back of her closet and I got excited! I opened it to reveal a absolutely beautiful Remington rifle.



    She told me that her father, who is long since buried, used to order Remingtons "straight stock from the magazines!" as she put it. (Funny, We don't really order anything from magazines anymore!) He would then remove the rifle from the stock and take his own piece of raw wood and carve a stock to fit it. Then he would finish out the wood and sell them and give them to family members. He made this one specifically for my grandma, with a shorter butt stock because she is short and has shorter arms.
    She explained that she thought it was a .410 shotgun but had never really looked at it and had never even fired it.
    I examined it and it is in fact a Remington 600, 6mm bolt action. It looked like it would hold 3-4 rounds in an internal magazine loaded through the open action.
    This particular one, as you may have noticed, is made of some sort of Tigerwood. I am unsure of exactly what, but it is beautiful all the same. Not to mention finely crafted!



    She said if her son does not want it (She thinks he has a few of his own that her dad made for him) that I can have it in a few years. I am undecided if I want to fire it. I told her regardless of whether we fired it, it was in desperate need of some love and oil. So I am going to do that next time I am over there.

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    That is a beautiful rifle!
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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful wood! Sounds like thats quite a "Granny" you have there, judging from your other post about the Chiappa.
    Most of the time I think I have become pretty much "used to" all of the synthetics and polymers used in modern firearms, Then once in a while I see blued steel with nice wood and it takes me back...can't help but to think something has been lost in the modernization.
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    That is very cool. I dont know If I would fire something like that but to have is a real honor. My grandfather passed away and left his old S&W top loader revolver to my uncle. He has it in the same condition my grandfather had it and is scared to use it because of how old it is. 1980's (what he thinks)

    Its one of those things where its just very cool to see.
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    My great great grandmother died in the past few years and we went up to Ohio to clean out her house. We found a number of flinklock pistols and we got to keep them. They are at my parents house but I will try to get some pictures of them. Actually, I think I will start a vintage/old guns picture thread.

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    Thats very cool.
    Cant wait to see pictures :D
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    Ha! That is an awesome gun and awesome story to go with it!
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    Awesome gun. Craftsmanship like that is far and few between these days.

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    Very nice, and with a special meaning.
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    Awesome gun! cool story. :)
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    For someone that has horrible taste in pistols at least you like your long arms the way they should be.

    Just playing that is a nice rifle still don't care for the revolver

    I liked your range report though thank you for sharing.
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    Beautiful. Looks like tiger striped Rock Maple.
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