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    Smile Look what was handed down to me...

    This was the first rifle i ever shot. a Mossberg 25a .22 single shot. My great uncle got it in 1935, and it sat in an attic and humid basement in the NE for 40 years. it's need a lot of TLC, but is hella accurate and a great shooter. my brother and i partially restored it, but it needs some love. I plan on giving it to my son (if i ever have one)





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    Nice gift, it doesn't look too bad off.

    It's nice to get to hang on to family history.

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    Dosn't look in too bad a shape at all!
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    no, it's not in bad shape. some rust, pitting...from the humidity. it operates fine, but it's very hard to find parts for it.
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    Oh my gosh I know how you feel. I got a 40's Winchester 67 from my FIL's estate.

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    They don't make 'em like that any more. Great little .22 and a perfect first gun for your kids!
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    Thanks for posting! Looks pretty good to me. I love the older .22 rifles that used to populate the countryside. Wish they still made them.

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    I have a Springfield 87A semi auto 22,it was my dads and first real gun I ever shot,It needs a new butt pad my brother cracked it and lost it years ago,I think I will take it to the range tomorrow and put some rounds thru it since it hasn't been shot in about 10 years
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    My first 22 rifle was a mossberg 36b that had multiple sites at the end of the
    barrel. I think they were made from 1938-1950but this could be off a bit.

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    Nice rifle. Reminds me of the first one I shot. Don't rule out giving it to your daughter (if you ever have one.)

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    Great little .22 I shot one years ago. I loved it. My brother-in-law pawned it and lost it in pawn. I was rather upset he didn't offer it to me before pawning it.

    Looks to be in pretty good shape for not having any humidity control. Attics are horrible about that... I would have expected it to look worse.

    Nice rifle!
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    It's always nice when you can get something like that. I have my Fathers .22 revolver, and I treasure it.
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    I have one that could be its twin brother. Mine survived a fire and half of the stock is black. It didn't hurt it other than that. It is very accurate to shoot.
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    My Dad has one almost exactly like this one that I learned to shot with when I was a kid. Lot's of good memories in that old 22.
    Thanks for sharing this
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