Re: Three Orphans
I too was given an old beat up rusted shotgun a day or two ago. Customer brought in an old Winchestwer 1897 pump (the knucklebuster) and a Winchester mod 12. Both 12 ga. she gave me the 12 and asked if i could clean and make function the 1897 since that was her grandfathers shotgun. She said she bought the 12 at a garage sale and the fore-stock and mag tube fell off.
Turns out there was nothing at all worng with the 12. i got it cleaned up and shooting.. then I sawed it off, just skirting the legal limits, and am going to keep it in the pick up along with my beater tok pistol.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!