Re: Winchester Model 71 348
I normally don't get into personal stories, but when I worked as a gunsmith, a man brought in a nice Model 71 with a side mounted scope and said that another shop had mounted the scope but that he couldn't get the gun zeroed. Before he left, I noticed a dark spot right on the edge of the mount and asked him to wait and watch while I pulled off the mount.
There were at least a dozen holes under that mount! The other shop had apparently had problems getting the scope lined up and kept moving the mount around. Needless to say, the owner was a bit perturbed. I was expecting to see a headline about the murder of a gunsmith; that didn't happen and we never saw the gun or its owner again.
But that Winchester was a sad sight.