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A guy I know had a Jeep CJ with a transplanted Corvette engine that never ran right for over a year after he had the engine put in. About a half hour after he dropped it off to me, I called him back to ask him if he wanted to go 4 wheeling. When he asked I told him he didn’t owe me anything. When he came to pick it up he handed me a 10-22 from the early 70s.

It wasn’t very accurate so I tore it down for inspection and found the barrel was loose. Shoots like a dream now. :)
 

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My mother’s Stevens Marksman she got for picking cotton in 1939. Revelation 117 (Mossberg Palomino) given to me by my brother in law. Ruger 10 22 I put together out of my big pile of parts I bought from an estate sale. I don’t have a clue why it was taken apart other than the trigger group was missing. Put a BX trigger in it and it runs like a sewing machine. I have whatever I paid for the trigger in it. I long ago made more than I paid for the parts and still have a ton of parts left over
 

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Remington 241 .22 Short Gallery gun a few years ago. It was a package deal from an estate, so my best guess is $50. It was one of the rifles I had shot 50yrs ago as a kid, at San Francisco's Playland at the Beach shooting gallery. Mismatched frt/rear serial numbers. When they shut down, they took the best working parts from rifles that had hundreds of thousands of rounds through them, made working rifles, and they went to auction. needed a deep cleaning, and take down adjustment, and purrs like a kitten now.
I have plenty of "free" .22 rifles, that I got in parts, and most needing parts that didn't make them so much free.
 

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Phone call from my LGS. They are aware of my diagnosis as a Mossbergaholic. Customer had come in with a rifle with the stock shattered at the wrist- a Mossberg 144LSB- wanted another stock. They advised him the rifle was over 50 years old and out of production. Customer said "This is no good to me- please throw it away." Shop called me, said "This is not on our inventory if you want it." I happened to have an extra stock for a 144. Cost? Drive to the shop. .
 

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I have bought quite a few with casino winnings, mind you I only take 60-80 dollars with me.
my favorite was the time I went to the indoor shooting range, fired a few pistols, seen a nice marlin golden 39A in the used rack, at 400.00 I didn’t have that much. I did have my 60.00 casino money so I went to the casino, won 540.00 on my last 20.00, run right back to the range and bought the marlin
Trigger Air gun Wood Gun barrel Gun accessory
 

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My best was the one Dad gave me for Christmas when I was 8. It was a Marlin 101T, a single shot .22 that had an actual T-handle I had to pull back to cock. That, apparently, didn't last long, as all the searches I've run returned a picture of a gun with a ring, not a T. I suspect it would be a collector piece if it hadn't been stolen from storage shortly after I moved to this hellhole.

My second best find was in my closet several years ago; I have no idea where I got it, but at that time in my life I was coming out of a phase when I spent too much time sitting in a bar. People sometimes gave me things, sometimes firearms, because they couldn't make them work. This piece had some missing parts, but I found them and repaired it. I also refinished the stock and ensured that the thing worked properly and safely. I posted about it here, and a new member mentioned that this model was his first gun, and he sorely missed it and the memories he held. So I sent it to him. I've never seen him here again...
 

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I posted about it here, and a new member mentioned that this model was his first gun, and he sorely missed it and the memories he held. So I sent it to him. I've never seen him here again...
Boy - howdy. That same thing has happened to me a couple of times, but never with a gun! I won't do that anymore with new members!
 

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In 1971, I walked into Sears with my Dad and $72.00. Walked out with a Browning BL22. I still hunt squirrels with it.
Now that I think about it, I was earning $1.10/hr at the time (the minimum wage for agriculture workers). Guess it wasn't a great deal after all. This just inspired me to use the inflation calculator. In today's dollars, that would equate to $494.13...
Oh, well. Still, it's a great gun and I would never sell it!
 

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Bought an old Remington single shot for $25 bucks. Sucker is super long. What makes it most valuable to me is i am the only one who can shoot it. What i mean by that is........when sighting it in i figured how the sights are lined out lol. It really ticks my dad off. We will set up spin targets 50yards out. Everyone gets 1 shot. Noone but me has ever hit it hahahahahaha. The target sticks in the ground and there are 3 spinners. So all you have to do is say im gonna hit the middle one. Aim a foot low and dead between the two spinners. Nail it everytime. Of course i never told him or my friends that. Sucker is dead on hahahahahahaha. I win the pot everytime. Sam
 
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