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I just inherited my wife's Fathers guns , her brother and cousin had them for the past 20 years (her Father passed away 20 yrs ago) and her brother doesnt hunt - lucky me ! Anyway they are a 7mm Mauser-modified with fold-over scope-bolt action, a 12ga Remington Auto-Loader and a little 22 Pump which is missing the rod to hold the shells in . Her brother shot 1 deer with the Mauser and when it bailed/cried he gave up hunting . I have'nt shot any of them yet and have no experience with 7mm , I am thinking of using it this season or just sticking with the good ole 30/30 Winchester . Any Thoughts welcome !


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there is nothing like the feeling of shooting a deer with a family members gun you have inherited. I have inherited guns from my dad mom and ex father in law. When it happens you really get a feeling you are not alone. I would recommend trying them out.

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But if you ask on here, everyone will tell you how to hunt, including me. So take your chances

 

 

 

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I've been hunting with my uncle's 300 Savage since I was 16. The hard part is what to do with them when I pass along. Grandkids ain't into it.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

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I inherited most of my guns. The year after my father-in-law passed away I had his 30-06 and my son with me. My son was dressed head to toe in his hunting clothes. We sat on watch for 12 minutes before the 3 point I shot stepped out at 45 yards. Gotta believe he was with us on the trip!

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I'm with "bubba". I dedicate one day of both small game and the deer seasons where I use one of my grandfather's guns. It really brings back the good memories and gives me a sense of appreciation for all he did in bringing me into the sport. They are the best family heirlooms I have and there is no sense leaving them locked away in a safe.

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Never inherited any guns: My grandfather's guns were stolen right after he died. My father left his to a floozy diner waitress. From her, I BOUGHT the double barrel 12 ga. that I cut my small game teeth on. I hunt with it regularly.

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Greenehunter...The 7mm is probably a sporterized mauser...Good chance it is a M93 or M95, both of which are perfectly safe to fire with factory loads, such as Remington Corelocts or equivalent. With 175 grain softpoints they are absolutely deadly on deer. Enjoy...

You say you also have a Rem 12 gauge semi ? There were really no bad ones made. Is it an Model 11 , 11-48, Sportsman 48, Model 58, model 878, Model 1100 ? They are all quality, vintage firearms..

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I inherited most of my guns. The year after my father-in-law passed away I had his 30-06 and my son with me. My son was dressed head to toe in his hunting clothes. We sat on watch for 12 minutes before the 3 point I shot stepped out at 45 yards. Gotta believe he was with us on the trip!

funny you say that. Last year I took an H&R sidekick out for muzzleloading. It was my father in laws. Opening morning of muzzleloading was like a hurricane here. Around 730 it cleared off but the wind was whipping. I told the guys at camp I was going out and would be back by 8 for the 4 wheeler. I go tin the stand around 740. Ten minutes later a big doe walked down the trail right in front of me. She sure tasted good. I sure felt she was sent to me. I put the gun away and hopefully someday I will have a grand child to tell the story about the deer as well as how great their great grandfather was when I give them the gun.


Hunt from your heart and enjoy the outdoors for what it means to you. Don't let other dictate how you should do it and what you should shoot.

But if you ask on here, everyone will tell you how to hunt, including me. So take your chances

 

 

 

In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends will be very loud.

 

 

 

Molon Labe

 

 

 

 

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I was wrong about the 12 Ga. its a Browning , the 22 is a Remington Model 12-A . The Mauser was modified years ago by the Bennet Gun Works Delmar NY .

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I would use that Browning as my main deer gun !

I lost out on the inheritance of my fathers first and only shotgun. It was bought for him in 1957 for his 16th birthday by his dad., It was a Browning "Sweet Sixteen".

Growing up and hunting with him, I loved looking at his gun. I would do all the cleaning, re blued it kept her nice and pretty for me when I thought I would be it's new owner. Unfortunately, it was stolen from his trunk by his his old girlfriend's son. We couldn't prove it, but we know it was him, one of those circumstantial things !

That was about 12yrs ago and I'm still sick about it.

It was probably bought and sold for next to nothing.

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I inherited a k-series S&W in .38 special from my grandfather this past spring. It is beautiful, serial # from 1969 and never fired. My brother inherited a matching .22 that was his plinking gun.

He was a world war II veteran, great man. I believe I will continue to keep this firearm in unfired condition. I can shoot all my other firearms anyday but this one is special.


My wife, she still gives me a hard time, and says I hunt too much or I like to play golf too much. And she's probably right, but it sure beats some of the things I used to do.

Brett Favre

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I inherited a k-series S&W in .38 special from my grandfather this past spring. It is beautiful, serial # from 1969 and never fired. My brother inherited a matching .22 that was his plinking gun.

He was a world war II veteran, great man. I believe I will continue to keep this firearm in unfired condition. I can shoot all my other firearms anyday but this one is special.

Or you could give that K-38 to me...

I'm a GRANDFATHER and I promise I'd treat it SPECIAL....

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I was fortunate to inherit my grandfathers .32 remington model 14 and as I understand , he purchased it in 1916 for the price of $16 . There are no more factory loads made for it . I take 'Grandpa ' for a walk every year and hope he gets one more deer. I do treasure having a piece of history.

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I was fortunate to inherit my grandfathers .32 remington model 14 and as I understand , he purchased it in 1916 for the price of $16 . There are no more factory loads made for it . I take 'Grandpa ' for a walk every year and hope he gets one more deer. I do treasure having a piece of history.

jim

They have them at www.buffaloarmsco.com.

They aint cheap, but at About $2.00 per round, it ain't bad for an obsolete cartridge..A box would probably do ya. How many times you gonna shoot Grandpa's rifle anyway..? A friend of mine owns and hunts with a Rem 14 .30 Rem..

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Or you could give that K-38 to me...

I'm a GRANDFATHER and I promise I'd treat it SPECIAL....

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My wife, she still gives me a hard time, and says I hunt too much or I like to play golf too much. And she's probably right, but it sure beats some of the things I used to do.

Brett Favre

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this may not be as sweet of a gun as some mentioned, but i inherited my grandfathers old Stevens Bolt Action .410. It has the brass tube magazine, will hold 7- 2 1/2 in shells, with one in chamber. this thing is in mint condition, no scrathes, nicks, dings rust pitting anything. I thought when i got it i would put it in the cabinet n keep it safe but last year on a clear dry day i took it out and went out looking for some tree rats. wouldnt you know.......... everyone i saw fell to the ground. that old gun still shoots like its brand new. love it and definatley have the feeling he is right beside me when i get back in the woods with that gun.

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