Part of an upcoming estate auction in Hugo, CO – High Plains farm country.
Nothing exotic or unusual; just a lifetime collection of tools used by a farmer.
What gun grabbers rarely seem to grasp is inner city gang bangers are a miniscule sliver of firearms users. These are tools, used with a purpose.
We can only speculate how many children and grandchildren learned to shoot with these; how many varmints were dispatched, and even how much meat was put on the table.
How sad there are no heirs to keep them.
Eyesight issues have put an end to my shooting except for self defense. I still keep up with, as Old NFO says, “Minute of Bad Guy”, practice.
I do get a lot of auction notices that occasional cause acute nostalgia attacks.
Yep, 22's and a 30-30. Sure looks like varmint/critter/food harvesting tools to me....
I'm betting a couple of generations... sigh.
A Marlin 30-30 is what my late husband hunted deer & elk with. His brother in law called it the "thudy-thudy" for the sound it made when he fired it. He finally just wore it out. Brought home a great deal of meat for the freezer over the years.
He didn't buy a lot of ammunition, did he?
I would love to have that Marlin 30-30. You can have the rest.
See Sisty's post. Tha Marlin most likely has seen a lot of use.
What a great set of tools!
I would bet one was in every outbuilding and vehicle.
We had a Marlin. Bought it for 20 bucks at a swap meet in Escondido about 35 years ago. It's a shame that we took it out on the lake and had that terrible boating accident. We lost our tackle box, too.
Forget just firearms safety. From all the reports that come in, boating safety is sadly neglected.
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