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    Great Granpa's Shotgun

    This old gun has a twisted path. According to family stories this was my great Granpa's gun on my granmothers side.
    When he passed it went to great uncle on grandmas side. I never new him but I guess he was known to pull a cork and needed money. So my grandma ( his sister) bought gun off him to keep it in family. Hence my grandpa ended up with it and my Dad got it when he passed in 53. I got it unofficially when I was about 5. My dad put it in the gunrack in my bedroom and I considered it mine.

    It's a 12g Dumulin SxS twist steel barrels. For years it had no firing pins cause grandpa had removed them to keep my dad and cohorts from shooting smokeless in it. Me & Bro one day decided to make FPs for it and load a few BP shells.
    Then we decided we would each shoot a couple squirrel with it then retire it to the wall. Gun is in excellent mechanical shape with bore like a dime. We had everything but wads when we loaded shells so we tamped in toilet paper for wad.
    To make a long story short the squirrel hunt was cut short when burning toilet paper caught dry grape vines on fire. The squirrel was shot and cooked with one pull of the trigger. It was touch and go for several minutes to keep the woods from burning down.

    Got the old gun out to shine up and give my only nephew for Christmas. My dad, me and nephew are named for my great grandfather who originally bought gun in 1880s. In old Virginny by the way. image.jpegimage.jpeg
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    Great story! Maybe a pic of the whole shotgun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpiusb View Post
    Great story! Maybe a pic of the whole shotgun?
    That somehow got screwed up in post. Here is pic of whole gun.image.jpeg
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    Yeah baby! Now that is a shotgun...
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    Good story. Thanks for sharing. Gives a whole new meaning to "firestick".
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    Cool story. That's how firearms should be- family heirlooms.
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    Great story and a great old shotgun. I know your nephew is going to be very proud of it.
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    Great looking old shotgun and story to go with it. Thanks for showing us.

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    It is always great to keep the history alive ... generations need to be kept in touch. Thanks for this story - it was a good read.

    I have a special feeling for this. Being adopted my personal family history begins at my adoption 3 months after I was born and goes no further back.

    My wife's family is and has always been big on the family history and hometown history. I caught a slight case of the bug. Have done background on my adoptive parents families.

    Have some of Dad's old guns and their history is documented back as far as I could go.

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