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    The Marlin my dad used to teach his sons to shoot 60 years ago

    sons and dad's rifle.jpg

    It says Sears on it, but it's a Marlin single shot.

    Want to guess which of us is oldest or youngest
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    Really neat to still have the rifle. It look's a lot like the old Marlin 100 I learned with and still have almost 60 years ago. The one I have a grew up shooting must have been used when dad bought it because I never remember it looking anywhere close to new and the butt of the stock was sawed off short. Not sure if dad had the stock shortened or if he bought it that way. Wish he was still around to ask but I never did when he was living and it is to late now.
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    Cool picture and great memories I'm sure! Merry Christmas! John
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    Y’all are so lucky to have family like that you have no idea it’s a treasure of the utmost value
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    Yep, it cost around $13.00. I worked all summer to save for one like that. My father was in Nam and my mother wouldn't let me have it. Great that you got one!!
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    Thanks for sharing! Great memories right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Turkey View Post
    sons and dad's rifle.jpg

    Want to guess which of us is oldest or youngest
    Is the brother in the middle of the pic the oldest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judson View Post
    Is the brother in the middle of the pic the oldest?
    Nope, he's the middle son.

    I'm on the left, '49 model, he's two years later (but got mom's hair -- he was salt and pepper at 21! Now he's silver, not white, haired) Youngest is on right. He's wearing a hit to keep his bare head warm
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