I've seen a few of them for sale here and there and just wonder how collectable they are if at all.
I'd a thought that a 22 or 12 ga. would be the gun of choice around Liberty........it is in every county around Liberty County. Hardin, Polk, and San Jacinto, along with every other East Texas county were famous for poaching in the old days (30-40 years ago). It still goes on, and the 22 LR or 12 ga. is still the weapon of choice.I remember, back in the early 70's, two brothers used them. Actually, they were poachers who shot deer year around and sold the meat to the wild game shops, down by the Trinity river in Liberty, Tx. Anyhow, from time to time they would get caught,a nd have their rifles confiscated. They would go down to Western Auto and buy another Glenfield ( this store sold them with a cheap scope on them at the time also, all less than $100) They liked them because they were cheap, easy to use, and didn't tear up the meat much, if at all. Others bought them as starter guns for their kids or just as workhorses/truck guns ( well, every gun was a truck gun then, ha) I was never drawn to them as, at the time, all my family were Winchester 94 people, iron sights too ( "you can't hit a deer in the woods with one of those scopes" was drilled into me, ha) Later in life, I found that even the cheapest marlin ( or Sears/Revelation/Wards store brand) was almost always more accurate then most Mod 94's! When 3 wheelers came out ( along with their propensity to crash!) the Savage synthetic stocks/scope packages really caught on. My family has them everywhere down there!