Any of you liars ever made that promise?
The year was 1994 when this elderly gentleman walked into Gabes Gun Shop in Williamsburg Iowa. He was headed to Texas to hunt whitetail deer with his son. He made a purchase that day that left me green with envy. He bought a newly introduced Winchester model 70 Ultra Feather Weight with the reintroduced claw extractor/control round feed that made the pre 64s all the rage. The old fella bought a new Leupold VXIII 1.75 X 6 and bases and rings from the same manufacture. He then bought 6 boxes of Remington 140 grain Core Lockt ammo........once the scope was mounted and bore sighted.....out the door he went.
Well, yesterday that same gentleman walked into a gun shop in Grinnell, Iowa wanting to sell his 7mm-08. The rifle and scope were in the same condition as they were the day Mike at Gabes Gun Shop put that package together for the old timer. He still had the six boxes of Remington ammo minus 9 rounds that were used to sight the gun in with and to kill one deer with. He announced that he wanted to sell his rifle and ammo for a fair price of $650.00. I told him that with CHRISTmas just around the corner and with all of the grandkids that I have accumulated along with the fact that I promised my wife there would be no more gun purchases until after the first of the year that there was no way I could with clear conscience purchase his rifle. So last night at 9:30 mother went off to bed and guilt ridden as I was I was still able to get my new little model 70 out and give it a spit shine. Ya know something the longer I cleaned on that little gem the less guilty I felt. By do process of actually fondling the gun and reassuring myself that I had done the right thing I eventually went to bed without a bit of remorse.
I'll fess up to mother and ask for her forgiveness in a few years.
Is that how you guys pull this kind of stuff off??? Works for me!