I was in the Ammo Can two days ago, picking up a 1911-22 that I had ordered. I had recently died and refinished a single shot .22 my father in law had left to me. You can see pictures of it in the hunting forum ('My artistic side on display'). I'd been thinking since then, a 22 with a magazine would be nice. Maybe another project gun to keep myself from going insane with spring fever. So I wandered over to the used gun rack. Remember, some guns look like typical, beater 22's from certain angles but you have to keep in mind; some beater 22's were made in Brazil, and have Brazilian hardwood stocks and have to be held up to the light to be fully appreciated...like this one:
Is that not the most beautiful $75 gun you have ever seen? I couldn't believe it when I took a closer look at it. No time to call the wife and ask. I would kick myself forever if I had passed this one up. The finish has some dings and age on it, so this becomes my new eye-candy project.
So the moral of the story: Always look twice at in gun shops.
Doing my best to keep 4-wall madness at bay. 2 more months till the snow melts.