My Uncle Ed will be 91 today. He is our last surviving WWII vet and at the ripe old age of 18 he went in on a glider early in the morning hours on D Day, with I believe the 82nd Air Borne and spent time with the 101st He and 13 others were the only survivors out of his original 155 man group. He still rides his stationary bike in the winter 3 times a week for about 45 minutes and in the summer he rides his bike to the river for walleye fishing. His mind is sharp and he is a humble mans man.
I was visiting My Uncle Ed in Iowa a couple of months ago and he mentioned his rifle and that he may be selling it. He called me yesterday and he told me his son and grandson are not interested in the rifle so he is getting it appraised and selling it. I asked him to let me know when he is ready and I will send him a check for the rifle and shipping.
The rifle is a mint Pre-64 Win. in caliber .270 Win. and he has the original receipt showing he paid a whopping $139.00 for it. I really don't need another rifle at my age and have never had a desire for a .270 Win. as I grew up shooting a 30-06 and have a very nice Pre-64 Featherwight in that caliber. But darn, I just could not stand the thought of one of my hero's rifles going to some one out side of our family. So I will probably "Safe Queen" it along side of my Dad's old Pre-64 in caliber .264 Win. Mag.
I have a couple of grandsons that we are raising to be men and a gran daughter that is a bit of a tom boy, they will inherit some good guns some day.
I do have some factory .270 ammo for some reason, so it will get shot when spring comes. I might as well see if it likes 140 grain Barnes X or 150 grain Nosler Partition bullets while I'm at it. And so it begins again......