Some of you have been on the forum long enough to remember stories about my beloved 1894/44 mag. You also probably remember that it was stolen out of my pick up a couple of years ago. EKC weren't none to happy for a few days!
Today I walked into the local gunshop as some guy was selling one just like my stolen one but it was obvious that it hadn't seen the use that mine had as it was minus the battle scars. It was of the same vintage though!
Ray, the gunshop owner(and my best friend) wasn't real interested as there isn't a big market for lever guns in these parts and he already had some on the wall that had been there a while. However he didn't have one like this one and knew I'd be interested. I walked away and let the two do their bartering. Soon Ray walked over to me and asked me if I wanted the little 44 for $275! I've never bought a lottery ticket but today I felt like I scratched off a winner.
I've spent the last couple of hours spit shining the old girl and am pretty sure it hasn't had a box of shells through it. There is a little fine freckling on the barrel but I remedied most of that tonight.
There was some talk of deer hunting in Missouri this year! Murphy, can ya git me within a hundred yards of one?
Life is good!