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Gift From Dad

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A few days before my dad passed away 1.5 years ago, he gave me his beloved S&W Model 10 in .38 special revolver and his Marln 336 in 30/30. He bought the Model 10 back in 1972 and never ran a bullet through it. The guy he bought it from threw in a Greenblatt MP-40 belt cartridgle holder complete with 38 special bullets with nickel cases. Everthing is how dad left it and as long as I own it, it will not be shot. The thing that is unique about this revolver is that it has a deep cobalt blue finish and when light hits it you can see a deep purple color. I have never seen a finish like this before. MVC-011F-4.jpgMVC-013F-4.jpgMVC-009F-7.jpgMVC-007F-5.jpg

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Ahh the good old days. Wheel guns. I loved them then. But alas the auto rules the day. I'm just waiting for lasers to come out.

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Ohhhh Very nice.. Though I personally think its a shame to not use it.. A gun like that should be lovingly used and passed down to your kids.. Its a beauty..

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I had one that I got in 1968. Had one been shot twice. One to be sure it fired and the second time to kill the man holding it. Too bad. His kids just wanted to get rid of it and I ended up with it for $40. In 1988, in a burglary, I lost it, my Remington 700 ADL that I had bought in 1965 and a Colt 45, that came out of WWII. Needless to say, I was very, very angry.That one you have is a beautiful example. I agree with CH, it needs to be shot and enjoyed, and passed on.

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What a beautiful piece! I have a deck of cards that I kept after my grandfather passed and I wont shuffle or play with them because they are still stacked the way we put them away after a game of gin rummy.

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Next year I will give my son his great grandfathers 12ga shotgun and all the family history that goes along with it.

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One of my favorite guns is an old Remington Model 17 20 gage shotgun that my greatgrandmother used to hunt with. I actually do hunt with it today although it is getting very tired from so many years of use. Those old guns passed down from earlier generations are a great way to connect with them.

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That's a beautiful old Smith. I agree, I wouldn't shoot it either. I have a Model 19 snubby I got from a guy for $100 years ago. He was going to turn it in at one of the gungrabber turn ins. When I got it it was unfired in the original box with all of the paperwork, cleaning kit and was paper, as well as the book that came with it. The cool thing is that it was in brand new unfired condition from the '60's. I'll never shoot it either. It's not worth a ton of money but just having and old Smith in that condition is really cool. Ty

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The thing that is unique about this revolver is that it has a deep cobalt blue finish and when light hits it you can see a deep purple color. I have never seen a finish like this before. Wow, that finish is beautiful!!Old model Rugers often do that,but ive never seen a smith like that.post-4297-1261292558_thumb.jpg

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