i got a call from him awhile ago telling me to come over and take all his "old guns", he hasn't shot them in about 30 years. so he opens up a false wall in his closet and starts pulling gun after gun out, long story short out comes this beautiful old bolt gun. a winchester model 70 in .30-06, made in 1952 with an old weaver 2.5-7x scope. oh man, my heart started racing! he's 94 years old and finally decided he should get rid of his guns before he passes. there were some other cool guns in there too, a parker brothers 1887 12 gauge side by side, a pre 64 winchester model 94 in 30-30, and a couple others. that afternoon i stripped every gun gun down, scrubbed them down and then oiled them. the model 70 needed a new butt pad so i took it to the gunsmith and had him install one along with leveling the scope. i picked it up today and have been fondling it ever since. it's no show piece, but he's shot scores of deer and a couple elk with it. i figure it can down a pig (which i what i'm after this year!) when i put it in the crosshairs. above anything else it means so much to me that i can have and use his guns. i know he and my grandma (also a great hunter) had some great trips and times with them, i'm hoping to do the same. ENJOY!