Monday, August 1, 2016

One that got away

I had a chance to pick up one of these a couple decades ago at a pawn shop in Redding.

No box and not in near this good of condition,  but it came with a story.  Apparently it was formerly owned by a well known local sheriff, who thought it was plenty of gun to back up his authority, and who would throw it in the glove compartment of his cruiser when he was out on patrol.  

Didn't get it, because of the wait and I didn't think I'd be back in Redding for a while.  Fool.  The provenance alone would have been worth the drive.  Could'a given me years of fun plinking at pine cones and the like.  Live and learn.

1 comment:

  1. Been there, done that. I still kick myself about a .30-40 Krag that I saw in a junk shop that the guy wanted $20 for...................