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My Father had a Winchester Pump .22 when I was a Kid. I have 2 brothers, and we shot tons of ammo through that .22 while growing up. It was still accurate and fully functional when Dad gave it to a Cousin, because he couldn't divide amoung us kids and didn't want to cause hard feelings among us. This was the most used gun I have seen. I remember they used to have those guns at Carnivals, for people to shoot.
 

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My father also had one. He always seemed to loose a few years of age when he took it out. He would get a gleem in his eye just handling it.
 

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I got a Hamilton .22 short that I feel the same way about. I can't remember ever being without that gun. It was my Grandfathers but I grew up with it in hand. It kill every hog our family ate for 50yrs. It put many a furry creature in the pot too. Oh the memories.
 

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I wanted one of these recently like my grandfather had, but way too expensive for old junky stuff. I found a Rossi that was a copy of the Winchester guns and love it for about a forth of the price.
 

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I am a rimfire junkie. I have a Winchester Model62A circa 1941 that is one fine shooter. I bought a couple of Rossi 62's (Almost and exact copy of the Winchester 62A) for my Grandsons when they get older (ages 6, 4, & 7 months)their respective Dads (Son & S-I-L) have the guns and are making sure they get functioned checked often. Rossi no longer makes these guns but Taurus makes a .22LR version that is nice.

There's just something about a pump 22 that makes shooting fun...
 

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My Father's 16 ga Winchester model 12 shotgun was always in my "sights" to go out and shoot, but he had other ideas and would never let me. It now belongs to me and I have no reason to shoot it.
 

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My Dad had a Rem 121 in .22 and 141 in .35 Rem-both pumps that his dad gave him for graduation-my Dad died when I was 13 1/2-I'd have given anything to go shoot with him just one time-never happened. I've been able to train and shoot with all my boys-two of which, at 19 and 13, can shoot better than these olding eyes. Looking back---he had the time.
 

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thanks for the stories ya'll love to read the stories about what dad had when ya was a kid.
 

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When I was little Dad and I shot a lot of trap. He let me shoot his Rem 1100 12 gauge. But he had (still has) a win mod 12 heavy duck with a beautiful roll-over trap stock. I couldn't keep my eyes off that gun. Dad hasn't been trap shooting in 10 years, and he still won't let me "borrow" that gun. :) There's just something about a model 12...
 
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