Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today it's my Grandfathers .22 Springfield Rifle.
He bought this rifle when he turned 8 for five dollars... brand new! He was also driving a model T Truck in Cattle Drives when he was 10, so it was a different time back then.
It's probably shot hundreds of thousands of rounds. He used it to hunt for squirrel and rabbits as he grew up poor in the Ozarks of Missouri.
He gave this to me when I was around 16. It's always been very special to me.
It's a Springfield Model 53-B
It's all metal and wood. Just like an old hunting rifle should be.
Single shot Bolt Action. Shoots all .22's. Short and Long.
He carved his initials in it so everyone knew it was his. I love this feature.
Shoots a little to the right....
Inside the bolt... It's very clean. It's just been extremely well loved.
And the one screw that holds it all together... Having a piece of anything from a grandparent is very special and a wonderful thing to own. I'll someday give this to my son and he'll give it to his. An old .22 is a great little rifle to have just to plink around with and if you're okay with guns, it's a for sure a vintage gear for guy thing!
Posted by Pooh Bang at 9:00 PM