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Interesting find

My Dad got a call from the fiance of a girl that my mom had babysat since she was 6 weeks old, oh, maybe 27 years ago.  Anyway, he found something in the rafters of the basement in a house they recently bought.  He didn't want to touch it because it was a gun..... lol

Dad stopped by, took it out, and this is what he found.  I guess it's a Savage 1922 rifle, .22 caliber.  He said it was pretty rusty and pitted, but he has put some elbow grease into it, and the firing pin, bolt, everything now works.  So good, he thinks he may give it a shot at the range.  It's still got patches of junk on the outside, but he's continuing to work at those.  If it shoots, he may have it sanded down, have the barrell reblued, etc.  Neat little gun.

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Nice looking old gun! Love

Nice looking old gun! Love the sights too, well did when my eye's were better! Does the clip still work?

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Not sure, but I believe so. 

Not sure, but I believe so.  The only thing he said was that there was some screw missing from part of it, but it might have been more cosmetic rather than functional.  I haven't talked to him in a few days, so not sure if he shot it or not yet.

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And to think that all I have

And to think that all I have managed to find crawling around in old attics and crawl spaces have been rats, squirrels, and what ever they have left behind. Great find.

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Cool! I hope he can get it

Cool! I hope he can get it workign and it still shoots well.

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