John Wayne Commemorative Rifle & Memories of Grandfather

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  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    I was very bad today...but it was worth it. I was at Brightwater Ventures today and I picked up this Winchester John Wayne commemorative lever action carbine made in 1981. It wasn't cheap, but Nick made me a darn good deal on it. One of the few memories I have of my grandfather ever actually talking to me (instead of at me) when I was a kid is when he was talking to me about the John Wayne movies he would often watch on weekends at home. Because of that I just had to have this rifle. I have seen every movie engraved on the receiver at least three times each...usually with him.

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    :thumbup:
     
  3. ZigZagZeke

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    That price tag looks like it reads $250. Any discount off of that and I would have snapped it up too.
     
  4. PlayboyPenguin

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    I wish...
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

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    Nope, mounting it on the wall.
     
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  6. Don H

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    I have a spare wall if you don't have the room. :) Nice rifle!
     
  7. RicInOR

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    Nice gun David. My mom is a BIG JW fan, so I've seen all of the films through osmosis up through my college days.

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  9. TwinStick

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    Beautiful!
     
  10. semperfi68to70

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    Nice rifle and great memories. My grandfather was a bookie so my memories are a little different! phones.jpg

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  11. Steve M

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    That blemish is unfortunate, I don't think I could overlook it.


    Just kidding, looks awesome.
     
  12. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    Carbine not Rifle Playboy.

    Carbine

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    Rifle

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    The John Wayne was not offered in a rifle. Don't be afraid to shoot it I have a Buffalo Bill Rifle with upgraded sights that is a joy to shoot and as accurate as any hunting rifle. I have a Williams FP Peep sight on the receiver giving it a massive 31" sight radius.
     
  13. PlayboyPenguin

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    car·bine noun \ˈkär-ˌbēn, -ˌbīn\
    : a short, light rifle

    Suck on that! ;)
     

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