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Old January 24th, 2020, 12:53 PM   #1
 
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Lost another gun but gained a knife

That makes gun number 22 my Niece has confiscated from me in the last 4 years. She took to the single action guns when she was 17 and has enjoyed supervised shooting up until of late. She has turned 21 and can now officially own her own guns and shoot as she pleases. Back years ago I thought I had to rescue as many large frame Vaqueros as I could find. Then I went on to out of production Vaqueros and single sixes. She talked my older Brother out of one of his guns safes he out grew and he purchased her some reloading dies to go along with his reloading equipment. Her philosophy is I have way to many six shooters and no one to really leave them to, which is true. Her Dad and older Brother are not nor ever have been gun people so I guess me and my old Brother have pulled her into the life style. I know when she is home from school she loves to go shoot her 45s when ever she can.

The latest she took a liking to was one of my New Vaqueros CC&B 7.5, she said I didn't need 2. I could pose the one CC&B I had left with with the other 7.5s or with the 5.5 and 4& 5/8 models.

She surprised me with a hammered steel stag handle knife for a fill in for the missing gun.





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Such a deal! I have some very nice knives I would trade for guns …. or do I have to be your daughter?
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Great story. Keep spreading the love.
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Beautiful knife! Of course the lovely grips on your Vaqueros are incredible. Your niece sounds like a very smart and persuasive young woman.
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I might add, just the other weekend I asked her. What if you meet up someday with some young man that isn't into six shooters, then what?

She looked over at me at me and said. "Uncle Jimmy "I can't even believe you would even ask me a question like that.....

Well there you go, what will it be like 50 years from now to own Ruger single action six shooter....
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The knife is fine specimen and I love the stag handle. Glad you brought your niece into the fold. She sounds like my cunning granddaughter and a good person. By the way the stag handle fits right in with those Revolvers!
*A half century from now owning a Ruger single action six shooter will still be a honor and privilege for any Sturm Ruger fan. Hopefully these new generations will continue the love.
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Wow. Eye popping collection you got there. Seems like they would be in good hands if left to her. We all have that special uncle we favor the most.
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Some neat sixguns and a very interesting young lady you have in you life. I quite enjoyed reading your story. Very cool!!!
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Something tells me she also obtained some of your nice grips over the years.
It’s nice to be a uncle sometimes, I have a nephew that I keep giving things to as I get older. Including some nice revolvers.
You have done good!
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