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    A friend gave me a gift this morning

    My son-in-law's Dad is in his mid 80s and neither he or his wife are in good health. I live a mile and a half from him (his kids 60+ miles away) and when he needs something done, he calls me to help him. He called me this morning to help his wife with her new Cpap machine and when we were finished, he called me to his office and said he wanted to give me something to remember him by. He gave me a Ruger Single Six he bought around 1993 along with a very nice cowboy holster (the serial number of 262-12674 indicates it was made in 1990). It was complete with the mag cylinder, box and paperwork. He said less than a box of ammo had been shot with it. I am 71 and I think he knows that our 17 year old grandson will get it after I am gone. I tried to buy it in 2013 before I bought a Rough Rider but he wouldn't consider selling it to me but he knew I wanted it.

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    Nice gift. Sounds more like family that a friend.


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    Well the gun is nice and all but WOW what a neighbor to be "on call" for an older couple.

    A job well done, sir!
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    You're lucky. Most people have to take a firearm to the in-laws not get on as a gift. LOL
    So… time to put on some boots and walk the bushes looking for rabbits, snakes and such?

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    Heck of a nice gift! Looks brand new and accessories to boot.
    ​All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    My son-in-law's Dad is in his mid 80s and neither he or his wife are in good health. I live a mile and a half from him (his kids 60+ miles away) and when he needs something done, he calls me to help him. He called me this morning to help his wife with her new Cpap machine and when we were finished, he called me to his office and said he wanted to give me something to remember him by. He gave me a Ruger Single Six he bought around 1993 along with a very nice cowboy holster (the serial number of 262-12674 indicates it was made in 1990). It was complete with the mag cylinder, box and paperwork. He said less than a box of ammo had been shot with it. I am 71 and I think he knows that our 17 year old grandson will get it after I am gone. I tried to buy it in 2013 before I bought a Rough Rider but he wouldn't consider selling it to me but he knew I wanted it.
    The way Ruger made those Single Six's...if taken care of your grandson's grandson will enjoy it.

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    Like I said in the other thread, it speaks volumes about a man who is more than a friend. I am sure that you didn't need a remembrance of him, but it is a sweet gesture. Congrats on the gun and a wonderful friendship.
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    What a wonderful gift, you are blessed.
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    What a great situation all around! Your friend knew who to pass that gun on to! Congrats!
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    What a class act. Very nice. Can you take your grandson shooting, and bring him along?
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