He’ll Never Sell It
Vintage Winchester .410 Bore Shotgun
My Uncle Bill taught me to shoot and hunt, and he bought me my first rifle, a Remington 700. He’s the reason I still spend so much time afield. Sadly, he passed a few years back and left me some guns, one of which is this old Winchester .410 bore takedown pump shotgun. It was dirty and needed a new ejector. I quickly remedied both problems, and it’s a fine shooter now. I’ve made it a tradition to hunt squirrels alone every January and think about my memories of Uncle Bill. While waiting for the sun to come up and the squirrels to start rustling, I remember shooting my own rifle for the first time on the hood of his “two-tone truck.” The two tones were, of course, blue and rust! I get at least one meal a year thanks to that old Winchester .410, and this year I hope to also bag a gobbler with it. I found out it’s worth a decent bit of money, but I’d NEVER sell it or bury it in the gun safe. My uncle would want it in the woods, doing what it was meant to do. I have a daughter who is two and a half now. In a few years, I think I’ll break tradition and hunt squirrels with a partner. I’ll certainly tell her stories about Uncle Bill when we go!
– Willie H. Featured Customer