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Well Friday on the way home from my sugery consolt at JC VA hospital, we got out of there by noon. The snow had not started to fall yet so we stopped in at the gunsmith in Hillsborow.

Awhile ago as my wife was helping me clean my gun after its spontanious fall in the watter duck hunting. We had the barel removed and I was holding the action open and she was wipping the inside of the action area. We dint want to remove the triger asemble since we had the special pin instald that allows me to use the tatical system and I dint want to risk breaking that pin.
Well the gun swtisted in my leg grip and my hand fell off the part to keep the bolt back and the action went forward with no barel in place and it went to fare. It ripped the part out of the gun that releases a shell from the magazine tub. (gun smith says no problem in re pinning it in plase) We got it asembeld back but the gun was slower in working since it had a moving part in it that was not suposto be pressing against the bolt asemble part.

The gun smith is also going to fix the bottom screw that wont hold to the wood on the recoil pad. Or prolly beter said the wood gave way and screw wont hold now so recoil pad is getting losser and losser.

The gun smith would of charged me 55.00 for that but said he charges 65.00 for a detaild cleaning and fixxing and both problems i have would be coverd by that. So do I want him to strip the gun down and check all parts and give it a good cleaning for 10.00 more? I said yes as long as you think you can have it done for my disabeld hunt on Feb 28th. He said it will be ready in 10 days.


As you all know i like to talk, exspecially about guns. As the gun smith and I was talking a few customers came in and apon seeing my shotgun lay on the counter emediatly asked the gun smith is this one for sale? He said no its a customers gun. Both customers said that is the best looking shotgun I have seen what is it? Gun smith said its a very well caird for Remington 11-87 Premier gold pin 12ga shotgun. Baught in 1995. The 2 customers said can you call the owner and see if he will sell it? The gun smith looks at me and says you can talk to him rt now. Both men instantly start a mini bid sesion on it. Befor I coudl say sorry its not for sale, I was offerd 1600.00 for it. I said sorry I cant sell the gun. Both of them reach into there wallets and count there monies and collectivly say how about for 2300.00? Terns out they are good freinds and would take terns ussing it. I once again had to say sorry its not for sale.

In all honesty it felt good knowing I ownd a gun that some one other then a theife coveted.


I baught the gun in 1995 after serviving the collen cancer is 1994. Had i known how good of a shotgun it was going to be I would of baught a few more. At the time it cost me after tax over 900.00 but I had 8 months of VA checks not spent since I was in the hopital for 8 months. I baught a fishing pole and a car with the remaning monies after I payed for 2 years worth or rent where I was staying( a rented room ) The pole got stolen the car eventually broke down.


In all those years the gun never gave me any troubels. Only reason it is visiting the gun smith is due to my mistake. Considerring I use the gun for everything from hunting ducks and geese, rabits, pheasents, quail, dove, turkeys, cayoties, squirel and racons. It also stands in its place as a home defence gun, and has seen its fare share of time at the range. It has held up good.

For its sturdiness and its sentimental value I count see selling it. Even if I could see my way to selling it my boys wount have it to inherit eventually.



The surgery consolt was a sucess. It took 10 months to get the apointment once I asked my Primary doc again for a consult to see about the growing tumers. The surgery team desided that on March 8th they will remove the tumer on my left arm and rt leg and on back of my neck. So I wont have ot deal with the pain those 3 are causing much longer. The tummer growing in my jaw bone they are going to have to refer to ears nose and throught clinic. The last tummer that I had that took up shop in my bone, they had to remove the bone it self and give me a cadavers bone in its stead. I wonder who tehy going to do that with my jaw bone thouhg? It promisses to be interesting learning about that once i get to talk to the specialists about it.
 

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LB, always good to read from you here. Glad you're getting your shotgun fixed back up and hope the surgery goes well for you. Keep the faith and keep on typing.
 

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Good luck on both ventures.

BTH
 
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