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    Elk hunting with Lee Marvin

    Found some more unpublished photos from the hunt.
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    Elk hunting with Lee Marvin

    I lowered the Browning custom model and turned the Redfield variable back down to four-power. My dad told me that Browning made him that rifle just for this hunt. In 1963 most people had fixed power scopes and the Redfield Variable 3-9 was new and cost $100.00, about 2 times as much as a fixed power. How it is specifically mentioned in the article goes along with my dad's version of what really happened, imo.
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    Savage model 24 sold.

    I have the same gun in 30/30 over 12ga and several older ones 22 over 410 and 22mag over 20. I'd love this one but have too much going on right now to break away and get it.
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    Elk hunting with Lee Marvin

    Muledeer, ask your friend if he still has that 30-06. My dad told me it has a white streak on the stock where a horse rubbed against an aspen tree. The white dust was pushed into the grain. Another part to the story, that is kind of mentioned in the story, is it was a elk and mule deer hunt in early fall. My dad told me they were hunting during deer season, elk wasn't open. Lee's schedule didn't work for the elk season. The guides were a game warden and a sheriff's deputy. There was a Sony camera crew there to get the story. The whole "let the biggest one live" was a marketing ploy. They wanted to get hunters into the area. And the one he shot had just shot his load in a cow, he waited until he finished, was the gentleman thing to do. My granddad was told what booze to have on hand for Lee, but when Lee found out my grandpa didn't drink, he put it all away and didn't drink on the ranch. He did smoke some big cigars, the one that my dad put a cigar load into, got a big laugh around the fire. My granddad was in the army and was in the Battle of the Bulge, Lee Marvin was a Marine and was wounded in the Pacific. They had fun swapping military tales at night. This is all per my dad, who from that time on, was a huge Lee Marvin fan. He raised me watching all his movies.
  5. Lee Marvin went on a guided elk hunt back in 1963 on my grandfather's ranch in South Western Colorado. Here is a picture of him and my dad and granddad and the elk that he shot. There is an article, supposedly written by Lee Marvin in Gun World Magazine May of 9164. My grandfather is right behind Lee and my dad, 18 at the time, is sporting the tactical plaid shirt and glasses. Just lost my dad last week, but photos like these keep him alive. https://culturepulp.typepad.com/culturepulp/2008/08/elk-hunting-with-lee-marvin.html
  6. I think he is a real seller. People pay huge cash for the craziest stuff. Scarcity drives people to pay way over retail. Go to a Az Elk dinner and see what is auctioned off.
  7. I wish someone would have steered me away from custom/collectable knives. Dawson knives take up a big part of my knife section in my safe. Too pretty to use.
  8. Collectors are crazy. No matter what it is. You either get it or you don't. IE Pre-64 Winchester, Colt Pythons, registered M16s and MP5s....... That being said, not a great first post, especially if he isn't local.
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    Weimaraner for sale!

    I dont have a dog in this fight, but did we ever see a picture, find out which kennel she is out of or why she is up for sale? It might help the sale
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    Kriss Vector 45 ACP

    So this has a fixed 16in barrel, right? What is involved in shortening the barrel? Besides doing the forms.
  11. what do you consider a long range scope? At what price level are you looking?
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    that is a great deal for an awesome head. If I didnt already have 6 of them, I'd be all over it. It should go quickly
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    Old Guns and Collectibles

    Did you get the stamp for the SBR Mauser? It is no longer a pistol once you attach a stock.
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    Delete sold

    Putting on craigslist today. Last bump