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FAVORITE FIREARMS
Inexpensive Reliability
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rowing up with my grandparents,
guns were the norm. I
was taught at a very young age
by my grandfather how to properly
handle a firearm, and not just how to
effectively use them, but to service
them as well. There were no excuses
for irresponsible gun ownership.
The day I graduated from my
hunter's safety course, I was ecstatic.
My grandfather had something for
me after graduation, and it was my
first long gun-a rifle that would not
only become one of the most reliable
tools in my chest but also a part of
me. It was the Remington Model 788
bolt-action.
As inexpensive as it was, I called
it " Old Reliable " because you could
run it through mud, snow or rain,
and that gun would shoot straight
without hesitation. It's a bolt-action
with a bolt throw of just 60 degrees,
rear locking lugs and a birch stock.
I've since sanded it and refinished the
wooden stock, as well as coated the
barrel and the trigger mechanism.
I have numerous great memories
with that rifle, and there are many
scars on it from the long miles it was
carried through the woods-with
many more to come. My first deer was
put down with that Remington. All
the work I had put into learning to
confidently shoot accurately, prior to
heading to my first true hunt, paid
off; one shot, and it was down.
I hold this firearm close to my heart
for many reasons. Remington produced
the Model 788 from 1967 until 1983,
and despite its age, mine still shoots
true and is by far the most accurate
rifle I've owned. No dollar amount
could get me to part with this rifle.
-Jordan Harris
Nearly every shooter has a favorite firearm. If you would like to share the experience of owning yours with
other American Rifleman readers, or on americanrifleman.org, send a sharp color photograph of the gun,
accompanied by its story in fewer than 400 words, with your name, address and daytime telephone number
to: Favorite Firearms, American Rifleman, National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 220309400,
or email it to americanrifleman@nrahq.org. Photos and submissions cannot be returned and may be
edited for clarity and brevity.
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