Category: Old Guns

Wood and Steel

There’s no question I’m getting more sentimental as I get older. This sentimentality manifests itself in different ways. For example, I love old houses. There is something about the craftsmanship that went into building many of the old houses, especially those built between 1880 and 1930. Those dates are somewhat arbitrary, but I believe that era was the peak of…

The Model 12

The last few posts have leaned political in nature, so I thought I would get back to a more pure gun story. One of the reasons I’m so passionate about guns is the memories and emotions I associate with them. Today, you’ll learn the story of another one in my collection, a Winchester Model 12 shotgun. History Originally known as…

The Model 99

As near as I can recall, the year was 1978. My parents had just split up and we moved back to the small town that I call home. I was 12, and had already been deer hunting with my dad for several years. Well, hunting is a stretch; I tagged along. But I loved it, and often didn’t sleep a wink…