My New Toy
February 27, 2012 3 Comments
This weekend was the big gun show in Louisville. There were probably 1,000 tables set up which means probably close to 500,00 guns available for purchase. My mission this year was to sell a Ruger Single-Six .22 that I inherited from my dad. The sell was intended to give me the money for a new deer rifle which I desperately needed.
The sale took about 2 hours of slowly walking past booths and hoping for a bite. Finally a dealer made an offer and we agreed on a price. With a pocket full of cash I made my way back to the booth where I had spotted the gun I wanted. My hope had been to find an H&R Handi-Rifle in .243. I’m a big fan of the simplicity of the design and it is more than enough power for Kentucky deer hunting. I was surprised to not see a single H&R anywhere and was feeling discouraged earlier in the day. Then I found a booth that was carrying a bunch of Rossi single-shot rifles that are clearly based on the H&R design.
I scored a new rifle chambered in .243 for a very good price. Three booths later and I had a scope. I’m pretty excited to get this bad boy out to the range.