One of my daughters, whose husband is a avid hunter, has taken to the outdoor life actively during their dating years, and marriage now two years ago. This past weekend, I was visiting and discussing how I could help them with finishing off their basement; and she asked about some of my dad's guns.....she wanted something to remember her grandpa by. Touched my heart. We agreed upon the shotgun that my grandpa gave to my dad for his high school graduation back in the 50's; a 12 gauge Winchester pump. That will be proudly displayed next to the fireplace in the newly finished basement with the duck decoys, pheasant mounts, etc. The Winchester is very operational; but I haven't shot it in years; it's been regulated to the back of the safe in favor of the Brownings. Still; a family heirloom and a nice thing to remember Dad by.
My treasured Brownings; all eight of them; will be passed along the same way when I'm done with them.