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Unexpected message and blessing

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Yesterday I was working on a Remington model 141 I`ve had for many years. Have learned that you never know what can be found under old buttplates. Old hunting licenses,names of prior owners and once a hundred dollar bill have been there in the past. This time it was something special. It was a "Blessing" from a man named George placed there 73 years ago. The writing on the back of the printed message is faded but could make out that he was from Stephen,Minn and the rifle was bought in 1949. Always good to have some history on a firearm and wish I could have known George. I bet he was a fine man.
Happy Independence Day to all and blessings to Our Country.

Joe
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With seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."

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That's just SOOOOOOO cool!!!!
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A very neat find under a buttplate. It sounds very Minnesotan, too.

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That is very cool

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I had a similar surprise under the buttplate of a Winchester 07 SLR that I bought


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Wow that is so cool!
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Really one from the past...110 years. Really something to see the flair that people had with their handwriting.Afraid it won't be long and it will be a lost art with folks like us the only ones that can decipher it. Neat find. Ya never know.
Joe
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With seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."

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