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Re: William M and native american link & grandpa's gun
Posted by: Bill Whitmire (ID *****2973) Date: February 24, 2010 at 17:38:12
In Reply to: Re: William M and native american link by Mitch Whitmire of 1132

I'd bet that that brother sewing his wild oats was my grandfather. (Jesse)No, I guess Henry's brother would have been gggrandpa William but wasn't William 7 years the older? Also, Grandpa Jesse's gun was handed down to me. I'm the only grandson with a son to hand it on to as far as I know. It is an old single shot 22. I've always been told that the spring in the hammer is weak so it misfires sometimes. Everytime my dad would get the gun out and show when I was kid he would tell me about how my grandpa would wrap a jar rubber around the hammer to make sure it would shoot. I's kind sorry to say, the stock was broken. This always bothered my dad. Before he died, he took it and had it fixed. I think any monetary value the gun might have had in its original condition probably meant a lot less to my dad than its sentimental value. He was only two when his dad was shot so he had no memory of him. I guess that made the gun all the more important to it. I've already told my son it is his but I thinks he thinks it is safer here with me. I don't know if he had the hammer fixed but I'll bet it has not been shot since grandpa Jesse died. Look forward to showing it to you. Maybe we'll take it out to Ward cemetery end fire it. A one-gun salute to the Cherokee Nation.

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