my second gun was a Remington 522 Speedmaster.
just had it out over Christmas with my daughter, plinking in the backyard
522 Speedmaster was my first. Wish it was still around.
... And San Rafael Blue, I didn’t even need to check your location when I read about a waiting period for a long gun. What, is it still like half a month not counting weekends and the first and last days of the ‘DROS’ period over there?
When I lived in CA, me and my pals went through an ‘assault rifle’ buying craze in the mid-80s and the law was cash and carry on long guns then. Man, every other payday we were down at B&B Wholesale getting whatever was on special that week — back when a lot of these vintage classics were selling for $450 at most. It was just filthy gun perversion we were in the grips of, let me assure you. We were three guys that lived in an apartment that looked like a safe house for Black September.
If those days were today and someone saw what we had casually laying around, we’d certainly be at the top of California breaking news with helicopters flying around and “SWAT confiscates huge SoCal arsenal... DA expects to file charges when she, um, figures out what crime this is, because if this ain’t a crime, comrades, it oughtta be”.