Back when I got old enough to go hunting, my Grandpa loaned me his rifle. He actually killed a lot of deer and two bear with it. Next time you see me, we will sit down and I will tell you about some of his exciting hunts. That rifle was a Marlin and it was chambered in the 25-35 Winchester cartridge. The 25-35 and the 30-30 were the first two smokeless cartridges developed in the U.S. just for hunting. This rifle had a long, long octagon barrel and held shells in a long tube. I actually got to miss a deer with that rifle. (It is more fun missing them, that way you get to continue hunting and don't have to dress the animal.) Although I do love venison.
He only had a couple of shells in the box he gave me so I went to the gun store to purchase more. The guy said that would be eight dollars. That didn't sound too bad so I said to give me a box. He said he didn't have a full box and that the price was eight dollars per cartridge!! He did have 25-36 cartridges and according to the salesperson, the cartridges he had could be fired in either. He said the casing would stretch slightly to fit the chamber when it was fired so save the casings and then get them reloaded. I only fired it that one time, so didn't have enough empty cases to justify buying reloading dies. Anyway, I gave it back to my Grandpa and I have no idea where it is now. I bet it would be considered an antique now. It actually was back when I was teenager.
Sorry I am a little late posting this but I had a doctor's appointment this morning and didn't get it quite done in time to post before I had to leave the house. I have to fast starting tonight and go in for a blood test tomorrow morning. Mainly, I want to check to see if I need any extra Armor thyroid medication. I am only taking a 30 mg pill once a day. I may be a little late tomorrow, also. I will try to get in there early so I can come home and EAT!! I do not like to skip meals. Now, I hope most of you can stay away from doctors as long as possible and have a great day, you hear?