very nice.....too nice to leave in a pickup. Surely you can find something more expendable than that.....would hate to see you lose it. a piece of history and alot of fun to shoot.Because everyone has a truck gun I figured I should get one.
Hate leaving an AR in the WalMart parking lot.
So I dug out my trusty carbine I bought in 1965 and decided to use it.
It is an early Universal made from GI parts with knock off sling and pouch.
Runs great .
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Well, nothing is like the 70's, even in rural parts of the country. Growing up in small town rural Iowa, every farmer's pick up truck had a gun rack in the back window with a 12 gauge and rifle. Rifle usually a 30-30 or my dad's favorite, a 30.06. It was common and in plain sight. I never heard of anyone getting their guns stolen either.Way back when you didn't have to worry so much about people stealing your stuff and I lived in a smaller East Texas town, it was not unusual for me to have my lever action 30-30 and side-by-side shotgun on full display on a rack in the back window of my truck. Didn't keep them there full time and not for protection but I hunted a lot back then, and I mean a lot, so quite often they stayed in the truck from November through January. These days, in Houston, I would not keep a long gun in my truck anywhere. The way my truck is there is no way to really hide it and even if I could hide the gun it would not be safe from general theft. I ain't in East Texas in the 70's anymore.
If you happen to have a real nice 4x4 with off road tires and a little ground clearance as I do, you might walk out from Wal-Mart or wherever and find the whole truck gone and turned into a mule for hauling illegals across the border. That happened to a friend of mine a few years back.