Hi BOC! What is the most meaningful or favorite gift you received for Christmas this year? Mine is my paternal grandfather's l'il Remington rifle. It's a single shot .22, rolling block action, patent date July 22, 1902. Has a standard v-notch sight, but also a peep sight. I'm sure it might be mistaken for a toy by some folks - small and lightweight. It's a varmint gun :big_smile:. Even I could carry this one around all day, although it will probably be adorning one of my walls instead :wink:. Here's the story behind the gun as related to me by my father. Thank you Dad for such a special present. My grandfather was born in 1902, the son of a farmer. I'm not sure what all he grew, but I know tobacco was one of the crops. One year when grandaddy was a young boy, he went with his uncle to a nearby town market to sell some tobacco. While they were there, his uncle bought him the aforementioned rifle. It cost $12. They also bought a whole stalk of bananas, which my grandad proceeded to eat WAY too many of on the way back and made himself quite sick. When they arrived home, his father wasn't all that happy. He confiscated the rifle.....we're not sure if he was angry about the banana barfing or because he thought his son was too young for the gun oooh:. From then on it was known as my great-grandfather's gun, and grandaddy never got it back. The rifle ended up in the possession of my great aunt at some point, somehow. When my grandad died in 1975, Aunt Annie decided to return it to it's "rightful" owner and passed it down to MY dad; and now it's been passed on to me. I will treasure it always. Although that isn't the most exciting story I've ever heard, as some of you know my dad has Alzheimer's disease. So today, even more meaningful to me than the gift itself is the fact that Dad can still remember that tale and was able to tell it.