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June 4, 2021 - 10:48 am
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How many WACA members out there are under age of 50 ? A previous thread about why members collect struck me that most respondents are from the 1950’s and 1960’s

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I would guess from the ‘40’s and ‘50’s versus the ‘60’s. 

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I would guess from the ‘40’s and ‘50’s versus the ‘60’s.   

Your guess would be accurate with regard to me 😉

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Well, I’m 49 and barely made the cut, but only six months to go…

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Just turned 40 in Feb.  Cool

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Don and Manuel –

It’s heartening to hear we have young’uns around here 🙂

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I suspect I’m on the young side of the median age, I’m 61. Good to see some young blood getting into the game. Bring your friends!

 

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Don and Manuel –

It’s heartening to hear we have young’uns around here 🙂  

Thanks Steve.  I’m glad to be here.  My dad is a lifelong Winchester collector and I blame him for this obsession.  He turns 87 next week and we go to every gun show that comes our way.  I don’t share the same appeal for black plastic like the younger generations.  Every old Winchester is a hand-crafted work of art and the thrill of the hunt for the next one is like a drug that won’t let me go. Winchesters are my drug of choice…

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Like Mike, I am a 1960 vintage Winchester collector, and I will be 61 years old on the 12th of August. I suspect that we have several other members here who were born in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Like Mike, I am a 1960 vintage Winchester collector, and I will be 61 years old on the 12th of August. I suspect that we have several other members here who were born in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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Yup Embarassed  

I knew you were one of them… Chris Hartman is another.

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I’m 1960 as well!! (6/27). 

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I’m 1960 as well!! (6/27).   

It appears that we are leading the packCool

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steve004 said
Don and Manuel –

It’s heartening to hear we have young’uns around here 🙂  

Hahah, young yes.  Old soul at heart though.  My wife laughs at me because most of my “friends” that i’ve met through collecting are nearly twice my age.  I tell her they tell the best stories!

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Add another 1960 vintage, I’ll be 61 on the 21st of August.

My Jr. who just turned 36 is up to about a dozen old Winchesters, really glad he found an interest in them……..

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I’m 63.

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4 score & 2 more (Abe Lincoln style) otherwise 82. Don

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I’ll be 64 in less than a month. I used to be alot younger.Wink I got my fist Winchester when I was nine. I still have it.

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I bought my first Winchester (1894 rifle .38-55) in 1963 when I was 19………lemme see…… that makes me…….77.

Still have the gun BTW

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Thought I would add, bought my 86 45-70 for $75 the year after I got married, 1958. I  still have it and still the same wife. Don

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