Thanks to everyone who helped with this special one....but special thanks to David(airarmsdavid), Dave(Kingplinker), UKNeil, Antonio(Ginb), Elmer thud and all the lads and lasses at Kibworth.
This one really did make all the hard work worth while.
To everyone concerned in this you should all be very proud of yourselves. you are the real Santa Claus for this young lad.
This should be sent to The Independent
Shame them into making a comment
Well done to all involved.
Well done to all concerned, Excellent ..
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I'm new to these boards. And I have to say that those pictures have got me all emotional and brought a bit of a tear to my eye.
Not that I will openly admit it in public being as I am a big 6 ft 3 meathead of a bloke.
Thats absolutley brilliant work and in the future I would like to do what I can to bring smiles like that to someones face.
Fantastic stuff. This is what a community of enthusiasts can really achieve
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I was there (there's just a hint of one of my ears in one of the pics) and it was all I could do to keep a stiff upper lip. I'd had the privilege of chatting to Saul before the presentation - and we'd been talking about the Ginb stock on my own rifle. He told me that he'd like one like that one day When he got one of his own... well, you can imagine
He did it proud too by putting in the top Junior score of the day - with a 53 that shamed many of the "grown-up" scores. That's what this thing is all about. ChrisC and Dave Kingplinker deserve a hearty round of applause from us all for coming up with the scheme in the first place. Let's do all we can, when and where we can, to keep it going.
Cheers Paul....you weren't the only one, i had something in my eye also
I know that Paul wouldn't want this ...but tough .....after seeing Sauls response(and the fact that his new rifle shot like a dream)...he donated his HW97K to the fund. All the lads in the NEFTA area will know just how much work has gone into both the action and the stock of that rifle.
Anyone interested...then please have a look in the sales section....but beware, although it is "girly" cal , its a real mans gun ...16lbs, but superbly balanced, not for dragging round hunting, but for HFT/FT
Fabricatum diem, pvnc!
Excellent result though, the pics are always a good idea, the joy you can see in his face and all the other kids who have benefited from this is well worth seeing.
Oh waily waily waily!