My father bought me a new H&R Topper 12 ga. single as my first gun when I was 10. That was about three years before I received my grandfather's H&R.I have and use that same single shot, probably not quite as old as yours Scott. It belonged to my uncle once upon a time, His theory was if you can't hit what you want with one shot, you shouldn't be out there! times have changed!
My first was a Savage Stevens 311A side by side, which I still own and use also. I got one of them modern pump guns when I was in my 20's! Ithaca model 37 Featherlight, I prefer the oldies myselfMy father bought me a new H&R Topper 12 ga. single as my first gun when I was 10. That was about three years before I received my grandfather's H&R.
You should see some of these 46er. Most are in mint condition with crisp, raised municipal seals.My 2017 fishing license didn't cost me anything But a trout permit is $40
That license is in fantastic condition. If you decide to connect with F&W, give them a copy; don't ever get rid of that one.
He was on my father's side Bob. The surname Ivins is apparently Welsh. I was not linked to him by blood since my father's father died at a young age when my father was only 7. My grandmother remarried later. My blood grandfather was German. My mother's side of the family was 110% Irish. I traced her mother's and father's side of the family back to Ireland fairly easily with Ancestry.comThis grandfather was on your mother's side, right Scott? What was his nationality? I'm guessing English or Irish.