My Granddad owned a hardware store, gave this M74 to my Dad for his 13th birthday in 1948. My cousin taught him to shoot out on the family farm. I’ve had the M74 for about ten years now, will be passed down to my son eventually. A picture of the store in 1954 (with the circus passing by); my Granddad had passed away by then, but the store remained in business for a few more years. The rifle with two boxes of 1948 vintage 22LR ammo.-Bruce B.