My father bought a 12 ga Rem 1100 modified choke shotgun 50 years ago.
I own a number of them now. I got one at a gun show in January 2013 for $120. Others said there were no deals at that gun show, but don't just find deals, I make deals happen.
The catch was that it did not work. Rust and dirt. I took it apart, cleaned and oiled it, and now it works. It was made in May of 1963, which is a couple months older than my father's.
I have one from Dec 1979, that has much nicer wood, like Flea21's 1100.
As the great senator Phil Gramm often said about his buying old shotguns, "I own more shotguns than I need, but not as many as I want."
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?