For me it was my good hunting and shooting buddy back in the 70's. He had a Browning auto 5 for hunting foul, I had an 870. He had a Medalist for 22 for target competition and I had Ruger Mark IV. He had an auto Browning deer rifle in 30-06 and I had a Savage 308 bolt action. He always out did me no matter what we shot. It was then I promised myself I would one day have a Browning of my own! Promise fulfilled! I have an 1885 single shot in 45-70 that I will cherish until the day I can give it to my grandson to be passed on for generations ahead! I chose the 1885 because my grandpa had a Winchester 45-70 that we shot together when I was a teenager.