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Old April 18, 2013, 12:15 AM   #51
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Ruger 10/22 I got for Christmas when I was 11.
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:14 AM   #52
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Taurus 85, about 20 years ago ... still have it, it still works perfectly.
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Old April 18, 2013, 12:11 PM   #53
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Single shot 20 gage I got when I was 12, 42 years ago.
I had to stop using it because it became unsafe. It would go off if dropped on it's butt.
I can't remember the brand. I think it might still be stored in my mothers garage but I'm not sure.
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Old April 18, 2013, 04:03 PM   #54
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Marlin Model 81 rifle back in 1982. My 14th birthday. I still own it.
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Old April 18, 2013, 04:15 PM   #55
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What was your first gun?

Red Ryder (wore that sucker out) then Ithaca 20 ga. My dad had matching 12 ga when we went hunting.
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Old April 18, 2013, 05:04 PM   #56
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Bought a Mossberg .410 single shot bolt action when I was 12 years old. It cost me $29.00 of my paper-route earnings!
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Old April 18, 2013, 05:16 PM   #57
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My first gun was a Crossman 177. It was a 10 pump .177 cal BB/pellet gun. My first "real" gun was an Iver Johnson single shot 20 gauge. It's downstairs in my safe. I'll post pics later.
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Old April 19, 2013, 01:35 AM   #58
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My Ruger .357 Security Six with the 7 inch barrel. Ya'll talked me out of selling it! (much appreciated!)
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Old April 19, 2013, 06:50 AM   #59
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What was your first gun?

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Originally Posted by justplainpossum View Post
My Ruger .357 Security Six with the 7 inch barrel. Ya'll talked me out of selling it! (much appreciated!)
Haven't seen one with 7" barrel. Can you post a pic?
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Old April 19, 2013, 07:13 AM   #60
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My first gun was a Crosman pump pellet rifle that my dad had as a kid. In 1985 I bought a new Browning Buckmark .22 pistol that I still have, and shoot.
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Old April 19, 2013, 10:34 AM   #61
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I am not even sure who makes it. But it's a single shot bolt action .22LR and I still have it.
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Old April 19, 2013, 12:36 PM   #62
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But it's a single shot bolt action .22LR and I still have it.
Lucky you. I learned to shoot with one of those (from Sears and Roebuck) when I was 9. Then somebody broke into our cabin, and it was stolen.
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Old April 19, 2013, 12:54 PM   #63
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When I was 17, in the summer of '72, my uncle Sam loaned me an M16

When I was 17, in the summer of '72, my uncle Sam loaned me an M16 . He only let me use it for about 7 weeks but it changed my life.
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Old April 19, 2013, 02:51 PM   #64
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Woops! I meant six inch barrel; sorry, Gary! Guess that's why I shouldn't post when I'm sleepy...
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Old April 19, 2013, 03:45 PM   #65
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Lucky you. I learned to shoot with one of those (from Sears and Roebuck) when I was 9. Then somebody broke into our cabin, and it was stolen.
I'll tell you a funny.
My niece from Korea came to live with us awhile and get some school in here in Arizona. I wished she could have stayed longer, but the school folded and we couldn't find another that would work so she had to go home.

But while she was here, I got that girl out to the range so she could do something almost no other Korean girls ever get to do. Shoot a real gun.

Of course I figured that my old .22 was good enough for me, it would be good enough for her. Wrong, we tried, she tried, but it was so slow going shooting one round, pulling back the bolt, trying to get another skinney little .22lr round into the breach, chambering, aiming, shooting again. She could only get one or two shots off before they would call cease fire again to go check targets.

A couple of tries and I pulled that old dog off the line and brought out my AR-15 and she was ear to ear grinning and having a blast in no time. My old first gun is just my old first gun, but it isn't the best thing to learn on any more.
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Old April 19, 2013, 04:38 PM   #66
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A Marlin lever action carbine in .30-30. My bother and I owned it together. He was never "into" shooting as much as I was and wasn't especially good at it. One fine day he sold the Marlin for a fraction of what it was worth, without asking me. To add insult to injury, he never gave me my half of the money. In fact, he didn't even tell me he had sold it until the day I couldn't find it and asked him if he knew where it was.

"Oh, yeah ... I sold it."
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Old April 19, 2013, 04:58 PM   #67
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Savage 99 .250 Savage

I had BB guns, then air rifles & dad had a pump .22 which I loved but it was the family gun. What I consider my "first-gun" was my deer rifle. It was handed down to me from my brother. It was a used Savage 99 take-down .250-3000 that dad had bought from a friend. It had a Williams peep sight & I shot 100gr silvertips out of it. Killed my first deer with it & many more there after. It was a real tragedy when that rifle was stolen years later.

I've looked at gun shows just to hold one again, but they are scarcer than hen's teeth!

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Old April 19, 2013, 06:17 PM   #68
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Grandfather gave me his Webley MkVI when I was 5 and that was the first firearm I ever owned or shot. Still have it to this day and, would rush into a fire to save it if I had to.
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Old April 19, 2013, 10:15 PM   #69
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My dad had a 22 pump action that he taught me to shoot with and when I was about 7 or 8 he bought a Marlin 22 39a that became mine. I loved that rifle. It got stolen from my dad's, along with some others, when I was away in the Navy.

Just thinking about it makes me want to replace it.
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Old April 19, 2013, 11:33 PM   #70
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Savage Model 3 .22Short - .22 Long - .22 LR

Got it from my grandfather in 1951. Still have it.
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Old April 20, 2013, 04:30 AM   #71
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JC Higgins single shot bolt action 22 from Sears & Roebucks
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Old April 22, 2013, 01:05 PM   #72
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I keep forgetting to dig out my .22 Single Shot Bolt gun to see who made it.

One sort of distinct feature is the safety which is the knob type on the end of the bolt. It has three lugs and one is painted red.

Anyone have an idea what it might be? I need to check it out, but I only think about it when I am checking this forum and I do that at lunch at work.


EDIT: Searching I think I found it. I looks like it might be a Remington 514. My father also got me a Remington 700 in .243 for my first deer rifle.
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Old April 23, 2013, 12:51 PM   #73
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remington 521t

bought a Remington 521t (.22 target) sometime in the late 50s. it is still going strong.
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Old April 24, 2013, 11:45 AM   #74
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My first gun was a Sears & Roebuck 12 gauge pump my dad gave me when I was 15. I took a bunch of ducks, geese and pheasants with that gun.

My younger brother lost it for me while I was in the service ca. 1977.

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Old April 24, 2013, 11:56 AM   #75
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Like so many others, a Crossman BB gun. That was followed up with a Kmart 16ga single shot.
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