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Old August 5, 2014, 08:51 AM   #26
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first gun

Remington modle 514 single shot .22. I got it for my 16th birthday in 1960.Mom said it cost 29 dollars and we were so poor she had to make payments on it,5 dollars a month haha.I had a gunsmith put a scope on it and I had it out to the range yesteday and shot 1 inch groups at 40 yards with Winchester Super-X and CCI MiniMags. hdbiker
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Old August 5, 2014, 09:29 AM   #27
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CVA .50 inline rifle. Bolt action, 209 primer.
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Old August 5, 2014, 10:53 AM   #28
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What was your first firearm?

Mine was an early 60s xmas gift: Mossberg 22 semiauto with a Western Field 4x scope. Loved that gun. Passed it down to my younger brother when I went to college and never saw it again after that. I think he sold it for beer money.
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Old August 5, 2014, 11:20 AM   #29
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my first gun given to me as a child was a Winchester break open single barrel shot gun, doesnt even have a serial number, probably dates from the 1930's

my first gun purchase was a M1911A1 .45 auto

I still own both guns
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Old August 5, 2014, 11:33 AM   #30
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My 14th birthday present, my very own Winchester .22
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Old August 5, 2014, 11:35 AM   #31
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My first "gun" was a Crossman BB gun when I was 7, 8, 9, I don't remember exactly. My first real firearm was a Ruger 10/22 circa 1994, which I still have.
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Old August 5, 2014, 11:46 AM   #32
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My first two firearms were a No. 1 Mk III* Lee-Enfield and a Berthier M1916 carbine that my dad shipped home from France in 1945. He was billeted in a chateau in France and discovered a whole room full of all kinds of weapons in a basement storeroom, probably a resistance cache.

He had a German POW trustee working for him who suggested that, if he wanted to send a couple home, he would make a box for him. My dad said "OK" and told the POW to pick a couple. Well naturally, the German didn't pick a nice 98k Mauser; He picked two "enemy" rifles.

Anyway, after the box was shipped home, my dad got a little worried about it and sent a letter to my uncle (his brother-in-law) to be real careful when opening it because of the possibility of a booby trap.

The sad part of it is that, at one time many years ago, I happened on the capture papers, and told my mother to hang on to them as I was in a transition move and not in a position at that time to take them. Sometime between then and their final move to AZ the papers were lost.

I still have both rifles.
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Old August 5, 2014, 12:12 PM   #33
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I started really late, I waited until the AWB ban talks and got an SKS out of panic. I honestly never really thought about getting a gun until the gubment told me they didn't want me to have one. it has turned out to be a really rewarding hobby and have the liberals to thank for it. who would of thought that would have backfired on them? atwo years later and I have a dozen guns.
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Old August 5, 2014, 12:21 PM   #34
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Remington modle 514 single shot .22. I got it for my 16th birthday in 1960.Mom said it cost 29 dollars and we were so poor she had to make payments on it,5 dollars a month haha.I had a gunsmith put a scope on it and I had it out to the range yesteday and shot 1 inch groups at 40 yards with Winchester Super-X and CCI MiniMags. hdbiker
I have one of those, an inheritance from a grandpa I never knew. It is a Tack Driver, I tell you, even with loose action screws I was hitting dandelions from 25 feet. I haven't shot it since I cleaned it and tightened down the action screws. They're wonderful rifles, Ni was rh in NJ find getting it re blued and putting a scope on it. Might even put some swivels in it so I can take it hunting easier.

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I started really late, I waited until the AWB ban talks and got an SKS out of panic. I honestly never really thought about getting a gun until the gubment told me they didn't want me to have one. it has turned out to be a really rewarding hobby and have the Anti-Second Ammendment Supporters to thank for it. who would of thought that would have backfired on them
SKS is a great rifle, what nation did yours belong to? Also, not all liberals support Anti-2A.
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Old August 5, 2014, 01:33 PM   #35
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I'm not sure of the model name but my first gun was a Mossberg bolt action 12 gauge. I still own it but it has only been fired a couple times in the last five years.
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Old August 5, 2014, 01:46 PM   #36
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A Winchester 189? pump in .22 Short.

A Winchester 189? pump in .22 Short only,,,
I bought it at a farm auction in the very early 60's,,,
The Magazine rod was missing so I got it cheap for $5.00.

It had a long octagonal barrel and was extremely accurate,,,
It was death from afar for rabbits, squirrels, and rats at the old dump.

Is this what you were referring to?


If so it was an Ithaca Model M49,,,
My cousin had one of these and it was a nice rifle,,,
I could always outshoot him with my Winchester but his was way cool.

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Old August 5, 2014, 01:50 PM   #37
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Actually my dad's was a Model 71 Saddle gun. It shoots well, but has a lot of failure to fires, I need to get it checked out by a gunsmith.
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Old August 5, 2014, 04:48 PM   #38
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Ruger P90. loved that gun
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Old August 5, 2014, 04:54 PM   #39
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My first firearm was a 20 gauge single shot with either Montgomery Wards or Sears (I don’t remember which) on the receiver. My parents bought it for me as a Christmas gift circa 1968. Like a dummy, I sold it to my brother for $20 and he sold it, so it’s long gone. Not that it’s worth anything other then sentimental.
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Old August 5, 2014, 04:55 PM   #40
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Remington 581 .22, bought new in 1980 when I was 13. I still have it, just put a new scope on it last year. Still the most accurate gun I have, will make quarter size groups at 50 yards with even cheap ammo.
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Old August 5, 2014, 05:07 PM   #41
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New England Pardner 12 ga, my Dad got it for me for Christmas and I must have been about 15
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Old August 6, 2014, 03:53 PM   #42
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first firearm

My first was a .22 Single shot Springfield rifle. I still have it, but do not shoot it due to a very worn sear. It is labelled short/long/and long rifle. Many years ago I shot a .22 Long Rifle in it and the bolt blew out to the rear. No injuries except to my pride. That was repaired (using a system called brazing) and the rifle was used with .22 shorts and CeeBee rounds for many years after. The rifle was given to me by my Dad in 1943. He purchased it (not sure where) for $7 some years before it became mine. As a youngster I know of one winter it spent propped in a tree in the back acreage.
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Old August 6, 2014, 05:04 PM   #43
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I.N.A. copy of a S&W Chief's special. It was a fairly decent quality nickel-plated little knock-off too.
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Old August 6, 2014, 05:14 PM   #44
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Stevens single shot 410. Xmas present when I was 10 years old. Still have it, great little snake charmer for something 48 years old.
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Old August 6, 2014, 05:28 PM   #45
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First firearm I assumed ownership of was a 20 gauge Sears & Robuck bolt-action shotgun. Was actually my Dad's and when he started taking me hunting with him -- it quickly became mine

First firearm purchased for myself was a 4" Blue Colt Trooper MK III 357 magnum revolver. My oldest son has now "assumed" ownership of this firearm.
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Old August 6, 2014, 08:33 PM   #46
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Mossberg 500 12 gauge. I'm a youngin'.
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Old August 6, 2014, 09:29 PM   #47
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My very first gun was a 357mag version of an 1873 Calvary pistol. It was named Dakota and from EMF. It was the original model and not Dakota II.
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Old August 6, 2014, 09:37 PM   #48
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Stevens crackshot in the mid 1970's . I couldn't wait to get rid of it and get somthing modern . Now I wouldn't mind having another one . My son's first is a Marlin papose
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Old August 6, 2014, 10:49 PM   #49
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Ithaca M49 .22 single shot when I was about 9 or 10 (mid-60's). Still have it.
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Old August 7, 2014, 02:03 PM   #50
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Springfield XD9. Bought it for myself for my 22nd Bday. Still have it, thought about selling it a couple times but I don't think I ever will. Love that gun.
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