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Old April 10, 2013, 07:58 PM   #26
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My first firearm is a 12ga 870 express I bought after I turned 18 for bird hunting. I am planning my first handgun purchase later this month.
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Old April 10, 2013, 08:45 PM   #27
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My first firearm was actually a total of 15 firearms that my grandfather left me. Including an M1 Garand, Type 99 Arisaka, Winchester Model 64, and Remington 870 Wingmaster. It's quite a variety and every one is older than I am.
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:15 PM   #28
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Wow!

15 firearms!!?? Was your grandfather in WW2?
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:37 PM   #29
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I'm ashamed to say that on my 18th birthday I walked into the LGS and plunked down $109 plus tax for a Universal M1 Carbine...

Had it for years, it never failed to go BANG, and traded it off for something I no longer even remember.


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Old April 10, 2013, 09:43 PM   #30
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15 firearms!!?? Was your grandfather in WW2?
Vietnam and Korea. Five of them are .22s and there are a few shotguns around 100 years old. Also a Voere Titan II in 30-06. Quite a few of them have been passed down, one .22 was my dad's and the Winchester was my great grandfather's hunting rifle.
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:48 PM   #31
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HK USP 9mm. I was 29 years old! So many wasted years.
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:49 PM   #32
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ruger p90 loved that gun
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Old April 11, 2013, 06:40 AM   #33
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Wow Korrock!

That's pretty amazing, just make sure you NEVER sell or trade these firearms!!
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Old April 13, 2013, 05:27 PM   #34
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When I was 13 I bought a second hand bolt action 20 guage, Mossberg I think.
When I was 14 I bought a second hand 30-30 lever, Western Auto of all names, not sure who the actual manufacturer was.
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Old April 16, 2013, 09:15 PM   #35
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Got a Ithica 20ga leaver action single shot for Christmas when I was 12 in 1972 still have it and my son will have it after I'm gone.
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Old April 16, 2013, 09:24 PM   #36
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I grew up in a home where my dad would buy guns and let me use them but would never buy a gun and give it to me, I had to earn the money myself. When I was about 12 I had mowed lawns all summer and did odd jobs until I had enough money for the gun I wanted. Once I had the money my dad bought the gun for me, a Ruger GP100 6" Stainless and 15 years later I've still got it!
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Old April 16, 2013, 09:38 PM   #37
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First was a bb gun, then an air rifle.

First rimfire rifle was a Henry .22 lever action, H001 model. Got it around the age of 10. Still have it more than a decade later. Still gets used regularly shooting chipmunks and squirrels in the yard.

First rifle I bought myself was a Savage 93r17. After that I bought a Marlin 917v and it was so much more accurate than the Savage that traded the Savage for credit towards a Taurus Tracker .17 HMR.
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Old April 17, 2013, 03:11 AM   #38
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Glock 19. Then a Ruger American .308 a month later
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Old April 17, 2013, 04:36 PM   #39
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My first gun was an H&R .410 single shot shotgun with the breakdown lever on the right hand side of the receiver. I let my uncle have it when he was having troubles with dogs chasing horses at his stables. My first handgun is a 6" Colt Python that I still have.
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Old April 17, 2013, 05:30 PM   #40
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Marlin Model 795, just like 2 or 3 years ago. Still have to shoot the thing like crazy when I get to go to the range, it never gets old!
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Old April 17, 2013, 05:32 PM   #41
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Black Lightning - Mosin 9130

mine is my beloved mosin project

boyds stock, ncstar bipod / scope , claw sling, brass stacker mount(use irons still), and repainted with high heat paint good to temps 1300°F-2000°F (704°C-1093°C) (high heat header paint, matt black)




old stock and new (interchangeable to modern sporter or military standard modes easily in 10 min)

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Old April 17, 2013, 06:10 PM   #42
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My first firearm was a Ruger 10/22 I got as a Christmas gift in 6th or 7th grade. Didn't go all-out on modifying it like some do, just kept it simple and put a 3-9x scope on it, been using it down some tree vermin ever since. The 10/22 always gets my vote when somebody asks me my opinion for the first gun they should get for their son or daughter.
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Old April 17, 2013, 06:27 PM   #43
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Daisy BB gun. Model 25 I think it was. It cocked with a slide.

My first real gun was a J.C.Higgins 410 single shot that my Dad bought. He came home one day with two of them. One for my Brother and one for me.
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Old April 17, 2013, 09:32 PM   #44
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My first was a Crossman 760 BB/pellet rifle. Then a Glock 22. I grew up in a family that never touched guns of any kind. The Crossman was hidden in a secret location out in the woods for me and my friends to use whenever we got together after school or on weekends. I loved that 10 pumper.
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Old April 17, 2013, 09:33 PM   #45
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Old April 17, 2013, 09:34 PM   #46
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Glenfield 25, .22lr.
My first .22 rifle, the Gelnfield Model 25.

Savage .410 single shot, first shotgun and a H&R Model 9-- something (Forgot) was my first .22 pistol.

Yeap, I was very deadly with each one as a teenager....
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Old April 17, 2013, 10:02 PM   #47
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1st "firearm" was a Benjamin .177 pellet pistol.
1st "real firearm" was an unknown make single shot .22LR rifle, followed closely by an unknown make single shot 20ga shotgun. I still have the shotgun at my parent's place in Texas. I plan on picking it up one of these days.
First handgun was a 1976 Ruger Mark 1 (Centennial edition). This one is currently in my safe.
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Old April 17, 2013, 11:02 PM   #48
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My Dad got me a Marlin 81DL for my 10th Christmas (68 years ago). I still have it, I still shoot it every year and everytime I see it, touch it, shoot it, clean it I think of my Dad and what a loving and wonderful man he was. I learned to shoot at his knee, I learned what was right, what was wrong, that your word is your bond, that a reputation as a good, honest man will always serve you well. Thanks, Pop! I sure miss you!
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Old April 17, 2013, 11:30 PM   #49
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I still have it, and it's still just as good a shooter as the day I bought it.

The picture makes it look blued, but it's actually stainless steel.

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Old April 17, 2013, 11:38 PM   #50
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My Beloved Marlin 336CS in 30-30 Winchester.

Bought it Secondhand, will probably never hunt, but I love that Rifle with all my heart~
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