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Old August 7, 2013, 03:38 PM   #76
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ruger 10/22
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Old August 7, 2013, 08:16 PM   #77
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Russian Tula arsenal SKS.
It's nearly perfect except for a small repair on the stock.
Shoots great for what it is.
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Old August 8, 2013, 03:23 AM   #78
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my first

When my grandpa came home from WWII he still had his sidearm.
For reasons lost to history he traded that old 1911 for a Stevens Model 87A semi-auto 22 rifle.
He gave it to my father when he was about 15. My father held onto it until he died and it came into my possession when I was 28 but I've been shooting it regularly since I was about 12. I liked it so much I aquired another one and I'd buy one more because I have 3 kids and I'd like to give each one a rifle just like grandpas when I pass away.
The first semiautomatic rifle I purchased myself was a russian SKS, followed by a HiPoint 45 carbine followed by a chinese SKS and soon ill buy a PTR91 for myself.
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Old August 8, 2013, 10:03 AM   #79
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A 740 woodsmaster in 30-06. I sold it during a bad time in my life which I regret now. Not because it was a great or even a decent rifle but because my father gave it to me.
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Old August 8, 2013, 10:17 AM   #80
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Remington Model 8 in .35 Remington.
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Old August 8, 2013, 08:55 PM   #81
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Sig 522. Wanted a semi 22 and figured sig was as good as any
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Old August 9, 2013, 10:39 PM   #82
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Mines a SAR2, Romanian AK74 clone. The mag wobbles a bunch, I'm pretty sure the gas block is canted (that or my eyes ) and its been through a house fire and had to be refinished. But she never jams and shoots surprisingly good for an AK, I can consistently hit a dip can snap shooting with it at 25yds.
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Old August 12, 2013, 10:22 AM   #83
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My first was a Colt AR15 SP1.
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Old August 12, 2013, 07:17 PM   #84
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First semi-auto rifle

My first is a Ruger SR556c LOVE IT!!!!!
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Old August 12, 2013, 08:05 PM   #85
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Marlin Model 60 .22 LR.

Why? Because it was free, from my dad.
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Old August 15, 2013, 02:32 AM   #86
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Regrettably, the imitaion M-1 Carbine by Auto Ordnance. Treated gently, never dropped etc, but after approx. 200 rds., the bolt felt a bit stiff and trying to loosen it, it was suddenly jammed rock solid.

Being brand-new (in October '07), it received a free factory repair, but I was so turned off that this had happened to a new gun, I sold it at a serious loss. That was my very First gun purchase, and age 52.

The second semi-auto was a '90 vintage Mini 14. That well-used Mini was more reliable than my Yugo Mauser and six Enfield bolt-action guns.
Only sold the Mini because of lousy factory sights, and having discovered Enfield "Jungle Carbines".
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Old August 18, 2013, 08:42 AM   #87
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discovered Enfield "Jungle Carbines".
I have a jungle carbine. very awesom
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Old August 18, 2013, 08:48 AM   #88
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ruger 10-22 for my twelfth birthday. My pops took me wabbit huntin in eastern Oregon. We didn't even see one. I shot the barrel out of than gun over the next 10 years.

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Old August 18, 2013, 10:46 AM   #89
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Norinco SKS, still one of my favorites. i got it because i could afford it, and i really liked the bullpups(i know, sacrileg!!)
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Old August 18, 2013, 12:28 PM   #90
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what was your first semi-auto rifle?

Mossberg 702 Plinkster.
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Old August 18, 2013, 02:50 PM   #91
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Ruger Mini-14 in 1981. Still have it but don't shoot it much. Not satisfied with the accuracy any longer.
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Old August 18, 2013, 02:58 PM   #92
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what was your first semi-auto rifle?

Remington 22 rifle and wished I had it back. Probably the fastest cycling semi auto action I've ever shot. Smooth!
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Old August 18, 2013, 04:17 PM   #93
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a ruger 10/22

I think many people had this as a first.
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Old August 18, 2013, 04:58 PM   #94
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The first semi-auto rifle that I purchased was a Daewoo K1A1.

It was affordable, reliable and unlike most anything else available at the time.
I sold it in a moment of weakness and I'm still looking for a suitable replacement.

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Old August 18, 2013, 05:07 PM   #95
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please let me know when you find that replacement. i've always wanted a Daewoo, they are very unique and interesting rifles
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Old August 18, 2013, 08:16 PM   #96
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I see them on GB, but they want too much for them.
I guess that's why I keep seeing the same ones up for sale month after month.
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