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Old August 4, 2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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What was your first firearm?

What was your first firearm? Whether you bought it or it was a gift or inheritance. Whether it be shotgun, rifle, pistol, or something else! Mine was a .260 Remington Remington 700. My dad originally bought it and I killed my first deer with it when I was 10. It's a pretty good rifle, needs a scope, though. Anyway, let me knoooow.
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Old August 4, 2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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An Ithica single shot lever action 20ga shotgun. I don't remember if I got it for my 10th, 11th or 12th birthday but it was one of those, so 1967-69.
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Old August 4, 2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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My dad's first (or at least one of his first) was an Ithaca .22Lr "single shot". I fail to see how it was single shot, as it was a lever action and had a tubular magazine. Nonetheless great little weapons.
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Old August 4, 2014, 08:49 PM   #4
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Single shot 410 when I was around 8 yrs old. Don't remember the manufacturer but it was a real looker. Dad traded it for a me 20 gauge semi a couple of years later. Thought it was a good deal back then but wish I still had the 410.
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Old August 4, 2014, 08:49 PM   #5
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One of these... Stevens rolling block .22... Yeah, I'm getting real old too...

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=3
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Old August 4, 2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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Single shot 410 when I was around 8 yrs old. Don't remember the manufacturer but it was a real looker. Dad traded it for a me 20 gauge semi a couple of years later. Thought it was a good deal back then but wish I still had the 410.
It's a shame you don't know the manufacturer, I would've liked to see it!

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One of these... Stevens rolling block .22...

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that sir, is a beautiful rifle. I wonder how much those go for today...
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:24 PM   #7
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Still have my first! It's a Glenfield Marlin Model 60. Pop bought me and my brother one each for Christmas of '75.
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:33 PM   #8
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My friends grandpa owned a Marlin Model 60 but it was one of those store brand renames. They seemed like pretty good rifles!
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:42 PM   #9
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Colt 1861 Navy. The real deal... I sure miss that one.
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:46 PM   #10
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WOW. That's neat. Isn't that the one that shot lead balls and percussion caps? Or am I grossly mistaken?
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:50 PM   #11
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That's the one. Had to sell to support family years ago. And it wasn't prudent for other reasons.
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:58 PM   #12
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Single shot .410 shotgun from Western Auto.
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Old August 4, 2014, 10:44 PM   #13
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My first firearm was a marlin model 25N. My dad bought it for me as a Christmas present quite a while ago. To this day it's still my most used firearm by far (mainly due to the fact that its a .22LR).
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Old August 4, 2014, 10:50 PM   #14
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ruger 10-22

Took the proceeds from my first summer job and plunked down $99 for a NIB carbine(I was a minor and mom had to do the paperwork). Still have it.
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Old August 4, 2014, 10:59 PM   #15
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Winchester Model 24 side by side 20ga. double barrel shotgun. Got it for Christmas when I was 12. Still have it.
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Old August 4, 2014, 11:14 PM   #16
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Bolt action single shot .410. I actually hit a rabbit with it once.
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Old August 4, 2014, 11:25 PM   #17
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My Cz75 BD Police. Parents helped me buy it when we started shooting
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Old August 4, 2014, 11:30 PM   #18
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My first firearm was a Marlin 882ss .22 Magnum bolt action rifle. Still one of my favorites to shoot.
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Old August 5, 2014, 12:07 AM   #19
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Firearms Int'l Bronco .22 single shot rifle. My dad went out to buy me a pellet rifle for my birthday, and found this .22 instead. I believe he paid $11.99 for it, which was less than the cost of a pellet gun at the time.

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Old August 5, 2014, 12:27 AM   #20
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336 lever action that was handed down from my cousin. Still use that rifle for close range deer hunting.
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Old August 5, 2014, 12:38 AM   #21
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Winchester Model92 in .25-20 that had been my great-grandpa's.
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Old August 5, 2014, 02:06 AM   #22
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Mine was a Gen 3 G19. Bought used once I had jumped through the hoops of the Estonian gun licence process.
Sold about 2 years later when I had got passed the new gun feel and realised that the grip angle was not for me.

Not complaining though as it has opened a door, previously welded shut!! Now have a nice little collection, shooting IPSC and thinking of getting my hunting licence.
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Old August 5, 2014, 08:06 AM   #23
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Still have my first! It's a Glenfield Marlin Model 60. Pop bought me and my brother one each for Christmas of '75.
One of these was my first that I bought for myself from the Walmart in Batesville Arkansas in 1976. Many squirrels, rabbits, other critters and cans were harvested with this rifle. It was in my pickup when it was stollen in 1986. I got the pickup back but the rifle was not recovered.

The first gun I owned was a 22 simi-auto rifle given to me by my dad as either Christmas or birthday present when I was either 11 or 12, 1966 or 67. I don't remember the brand, maybe Sears or another store brand. Badley damaged in a house fire in 1971 but we cleaned it up as best we could and it still shot just fine. Passed it down to my little brother when I moved out of the house in 1973. He pawned or sold it a few years later for reasons I will not go into here.

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Old August 5, 2014, 08:26 AM   #24
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Ruger 357 mag and 6 weeks later a Ruger 44 mag.
I started out on magnum revolvers.
I was 14 at the time and man how cool I thought I was owning two large magnum pistols.
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Old August 5, 2014, 08:27 AM   #25
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Marlin 39A mfgd 1959. Got stolen when I was away in the Navy.
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