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Guns your father had when you were growing up

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rancid Bacon, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Rancid Bacon

    Rancid Bacon Member

    The old man hunted with a beat up old Remington 1148 recoil operated shotty for years till he picked up an Ithica 37 pump with the deer slayer. Had a Blackhawk .22 and an old Winchester .243 for the groundhogs after hay season. He never really looked at firearms other than that they were tools, necessary for a certain job.

    He still has that Ithica pumpgun and harvests 2 deer a year with slugs and open sights, and never gets too overly excited about any particular firearm.

    I had more firearms at age 16 than he's ever owned (or needed by his accounts), The bug seemed to effect me more I think, not that it was a contest by any means.

    Anybody else have recollections of the firearms their fathers used?
  2. threefeathers

    threefeathers Well-Known Member

    The ones I remember were a Remington Rolling Block 22 long rifle and a sporterized Jap 25. He bought me a Winchester single shot Model 67 when I was 12.
  3. ZenMasterJG

    ZenMasterJG Well-Known Member

    My father has never owned a gun. My grandfather did, Savage shotguns and rifles, a few other hunting rifles i never IDed, and a 'mum intact model 99 Arisaka.
    I found the Arisaka cleaning up the house after my graddad died. Grandma says theres a great story behind how he got it, but she doesn't remember it.

    The gun was in terrible condition, all rusty and nasty, i had to beat the bolt open with a mallet. I spent hours cleaning up that gun, to keep in memory of my grandfather, but my Grandma just moved to Texas and demanded it back so she could take it to my uncle who was actually supposed to inherit it. (He didn't even want it... i think he sold it.)

  4. gfen

    gfen Well-Known Member

    The old man had a 12 gauge Remington Wingmaster and a 39A Marlin. He never hunted much, and I never had interest in it. Unfortuantly, both of them went to my brother, as I'd have liked to have the 39A.

    Still, all in all, my brother will prolly pass 'em on to his kid. I plan on having none.
  5. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    I believe he still has all of these.

    • Marlin 336. I grew up wanting to be big enough to handle and shoot this rifle, and now I have one of my own.
    • Remington 552(?), anyway an autoloading tube fed Remington .22 rifle, very old.
    • A Browning autoloading shotgun.
    There are more, but those are the ones I remember. He eventually got me a Ruger 10/22 of my own, and I still have it.

  6. LSCurrier

    LSCurrier Well-Known Member

    My father had the following:

    Remington 742 Carbine (30-06)
    Winchester 94 (30-30)
    Winchester (Can't remember model #) (22 Hornet)
    Marline 60 (Think that was the model / Maybe model 65 or 66) (22 LR)
    Winchester 53 (12 guage)

    I don't know why, but I have a want to get the guns dad had (my brother has most of his - except the 22 Hornet that I have). Dad's Marlin 60 22 LR was the coolest little rifle - it had a scope on it that looked like it was out of this world.

    Dad hated shotguns with external hammers and told me stories when he used one and it kicked him in the teeth - I have an aversion to external hammer shotguns (except the old double barrel type with the two side hammers).

    Dad had a little 25 caliber Baretta also (brother has that too :(). I found one in good condition for $99 and had to have it. It must be the memories of shooting with Dad. :) No other way to explain it.

  7. jd25q

    jd25q Well-Known Member

    From my childhood these were in the cabinet:

    His first, Remington pump 30-06, bought it as a teenager, killed a lot of deer, and at least one pack of rogue dogs
    Sako finnwolf .243, used for most everything from groundhogs to whitetails
    Sporterized 03a3, never knew him to use it for anything, I've got it now
    Belgian browning a-5
    marlin 49dl .22, squirrels, rabbits, skunks, and the hated starling mainly, my first rifle was the same
    some model remington auto .22, never used that I saw
    some kind of old double barrel 12 gauge
    ruger single six, 22 magnum, used for putting down cattle for slaughter
  8. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    He had 12 gauge Remington Wingmaster
    I have it now
  9. SMLE

    SMLE Well-Known Member

    I have from my Father the following;
    Swede 1894 Carbine.
    Remington 12 Ga pump(model 10 I think)
    Mossberg .22LR Semi-auto
    Ithaca 49 22 S, L, LR single shot.(one of 2 in the family)
    Repro "Zouave" ML rifle.
    Crossman CO2 pellet rifle.

    My Brother had his Remington 1903A3, but it was stolen in a burglary years ago.:fire: He also has the other Ithaca 49 that my niece is now learning to shoot with.

    I saw Dad kill 4 jackrabbits with 5 rounds a 225 yards, using the Mossberg. And shoot clean through a 13/16" hole in a swinging plate at 50 yards with the .58 Cal Zouave. Both shots standing off hand over iron sights. He had 20/10 vision most of his life and qualified Expert in the USMC during WWII. He grew up during the Depression when ammo cost money that you often didn't have and missing a shot at food was not an option.
  10. oneshooter

    oneshooter Well-Known Member

    Remington 700-270Win
    Browning Light Twelve w/gold trigger
    Winchester M92 rifle 38/40 Win ( was Grandads)
    Colt New Service 6" 38/40 Win ( was Grandads)

    Livin in Texas
    and missing Dad
  11. Kodiaz

    Kodiaz member

    Wow my dad's guns.

    an old 20 ga. SXS
    A mossberg pump his deer gun (I never shot this one)
    A .22 bolt gun
    A remington 700 .308 (what I was taught long range shooting with)
    A Colt trooper 2 wheel gun (which I still haven't shot I'm 31)
    My uncle got me a malin tube fed semi auto .22 when I was 9 1983
    then those leftist bastards passed the NJ AWB and the Devastating assault SHTF .22 had to be left at my uncle's house in Pa. wow I just realized

    I've been to tactical for NJ since I was 9

    when I was 10 Santa left me my first shot gun a H&R 20 ga. breechloader

    When I was 15 I Santa left me a Rem. 1187 in 12 ga. It came with me to Fl and now it sports a 9 + 1 mag extension.

    Now that my father isn't buying guns clothes and food for his kids

    He has his own 11-87 which is his new Big game gun. He took a bear with it in NJ's first bear season.

    And he has an over and under 12 ga. for the birdies.

    Now if I could just talk him into sending me his revolver(He never shoots it I've told him more than once to put a box of 00 next to the pump and not to try and shoot that pistol which he hasn't shot since only God knows when)
  12. Kodiaz

    Kodiaz member

    Yeah I miss my Dad a lot we always go fishing when he comes to Fl. It's funny I used to never vote Republican and now that I live in a free state. I always bother him and my uncle about living in the People's Republic of Newjersistan.
  13. TheFrontRange

    TheFrontRange Well-Known Member

    For quite a few of my formative years, my Dad was in law enforcement, first in California as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, then later as an officer with the Montgomery (Alabama) Police Department.

    I remember him carrying a snub-nosed revolver while off-duty, a gun he later identified to me as a S&W Airweight Chief's Special in .38 Special. Although I don't remember it, his duty gun with LA County was a four-inch S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece in .38 Special. I'm sure the duty weapon for MPD was something similar. For the sake of reference, he was an LEO from about 1968 to 1975 or so.

    Since then he's owned assorted snubby revolvers (currently carries a titanium-framed Taurus) and, for a while, a Walther PPK-S!
  14. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    Dad's Guns

    My Dad had a Rem 700 in "06, sold it.
    Ruger .44 Mag, sold it.
    Youth model 20 ga (don't know the make) for me later, sold it.

    Thankfully, my Grandad had the sense to not give Dad any of his shotguns until Dad got his life straightened out. Those guns were all sold to feed a habit he finally kicked twenty years ago.
  15. jaimeshawn

    jaimeshawn Well-Known Member

    Enfield in 30-06.

    Ugly and tons of recoil. I would guess it's no worse than several rifles that I have now, but my childhood memory of it is brutal.
  16. bumm

    bumm Well-Known Member

    My dad's first gun was a simple bolt action, single shot, Remington Model 33 his mom got him in 1931. He evidently found an old lever action Winchester in the attic (must have belonged to his late father,) but figuring it was too much for him, his mom traded it at the local hardware store for the Remington. He grew to love that gun, took great care of it, became a crack shot with it, and gave it to me when I was about 8 years old.
    Later in 1950, when I was just a baby, he bought a HiStandard GB pistol. He never shot it much, but I can remember him showing it to me and telling me what a nice gun it was.
    He died in '98, and I now have both guns. Although it would be only worth maybe 100 dollars tops, I treasure that old Remington, and just in case something happens to me, I have a tag on it explaining what it is so that it will stay in the family. I shot the blue off the rails of the little HiStandard GB, and I'd like to think Dad would've liked it that way.
  17. rem870

    rem870 Well-Known Member

    My dad had a lot of guns. I still live at home while attending college so I haven't grown up completely. He always had 2 colt 6601's. That was the first centerfire rifle I ever shot. He used to load one round at a time and let me shoot glass bottles at my farm. Other than that I always remember him having shotguns. I didn't know what make/model they were when I was a young 'un. He has slacked off on buying guns, so naturally I picked up the family tradition.:D
  18. MadMercS55

    MadMercS55 Well-Known Member

    My dad always had some sort of Beretta pistol. For the longest time it was an original 92 series. Later a .380 84 model. And the most recent 92FS. He is also in Law Enforcement and has his original Smith 19 somewhere. His current issue weapon is a Glock 23. He was never much for rifles, but always had a .308 Enfield and a Mossberg 500 around.
  19. bermbuster

    bermbuster Active Member

    My dad taught me to shoot with his Colt .32 revolver. He gave it to my cousin a few years ago and it was stolen along with other guns my cousin had. :(
  20. Camp David

    Camp David member

    Dad used old Winchester Model 12 nickel steel pump; 12 gauge full choke with 30" bbl...with it he shot geese with #2's and deer with #00 buck... barrel was extremely loose at joint due to threads loosening but it shot fine... I have this gun now...I've been told not to use steel shot in it so it doesn't get much exercise....

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