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Old February 15, 2012, 12:30 PM   #101
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A Thompson Center muzzle loader in .32 caliber. Gift from my Dad on my 13th birthday. Still have it. It's a pretty mean little squirrel killer.

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Old February 15, 2012, 12:31 PM   #102
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I think I was seven or eight years old (1994ish) when I got my first pellet gun for Christmas, a Crossman Powermaster. Then a few months later my dad suprised me one day when he brought home a Glenfield Model 75 .22lr. It had a 4x32 scope on it already from the pervious owner. Its seen countless rounds and many range days with either my dad or grandpa. I still have it and plan on passing it on to my kids if I ever have them.
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Old February 16, 2012, 12:44 PM   #103
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An astra constable in .380 cal and like it. The price was good too
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Old February 16, 2012, 07:08 PM   #104
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My Dad gave me a Stevens Model 311 12ga SXS so I could Quail hunt with him when I was 12. I still have it and it's 50 years old this year. The first firearm I ever bought was a Remington Model 700 30.06 for Deer hunting and I still have it.
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Old February 16, 2012, 11:14 PM   #105
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My Grandma gave me an old Harrington and Richardson .22 that had been my grandpas before he passed on. It's seen some shooting, but not much, it's more of an heirloom.
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Old February 16, 2012, 11:41 PM   #106
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10/22! Beats the pants off of my buddies Savage 64!
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Old February 17, 2012, 12:03 PM   #107
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My Series 70 Government Model 1911 that I purchased as a freshly commissioned Marine 2ndLt. Like a good marriage;still got it 'till death do us part ....and even then it'll go to my Lt. first born.
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Old February 17, 2012, 12:34 PM   #108
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Mine was a Bersa Thunder .380, purchased on my 21st birthday based on advice received here on THR. It was a great gun but I was convinced I needed a Sig Sauer so I sold it. I'd definitely purchase another one.
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Old February 17, 2012, 09:13 PM   #109
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SIG was my older brother's first pistol, but that price !WOW!
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:44 PM   #110
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My folks didn't like guns. But they did tell me that I could get one when I was old enough to legally buy one myself, and I'd have to pay for it on my own. So, they day after my 18th birthday, I went out and bought a NIB Ruger Mini-14 for $175. It was on sale, but the regular price was only about $20 more. Keep in mind that this was 1985. Still have it, but I wish I'd splurged for the factory folder. My first handgun was a used Sig 2340, bought it while i was in the LE Academy in NY. Still have it. BTW my mom still hates guns.
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Old February 17, 2012, 11:47 PM   #111
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Mine was a Winchester 9422. Dad gave it to me for Christmas in 1979. I still have it and the card he gave me that year. I lost Dad the day after Christmas in 2010 but still have his love of fine firearms. Just last Sunday I bought my 12th Winchester Model 12. The Model 12 was always Dad's favorite shotgun and about 2 months ago I found one made in 1946 the same year Dad was born so I had to add it to the collection.
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Old February 18, 2012, 12:16 AM   #112
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Mossberg 352K from Dad in 1958 ..a 22 semi with a folding front forearm. It was burgled in 2004, then recovered by someone looking for wilf asparagus, after 17 months under some shrubs.
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Old February 18, 2012, 12:32 AM   #113
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I turned 21 in 1994 and I knew what I wanted. Glocks were still coming into their own and I had been a fan for a while. The weekend after I got my foid card I purchased a Gen 2 22. I think the price was in the $700's and the extra mag ran about another $100. That was right around the Clinton ban and I paid a premium. I still have it and with my limited shooting almost looks new.
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Old February 18, 2012, 02:02 AM   #114
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My parents bought me an mosin nagent for christmas when I was right my first firearm and I still own it
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Old February 18, 2012, 02:06 AM   #115
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Mossberg 500, long since sold off. Fun gun!
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Old February 18, 2012, 05:39 AM   #116
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My first gun was a Ruger 10/22. The stock was kinda beat up but the rest was really nice. I bought it for $75 at a pawn shop, reshaped and refinished the stock, and will never, ever let it get away!
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Old February 18, 2012, 05:55 AM   #117
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Winchester Model 67

Bought (Used) for me by my Grandfather in 1959!
With the finger groove stock & chrome trigger, so, made before late 1935 when Winchester eliminated the finger grooves.
It's a miracle that I've held onto it for so long, and It's not going anywhere!
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:12 AM   #118
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CZ52, dad got it for me when I was 14. Should have got the 9mm barrle when he was going to buy it for me.
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:31 AM   #119
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CZ52, dad got it for me when I was 14.
Your Dad Rocks! I was still trying to get my folks to let me get a BB gun at that age.
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:37 AM   #120
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Aug 1972, stationed at Keesler AFB, MS. Me and the bride bought a Sterling .25 auto, and 40 years later she's buying me guns for my b'day and Christmas. What a gal!
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:47 AM   #121
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My first ever gun purchase was an F.I.E., single shot, 12 gauge shotgun. I bought it at Woolworth's for $49.95, this was way back in 1975.
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:53 AM   #122
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Ruger Security-Six, c. 1983 or '84, from Montgomery Ward, no less.

I no longer have it; it was stolen in 1990.

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Old February 18, 2012, 09:09 AM   #123
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Your Dad Rocks! I was still trying to get my folks to let me get a BB gun at that age.
My son is now two weeks old and his grandfather got him a mosin before he was born.
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Old February 18, 2012, 09:16 AM   #124
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Age 5, a daisy BB gun for Christmas. Next morning, I put a BB through the neighbors window from the back porch.

Age 8, a H&R 410. First time out in the field, after two practice shots. I shot a rooster.
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Old February 18, 2012, 03:11 PM   #125
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On my 21st birthday I bought a SW model 28 6". $121.97 I carried it as my duty weapon for several years.
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