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Cheapest gun you've ever bought

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  1. Dibbs

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    Thank you.
    Least expensive? My old hammerless coach gun.

    OTOH, if by "cheap" you mean lowest quality, I way overpaid for a crappy, rusty, old Carcano, that somebody got penknife -happy
    with on the greasy, manky old stock. My theory is the Italians thought they could win
    a war by starving the other side to death, waiting for them to shoot back. I think of it as a
    wall-hanger which COULD go off, if you can find some ammo for it, and are really careless.
     
  2. Sovblocgunfan

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    Not counting the freebies, a Stevens 520 for $46. It went dove hunting with me last fall.
     
  3. Captcurt

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    I have to add one. I bought a 6.5 Carcano in 1967 that cost a whopping $20. Possibly the biggest POS that I have ever owned. Only Norma made ammo at over $10 a box and the rifle couldn't hit a barn door twice from 50 yards.
     
  4. theotherwaldo

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    Not counting found and inherited guns, the cheapest gun was the first one that I bought: an R/G 14 for $39.95. The next cheapest - by a nickel - was a Tec-22 for $40.00.
     
  5. Chevelle SS

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    $15 for a Stevens single shot 22 at an estate.
     
  6. Poper

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    Bought a Remington 788 carbine in .308 Win. NIB at a gun show in 1982 for $112 and it came with a box of 180 gr. Silvertips. (Hey, I buy a new car, I get a tank of gas. I buy a new gun, I get a box of ammo!)
    Still have it. I goes deer hunting with me every year as my back up.
     
  7. AmmunitionDepot

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    Mine was a Colt Single Action .22 commemorative for $240.
     
  8. Sarge7402

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    Paid $5.00 for a Ithaca Model 37 in 16 gauge back in the mid 80's

    And yes I still have it
     
  9. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    I paid $50 for a used but not abused Model 10 about 40 years ago...still have it.
    Also paid $50 for a lever action Marlin .22Mag rifle in the early '70s...still have that one also.
     
  10. Bbear

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    Cheapest, not given to me, was probably my first Krag 30-40. All original except for the scope mount and Lyman All-American. Paid just under $125 out the door. Another that sticks in my mind is one I won on a raffle - $400 for a Daniel Defense DDM4v7 NRA Gun of the Year.
     
  11. dmurdach

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    $99 seems to be the magic number for me, I have 3 at that price
    An SKS with thumbhole stock converted to AK mags that I bought in 1999 for the Y2K.
    A mossberg 802 plinkster bought at Wally world about 12 years ago
    and a Chinese type 53 I picked up just a few years back
     
  12. kcofohio
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    I guess the cheapest for me was a Marlin single shot 22. Model 39? Traded a Uplula mag loader ($30 value) for it.
     
  13. Speedo66

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    A $25 Spanish .32 auto, an M1 Carbine for $75, a Swedish M38 for $79, and an 1873 Winchester for $100.
     
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    Marlin model 60 22lr in 1995 paid $99.95. I shot thousands of rounds through it.
    Traded it for another rifle in 2012 and got $150 for it. Win Win !
     
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    1895 Marlin with very low serial number, octagonal barrel, .30-30 in an antique store in Bisbee, AZ in 1973. Wood a little shrunken, good bore, not much finish left, but it was a shooter.

    $85.00
     
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  17. milemaker13

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    You're killing me Smalls! I regret getting rid of my NM Blackhawk every single time I think about it ... they are way out of my price range at the moment.
     
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  18. 300Whspr

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    $50 for a 20ga bolt action detachable magazine shotgun... I think it is a Marlin... It might be stamped Western Auto or something like that, I don't remember. It's old enough that it doesn't have a serial number on it.
     
  19. commygun

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    Cheapest that worked worth a damn? I'm also in the $75 SKS club. Cheapest in strictly dollar terms was $10 for nickel Jennings J22 with wood grips which was a cute little gun but never made it through a single magazine without multiple malfunctions. It was so cheap I didn't even try to resell it, just scattered the parts and took a sledge hammer to the frame.
     
  20. MosinT53Hunter

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    Lets see...
    $25 for a jammin Stevens 22 semi auto,
    $15 for a Stevens single shot bolt action rifle,
    $40 for my first Mosin Nagant,
    $30 for my first Marlin 60, minus the stock. (That was cut for that ultra-tactical pistol grip action from some previous owner.)
    Every last one from a gunshow. Good times, good times...
     
  21. RETG

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    A 20 ga. shotgun from Wally World back in 2000 just for the purpose of skeet shooting at a state park with a bunch of fellow work mates. Didn't have a problem buying a 'cheap gun' since I never felt the skeet would be a threat; and I would also have a .40 on my side.:rofl: (They all did too.)

    Other than that, I have never purchased what I would consider to be a 'cheap' gun.
     
  22. smithnut357

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    My first shotgun, a 16 gauge bolt action, that I bought from the next door neighbor for $50. I was 7 at the time. I don’t shoot her much anymore. But she’s got a special place in my heart!
     
  23. Labguy47

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    My cheapest gun was a used Mossberg for $88
     
  24. Elkins45

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    Mossberg (model 42 I think) 22LR I paid $45 for because the magazine tube was dented and needed pliers to remove. It also had a strange front sight with multiple blades you could flip up and the blades just kind of flopped around. Once I corrected these little issues it turned out to be a very nice old rifle.
     
  25. Trunk Monkey

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    Apparently my wife picked up a Taurus PT92 for 92 bucks. We ended up pawning it for 250(?)
     
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