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Do you still have your first firearm?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tprice, Aug 22, 2010.

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  1. tprice

    tprice Member

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    I do! Well - kind of. The Ruger 10/22 I got when I turned 16 has been modified extensively from it's original form (as have all 10/22 I gather). Here's its latest incarnation, with an Adams & Bennet Bull barrel, Hogue stock, mostly Volquartsen internals, and scope.

    Post yours if you still got em!
     

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  2. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Yep. A Walther P22, just shot it a few days ago too.
     
  3. thunder173

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    Yes,...a Mossberg .410 bolt action Single shot, Shot Gun. Many a bunny, a bird and more than a few deer have fill the pan from it's use over the last 50 years.
     
  4. wrs840

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    Yes. A Marlin Glenfield Model 25 that dad bought used, and gave me for my 12th birthday, 40 years ago.

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  5. forindooruseonly

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    Yep, a Chipmunk 22 given to me by my father when I was 6, 26 years ago. I plan on starting my kids on it. Also still have the browning BL22 that replaced the Chipmunk as I got too big for it. Actually, I still have every gun ever given to me, they stay on the do not sell list.
     
  6. Guns and more

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    Yep. A .22 LR single shot rifle from J.C. Penney that I got for my 14 th birthday, um, 50 yrs ago.

    I also kept the 16 ga. Iver Johnson single shot that belonged to my dad, well, forever. I have one shotgun shell for that gun that must be 50 yrs. old also.
     
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  7. EddieNFL

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    Stevens 12 gauge single shot...since Christmas 1968.
     
  8. wow6599

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    Yes....Mossberg 385T bolt action 20 gauge
     
  9. jmorris

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    I still have all of my "first" guns. Pellet, rimfire and centerfire rifles and pistols as well as shotgun.
     
  10. wep45

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    yes...........S&W 686-4PP
     

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  11. Peter M. Eick

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    Yes, 31 years later I still have it. Great gun, I still shoot it occasionally.
     
  12. gwnorth

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    Yup, a late 1920's Lakefield Mossberg single shot .22 bolt action with competition hooded and hinged rear peep sights. My Father got it used as a kid back in the early 1930's and he gave it to me when I was 12.
     
  13. jbkebert

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    No my son owns it now. Remington 870 wingmaster 28 ga purchased used 23 years ago for my 10th birthday. Given to my son last year on his 10th birthday.
     
  14. Centaur 1

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    Yup, back in 1971 my dad gave me a Marlin model 55 12 gauge shotgun. Since then I turned it into a smoothbore slug gun.


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  15. Owen

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    I don't. I passed it on to someone else, so they could teach their kids.
     
  16. ClemY

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    Yes. A Marlin 39A I bought in '63. I shot it so much in the '60s that I finally got around to having it rebarreled a couple of years ago.

    Here is the 39A I got in '63 and a Mountie I got in '05 to go with it.
     
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  17. MMCSRET

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    Yes, I do. A J.C.Higgins 22 rifle ordered new from Sears and Roebuck by mail in early 1946 when commercial fire arms first came back on the market after WWII and a Colt Bisley Model, 7 1/2", 32-20 given to me by my grandfather at the same time my father gave me the 22 rifle, June of 1955.
     
  18. SleazyRider

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    Gosh, Centaur, and here I thought I was the only one who owned a bolt 12-ga.! And what a great idea! I never did find a good use for my bolt shotgun, as I can't cycle it nearly as fast as a pump or semi. I'm assuming you're shooting rifle slugs with that bad-boy, and if so, what kind of accuracy are we talking? And what kind of game are you hunting? I'd appreciate more information on you entire set-up, if you'd be so kind as to indulge me.
    Thanks!
     
  19. SleazyRider

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    Just realized that was off-topic, and apologize for my rudeness. :eek:
     
  20. oasis618

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    I still have my Glock 19 which was the first gun I ever bought for myself. It was stolen from my home about 8 years ago and then a little over a year ago I received notice that the local PD found it on some dirtbag and that the Sheriff's department property room had it and I could come and pick it up! So I still (again) have my first gun! :D
     
  21. ADKWOODSMAN

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    Yes sir, Ruger 10-22 modified with stock, barrel and powers hammer and sear.

    First pisyol Colt huntsman .22 LR.
     
  22. Cards81fan

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    No, as I had a friend who liked my Ruger .22 pistol more than I did, so he has it now.

    We talk daily, and he does know if he is ever to get rid of it, I get preference to purchase it first.
     
  23. bushmaster1313

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    No. :(

    But I have more now than when I bought my first. :)
     
  24. KC0QGL

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    Yep, my Dad gave my his Nobel model 60G 12ga. when i was 13.
     
  25. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    Yep I still have my first. It is a Daisy .22lr bolt action. I still use it for garden defence with some Aquila Super Colibris.

    P.S. Tprice good thing you dont have any UTG parts on that rifle or the haters would come out of the wood work.
     
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