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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. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

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    Yes sir.

    The Savage .22 rifle was built in either the 30s or 40s.
    It was my only gun until late '07.
     
  2. -one-

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    Sure do, but I started late so it doesn't count as much as some of the others listed. My dad got me a H&K USP .40 for my birthday 8 years ago. My kids are going to have to fight over who inherits it. The losers get to fight over the shotgun and rifle. :)
     
  3. MtnSpur

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    No, a Charter Arms .38 I bought when I lived in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornick in 1973 ever so temporarily (well off and on due to business for 6 or so years I reckon). Don't miss the gun, only miss a few parts of the state (isolated and away from hordes of people).
     
  4. Keb

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    Yes. In 1957 Dad got me a front folding Mossburg 352K 33 semi.

    My housebuilding bugulars broke into the garage safe and took it and 8 others plus my tools.

    They were caught. Guns missing, old Scopechief 4x rimfire scope found in the attic insulation of their relative's home with my name in Sharpie on a shotgun cleaner rod.

    Then 17 months later, somebody finds 5 guns laying under some brush in the woods.
    They get returned and I set to work doing some wood refinishing. The Mossy got reblued, and she looks like new.

    Grandchild will get it someday!
     
  5. gathert

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    Still have all my old bb guns, even the ones with broken cocking handles. Got an M1 as my first rifle, then I bought a Savage 93 with the nice wood thumbhole stock and just bought a Glock 26. I don't plan on ever selling off my guns, they are too much a part of me.
     
  6. CarolinaJack88

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    Westernfield Model 832 .22 LR (Same as the Mossberg 341). 7 shot mag, bolt action. Got it when I was 13.

    I wish I still had my first pellet rifle, I put that thing through some SERIOUS abuse
     
  7. elkdomBC

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    my first Daisy BB gun (lever action) is long gone( 1960's era)

    but I do still have and use a Stevens .410 break actions single shot(dated 1914) , and a Savage bolt action .22 LR Rifle my father purchased from the RCAF at the close of WWII, the Savage 22Rifle was a Training and Loaning rifle from an Air Force Base in Canada,

    thousands of prairie gophers have fallen to the old .22, it was mine from about 11 years old until present,

    the .410 Stevens shot gun was my prairie chicken/grouse gun and has supplied countless foul for table fare over the years,,,
     
  8. zfk55

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    Yep. At age 5 I got my Chipmunk .22lr. Now it goes to my son next year at age 5.
     
  9. NOLA-5.56

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    I sure do, although I'm young so my first gun was obtained only a short 5 years ago.

    Winchester 290 .22LR

    she's had her problems, honestly hasn't been the greatest gun in the world by any stretch of the imagination. honestly, it doesn't really hold much sentimental value to me, it's not a family heirloom or anything, I just picked it up from a garage sale when I was 18. the previous owner said that it was under water during Katrina, and by the looks of it when I bought it, he wasn't lying. I cleaned it up as best I could, and it shoots alright, but looks like garbage. I'm undecided whether to keep it or not when I decide to purchase a new .22 (probably a 10/22 sooner or later). I suppose I might as well just keep it, it's not really worth anything so I guess I'm keeping it unless a buddy needs a gun to teach his kids with or something.

    good topic.
     
  10. VT Deer Hunter

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    No sold mine, it was a Mossberg Model 395k 12 GA. It was my grandfathers who shot turkey shoots with it and then he passes away and my uncle got my Grandfathers 38 Spec., 20 GA pump shotgun some other guns and the shotgun. He had no interest in them and sold them except the pistol and the shotgun so i got the shot gun. But its a big bulky gun and i am not comfortable shooting a 12 GA so i sold it and got my Stevens M237 20 GA.
     
  11. firearmnut

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    Yep a marlin model 60 i got when i was 8.
     
  12. chez323

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    Yep Harrington & Richardson single barrel 410 shotgun, it's sitting in the gun cabinet I made my senior year in woods op. I got it when I was 11 which was many, many moons ago. :)
     
  13. LouCap

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    Nope, I just sold it a few months ago. It was a used S&W model 65, an old police gun. Great shooter, but I hadn't fired a shot through it in years.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tablet using Tapatalk Pro.
     
  14. nosmr2

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    I started at age 36, but I have my dad's first gun, a single shot .22
     
  15. Cokeman

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    You guys are really not going to post pics of those guns? Boring. :scrutiny:

    Here is my first gun.

    BrettGlocka.jpg
     
  16. non2os13

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    i still have the mossberg 500 12 gauge, and 700 .270 that my dad gave me in high school to hunt with. i also still have the first gun i bought when i turned 18. it is a marlin 981t and it's still my favorite gun.
     
  17. Kiln

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    First gun was a Raven MP25, still have it and it still works fine.
     
  18. DangerDanNH

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    High Standard Elite King Pump .22cal...APROX $$$??

    I have a High Standard Elite King Pump in .22cal short or long rifle. Made in Hamden, Conn The U.S. Patent # 3018577. The serial # is 5329. No major scratches and my guess would be less than 100 rds fired through it thus far. What would you guess this rifle is worth with a Stroeger 4x15 scope also mounted to the rifle.

    Any further questions my email is [email protected]

    Thanks
    Dan


    "For Those Who Fight For It, Freedom Has A Flavor The Protected Will Never Know"
    ~ United States Army, Military Police Corps ~ Veteran, OIF VII
     
  19. Kiwicol

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    Yep, a model 2 .22 Bruno bolt action, had for at least 20 years. 1 and 1/2 inch 5 round groups at 100m with Winchester power point :D Will never sell it
     
  20. Doxiedad

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    Yup my Glock 22 I bought in 2004. It's since been replaced with a Glock 27 as my carry pistol, but I've always heard not to sell a gun because you would miss it.
     
  21. mortablunt

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    Sold it back in the winter.
     
  22. Smokey in PHX

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    Yep, a Wards Westernfield single shot 22 LR Model 356 with great peep sights.

    About a month later purchased a Stevens Model 940A single shot 12ga for one and half books of S&H green stamps in Lock Haven, PA. That was 54 years ago when I could buy individual shotgun shells in Renovo, PA for ten cents apiece at the hardware store,
     
  23. HeardNotSeen

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    Yes Sir! Ruger 10/22. I have three other 10/22's, but that one is still the first one I grab for plinking.
     
  24. RangerHAAF

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    Yes, a Norinco AK-47 that I purchased in the spring of 1988 at Big Tom's pawn shop in Savannah, GA just off post on Hunter Army Airfield; the time when such guns were just being imported into the US from China. George Bush(the 1st) subsequently banned their import in 1989 and promptly paid for his mistake and lost to Bill Clinton in the next election.
     
  25. Ruger44mag

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    Yep sure do! Its a Marlin 30-30. My dad got it for me when I was about nine.
     
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