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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. 95cougar

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    Unfortunately no- the Enfield #4 Mk 1 went down the road when I had a greater need for money than the rifle.

    No regrets, but too bad as it was a very accurate rifle (by my standards).
     
  2. Topcat

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    I still have my dad's Marlin Model 80 .22 that he gave me that thing must be at least 60 years old.
     
  3. Black Butte

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    Yup, my good old Ruger 10/22, which I imagine was the first gun for many.
     
  4. Texas Gun Person

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    Yep. A 1954 Remington 870 Wingmaster
     
  5. MinnMooney

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    All of my "1st guns" and most of my dad's "1st guns" are still in the family.

    These guns range from 1930 until the present and all were purchased new. Almost all are still in "like new condition" except for an old 1930's Browning Model 24 .22 "Shorts Only" semi-auto that 3 generations have each put thousands and thousands of rounds through............. but it still works almost flawlessly.
     
  6. Shadow 7D

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    Uncle Sam made me give it back, ugly black beauty with a full auto seer, if the only had given us more than 20 rounds in basic....
     
  7. cleardiddion

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    Stil have mine!
    A 1942 Mosin-Nagant that I bought 2 days after I turned 18.
    I guess the only firsts that I don't have is my first revolver, shotgun, and semi-auto.
    Those went away due to the need for cash/for trades.
    Still kinda miss them though.
     
  8. hardworker

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    First gun was a break action 20 gauge. Don't have it anymore. No real loss, thing kicked like a mule. Still have the second one, a 20 gauge 1100. Keep it leaned against the wall loaded with high brass 6's.
     
  9. gloucestergarand

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    Glenfield model 60 .22. Paid probably $50 back in 1972 when I turned 18. Ah, the life...high school graduate, able to drink 3.2 beer in VA, my first rifle! Keeps my Nylon 66 company now!
     
  10. WillDe83

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    No traded with my Brother for my Dad's HK P7 PSP, no regrets
     
  11. avs11054

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    Yup. Remington 870 Express youth model. I'm actually using it for turkey hunting in a few weeks because I had other guns I'd rather buy than a new gun to go turkey hunting with.
     
  12. Valkman

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    Yes, a Sears .22 single shot rifle that I got at 13. I haven't shot it in a long time but I need too. :)
     
  13. trueg50

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    You bet! Though she just got a change of clothes yesterday. I love my 10/22.

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  14. cougfan

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    I'll never get rid of my Remington 597. I spray painted the stock about 2 or 3 years ago after owning it for 10 years and have a high cap magazine for it, but it is still one of the most fun and used guns I own (well I guess all my .22s are.)
     
  15. winnie

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    9422 malfunction

    hello,
    i'm new to the club, just joined today and wondered if any veteran winchester 9422 owners can tell me something about this weapon.
    i have been saving my pennies to add this gun to my collection.
    i saw one reasonably priced at a local gun store. it looked brand new, but when i tred to cycle some 22 long rifle snap caps through it to check the action it constantly jammed.
    the same caps ran flawlessly through a henry golden boy which was also in the gun store.
    i still prefer the 9422 over the henry, and am wondering if such a malfunction could be fixed, or if that particular weapon is a lost cause.
    would a simple cleaning clear up the problem, or does it sound like extensive, expensive gunsmithing is needed.
    winnie.
     
  16. Nushif

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    I think I do ... I thought I didn't have it anymore, but my first firearm ... not my first handgun ... I do have!

    It's a Mossberg 500 with wooden grips, a short and a metric dun-ton of dings and scrapes. Love that little beast.
     
  17. emerson

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  18. cobblestone

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    yes 3rd gen Glock 23. Still cant shoot it very well either
     
  19. Pigspitter

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    Yes. A Remington 1100 12ga that belonged to my grandfather.
     
  20. GCBurner

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    Single shot .22 Stevens Crack Shot 26 that I found as a kid in my Grandmother's attic. I shot it for several years, until I'd mowed enough lawns to save up for a bolt-action Mossberg repeater. I still have the Mossberg, but passed the Stevens down to the next generation, so it's still in the family.
     
  21. Marlin 45 carbine

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    yes, Winchester 74 22LR. still shoots great.
     
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    Yes, but I'm too embarrased to say what it is.
     
  23. rgretsof

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    I don't have any of the BB guns that I had as a kid, but I still have the Remington 870 Wingmaster 16 gauge that my father bought for me when I was about 13. When I was old enough to buy my own guns I purchased a PJK-9HP 9mm and a Ruger Security Six .357 which I still have.
     
  24. stork

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    NO, thank God.
    My first gun (excluding my Dad's that I snuck out) was a genuine 6.5 Italian Carcano that I squandered $18 on. It had a peculiar way of sending bullets into the target sideways, and you couldn't hold a 12" group with it at 100 yds. Very irritating when spending $20/box on Norma ammo back in the early 70's.

    Traded that POS in on a Remington 788 in 243. That one is still with me.

    Merry Christmas,
    Stork
     
  25. Sauer Grapes

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    Sure do! Ithaca Mod. 49 22 cal. My father bought it for me when I was 7 yrs old in 1962.
     
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