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Do you still have your first gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Grassman, Feb 20, 2014.

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  1. Grassman

    Grassman Member

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    Sadly I do not. Mine was a single shot 20 gauge, not even sure what make, but Sears or Montgomery Wards comes to mind. Got it when I was 12. So a few years down the road I sell it at a pawn shop for beer or gas money, something stupid no doubt. This gun was no real prize to anybody but me. Man do I ever regret selling that gun. A lot of memories.
     
  2. md2lgyk

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    No, nor do I have many others I used to own. Bought my first one, a .22 Ruger Standard model, in 1971. The one I've had the longest and still own is a custom-built bullseye 1911 I bought in 1985.
     
  3. Barry the Bear

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    I do not have mine either. Smith and Wesson military and police pre model 10 in .38 spl. With that gun, no squirrel was safe:rolleyes:
     
  4. Bobson

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    Yep, still got it; won't ever get rid of it. Not because of the value of the gun, but because it was a gift from my dad.
     
  5. ColtPythonElite

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    Yes...H&R Topper.
     
  6. witchhunter

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    Yup, H&R 410
     
  7. climbnjump

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    Yepper, still have it - Remington 541 .22. Bought it new with money I got from selling my first hog. (The hog's name was Petunia and yes, she did win a blue ribbon at the county fair.)
     
  8. HellTrain

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    Still have my first gun... Red Ryder, my first pellet gun...Sheridan 5mm, and first real gun.... H&R 410
     
  9. ivankerley

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    yes

    my Marlin Model 780, i got when i was 14 or so (im 42 now), still love it and shoot better with it than my henry rimfire... wouldnt part with it for nothing, took me alot of saving and chores to get that rifle, nothing fancy but so worth it
    Gene
     
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    Yep. Still got my SKS!
     
  11. USAF_Vet

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    Yes, Maverick 88 12 gauge.
     
  12. jmorris

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    Yes, I also have my Fathers first rifle too.
     
  13. holdencm9

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    Yes, the 10/22 I bought when I was just 10 years old. Saved up for ages!
     
  14. horsemen61

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    Yep that H&R .410 did wonders if I did my part on the local cottontails
     
  15. Inebriated

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    Yep, still have my first 870, and I use it more than just about anything else.
     
  16. MedWheeler

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    My stepdad convinced my gun-shy mother to let him sell me a Winchester Model 190 rifle in late 1985. He died the following year, and his son, whom I had never met prior, came around asking about the gun. He offered to buy it off me, and I let him take it.

    So, no, I do not have my fist gun. But, I quickly replaced that gun with a Ruger 10/22, and I do still have that one.

    In 1987, I bought my first handgun, a Taurus Model 66 revolver. I still have that one as well.
     
  17. JSH1

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    No, I sold it to my brother. My wife still has her first gun though she hasn't put even a box of shells through it in 20 years.
     
  18. bender01

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    Yes! Ruger 77/22 in 85 for an 8th grade graduation present. I surely didn't deserve that fine rifle with all the pain I put my Parents through. I also have my Fathers first shotgun. A Winchester model?35/7? youth 20 ga!
     
  19. Rusty Luck

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    I have my first high power Pellet gun that was a gift from my dad.
    I have the first two guns I ever used (H&R 410 and H&R 20ga) which were my dad's.
    And then I have first gun that was actually "mine" a old Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight 20ga that my dad gave me right before he got sick due to his time in the Navy.
    I would never sell that Ithaca, it means more to me then its weight in gold (which is approximately $130K if anyone's wondering lol).

    I'm seeing a pattern with the H&R single shots... LOL.
     
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  20. Water-Man

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    I still do.

    Savage Model 3 single shot. A gift from my grandfather.
     
  21. Schwing

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    Same here!

    In fact, I have never sold or traded a firearm. With the exception of my crappy pot metal Walther p22, I would never part with any of them.
     
  22. Twiki357

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    Sure do! A JC Higgins 22 S/L/LR bolt action. But the tube magazine got dented and wouldn’t feed so I took it off to use as a single shot… bad idea. But yes, I still have it even though it hasn’t been fired in probably 50 years.
     
  23. WC145

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    Yes. My first long gun was given to me by my father when I was 11, it is a Savage 24J over/under - .22lr on top, .410 shotgun on the bottom. I also still have my first handgun, which he gave me when I was 16, it is an H&R 686 Convertible .22lr/.22mag.
     
  24. Chicken-Farmer

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    Yep, Marlin 39A that was my grandfathers, then my fathers, and finally mine at age 12. One of those "I'd go broke before I ever sold it"kinds of thing.
     
  25. Schwing

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    I have an old mossberg 46 that had this problem. You can take a piece of aluminum or brass dowel and, using a small mallet, lightly tap it down the tube to remove the dent. I had the advantage of working at a machine shop back then and had stock in about any diameter you could think of. You may want to measure the INSIDE of the tube and order some dowel stock that is .001 to .005 smaller. You want enough wiggle room for the rod to pass through the tube but tight enough to push the majority of the dent out.
     
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