Guns you got for Christmas

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  1. Old Dog

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    Best Christmas gun ever! The Crosman M1 Carbine BB gun. I was nine years old, and this air rifle still resides in a place of honor in my dad's UP camp (don't know if it still shoots, suspect the seals are degraded). Real wood, looked totally real, and was very accurate for a pump BB gun.
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  2. Jimbo80

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    A pair of mint shootin' shell Fanner 50's in a double holster would set you back more than a lot of real nice guns these days.
     
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  3. KevininPa

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    Lucky you! I have a wood coal kitchen stove. That stuff got expensive over the years. BTW, got a whole ham with potatoes cooking in that stove right now that I Should check.

    And don't feel bad, I never get gun stuff on Christmas. With us that's a birthday thing. :)
     
  4. armoredman

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    I live vicariously through youguys - I have never been given a firearms for any holiday be it Christmas or birthday I have given guns as presents, but never received one for any "special occasion". Always cool when someone does!!
     
  5. Armybrat

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    I don’t get guns & ammo for Christmas, I give them.... to my kids & grandkids.

    Just gave 100 rounds each of .380 to my twin grandkids (age 28) to go with the new pocket pistols (Ruger LCP & Remington RM380) I gIfted them.
    Gave 200 rounds of 9mm to one of my sons to go with the new Ruger SR9 I gifted him today.
    Also gave 50 rounds of 9mm each to my other son & his wife for the pistols they were gifted several years ago (Ruger Sr9 & S&W Shield).
    I think they were all more excited about the ammo than the guns.

    Gifted two nice old Winchester Model 67 single shot .22 rifles to my youngest grandkids (17 and 10) today. Those are worthy of a picture.

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  6. entropy

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    Never got a gun for Christmas. I have given both of my sons guns for Christmas, the most recent was the Win. 94 I gave my older son last year. I gave him 200 rounds I loaded up for it this year.
     
  7. marksman13

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    My wife gifted me my 10th Ruger No. 1 today. It’s a K1B in 300 Win Mag and it is sporting a Vortex Razor HD LH 2-10x40. It’s gonna be headed woods tomorrow. C62F2BA6-3FA3-4EAE-943C-E0F067A09A4D.jpeg
     
  8. 22250Rem

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    Never got a gun for Christmas. At age 10 or 11 I had my dad talked into a BB gun but mom vetoed that idea. She wasn't worried that I could shoot my eye out as much as she feared for all the windows in our area. Although in adulthood I picked up my 44 Mag. Ruger Redhawk on Dec. 24th, 2007 and said "Merry Christmas to me; from me". ( Any excuse for another gun ). IMG_0174.JPG .. Grips & scope added about a year later.
     
  9. Waveski

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    About 11 years ago , when I was still relatively new to gun ownership (I was 58 then - a late bloomer...) , I spotted a Colt Official Police in a local gun shop. I was amazed at the tight lock up - and it was a Colt! So I begged and whined - and my lovely spouse said ok - for Christmas! We went in as a family of four to pick it up , then took the late 40's revolver home and gift wrapped it.

    The original grips were long gone , the gun wore some big , nasty looking - but great shooting FITZ targets. I took a step in the right direction and reshaped a set of inexpensive wooden target grips to fit my hands , preserving the great handling characteristics of the FITZ grips.

    What a great target revolver that simple old Colt is.

    Merry Christmas folks.
     

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  10. Hillbillyz

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    Johnny 7 O.M.A. Google it you young guys, I was the envy of the neighborhood. My wife did surprise me with a Marlin 45/70 a couple years ago.
     
  11. Trey Veston

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    Received this from my dad this Christmas...

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    This was last Christmas...

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  12. Waveski

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    Trey ,

    Please inform your father that I am available for adoption.
     
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  13. Mr. Mosin

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    My 16th birthday, parents bought me a used Remington 870 Super Magnum. Times were tough that year, but I reckon Dad thought I needed an upgrade over his H&R Pardner. I've levelled some skeet with it, a few deer, rabbit, haven't bagged a squirrel with it though, and don't think I will.
     
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    First gun I ever got for Christmas was the best. I was 15 years old and asked daddy for a Ruger P89DC for Christmas. It was a few weeks after Christmas before he could get it off layaway :D but I was one happy camper when he did!
     
  15. Rembrandt

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    Got a Winchester lever action BB gun for Christmas when I was 10.


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    Have gifted a lot of guns at Christmas to the kids.

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  16. mokin

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    I've received guns for a couple of birthdays but never Christmas. Lots of ammunition - this year I got a package of 250 rounds of .22 Magnum. Don't know where the elves found that. Must have been Christmas Magic.
     
  17. 51DeSoto

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    I had a 20ga. Beretta O/U my dad bought used. One that I had sort of adopted as teen sons will do. My father loaned it to my uncle (his much older brother) for the lightness on a pheasant hunt and my uncle left it on the roof of his vehicle as he drove off and it was lost forever. I always missed that gun but wouldn't drop the 2k to replace it when I get older and could afford it. Flash forward 30 years and on my dad's last Christmas, lo and behold, under the tree was a Beretta 20 Ga. 686. It means so much on many levels and is my favorite shotgun since.
     
  18. chicharrones

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    Looks like a KelTec. :evil:
     
  19. 51DeSoto

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    Oh how I wanted that but the PX at Clark AFB did not have it. And they converted a hanger into toyland. Did get a GIJoe w M1
     
  20. Buzznrose

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    I’m starting this as well. Started this year by giving my grandson of 10 weeks old a Henry Youth lever action .22. Probably look at giving him a different gun every Christmas and birthday as long as I’m above the dirt.
     
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    Never got a gun for Christmas. Wasnt really a great time for big purchases when we were living on thr farm, and it was hand to mouth anyway lol.
    Got ammo (way more important than a new gun to a kid trying to feed a serious shooting habit), socks, and school clothes......other stuff also, but no guns.
     
  22. Walkalong

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    Guns I got? None. Guns I gave away? Three.
     
  23. armedwalleye

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    I recall a few. When I first started working full time, I bought a pair of 870 Wingmasters. Wrapped them both, put them under the tree. Gave one to my Pop. Let him open it. He was thrilled. Told him I think there’s a mistake here.....that’s my gun.....

    Politely took it from him. You’d have thought I shot his dog. Went to the tree and got the other one, with the package modified before wrapping so they didn’t appear to be the same thing. Let him open and keep that one....

    Funniest thing was, the folks had bought me a Remington speedmaster that year as sort of a “congratulations on the real job” present.

    We still refer to that as the Firearm Christmas.
     
  24. bsparker

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    When I was 10 or so, my dad gave me a Mossberg 500C special edition 20ga. One of the very few gifts he gave. Boy was I excited, took a lot of squirrels with it. Still have it.

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    My only other Christmas gift came this year when my wife saw a Facebook comment I made on a S&W 686, thank you Facebook algorithms. She said she didn’t know what to get me this year and told me she’d like me to buy the gun I commented on. Well you don’t have to tell me twice.

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  25. welldoya

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    I was about 6 or so in 1961 when my grandfather gave me a Daisy Model 25 BB gun for Christmas.I was in heaven. My grandparents lived on 3 acres on a dirt road and most of it was a garden. I carried that Daisy everywhere. Unfortunately it disappeared while I was off at college. I think it got sold at a yard sale. I did buy another one in the ‘90s when Daisy came out with a retro model.
    Then in about 1968 when I was 13, Dad gave me a Savage 24 22/20. He bought himself a Winchester 1400 16 gauge. We lived in Kentucky and he had a friend with a large farm. We made some great memories walking fence rows hunting cottontails.
    I’ve still got it.
     
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