Son's first 410

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  1. tws3b2

    tws3b2 Member

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    My son was around 10 years old when I gave him his first gun, H&R 410. At around 20 years old I bought it back from him. At around 30 years old I gave it back. At around 40 years old I bought it back. He's now 53 and I just gave it back to him. Is that the way it works for all dad's? To tell the truth I've got kind of fond of that old gun and would like to have it back.
     
  2. Meeks36

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    Bought my son a ruger wrangler at 10. And my daughter a cricket 22 lr. With the price of 410 shells I decided that 22 was plenty. No telling how many 1000s of dollars my late grandpa spent on 410 shells for me.
     
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    I bought my daughter a cricket 22 when she was about 35. She still has at age 50. Great little gun.
     
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  4. Riomouse911

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    My first shotgun was an Ithaca Super Single .410. I shot it a few times when visiting my Dad, but most of my youth shooting was at our family’s ranch with my maternal Grandfather.

    Ultimately, I gave it to a friend (who was a bit short of cash) to give to his son.

    Stay safe.
     
  5. ApacheCoTodd

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    You buying it repeatedly kept it in the family.... So, there's that.

    Used to happen in my family. Guns, cars, snowmobiles, even a couple of Kenworths.

    I'll not ask what the compounded *value* is to date.:evil:

    Todd.
     
  6. e rex

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    My first shotgun was a Iver Johnson 410 with a barrel that had been shortened at some point in it's prior life. Shot lots of jackrabbits and a few ducks on the pond with that thing. Of course that was in the '40s. Gave my sons a Winchester model 37 20 gauge to start with. Wish I had them both back.
     
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    The first $35.00 I ever made was spent on an Ithaca Super single 20 gauge. Picked a lot of tomatoes to get that gun. Sadly I foolishly traded it years ago. Dads .222 Savage 340 has bounced back and forth between us for the past 40 years. I have it now.
     
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  8. 3Crows

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    My father gave me my grandfathers .410 that my grandfather had given to my late uncle as a child (passed in a B17 crash in WWII). Then my father gave it to my brother, then to my sister and then to my niece and a few years ago before he gave it away again, I repossessed it and it is not going anywhere until I pass.
     
  9. JR24

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    No idea if that is typical, but I have a Stoeger side by side .410 that I'll give to my son when he gets a bit older. Was my grandfather's and he gave it to me, guess we'll see how it goes.
     
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    I just gave my older kids a pile of guns- with the caveat that they offer me first dibs if they need to sell any of them, lol!

    There are a select few in my safe which are marked "KEEP IN THE FAMILY," with a short explanation of why each one was special, but they can sell the rest if they want, times change (shrug).

    My youngest loves "her" 103-year old .410 Enfield musket. I suspect that one will be in our clan for another century or two. :what:
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  11. JT-AR-MG42

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    LOL Thanks for making my morning!

    One of my good friends has done the exact same thing with his son and grandson.
    They even have their own safe full of them stored at my friend's house.

    I told him he'll have to give them the gun back someday because he could never sell it for what he has in it.

    JT
     
  12. bannockburn

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    I bought my kids lots of guns when they were still kids. Once they were old enough to buy their own guns I decided if they wanted anything else they could get it on their own (both have great paying jobs and make quite a bit more than I do)! As it is right now they are very busy with their respective jobs and really don't have the time to go shooting that often anyways.

    Besides which I have to start saving up for what I'm going to get the grandkids when their ready for their first guns!
     
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    I bought my Grand son a H&R 410, I think I will give it to him on his 8th Birthday this June.
     
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  14. DazedandConfuzed

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    My first firearm was an Ithaca Super Single .410. I was 8...my grandfather had retired that year and he and my dad took me hunting for the first time.

    I still have it and it's going to my first grandchild. She is 8 months now, so it'll be a while, but I'm looking forward to it!
     
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  15. Australian410hunter

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    I'm just kicking 59, and I have my father, grandfather, and mother's, rifles/shotguns.
    My children were taught to shoot with them, and they all have dibs on different ones (literally a list in the gunsafe, who gets what!).
    The old boy has the odd shot when visiting, but reckons he is 'past it' for shooting anything, mostly.
     
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    Was that the one with the lever to open it. First shot gun too.

    I was hoping this thread was about a Win 42. Still my holy grail .410 if I could ever fine one reasonable.
     
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  17. Riomouse911

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    Yes, it had a straight grip, exposed hammer and used a lever to open. I always loved the lever action look so my Dad got the Ithaca for me as a birthday gift. :)


    The Model 42 is an awesome shotgun... I think just about all of us would love one in the quiver :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
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  18. Pivot Dr

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    My 42 was made in 1937, my mother gave it to my dad for Christmas in 1945, it was out of the family for some years but found it’s way back pushing 40 years ago. I’ve got a Browning reproduction Model 42 too. I shoot my SIG/B. Rizzini O/U .410 more though.
     
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    My son's first "kill" (a woodchuck) was with an old H&R .410 I picked up at a gunshop I worked at; took it home, cut to 20" for a 'farting around gun', and it was pretty much his after the woodchuck. He had traps out on the farm we lived on, and his Grandpa's farm, and that was his 'trapline' gun, although he adopted my Iver Johnson 55 Cadet to go with it a few years later.
     
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