Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Eugen, Jan 13, 2021.
Bought both when I was 18.
. Still have it.
Well, this was also around the time a neighbor who I baled hay for was trying to convince me to start deer hunting. I had recently spent all the money I had saved up buying my first truck, and Dad only had a couple .22's and a youth .410. But it just so happened Dick's put up their 870 Express combo package for sale at $300 that week. I asked if I could get the gun with the ring money instead; Mom thought it was a horrible idea and that I'd regret it, but Dad thought that a gun was much more useful than a ring and it was one of the few disagreements I remember Dad winning. All of my friends were pretty jealous when they'd ask where my class ring was and I'd tell them it was at home in a gun case, every one responded with "I wish I had thought of doing that!!"
I couldn't tell you how many thousand rounds have gone through it, and it's so broken in I've never picked up an 870 with an action as smooth as this one's. It served as my deer gun until a few years ago when Ohio allowed straight walled rifle cartridges and I got a .357 lever action, and I occasionally still used it for clays and dove up through this year when I wanted to throw more lead than my 20ga. The 12ga Benelli semi-auto I just got last month might finally prevent me from getting the 870 out of the safe much in the future, but it's served its purpose for 23 years and I have no regrets skipping out on a class ring!
Ithaca 12 gauge pump model 37 Featherlight in 1969 when I was 19. I still have it and it was my first firearm. It didn't take me long to figure out it could be slam fired.
I bought a Seecamp LWS-25 some time in the mid-Eighties, and still have it, though the firing pin failed, so it would need to be repaired, in order to shoot it. (I removed the bushing, spring, and firing pin, then used it as a training prop, for my rookies to find, to prove that they searched an area well enough. I cannot be certain whether I bought the Seecamp before or after the S&W Model 58. The gun store is long gone, having been a total loss in a fire, and I doubt anyone kept the business going after the FFL holder passed away, so researching the sale date would be problematic.
I grew up in a non-gun-owning family, so did not start buying long guns until late 1979, at the earliest, and handguns, until late 1982, at the earliest.
SP101 by 460Shooter posted Oct 20, 2016 at 10:24 PM
Still have it. Bought it I think 11 years ago or something. I got into guns late.
My second firearm, and one that I still own and hunt with, is a Browning Double Auto shotgun that I bought new in 1961. I still regard it as the best auto shotgun ever made for hunting grouse and woodcock in heavy cover.
I wish I had a dollar dor every round I ran through it as a kid.
In 2009 on the 30th anniversary of the purchase I posed with it and the same clerk who sold it to me!
A factory tuneup and it is still smooth as butter.
Gonna keep it for life so I can tell my 40 year old nephew I've had guns longer than he's had fingers! (he's a musician)
Well, I'm a gun whore. I buy what I want. Sell what no longer pleases me. Probably been through a hundred or so.
Without a doubt, the firearm I have owned the longest is my Marlin Glenfield M-60.
Bought it well-used in 1982-83, still have it. Can't remember the last time I shot it, probably ought to send it to my nephew who might get some use out of it.
Runner-up would be my S&W M-66 no-dash, bought in 2004 or so.
Still shoot it somewhat regularly.
Just loaded up 50 rounds of 158 gr FP with Blue Dot. Guess I need to go burn up some of those rounds...and maybe load some more
A pellet rifle Diana Model 24 D from 1968.
Still popping occasionally a squirrel in my backyard.
Of course, only during hunting season or when being attacked...............
This. $12,95 plus $2.00 S&H. 100 rounds of 6.5 MM was $6.00. Sometimes the ammunition actually fired. I bought it mail order. I think it was legal back then.
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Dad bought himself a Winchester 1400 16 gauge and we walked many miles of fence rows hunting rabbits when we lived in Kentucky.
I’ve bought two Savage 24s in the last month.
I actually still own it. Last year I set up an old glass door gun rack in my living room and have it in display.
The oldest gun I ever owned was a Yugo SKS that I wish I didn't sell.
Currently was oldest gun is a S&W 63 that was made in 1998 I believe
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