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What was your first gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BamBam-31, Jul 25, 2008.

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  1. Wopasaurus

    Wopasaurus Member

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    Handgun - Springfield Mil Spec 1911.
    Shotgun - Mossberg 500
    Rifle - Yugo M70 Underfolder AK
     
  2. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Member

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    My first firearm was a Savage 64F 22LR semi-auto rifle. Still have it.
     
  3. sharkhunter2018

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    Shotgun: Stevens 311D 16ga. SxS. Also is my FIRST firearm
    Rifle: Century M1 Garand
    Handgun: Bulgarian Makarov

    Still have all three.
     
  4. TCB in TN

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    1st Gun Marlin Model 60 with the squirrel on the stock bought by my dad used for me when I was about 7.

    1st Shotty was a used single Shot 12ga H&R a few months after getting my Marlin.

    1st Pistol was a used Browning Buckmark that my dad bought me when I was 10.

    1st Revolver was an old H&R 9 shot .22 that I traded some Motorcycle parts for. I was 14.

    1st Centerfire revolver was a model 10 38spcl I traded my cousin the Buckmark for when I was 18 (I did get some boot).

    1st Centerfire pistol was a 9MM luger copy that I gave $150 for at a yard sale.

    1st Centerfire Rifle (that I actually bought my Grandpa left me a great 1903 Springfield) was a beat up 700 Remmy in 30-06. I gave $175 for. Refinished the Stock, re-blued the barrel and traded it and some boot for a Browning A Bolt when I was 18.
     
  5. BikerNut

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    First "Real" Gun

    I had a BB gun when I was a bit less than five years old. And, no, I didn't shoot my eye out, or shoot anything I wasn't supposed to. We didn't have the movies and video games back in the 1950s to inspire us to be stupid.

    I have an 8x10 B&W photo of me all dressed up nice with my little BB rifle. I don't know what kind it was. I was at an Army base in Germany, so it could have been American-made or European.

    But I got my first "real" gun in 1966, when I was ten. My dad gave me a Savage Model 5 bolt action/tube magazine .22 rifle. He would take me out to the country east of town (about a 15-minute ride back in those days) and teach me to shoot standing, sitting and prone. I loved that gun.

    My mom gave it away to someone when I was in college. She gave away my Ruger Single-Six, too. She was nuts back then. Still is.

    I replaced the Ruger with a new one from a gun shop, and recently found a Savage Model 5, after years of looking, at gunbroker.com.

    So now all is right with the world.
     
  6. bigjohnson

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    My first firearm was a Remington Number 4 rolling block in .22 RF that I got when I was 11 years old from a neighbor for mowing his lawn. I still have it.

    My first pistol was a Smith & Wesson model 1 1/2 tip-up revolver in .32 rimfire that I bought at a local antique store when I was 12.

    My first shotgun was a Stevens 20-gauge single-barrel that my stepfather bought me when I was 13.
     
  7. KiltedClaymore

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    i've been thinking of getting one., how does is shoot? pm me a pic?
     
  8. possum

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    sa xd service model .40
    remington 870
    winchester model 70
     
  9. Savage Shooter

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    stevens crackshot .22lr .22L and .22short that belonged to my father. His father has on that he got for his father when he was a kid and he's 80 now so its an old gun and still shoots fine. I love that gun still use it to shoot pesky birds its a tackdriver.
     
  10. paintballdude902

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    a remington spartan 12guage sxs when i was 16.....so 2 years ago in september
     
  11. JWF III

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    First gun/shotgun- Stevens 311H(or is it G) 20 ga. 26" barrels choked imp/mod. My dad cut the stock down so that my little butt could shoulder it. 12 -15 years later added a piece of 1/8" thick oak where the saw blade cut the stock, added the cut off section back to it, and refinished it. 2 or 3 coats of stain, and close to 10 coats of polyurethane later, it's the most beautiful gun in the world (at least to me). I still have it, and will never get rid of it. That is the gun (for me) that goes along with the saying "...from my cold, dead hands."

    First rifle-An old Remington 5??, .22 lr with a 5 shot magazine. I still have it.

    First pistol- Ruger Mark I, made in the year I was born. Marked on top of the receiver "Made in the 200th year of American Liberty." I still have it also.

    First centerfire rifle- Marlin Model 336 in .30-30. I still have this one also.

    First centerfire pistol- Walther PP in .32 ACP. Made in the late 60s. (Maybe 66 or 68). I still have this one too.

    If you can see a pattern, I sell very few guns. 2 in fact, in 22 years (3 if you count one that my dad traded for a Trapdoor Springfield). And I wish I had only one of them back. And no it isn't the one my dad traded. I was kind of glad to get rid of that jam-o-matic CAR-15. I just wish I could've sold it during the years of the AWB, instead of just a couple years prior to it.

    Wyman
     
  12. gunNoob

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    first rifles (got them at the same time) : mosin nagant and yugo sks

    first shotgun: mossberg 500 12ga

    first handgun: coming soon
     
  13. Intrepid Dad

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    Shotgun - Mossberg 500

    Rifle - Bushmaster M4A3

    Handgun - S&W 629 .44 revolver (yes, it really was my first handgun. Not that I'd make the same decision again).
     
  14. tacmedicp94

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    Rifle- Winchester mod. 70 pre64 .243 inherited when my grandfather died.
    Handgun- Ruger Mk 1 my dad bought for me when I was about 9
    Shotgun- Remington 870 wingmaster

    Still have th Ruger and Winchester. Pawned the shotgun for tank of gas and case of beer, regreted it every since.
     
  15. DPStx

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    My first gun....

    Model 37a Winchester, 20ga single shot, Hunted rabbits at home with my Dad and Sam (our good ole rabbit Beagle, R.I.P.)
     
  16. Beetle Bailey

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    1st rifle: Finnish Mosin Nagant M39. It shoots great but it's mostly a safe queen these days as I have another M39 to use as a beater.

    1st handgun: CZ75 compact. It's still my nightstand gun.

    1st shotgun: Remington 870 Wingmaster TB. I use it to break clays a couple times a month.
     
  17. thegoodfight

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    1.Beat up 870 police
    2.glock 17
    3.Les Baer TRS
     
  18. thebigc

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    a poorly sportorized 1903 i made my mother buy when i was 15 i got a 10/22 shortly after followed by a 1911
     
  19. Parruthead

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    Mine was a Remington Model 600 in .308 I got it when i was 6 or 7 during my first season at deer camp.

    The following summer i got a gun i could shoot a Daisy BB gun of some sort.. and i still have two good eye's.....lol
     
  20. Inspector3711

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    Marlin 925 bolt action .22LR in 1977. Dad kept it locked up so I could only shoot it under his supervision. I sold it in the early 1990's during tough times to a retired federal marshal. It was dead accurate. I should have kept it! I once shot a crow out of a tree at 100 yards with that thing! My second gun was a Savage Stevens Favorite .22LR made in 1895 (#453). Grandma gave it to me claiming that it was a garage sale item she picked up. This probably took place in 1980. I found out in June of this year it was my great grandfathers childhood rabbit gun! My dad was more than a little taken aback (read upset). I guess I never mentioned it to him before. This rifle I kept but haven't fired it in more than 20 years. Much to dad's disgust I'm keeping the rifle unless he can kick my a**! I'm 43 and he's pushing 70 so he opted out of the tussle.
     
  21. HMFIC

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    G21, Winchester Defender, Colt 6920
     
  22. enfield303

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    First rifle- Lee-Enfield #4Mk1
    First handgun-Beretta Cougar in .40 S&W
    First shottie-Mossie 500 12 Ga.
     
  23. belus

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    First shotgun - H&R break open single shot in 20ga
    First handgun - Browning HP
    First rifle - SMLE No.1 Mk III*

    Though the second two on my list might imply it, I'm not terribly interested in commonwealth arms. :D
    The Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire on the other hand...
     
  24. Bushwhacker

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    1st pistol = S&W 39-2 9mm (still have it):what:
    1st rifle = Ruger Mini-14 223 cal.
    1st shotgun = Mossberg 500 12 ga.
     
  25. Texasred

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    Ruger Mini 14 Ranch rifle
    Ruger GP 100
    Remington 870 Super Mag

    Pretty versatile now that I think about it
     
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