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Your first gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jusfuris, Jul 29, 2007.

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  1. jusfuris

    jusfuris Member

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    So how many of you still have your first gun? I'm talking to the people that have been into guns for a while, and have had a few. Maybe the collectors and such.

    If you still have your first gun are you glad you have it, for the fact that it was your first not just because it's a good gun.

    If you sold your first gun, do you wish you had kept it for sentimental value?

    I know it may sound dumb, but I'm just wondering how everyone feels about their first gun. I'm debating selling mine right now so I can get something else, as I can't afford it with out selling the one i have now.
     
  2. Bazooka Joe71

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    Doesn't sound dumb at all....Mine was a Marlin 39a and I will never get rid of it.

    It follows me to the range more often than not.


    Don't sell your first gun, its not worth it...You can only have your first gun well, once.:D

    BTW, what is your first gun, and what would you be trading it to get...Thats info we need to know.
     
  3. db_tanker

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    still have my first firearm. :)

    An old, single shot .410 Stevens.

    Killed many many beer cans with that old shotgun...and one possum. :)


    8 years old. I was tickled because I had something that was just as loud as dad's Winchester 94. :cool:


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  4. Mr White

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    My first gun was an Argentinian Hi Power that I bought a week before the 1994 ban. I got it and 3 extra 13 round mags. I still have it. Its still my favorite pistol that I own.
     
  5. spartan55

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    got mine a 30-30 winchester, givin to me by my father on my first hunting trip. lots of memmories
     
  6. OhioPaints

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    My first gun was a 1908 Steyr that dad brought back from WWII and finally gave to me a dozen or so years ago. I expect to pass it along to my oldest son. That got me started shooting. My first purchase was a Ruger KP-89. I still have it, because I wouldn't get enough to trade it.

    Ken
     
  7. a1huntingsupply

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    My first gun belongs to my son now, my dad gave it to me when I was a kid. Its a Marlin Model 80.
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  8. bender

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    Trapdoor Springfield from the 1870s. Excellent condition. Bought in the 1980s. Sold it for $100.

    doh !!
     
  9. hankpac

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    An old Sears (JC Higgins?) bolt actioin 22, with no magazine. I found it in the attic of a house we bought when my dad was stationed in Alska. I learned to shoot with that thing.
    we sold it after he left the service, but I have had many many guns since then, No sentimental attatchment to that one.
     
  10. Sistema1927

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    I shot my first firearm at age eight, a pump .22 1906 Winchester. 43 years later it is still one of my favorites.
     
  11. kermit315

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    I got my first gun from my dad, bolt action .410 mossberg. still have it in the cabinet. will never get rid of it, except maybe to my son when the time comes.
     
  12. jusfuris

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    well this is the problem. Its not really my first gun. It is my first handgun and the first one i bought on my own. My actual first gun and the one i learned on is this old .22 bolt action from Montgomery Ward, and a 20 gage shotgun that my dad bought at a garage sale for $20 for them both! Dad taught me on those when i was around 4-5. And the .22 is mine now. And i taught my girlfriend to shoot with that one. and my mom learned on it too. so that old .22 is the real sentimental gun. IT WILL NEVER GO! plus that thing is accurate as anything else I've ever shot!


    The handgun i have now is an XD .45 service in stainless. I love that gun but i was wanting to trade it and $150 for a Springfield Loaded 1911. The 1911 has a black frame, stainless slide, and nite sights. its really nice. I had been thinking maybe i should get a 1911 to replace the XD as my 45. and then buy either another XD or a Glock in 9mm later. partly for cheapness to shoot and partly to have two different calibers. and i just want my "tactical" (lol) gun to be a 9mm rather than a 45.
     
  13. Kacerdias

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    My first firearm was a Remington 550-1 .22 rifle. I still remember my dad teaching me how to pop soda cans in the woods behind our house. Good times. I'm never getting rid of this rifle. It's not worth much monetarily but it's priceless to me. :)
     
  14. Dave Dembinski

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    First gun I ever bought was a Mosin-Nagant M38, and I still have it. I banged up the extractor so bad trying to remove it that it throws empty shells about 4" instead of 4', but I still have it. Then I stuck the stock in the dishwasher because I heard it was the thing to do on the internet. Now I've got a Mosin with about half the shellac melted off and a diswasher with a top rack that never went back in right. That poor gun did nothing to deserve such treatment, but I'm glad I had it to do stupid stuff with instead of a more expensive one.
     
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    Marlin Glenfield semiauto .22 jamomatic. Still have it. Next gun was a Remington 870 pump in 16 ga.
     
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    First gun was a Stevens 311D 16ga. SxS. Its a family gun and i still have it. First gun i actually bought was a Century Garand. It was before i knew much about them. I also still have that and i dont plan on gettin rid of it. Although im workin on pickin up a REAL Garand in the near future.
     
  17. zero_chances

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    remington 510 targetmaster in .22lr. When i got it from my grandpa, the stock was in sorry condition, so we sanded it and refinished it. Still have it now about 10 years later. Pretty accurate little thing. IIRC i traced it back to being made in 1947. Almost forgot to add, it was the gun my dad learned to shoot on.
     
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    Mine was a Century Arms SAR-1 , still have it got it exactly 2 years ago this month, its now got 9 others to keep it company in my safe
     
  19. fletcher

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    I have my first air gun (Crosman 1077), but I sold my first real gun (SKS).
     
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    I got a marlin bolt action .22 lr for my 6th birthday. I still have it and will never sell it.
     
  21. Bazooka Joe71

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    LOL, that poor Mosin!!!!:banghead:
     
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    lever action BB gun, age 5
     
  23. Jubjub

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    First real gun was a Remington 514, a gift from my parents when I was ten. I shot it yesterday. :D
     
  24. thebigc

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    my first was a sporterized 1903 i bought when i was 14 then i ended up buying many more not shooting it decideing i like my 1917 a whole lot more for my 30-06 shooting needs and i traded it to a freind of mine for a yugo sks .
     
  25. MaterDei

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    Marlin 60. I have no idea what happened to it. :(
     
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