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What was your first gun and how did you acquire it? Do you still have it?

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  • #16
    At age 4, I received a 16 ga L.C. Smith sxs for Christmas. I couldn't even keep both ends off the floor. A childless great uncle promised it to the first male child to carry the family name. It's a bit loose in the breech, tang safety doesn't work and both barrels are pitted (pre-me) due to the old mercury primers. I don't shoot it. Won't ever sell it.

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    • #17
      Winchester Model 72 .22 bolt action that belonged to my Dad when he was a boy. Yes, I still have it. It is the rifle I used to teach both my kids to shoot and we still use it more than any other gun in the safe. I'll pass it down to my Son and I hope he'll use it to teach his kids to shoot.

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      • #18
        My first rifle was bought for me by my Dad a Mossberg 22 with a 4x Weaver scope. My first pistol was a Sterling 25 auto purchased at McCann's Bar in Manhattan. As far as still having them yes I do, no I don't.

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        • #19
          53 years ago for Christmas I received a Winchester Model 67 single shot .22. My Dad paid for it on payments. He paid $1 a week until he got it paid for. It cost $11.95. We didn't have very much money so I thought I could never get anything like that so when I did I thought it was the greatest thing in the whole world. It sits in my gun safe today.

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          • #20
            Remington model 6 .22 single shot. It was handed down from my dad, and yes I still have it.

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            • #21
              My first gun was a .22LR Remington Model 521T that I bought with money I had saved from working part-time as a soda jerk. An older neighbor friend acted as the straw man to make the actual purchase, because I was under the legal age to buy a gun. That would be a felony today.

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              • #22
                Not sure of the model but at age 9 my dad bought me a smooth bore bolt action single shot 22 to shoot rats in our barn. duct taped a flaslite under it. Stock broke about 10 years later don't know what happen to it!

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                • #23
                  My first gun was a Mossberg 20 guage. I had used my dad's .22 for quite a while before I got the 20 for Christmas. I still have it and use it during deer season each year.

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                  • #24
                    Mine was an Italian 6.5mm Carcano that I bought for coyote control when I was about 15. It cost me $18. I could buy ammo by the thousands for next to nothing. I burned up the barrel in no time but was hard on coyotes for a while.

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                    • #25
                      Mine was a 20 ga mossberg 500 I got it Cabelas I think when I was 11 and yes I still have it.

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                      • #26
                        50 years ago. Marlin .22. I saved up a weeks plus salary. it cost all of $29 dollars. And yes I still have it and it now wears a $200 scope and still is reasonable accurate.

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                        • #27
                          In my mind,these are the best stories. My first gun was a mossbrg 500 I bought with my own money. I wanted the used Ithaca #37, but my dad talked me into getting the new one. I hated it.

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                          • #28
                            ...and no, I don't have it anymore.

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