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Re: Feeling Nostalgic, your first gun - what was it? [Re: Earl] #6171375 02/06/16 01:19 AM
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Remington 600 in 308. Would love to have it back

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My first firearm was a Mossberg 500 in 12 ga. that I was given when I was 15. I used it for dove hunting, rabbits, the usual thing. Over the years, I've had four of five of those, and own one today.

When I turned 18, I bought my first rifle, a Marlin 1895G, an 18" 45-70 with a square lever, straight-grip stock and plastic butt-plate. I used it to eliminate any tendency toward flinching, did some target shooting with it, and used it for deer hunting for several years. Once I had a scope on it, but not for long. - I really preferred the open sights on it. I have also owned several 1895's over the years.

Prior to owning firearms, I had a series of pellet rifles. - I still haven't outgrown those things, guess I never will.


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Single shot H&R 12. I got it when I was seven and shot it until I was 12. I shot thousands of rounds through it. At one point the barrel split about three inches down the end. I sawed it off and shot bird with it until the hammer spring broke. I shot it with a rubber band to spring the hammer. That shotgun was old when I got it but it was completely worn out when I sold it to a buddy of mine that repaired it and sawed it off about a foot long. I killed truckloads of quail In the Sandhills with that shotgun and even remember killing the first bobwhite any of us had ever seen in our part of the country. I don't miss the gun but I sure miss the good times using it, the family that's passed on, and the great dogs we had.

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The first gun I ever bought was a Sako .270. 1979. I spent most of my money I made sacking groceries that summer on it. My Daddy thought I was crazy.

I shot my desert ram with it December a year ago because I didn't want any other rifle in my hand for the most important shot I am likely to ever make.


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Single shot Savage 20ga. Got it for Christmas when I was 12 and shot a mallard drake that same day with it. Still in the safe and will be passed to a grandson someday.


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Other than BB or pellet guns, my first gun that went bang was a single shot Springfield 22 bolt action.

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Re: Feeling Nostalgic, your first gun - what was it? [Re: Earl] #6171536 02/06/16 03:25 AM
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BB gun (Red Ryder) was first. After that, either a Stevens 410 single shot or a Stevens 87D 22 rifle. I think the 410 was first, so I could squirrel hunt with my Grandpa.


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Re: Feeling Nostalgic, your first gun - what was it? [Re: Earl] #6171556 02/06/16 03:44 AM
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20 gauge coast to coast pump shotgun, paid my uncle $65 for it back in 1979.

Re: Feeling Nostalgic, your first gun - what was it? [Re: Earl] #6171629 02/06/16 05:52 AM
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Shot it once then sold it lol.

I just bought another one last year just as a keepsake.

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First gun was purchased right when I turned 18. Drove to Mesquite to a gun store and bought a Hi Point 995 carbine. Paid $130ish for it.Shot it a few times and accurate as heck. Put it up and never shot it for about 14 years with the mags loaded and everything. Shot it again last year, added a cheap Tru Glo red dot to it because I don't know what happened to the irons on there. Sighted it in at 25 yards. Still love that gun.

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Remington 552 Speedmaster...still got it in the safe. Best .22 rifle ever made in my opinion. I've killed more squirrels, rabbits, and birds with that gun than I could count.

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Re: Feeling Nostalgic, your first gun - what was it? [Re: Earl] #6172092 02/06/16 07:04 PM
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1st was a Daisy BB gun.
1st one i paid for was a Ruger .22 pistol
1st one i actually bought was a Ruger Bisely in .41 magnum
1st rifle was a Marlin 1894S in .41 magnum

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The first gun I ever shot was Dad's old single shot .22, but the first gun I ever bought with my hard earned money was an S&W Model 53. Some of you may remember it was a .22 centerfire. A .357 necked down to .22 and it was LOUD ! I guess it was a commercial failure, but I sure wish I still had it. Paid $91.14 for it at Highinbotham-Pearlstone in Dallas. I killed many a squirrell and a few rabbits with that gun using the .22 rimfire inserts. And a trainload of snakes. I couldn't afford the .22 Jet ammo, 'cause I was just a kid 16 years old when I got it. Just one more jewel that I let get away !

Re: Feeling Nostalgic, your first gun - what was it? [Re: Earl] #6172651 02/07/16 01:17 PM
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Used mossberg 12ga. Killed my biggest buck with it.

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Mine would have been an AR back when I was 16, I had an ipod touch I had traded for a stripped lower and saved everything I could from working part time to have Brandon from the forum build me an upper.

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A Stevens double barrel 20 gauge that was handed down in the family.


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Grew up with guns in the house, but the first one that was truly mine is a 1970 Winchester 101 12ga O/U.

Still have it, just isn't as pretty since the day my house burned down in 1997. But, it still shoulders and swings as sweet as the day I got it, so I like to bust some clays with it now and then.


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Re: Feeling Nostalgic, your first gun - what was it? [Re: Earl] #6174296 02/08/16 04:49 PM
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Single shot .22. Still have it and wouldn't sale it for $1000. It is probably worth $50. That gun carries many memories.

Looks a lot like the OP's. I would have to look to see what model, never cared.


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I had used family firearms or hand me downs all my life, but when I was 12, Dad gave me a Remington 870 Express Magnum for Christmas. He had won it in a raffle at work. I never could wing shoot with it very well, but I destroyed squirrels with it.

The first firearm I used was a Stevens single shot 20 gauge.

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