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What was your very first firearm?

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Do you still have it?

 

Mine was a Remington Sportsman 58 16 gauge shotgun that my Grandad gave to me some 30 years ago. I was ten.

 

I occasionally dust it off to go break some clays.

 

Grandad would be happy.

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Still have it.

10yrs old and a Christmas present from my late Grandfather. An NEF single shot 20g. Still have 1 of the 5 boxes of Winchester shells that he gave me then too. It was an absolute Howitzer when I first shot it that winter. Now it's a Pea shooter.

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Aged about 8.  Savage 24V combination rifle/shotgun chambered in .22rf and 3" .410 shotgun.  I can still remember the smell of that first fired paper shotgun shot.  About 60+ years ago or so.  Our family still has that little combo firearm today.  My hope is that our great grandkids will be able to use it.

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Unfortunately I don't have the first gun ever given to me.

But I still have the first firearm that I bought, my Marlin Model 60.

Tens of thousands of rounds through the rifle and still more accurate then I am.

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I had a 22 cant remember the brand iron sights the back sight was a thumbscrew peep for windage you couldn't hit a barn with it . I have never seen one like it , about 9 inches from the front of the stock flipped down , bolt action I thought I was a real army man  [ 40 years ago ]. The second one and the best little gun I ever owned was a Rem 5 mm magnum it was a tack driver out to 50 yards .I still have it haven't shot it in 30 years rem quit making ammo for it .

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Never had a gun given to me but I remember buying my Marlin 60 as a teen in the 90's.  Still have it and never plan to sell it.  Can't wait to buy my son his first soon.

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Single shot 12 gauge my grand uncle left to me when I was 5.  He loved going to the Dakotas every year for birds with it. My dad said it was stolen but I think he hocked it for cash.

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1st gun was an old Stevens/Springfield single shot .22. Was given to me by my uncle when I was about 15. Still have it.

1st gun I bought for myself was a SAR2, wish I still had it.

 

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Don't have it any more but wish I did.

Spanish. 410 single shot goose gun, the barrel was like 30". Don't remember the brand.

I was given the gun when I was 12 by my aunt and Dad gave it back to her when her son Audie was old enough to shoot his Dads' gun who was the low life that left her in a remote cabin in Montana in the middle of winter with no firewood.

and ran off with a chick to Alaska. Millard Fudge.

My Aunt Carol, had severe arthritis from scarlet fever when she was a kid and mel married her and took her from Alabama to Montana.

Audie is a super guy who has the qualities that his dad was missing.

It was a beautiful gun and super accurate. I used to clip mistletoe off at the base for Christmas.

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Meaning to say, it was a Crack squirrel gun and I was shoved out the door every day of the summer with that gun and be home by dark.

LA.

[lower alabama)

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!965 8 years old  My dad gave me an Ithaca 22 lever action single shot rifle.

Late that year my Grandfather gave me a Winchester model 94 saddle gun 3030 lever vintage 1950

Killed my first deer that fall with it.

I still have them both

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I was about 5 or 6, and it was a Christmas gift from my parents. It's a Marlin 60 Stainless Steel. It is the one and only firearm which means so much to me that I will never sell or trade it. When I was around 12, my parents gave me a 20 gauge NEF as another Christmas gift, which I did sell, and I do regret that. Can only hope it's in good hands wherever it ended up.

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I'm not from a gun background either..

 

I'm starting a new family trend.

 

My first gun was a very old 12 gauge, traded for an almost new S&W Model 3000.

 

Our son turns 21 in 3 months and he wants a pistol. He's researching.

 

He almost has enough in savings for a .50 BMG!

 

I'm so proud!

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First gun I ever bought was an sa85m AK. Ban model with no threads on barrel and blonde wood thumb hole stock. Wish I still had it.

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Mini 14 back in 1997.  Sold it when the wife and I had to move.....purchased another one in 2012 and that one is a keeper.  

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I was 12 or 13 when my father gave me a used Ithaca .single shot 410 shotgun and took me rabbit hunting.  I sold that gun many years ago while building my collection.

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First gun BOUGHT was a Marlin 60, Still have it, so many rounds went thru it that the ejector block crumbled. Not an uncommon problem, the old style blocks have been unavailable for years.

We made BP muskets from water pipe in 5th grade (home made black powder makes more smoke and fire than bang,BP from fireworks was only slightly better) , and zip guns in 7th grade.

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Beretta 12ga Semi Auto Shotgun, my Dad purchased it for me in 71 or 72 for small game. I still have it, that one is a keeper for sure...

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Dad gave me a Stevens 106 .410 single shot in about 1966, still got it. Killed 8 squirrels one morning last winter without having to move, I was on their route thru the woods and they all came in range.

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