Hello and Happy New Year. I've been viewing topics on this forum on and off for a while but never got around to posting anything. So I thought I'd start the new year off with a post of the first gun I ever purchased, a Ruger Mark I Target Model. Bought new in late-1979 when I was a broke college professor with a young family to support and student loans to pay off.
An interest in bullseye shooting led me to pick up a set of custom Herrett stocks in February 1980 and to, eventually, send the pistol off to Jim Clark for some of his special magic in December 1982. The bullseye thing didn't work out too well and even though I've bought, traded and sold a few firearms since 1979, I've kept the very first one:
Thanks for looking. Ed