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Old 07-13-2014, 07:22 PM
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First rimfire you bought with your own money.



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There is already a thread about the first rimfire you ever owned, so here's one for the first rimfire you ever bought with your own money. Mine, a 10-22 of course, circa 1982. The same day I bought mine, a friend put one for himself on layaway at the same store. The one I bought is long gone, but the gun he put on layaway is now in my safe. I need to take it out and shoot it sometime soon. How 'bout yours?
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:36 PM
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1976 Liberty Carbine

$59.95 from Big 5 Sporting in Torrance CA.

Looked like this:



Then this:


Now something like this:



Add a few R/T parts like charge handle and mag release.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:54 PM
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Ithaca 72 saddlegun

Bought it used in @1984, threw away the cheap scope that was on it and found a weaver 7/8" tube 2x7 variable on it. college friends and I would go to a huge gravel pit out of town aways and shoot at hubcaps at way to far away (we were aiming about 6' over the target and would hit it maybe 3 out of ten shots. I miss that gun, but I still have that scope.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:58 PM
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10/22 Carbine, 1995, cheap model. You know exactly what it looked like.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:04 PM
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First 22lr I bought was a Marlin model 60 sporting a 16 inch barrel. Al and Bob's Sporting Goods had snatched up a special bunch of carbines from Marlin. It could easily out shoot the 10/22 I picked up later in the year. Both eventually got traded. I've looked for one but I have never run into another with the 16 inch barrel.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:06 PM
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Boy, I am not sure what it was. I got a 10/22 from my dad at Xmas when I was a youngster. I think it might have been a GSG-522 or a CZ-452 American.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:14 PM
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the first one I ever fired was a single shot remington match rifle supplied by the usaf youth program in about 1956. The first one that was purchased with my money was a sears autoloader (looked a lot like a marlin model 60) in about 1959, I was 10 and had mowed lawns all summer to get together the money to buy it. I think it was about 40 or 45 dollars. My father bought it with that money. I used it all the way to 1982 when I got rid of because primarily my job would not allow me to carry firearms in my company vehicle and we needed the money anyway.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:28 PM
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remington std grade 572 pump

1960, bought it used and the guy at the hardware/sporting goods store let me pay on time, no contract, etc, just trust. i was 14, didnt even have to bring a parent in! those WERE the good old days. gun looked new, i think i paid $30.-35.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:40 PM
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1972..Walnut Carbine ($99) that has been a JOY! And will be for my kids/grandkids...

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Old 07-13-2014, 08:44 PM
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1958! Bought a Mossberg Model 152 from a college fraternity brother for $35. But I already had a Browning Hi-power in 9mm parabellum that I had gotten from another fraternity brother for the same sum. Those were the good old days!

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Old 07-13-2014, 08:51 PM
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Ithaca lever action repeater for my wife.
Got it at Gibson sporting goods of Kileen, Tx in 1975
She still has it but it plays 2nd fiddle to her stainless 10/22 with pink lami stock.

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Old 07-13-2014, 08:53 PM
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Winchester 69a $120

I bought it back in 1988? with my own hard earned cash at the tender age of 13. Still have it and have a similar vintage redfield bear cub 4x on it. I have them held together by Warns 7.3 rings.

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Old 07-13-2014, 09:04 PM
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Malin 60 from a pawn shop a few years back for $65.

Great shooting rifle.

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Old 07-13-2014, 09:57 PM
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In 1966 I bought a Win 61 for around $25 at my local small town Kansas hardware store. Shortly after that I also bought a nice Ruger MKI for about the same price. About 2 years later I needed a little money while in college and sold them both for just a little more than I paid. Sure wish I still had both of those.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:37 PM
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I have to admit I'm really a centerfire guy but I guess I just come from a family of gun nuts; the first, and only, rimfire I've bought with my own money was a little German made Sturm revolver (22 short only) I picked up some years ago at a garage sale (totally legal here in NV).

My first gun, Remington 581 was from my father, my Marlin 60 from my mother, and my Winchester 52 and SS Ruger Single Six (with both cylinders, made 1976) from my grandfather. Guess I'm just lucky I come from a family of hillbillies

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