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Old 11-20-2020, 10:17 AM
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I bought a Winchester model 67 and a Spanish 7mm from friends when I was underage. The first store bought gun when I turned 18 was a lever action single shot Ithaca. Sadly I traded it off a couple of years later. I think they may have a little bit of a following now. You sure can`t find them for as cheap as I bought mine.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:05 AM
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My fist .22 was a Ruger Mk II, a very old model that I still have and shoot occasionaly.

Very accurate with decent ammo like SK Magazine.

The first .22 rifle was a scoped Ruger 77/22, inox with synthetic "paddle" stock. I trade it for something I don't remember.

The first .22 rifle I still have is a Winchester 69. I fall immediately in love with the nice wood, the handmade checking on the grip and forehand when I saw it on the rack.

Later, I learned it was probably a rare "Dual Sight" send in England during WW2. I say probably because the scope, a Lyman 422 Expert, doesn't match with JWA book.

I shoot it often with great pleasure.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:19 AM
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Gun show back in 1983 I got a Marlin 336 30-30 best Marlin trigger I ever had. I believe the rifle was made in 1969.
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Old 11-20-2020, 06:30 PM
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My first gun was a 10/22, shortly after I turned 18. They were $99 back then. My last gun was a 12 gauge pump, and that was almost two hours ago.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:03 PM
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High standard citation target .22, paid $250 for it in about 1983. Shot it until it essentially fell apart. Sold it in the early 2000ís to a gunsmith who needed spare parts for $200
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:30 PM
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The first gun I bought myself was a Ruger 10/22 Deluxe Sporter in 1976 at Herman's World of Sporting Goods. I paid $77.00 for it and I still have it.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:16 PM
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As a kid, I had a savage bolt action 22 single shot. But when I got out on my own and had thoughts of defending my apartment against intruders I went with the basics.

A revolver will nearly always work, even dusty and loaded for years & a 357 mag will do as well as any handgun can. I found my first gunshow and ended up with a kinda ugly but solid Dan Wesson model 14 (?), with 2 interchangeable barrels, for $175. That model should have also come with a longer 6" barrel, but at the time, I didn't know and I was satisfied. In fact, for what it does, I am still satisfied to this day. %%%%, I may even have to take it to the range soon.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:44 PM
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Ithaca model 72 saddlegun

It was '74 or '75 and i was still in high school but I managed to save enough to buy my first gun. I had a couple of others by then as gifts. I still have that old lever gun and it still shoots straight.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:14 AM
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Times Have Changed

Back around 1962 when I was 10 years old, I enjoyed watching movies about WWII. I somewhat fell in love with the M1 Carbine. I enjoyed our visits to an uncle's house who was an NRA member since I always read his magazines. On one visit I noticed the NRA was offering M1 Carbines for sale and it included 1000 rounds of ammunition. I think the price was around $60. Having mowed a billion yards that summer I decided I wanted a carbine. I cut out the little order form, checked the box saying I was 18 and stuffed it and $60 cash in an envelope and mailed it. About two weeks later the mail man showed up with my new Red Ryder. He told me that I'd have to go the the Post Office to get the ammo as it was too heavy to carry. I unpacked my new blue steel beauty much to the chagrin of my mother. A nice Winchester, probably Korean vintage. It's still one of my favorites.
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:14 PM
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Bought myself a Mossberg 346B for HS graduation-1958.

I should have bought a Woodsman from a local drunk when he offered it for sale at a business that I worked at. I didnt have any $$ to offer. I bet $25-30 would have done it. Ive wondered since if it was hot??

Should have asked the boss to buy it for me and pay it off couple $$/week. Oh, well/.
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My first colt 22 revolver purchase is the colt officers target 22 lr revolver. I believe itís built on the 41 frame. Itís larger than your average 22 revolvers.
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