My father gave me my first gun. A Ithica model 72 saddle gun made in W. Germany. They were only made from 1972 to 1978. I have read the Henry 22lr today was designed after it.
I guess my father got me into guns. For several years he would buy me a gun for my B-day or Christmas.
He got me the Ithica I think it was $79.
He got me a Ruger single six $99
He got me a Rossi .38 $79
He got me a Ruger Security Six .357 6' SS $199
He got me a Remington Wingmaster 870 I do not remember the price. Also a Marlin 336 30-30.
I remember buying ammo from a LGS and I was not old enough to drive. He bought all these for me between the age of 14 and 18. What would the media and the libs say about that today. All those guns and I never commited a crime or went on a shooting spree. That was in the 1970's and no one made a big deal about it.
"Read my lips no new Glocks"