My first "new" gun was a Ruger 10/22 my Dad gave me in 1970 after I passed the NRA Hunters Safety course. Not sure what he paid for it, I still have it.
The first "new" gun I ever bought was in 1974. It was a Remington 870 Wingmaster, 12 gauge, 28" ribbed barrel just like my Grandpa had. I bought it at a popular (back then) sporting goods store we had in Phoenix called Yates on 40th Street and Thomas. I don't have that shotgun anymore as I sold it when my Grandfather passed away and I got his 870 that I had always coveted.
"You live more in 5 minutes on a motorcycle
than some people do in a lifetime"-B. Munro