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Your First "New" Gun??

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by FullClip, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    What was your first brand-new, store-bought gun, when did you buy ir and how much did you pay?

    Mine was a Remington 760 in 30-06, bought in 1974 at Value House in Bangor, Maine. I'd picked a lot of potatoes to pay for that bugger....:supergrin: Think it was $119. Dad had to buy it (strawman?) as I was 16. No deer for me that year, but got one in '77.

    Still feel like an idiot for selling it...:cool:

    What was yours and do you still have it??
  2. LL6


    Feb 22, 2010
    Off I-40, NC
    Tucson 1977. I had turned 21 and walked into a sporting goods store where I had previously checked out their firearms. Picked out a 6" blue Dan Wesson, paid for (was about $157 with tax as memory serves) then walked out with it. The good ole days.

    About 20 yrs ago I added the 4" hvy barrel and the grips.


  3. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    Taurus PT99 (no decocker)..... $400 I couldn't swing the other $150 for a Beretta. The year was 1990 back when they weren't the crap they are today. Still have it in the safe.
  4. Noles26

    Noles26 Made in Texas

    Jul 21, 2010
    Central Texas
    First purchase for my house, Glock 23 Gen 3 (wife bought)

    First I purchased was a STI Shadow for my EDC
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    The first "new" gun I ever bought for myself, was a Star Starfire M40. I paid $410-420 OTD. Traded it to a life long buddy for a bar he built for my gameroom. He still has it and I still shoot it. :)
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  6. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Spring 1972 , I was thirteen I had worked all summer and fall mowing lawns, doing landscapping and up on roofs cleaning gutters plus helping Dad build a house. I saved up what money I didn't spend on ammo shooting Dad's .22 to buy my own. K-mart was new in the area but the gun counter guy had promised me they were going to have the Marlin 60 on sale in the spring. They did and I got it, Dad signed for it.

    That fall, since I hadn't misused it the family greed to let my maternal Grandfather give me a 5 digit (nobody knew it was collectable back then) Ruger Standard Auto. 4 years later I saved up again and drug Dad to the LGS where he signed for a brand new Colt Series 70 Gvt Model
  7. 4 glocks

    4 glocks

    Jun 29, 2010
    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.
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Ruger Single Six Convertable, was bought for me, in my mame,
    by my Uncle, when I was 7 weeks old. So, on paper, that would be my 1st.

    The first gun I actually bought & paid for was a 2nd Gen Glock 17.
    Was bought in Montana in 1994, paid $360 and change. Some
    fargin icehole stole it & some other valuables in '96
  9. Leigh


    May 22, 2000
    Eastern Kentucky
    Ruger 10-22....about $59 + tax......actually managed to shoot it until the mag spring completely wore out. Have not been able to repeat that with any rifle or pistol since!
  10. Marlin model 60 .22 lr. Bought from Target (yea they used to sell guns) probably 1978, coat $49 plus tax.

    I was about 14 mowed lawns to get the money, dad had to buy it for me.

    Still have it.

    posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  11. raven11


    Jan 27, 2009
    Walther P99 AS

    I'm blaming Shipwreak, but all kidding aside it is a great pistol even if the $700 price tag was steep for a E-3
  12. 4 glocks

    4 glocks

    Jun 29, 2010

    All my friends had model 60's. I remember wanting one because it was a semi. I had a Ithica model 72 that was a leaver action. Now days the Ithica is worth much more than a Marlin would be. At the time I thought a semi was so cool.
  13. ctfireman


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bridgeport, CT
    First firearm in general was a Mossberg 500 when i turned 18, it was about $400. First handgun was a Glock 19 with night sights when i turned 21 & was about $600. First rifle was when i was about 19 & was a brand new Marlin camp 9. Still kicking myslelf to this day for selling it.
  14. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    Marlin 60
    I was 12 so dad had to get it for me after I saved up the $109.
  15. og23


    Jun 11, 2012
  16. md2lgyk


    Mar 23, 2001
    Port Orchard, WA, 1972. Bought a Ruger Standard .22. Paid $50.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  17. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Franchi SPAS-12 purchased at Nashville fairground gun show in 1985 for $450.

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  18. SpringerTGO


    Jul 30, 2011
    1976, Browning Hi Power. I sent it right off to Kings Gun Works for a trigger job and to have it ramped and polished.
    I forgot what I paid for it.
  19. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Marlin Papoose...
  20. ctfireman


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bridgeport, CT
    That's awesome! Do you still have it?