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Do you still have your first gun?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by gearjammer351, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I've seen a few threads asking what your first gun was. I realized the other day that I still have mine.

    I haven't shot it in many years, because it's an inaccurate, lead shaving POS, but I have kept it because it's sentimental to me. My dad bought matching ones for me and my step-brother as Christmas gifts when I was 12 or 13 (long ago now- can't remember which). My step-brother pawned his a few years later -it was also his first gun. :upeyes:

    Here it is, photographed today:

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    Box and papers (with some gun oil stains):

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  2. coppereclipse

    coppereclipse C&OInvestigator

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    Yes!!

    Still have my G27, though have added CT.
     

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    Nope.

    Long gone, unfortunately.
     
  4. arclight610

    arclight610

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    gearjammer, did you honestly read the manuel?


    Anyways my first was a NEF single shot 20 ga. It has killed alot of pigeons and blackbirds. My second was a Marlin 60, likewise has kilt alot of vermins.
     
  5. JuneyBooney

    JuneyBooney

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    I have my first handguns that I bought at 21. I don't have a few that I was given as a youth. They were stolen by a roommate.:steamed:
     
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    Yes, Still have my first, SKS (chinese). have no plans to get rid of it.
     
  7. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    G21. Yep. I'll never sell it.
     
  8. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    What was it?

    :rofl:

    I probably did long ago, but not lately.
     
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    G21SF do not plan on ever selling it
     
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    No and I still kick myself. It was a 6" SW Model 29, blued back in the late 70's. I thought I was Dirty Harry.
     
  11. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Bac just out of curiosity, what was your first gun?



    OP- My first gun was a Savage MKII .22 lr, I still have it and shoot it on occasion.
     
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    Winchester 1300 Defender. Won it in a raffle and still own it.
     
  13. KalashniKEV

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    Yup... and I always will!

    Ruger 10/22.
     
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    I still have my first gun. It was the first gun I ever had and the first one I ever purchased. But, I bought it when I was 18 and I'm 23 now so it hasn't been very long.

    Remington .270 Mountain DM.

    It is a hell of a rifle. Harvested a deer my first year out with it.
     
  15. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I once owned a 10 5/8" 29 partly because I liked the Dirty Harry films. I liked it, but sold it to buy something else. It's one that I wish I still had.
     
  16. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    So I've had the gun in the OP from around the time you were born- I'm 35.

    When I was young, I wanted tacticool and impressive, then as I matured a bit I wanted practical and efficient, now I'm starting to get interested in guns with a history. This one is just history for me, but it's a start.

    I recently purchased a couple of military surplus rifles (a K-31 and Mosin Nagant). They work fine, but they're no more practical than an off-the-rack hunting rifle. I just find them interesting.
     
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    Yep.

    Actually, I took it out for a spin a few weeks ago.

    A blued 6" barrel Taurus Model 669 .357magnum.

    It was my first gun. And I have loved the 357 round ever since.
     
  18. ElevatedThreat

    ElevatedThreat NRA Member

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    Yep -- mine was the classic .22 rifle from Sears and Roebucks, given to me for Christmas by my parents when I was very young.

    It's a Brazilian-made copy of a Remington bolt action, with a 6-shot detachable box magazine. The quality of the barrel and action metal is superb, probably better than a real Remington, and it was always very accurate when I did my part. I mounted an early Weaver 3/4" 3-6x variable scope that is still very acceptable even by today's standards.

    I shot the crap out of it, going through many 500-round bricks of Sear & Roebucks plain lead 40-grain solid .22 rimfire ammo. The stock was made of some attractive but very splintery Brazilian hardwood, and it eventually cracked badly around the action inletting, forcing me to retire the gun.

    The rifle then sat unused for many years, but I recently found a nicely-figured replacement Walnut stock from e-GunParts Corp., and so my old friend and I are now back shooting together once again. It cleaned up almost as good as new, and shows remarkably little wear.

    It is still very accurate.

    I will never part with that gun in this world.

    -ET
     
  19. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    No. It was a S&W mdl 39.
    I do have the second firearm that I purchases. S&W mdl 19.
     
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    Just sold mine today. Ruger P95, Sweet shooter, but it was time to thin the herd, and that one had to go..