close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Your First "New" Gun??

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

  1. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    388
    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Location:
    On The Lake in The Maine Woods
    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

    LL6

    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Location:
    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.

    [​IMG]
     

  3. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Messages:
    9,426
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    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

    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Location:
    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.

    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location:
    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

    countrygun

    Messages:
    17,069
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    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

    Messages:
    2,183
    Likes Received:
    318
    Joined:
    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 CLM

    Messages:
    38,240
    Likes Received:
    2,921
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Location:
    east of East St Louis
    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

    Leigh

    Messages:
    2,871
    Likes Received:
    347
    Joined:
    May 22, 2000
    Location:
    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. vafish

    vafish

    Messages:
    16,544
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    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

    raven11

    Messages:
    8,771
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Location:
    Illinois
    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

    Messages:
    2,183
    Likes Received:
    318
    Joined:
    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

    ctfireman

    Messages:
    3,568
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    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

    ronin.45

    Messages:
    12,558
    Likes Received:
    2,107
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Location:
    NE OHIO
    Marlin 60
    I was 12 so dad had to get it for me after I saved up the $109.
     
  15. og23

    og23

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
  16. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk

    Messages:
    1,569
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Location:
    WV
    Port Orchard, WA, 1972. Bought a Ruger Standard .22. Paid $50.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  17. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    55,043
    Likes Received:
    9,136
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    California & New Mexico, US
    Franchi SPAS-12 purchased at Nashville fairground gun show in 1985 for $450.


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  18. SpringerTGO

    SpringerTGO

    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    829
    Joined:
    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

    bac1023

    Messages:
    109,743
    Likes Received:
    8,537
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Marlin Papoose...
     
  20. ctfireman

    ctfireman

    Messages:
    3,568
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    Bridgeport, CT
    That's awesome! Do you still have it?