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Old 02-22-2012, 06:57 AM   #11
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Now THAT's a good trade! I love a good trade. Right now I don't have any guns that I wouldn't heave-ho in a second, with a good trade offer.

There are a few I will inherit that will never leave the family, though...
.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
12 gauge, .223/5.56x45mm, 30-30 Winchester

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I got my first gun for my 5th birthday in 1950. A Model 15 Stevens single shot 22,Its still one of my favorites. lots of good memorys with that old gun.
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I got my first gun for Christmas when I was twelve. It was a J.C. Higgins .22 bolt action with a tubular magazine. I fired many a round through that gun. Dad only had two guns in those days: A Springfield Model 84-C .22 bolt action with a peep-sight and a 5-round clip, and a Sears 16 gauge pump-action. About the only game we had back then was squirrel. Dad would give me first shot with the .22 and if I missed or the squirrel ran, he would get him with the shotgun. I still have all three.
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I still have the first rifle I bought for myself, a Winchester Model 94. It still looks and shoots great. I bought it in 1973 brand new.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #15
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I finally broke down and traded the fire gun I bought.....a Colt Cobra .38 Sp for a Ruger GP-100. I had owned it for 40+ years but seldom shot it anymore.....too many other toys to shoot. I have several .357's that will shoot left over ammo, and I don't have to be as careful keeping it separate (mixing .38's & .357's).
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My first gun was a Marlin 336 in 35Rem. I loved that gun but a few years later, I thought I was going to have a chance to hunt elk in Wyoming and sold it to get a 30-06. Money was a bit tight so I had to sell in order to buy. I wish I never did though, it was a great gun. My first handgun was a Ruger MKII what I will never sell.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #17
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I have the first gun I was given to me by my father, That being a Winchester 30-30, Back in 1980.
I also have the first gun I bought for myself, A SIG ARMS, SP2340 in .40S&W that I bought in 1999.
I will never sell the 30-30, I did however sell the SP2340 about 6 years ago, But bought it back a year ago.
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I have no idea what the first gun I bought was but I do know I don't have it. My first gun was a Winchester (no model number) single shot .410. I still have it. Santa Claus brought it to me in 1949 when I was 9 years old. I already knew about Santa but I played the game for my little sister who was only 3 at the time. I will never sell the gun and will leave all my guns to my son who is now 42 and is a gun nut just like his old man. I also have three guns that my dad had that were passed on to me before he died that will be passed on to my son.

I still remember the first time I ever shot the .410. We lived on a farm. My dad took me out to the pasture where there was lots of cow manure. There was this "pile" there with a grass bird sitting on it. I shot at it and missed the bird but blew stuff all over the place. When I broke the gun open to reload the spent shell popped out and hit me in the forehead. He laughted and said, "I can show you better than I can tell you. You will remember it longer." He thought it was funny.
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Still have the first one I ever owned. Been about 42 years ago...

Dosn't matter what day of the week it is, the best day is the day with your finger on the trigger--jra

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First gun that was mine was a .410 bolt action shotgun. Killed my first deer with that gun when I was 12--200#+ 8-pt. gave that gun to my brother when I went off to college.

First handgun was a .38 snubnose revolver that was so shoddy that it was dangerous before the first box of ammo was gone--got rid of it before it blew up. That was when I was in college and I didn't replace it because of finances and replacing other items I lost in a burglary. So the first and gun of any quality is the Glock 22 which is my primary right now. No plans to ever get rid of it and am in the process of personalizing it.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchers?) --"Satires", Juvenal (Roman poet)
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