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handed down/friend 29 38.67%
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #51
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Prior to seeing this i had given that some thought and orig. said my old Colt .22 Woodsman,..but as i think back on it my first GUN of any kind was a marlin Rimfire Bolt action when I was 10(10th B-Day). My Uncle Who was NYPD(had 3 of em who were NYPD in fact) also Had a Guns & Sporting Goods/LE equipment Biz., and bought it for me at a Gun Show In Corning NY in 1970. I think That Rifle was passed on to a cousin who(has) since given it to his Son & then Daughter.....

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Got in the mail! Pre-Gun acts. As I recall I was about 19, and the rifle was a '98 Mauser 8x57mm, later sporterized. Good shooter. I loaned it to my brother, and, unfortunately, it burned up when he lost his home in a fire....

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yep. i remember those days!

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My father took me to a Walmart and bought me my Remington.

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My first had belonged to my Uncle Bob, who was a bombardier on a B-17 in WWII. He was shot down over Belgium in 1944, crew all died. I was very young at the time, but remember liking him very much. He had several guns and they were all stored upstairs in Gma's house just as he had left them. She didn't like me going up there, but I did whenever I could...so many neat things to see!
When I was 10 or so, I finally talked her into giving me an old Sears Ranger bolt action .22. My uncle had shortened the barrel and cut off the stock into a pistol grip. He called it his "rat gun" and used it with .22 shot shells on rats in the barn and corn crib.
My Dad wouldn't let me shoot it until I had cleaned it over and over (he was also in WWII) until he was satisfied. It had a bulge in the barrel and almost no rifling left, but I was very proud of it and put many rounds of LR thru it.
I still have it along with a couple of nice old Marlin lever actions of his. They will stay in the family!

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My first "gun" was the M16A2 courtesy of Bravo Battery 1/40th Field Artillery.(my basic training unit) I've never even held a weapon before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
For the sake of proper terminology...the M16 is not a gun. It is a rifle.
The first actual gun I fired was the M109A6 Paladin.

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actually if you knew old german youd know that 'gun' means hand cannon.
the fact that a gun has rifling just makes it a rifled gun.

lots of guys get that mixed up.

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old dawg...great story!

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Dad bought it for me from PX on Okinawa 1955, Winchester 69A with Lyman peep sights. Used it in the Junior NRA. Still have it and love it - (was $19.95 inclusive!)

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I mowed grass for a whole summer then ordered it from the Wards catalog. Even at a young age they took my money and shipped my gun direct to my door. Man I miss the days we were a free country.

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