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Old 04-28-2012, 04:16 AM   #41
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Daisy Red Rider.................

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An H&R 20ga. single shot my Dad bought for me when I was about 12.

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A Glenfield (Marlin) Model 25. Before that, my father taught me to shoot on a Ruger Single Six .22/.22Mag.

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In College (1962) a friend bought a "six shooter" and I was so jealous that I went out and bought a Ruger .22 auto. I had it for about 20 years and traded it for a small wood stove for my hunting blind. Have bought many guns since then, mostly pistols and got my deer last November with a .44 mag. Lots of fun.

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #45
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A Ruger Security Six, 40 years ago. That ones going with me in the ground, don't know which way I'm headed but don't want to get caught unprepared.

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #46
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The first REAL firearm, that was ALL mine, was a Winchester Model 12, 20ga. my Father gave me for Christmas when I was 13, BEST Christmas EVER! That was over 50 years ago, it's in MINT condition, I still have it and will till I die!

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In 1951, I was nineteen, in the Navy and just made a member of an air crew in my patrol squadron VP-871. They issued me a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber Police Special that I carried in a shoulder holster.

Not once during that first Korean War tour did I have to draw that weapon in anger.

When not flying, I would practice handling and shooting the revolver as often as I could. Although I got fairly accurate with this revolver, I never developed the skills then that I did in later life as a civilan.

Nevertheless, I fondly remember that .38 because it awakened in me a life-long love of firearms.

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20 ga Revelation 3 shot bolt action shotgun. My mother bought it for my 16th Christmas gift. After my father died, she was looking for a chance to find a "mentor" and thought that hunting or shooting clays might do it. The salesmen at the Western Auto told her that a bolt action shotgun was the "preferred" gun for skeet. Either he never shot clay or he just wanted to make the sale I don't know but I never used it for that purpose. Later, I took a fare number of pheasant. I still have it, though the sear is warn and will discharge if it is dropped on the butt.

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What was your first gun and how old were ya? Just curious...can't wait to hear from the old heads ...and do u still use em?

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Marlin .22 Model 60 for my 13th birthday that my parents got me back when Americans were able to buy guns through the mail.
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After the obligatory Red Rider Carbine BB gun, guess I was about 12 - that'd been around 1950. A JC Higgins .22 semi rifle. Dad kept the ammo in his dresser but I knew where it was. Scared many a squirrel with that old gun. Sure wish I'd kept it.

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