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What was your first firearm?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Joe Link, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What was the first firearm you ever owned? I still have mine in like-new condition, a Marlin Model 70HC .22LR. I can still remember when I first saw it. Age 9, and Grandpa and I were on at Bi-Mart looking for a gun for me. He insisted I get a tube-fed model and I really, really wanted one with a magazine (see? I was tacti-cool even at 9 years old :laugh:). I pouted and cried and we walked out of the store empty handed (as a lesson to me, I'm sure). I spent the next 11 months helping Grandpa around the garden and garage, got good grades in school, didn't get into any fights, etc. On my 10th birthday, he surprised me with the rifle I'd been dreaming about all year. It was just last year I finally took the info sticker off the stock, as pictured here.
     
  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Besides my Marine issued M16 I bought one of these when I was old enough.


    Mossberg 500 with dual pistol grips and a side saddle.. Thought I was OG!
     
  3. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    Marlin .22 mag, tube fed goodness. I could blow away a Coyote at 100yds, and disintegrate smaller game.
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Where do you have to shoot Coyotes with a .22 in order to kill them?
     
  5. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    Near my parents house in Southern Oregon.
    The .22mag did the job every time.
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I guess I should have phrased that question differently :D

    Where on their body do you have to shoot them?
     
  7. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Anything like this? This is the first gun i ever bought, about 23 years ago. Marlin 783; 22WMR.
     
  8. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    I have 3 coyote kills with .22 mag.
    2 of them I hit right behind the front shoulder, they staggered and dropped.
    1 was a clean headshot, he went down immediately.

    .22 mag is a pretty decent cartridge for small animals, under 50lbs.
     
  9. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    An ole Remington single shot bolt action 22lr, got it for my seventh birthday from my dad. Still have it.
     
  10. berettamod96

    berettamod96 Member

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    Smith and wesson model 10. My second one was a Ruger P89 which started my lothing of almost every Ruger in existence.
     
  11. m'kay13

    m'kay13 Boardman, OR Member

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    My first rifle, after proving I was safe with Dad's single-shot Sears .22, was a Rossi Model 62 pump. I didn't come from a hunting or shooting family, so owning that rifle was a hard earned battle.

    The Rossi 62, or the original Winchester, is a sweet shooting, fun-loving gun. You might not split playing cards with it, but the ability to break it down, the exposed hammer, and fast follow-up shots makes it a fine gun. Everyone should own a pump .22.
     
  12. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    A remington 870 with an 18" barrel. Bought it used for $150. I gave it to a friend, and I regret it. Is it wrong to ask for a gun back?:paranoid:
     
  13. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    Joey, hope that sheep will lie for you. Anyhow as far as the coy dogs
    Low and just slightly behind the shoulder will anchor most four legged
    up to and including these small coastal deer with low intensity rounds.
    First firearm bought in 1957, for $20 new, was a Stevens Model 87B.
    Scoped it with a Weaver N mount and a B-4 scope. Acurate account-
    ing for much fun and many Minnesota squirrels, game, and non game.
    Still maintains like new condition with no rust, but the blue maybe
    slightly greying.:D
     
  14. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    mossberg 46MB the scope is a later addition
     
  15. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That sheep is a representation of the majority of the visitors in Denver right now :laugh:
     
  16. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    sheep is way too smart
     
  17. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    First firearm given to me was a stainless 10/22 when I was about 10. Dad bought it for me on my birthday. I still have it, and will never sell it.

    The first firearm I bought was a Springfield XD9 shortly after I turned 21.
     
  18. hntn&fshn

    hntn&fshn Boring Member

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    Browning BL-22 grade 1 purchased at age 13 or so. Selling this rifle was one of the dumbest things I ever did.
     
  19. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    Ruger MKI678 .22 pistol. Sold to get a MKII.
     
  20. Rapid1

    Rapid1 Eugene Member

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    Winchester 94 .30-.30

    was in the back seat of my dad's travelall when I came out from my hunter's safety course. one of the more memorable moments of my life...