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What was your first rifle?
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d_hoffman
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

For high powered rifle it was an old WWI 8mm mauser, a 1916 Danzig. That thing was super accurate especially for it's age. I also had an old single shot bolt action .22 and what was so old I think was the very first model 16ga single shot.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

I got an Indonesian made BSA copy Air rifle back when I was 14 years old.
Shot my one and only bird at 50 meters - It was a sparrow I think - and it was a lucky shot I think. Never shot any bird since then.. no duck, fowl, turkey magpie etc.. none.

First rimfire rifle Slazenger (Lithgow made) still have it
First Semiauto Rimfire RUger 1022 <-- Must give it up on Government Gun Grab in 1997
First Center fire rifle Ruger 77MKII in 243 WIN rebarreled to 308WIN two years ago
First shotgun Remington 870 <-- must give it up on Government Gun Grab in 1997

First rimfire Pistol Ruger MKI
First centerfire Pistol ParaOrdnance P14-45 <-- must give it up on Government Gun Grab 2001
First revolver SW686

Beside the Gun Grabs, I never sell any of my gun yet, and I hope never will have to.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

Remington 700 30-06
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

Now that I think about it a little more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a Daisy Red Ryder. Very Happy

Does that count?????????????????
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

Sure! In that case my was a break open "Marksman" Canadian Tire break action air rifle. Very Happy

After the M1A, next gun I get is going to be a one year anniversary gift to the next girl I manage to have around that long. So it might be her first gun. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

Gun grabs whats that? govnt just comes and takes ur guns or what?
id shoot em before they can have any of my guns, i plan on passing all me guns on to my kids and grandkids and on and on,ihope!

oh yeah my first pellet gun was a Winchester .117 cal
first .22, was a Cooey M60 .22lr,put a 3-9x40mm scope and now shoots 1" groups at 50meters.
first shotgun was a Original Russian made Baikal IJ-17 break bbl, single shot, love it! shoots great when i do my part! countless quakers falling down!
first center rifle was my Savage M111 in .300 win mag,detachable magazine, rifle kept in perfect condition until i can buy a Leupold 3-9x40mm scope to finish it off,maybe also a Harris bipod.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

Weinbender wrote:
Gun grabs whats that? govnt just comes and takes ur guns or what?
Dan

Yes Dan, that's exactly what they did.. they take away your gun. Okay they did give you "compensation" with money, but how much did you treasure your memory? How do you measure the costs for all improvements and time spend tuning it and adjusting it so it is just perfect?
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They call it "Gun Buy Back", me, I call it "Gun Grab"

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

My first rifle which I still have and always will was given to me by my Dad. It is a Winchester fingergroove stock Model 67 22 LR.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

My first rifle is a Remington 788 in 243 Win. with a 22 inch barrel. Still got it and shoot it once in a while.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

Hi everyone... My first shotgun was an H&R Topper M48 in 20 ga. Still have it... My first rifle was a Rem 788 in 308 with a Tasco 4X scope - package deal at the Smitty's Grocery in Phoenix, AZ - 1979. I bought it for javalina and mule deer. Still have it also. I restocked it with a synthetic and put a new scope on it but I still have the original birch stock and scope. My son uses it every year. Very accurate gun for under $100.00 when I bought it.


Side note: I don't think I could stay in a county that "takes" my guns. Heck, I have trouble with the gun laws in this county.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

Mine was pre64 Mod 70 featherweight in 243Win I bought in 1965. I paid $5 a week for ever until I paid it off. I still have it but it is a 7mm08 now having shot the original one out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

20 ga mod. 12 Win, first rifle, Marlin 39A, center fire, J C Higgens, old FN Mauser, .270.. right after WWII.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

My first rifle was a single shot .22 lithgow, first centrefire a remington 700 .243 and shotgun a pump action bentley with 20" barrel.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:56 am    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

My first rifle was a Japanese POS. Igot rid of it before I realized that I could have made a great custom rifle out of it. I got a 22 rimfire pump 16A. After that it just kind of expoded into the guns I have now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: What was your first rifle? Reply with quote

First rifle (other than BB-guns) was a single-shot Remington 510 Targetmaster 22LR that my Dad bought in the late '40s and passed on to me (still have it and it still shoots great). First centerfire was a SMLE .303 British that I restocked and scoped (long gone now and was glad to see it go!).

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