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What was the first .22 you actually owned?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by accident, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Growing up in south GA.,bird hunting was king (bobwhites and doves).I had a.410 first at age 6.My first .22 the next christmas was a marlin/glenfield semi-auto.It looked like a .30 cal m1carbine,but i can't recall the model#.It was new,made in 1966.
  2. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Active Member

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    An Italian made Bison. 22lr/22wmr cowboy six gun. Nickel. At the time they were $99 new and I got this one for $60 off a buddy. I was 12 and mom was very upset. Dad thought it was cool though. I had access to dads guns for hunting, but this one was my first very own gun.
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    old semperfi Active Member

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    ist at 5 years old was a single shot marlin with cocking type bolt.i still have it.next was essex 410 shotgun,i still have that also.by the time i was 10 or 12 i had i think 8 different guns.now i have over 100.the carbine type marlin that looks similar to m-1 carbine,i have three of.i have rebuilt and refinished a number of these little guns,because i give them to kids in the family old semperfi
  4. ken w.

    ken w. Member

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    My first was a Stevens model 73 single shot 22.
  5. raydcarter

    raydcarter New Member

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    My first was a Savage MK II BTVS - at age 63.
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    Helix_FR Active Member

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    Romainian Model 69 Training rifle. .22 with a Mil-Surp Feel and two stage trigger.
  7. chucksolo69

    chucksolo69 New Member

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    Marlin bolt action with 10 round box magazine.
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    Marlin Model 60 when I was 11 I think for Christmas. I put about 500,000 rounds through it, sold it to a buddy and bought another #60. Then a Model 39A take down, then a Model 25MN .22 WMR bolt action.

    Unfortunately, I sold the 39A and wish I still had it. I had a Taurus .22 revolver and Browning BuckMark that I wish I still had too. I bought a S&W 22A and still have my Colt .22 Peacemaker and High Standard that was my Grandma's.

    I bought one of the Henry .22 lever actions, but now wish I had got it in .22WMR instead.
  9. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    THANKS for the memories.I wish i still had that old marlin carbine.Just me and that gun spent vast amounts of time together,just me and that gun.Man i wish i still had it.
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    Mosberg target rifle 144ls, wish I still had it!:D
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    rglbegl New Member

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    Winchester 94/22 when I was 9 years old.
    Stolen when I was 20 :(
  12. Airdale

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    J. C. Higgens single shot rifle.
  13. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay New Member

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    Mine was a H&R 676 22LR/22Mag with a 7 1/2" barrel. It bit me with the handgun fever and got me to apperciate better guns.
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    dianalv New Member

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    You know, I never really thought about it, but I didn't own a .22 myself for a long time. My first gun was a hunting rifle in .308, followed by more hunting rifles, handguns and a shotgun. I didn't actually "own" a .22 until 2008, when I bought a Savage Anschutz sporter rifle. A great gun to start a .22 collection with!

    I always had .22's to shoot, because I've bought enough of them for my son, and I had access to my dad's guns, until I got a little too fond of his Browning 52 and he locked it in his gun safe so I couldn't drool on it any more.
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    mcw120566 Member

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    My first......
    My father purchased a Marlin model 56 levermatic for me when I was abot 10 years old. Love it!!!! I still have it and have added a 57M, someday I hope to add the third of the levermatic's to my collection.
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