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

    Sep 11, 2009
    middle GA
    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 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    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.

  3. 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

    Jun 20, 2004
    Buffalo,New York
    My first was a Stevens model 73 single shot 22.
  5. raydcarter

    raydcarter New Member

    May 8, 2009
    My first was a Savage MK II BTVS - at age 63.
  6. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Romainian Model 69 Training rifle. .22 with a Mil-Surp Feel and two stage trigger.
  7. chucksolo69

    chucksolo69 New Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Marlin bolt action with 10 round box magazine.
  8. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    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

    Sep 11, 2009
    middle GA
    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.
  10. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    Mosberg target rifle 144ls, wish I still had it!:D
  11. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    Winchester 94/22 when I was 9 years old.
    Stolen when I was 20 :(
  12. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    J. C. Higgens single shot rifle.
  13. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay New Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Southwest Michigan
    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.
  14. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    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.
  15. mcw120566

    mcw120566 Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    W. Knoxville, TN
    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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