What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. accident

    accident Active 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

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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.
  3. old semperfi

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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. New Member

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

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    My first was a Savage MK II BTVS - at age 63.
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    Romainian Model 69 Training rifle. .22 with a Mil-Surp Feel and two stage trigger.
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    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

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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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    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.
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    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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    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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    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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    Marlin model 60 that I "appropriated" from my Dad's gun cabinet. Maybe you could qualify it as an indefinite loan. The first that I had a clear title to is my Ruger 77/22 in .22 mag.
  17. flintlock

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    The first .22 I ever owned was a High Standard Sport KIng semi auto. It cost $65. back in 1964.
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    My first is a Remington Model 514 bolt action single shot .22 rifle. I bought it in the early 1960's and still have it. Paid a whopping $18 for it brand new.
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    From 1948 to 1952, my Dad was Winchester-Western's rep for Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas. The 3d bedroom of our Phoenix GI Bill tract house was the "safe" room for at least one, usually 2 or 3, of everything Winchester made in those years and the ammunition for all the demonstrators. When my brother and I were 5 and 6, respectively, Dad cut down the stocks and barrels for two Models 47 that became our first "owned" firearms as Christmas presents in 1949. Amazingly enough, brother and I still have them in our collections. Every year I go off to the range alone and spend some time shooting it and Dad's 1955 Model 70 Featherweight (.308 Win) while recflecting on the "good ole days." My favorites from the vintage were Models 61 (long since gone from Dad's collection) and 63 (which he hasn't consented to surrender to my custody--yet; after all, he's only 88).
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