What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. joncutt87

    joncutt87 New Member

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    But, if we are talking about purchased guns then two months ago I bought an ithaca m49 and a marlin 60w
  2. Sarge756

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    Mine was a Savage Model 3 single shot.Dad bought it about 1950 and both my older brother and I learned to shoot with it.Until we began shooting in an NRA junior club it was the only gun in the house.Living in what was then the wilds of Florida I lost count of the number of snakes and varmits that it took care of. I remember my Mom killing a Cotton mouth moccasin with it that was as big around the middle as an intertube.
    As the years went by and newer 22`s were added including a 521T,couple 513`s for target work and a 572 and 550 for hunting the old Savage was pretty much forgotten.I restored the stock 20 or so years ago and it is in the safe with the rest of the collection.I used it last year for a retro-squirrel hunt and it shoots straight and true as it did 60 years ago. Joe
  3. steve666

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    The first .22 I owned was a Stevens Favorite that I was given at age 7:
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    The first .22 I purchased (at age 12) was a Glenfield Model 25:
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  4. jkully

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    Growing up in Turkey in 1957, my Dad an Air Force Doctor, bought me a FN break apart 22 (The predecessor to the Browning Semi-Auto 22). Living in a Valley South of Ankara (the Capital...my younger brother and I hunted tin cans, trash and squirrels for three years...the best three years of my life. Still have the gun...
  5. The Duke

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    Remington Fieldmaster Pump...I actually wore this rifle out to where it could not be fixed without adding a new receiver..It took many, many boxes of .22 S, L, LR to do this..I cut a lot of yards for my ammunition budget back then when ammo was 50 cents a box.
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    Mine was a Winchester 9422 that Dad bought me for Christmas. It has had several thousand rounds through it but still looks like it did when he gave it to me 33 years ago.
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    Mine was a "hand me down" from my older brother (pics below). It is about a 1958 or 1959 Winchester Model 67A, "Boy's Rifle". A single shot, bolt action with bolt cocking and safety and iron sights. Not sure of the exact age due to no serial number being required back then. It can fire shorts, longs, or long rifle (says so, right on the barrel)!

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  8. 218bee

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    I believe it was in 1959.......A savage model 24 in 22/410. I kept it a few years and then sold it to buy a "liteweight" .22 semi auto for long walks in the woods. (my only complaint back then was the weight) I sure wish I HAD_IT_BACK..........can't find one today in really nice shape that isn't way too expensive....Live and learn
  9. darkrt

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    In 1957 my Dad bought me this little Browning auto. I'm still shooting it today. I remember it was $69.95 drive out.

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  10. brad87

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    My first was at 5 or 6, was a single shot Chipmunk. I was dangerous with that peep sight that came stock on it, then I got a 3x9 for a birthday and thats where it got real fun. Not long after that was a pair of NEF 20 gauge single shots (one camo'd w/ red dot and ported for turkey, one rifled w/ iron sights for deer) and a Rem 34. My 34 needs some work done, but still functions just fine. My mother actually uses my 20 gauge NEFs now because of her stature and getting back into hunting finally.
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    Can't remember what age, but the first gun I owned was a New England Firearms Youth 12ga, the first 22lr I actually owned was a Savage Mark I Single shot, I still have both and will pass them down if/when I have children.
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    Remington 511
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    A Winchester Model 67 single shot that I bought from Sears for $10 with money earned from picking cotton at age 12.
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    Dad, with Mom's grudging assent, bought me a Marlin 81-DL for Christmas when I was around 11, which would have been the early 1950's. Still have it today. Already passed it on to my son & I expect him to pass it on to my grandson. Dad wasn't into guns (only owned one L.C. Smith SxS in 16ga.), but he could see I was after proving myself trustworthy (I guess) with a Daisey BB rifle. Was the terror of the frog pond on my cousin's farm. Hank
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    Winchester 190. Still have it.
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    My first was a marlin model 60 that I unfortinately sold, next was my current remington 597
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    A Remington Nylon 66, bought from the PX on Fort Hood around 1970.
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    mine was a remington bolt action tubefed, 30s model. belonged to my great-grandpa, who passed it on to my great-uncle, who passed on to my grandpa, who gave it to me.
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    Marlin 60, I was 8 and it was 1968
  20. Cary Lang

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    My first 22 rifle was a Remington 511 Scoremaster. Bought it used for $3 when I was a kid.
    My first shot gun was a Stevens .410 single barrel, modified choke. Dug post holes to get that when I was a kid. Still have it.
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