What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. Ugly Gun

    Ugly Gun New Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    Winchester Mod 67. Dad mave it to me on my 14th birthday.
    Purchased with a book of Green Stamps
  2. langenc

    langenc Active Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    Summer 1958-Mossberg 346B-$28. My HS graduation gift to myself.
    Still have and shoot it. Has shot a bunch of squirrels. Next one was 45 yrs later-a CMP 40x. There were a couple of 22 handguns in the interim.

  3. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I was around 12 years old when I made my own .22 and that was the first .22 I actually owned. (My folks never found out about it.)
  4. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Mine was a ruger 10/22, still shooting it and i'm thinking about modifying it now.
  5. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I had a Jennings .22 that I bought at Flea market in 1986 for $50 and my folks did not know about til I left for the Marines.:rolleyes:
  6. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    But, if we are talking about purchased guns then two months ago I bought an ithaca m49 and a marlin 60w
  7. Sarge756

    Sarge756 New Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    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
  8. steve666

    steve666 New Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    The first .22 I owned was a Stevens Favorite that I was given at age 7:

    The first .22 I purchased (at age 12) was a Glenfield Model 25:
  9. jkully

    jkully New Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    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...
  10. The Duke

    The Duke New Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    NW Louisiana
    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.
  11. sting75ray

    sting75ray Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    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.
  12. busykngt

    busykngt Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    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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  13. 218bee

    218bee Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    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
  14. darkrt

    darkrt New Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    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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  15. brad87

    brad87 Former Guest

    Jul 31, 2011
    Central Indiana
    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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