What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

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    That was almost certainly a Stevens rifle. It might also have been a Marlin but most likely it was a Stevens. They were famous for their single shot .22's. Did it have a pull to cock design?

    The first photo is of a Sears single shot .22. The second one is a Stevens single shot .22. Get the picture? :) There were other models of course and the stocks might have been different or they might have been treated different too. You should see mine. But they were great, great rifles IMO.

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  2. ron8903

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    Marlin mod. 60, still have it.
  3. pickles

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    growing up in rural Pa, Dauphin Co, My first gun was a Winchester Mod. 67, ss. I carried that gun for 12 years ti it burnt up un my brothers house fire. My brother bought me a brick or more ever payday. I have a nother 67, but it has been peiced together. To this day, its my favorite gun. My father won the rifle on a raffle board in the local watering hole. My dad was not a gun person, but he shoot mne often.
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  4. RichDal

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    As a kid my dad showed me how to shoot with an old Marlin. Too far back though I can't remember the model. I had gotten a Ruger 10/22 so I can go to the range with my kid now.
  5. batesall

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    We were quite poor so I had to resort to making a zip gun. I actually worked quite well and I occasionally could bring meat to the table.
  6. tom357

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    Colt Frontier Scout, Nickel plated, 2 cylinders, original box. My friend wanted $100 for it, I gave him $50 and a trailer hitch. Haven't fired it in 40 years.

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  7. montveil

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  8. D.Mathews

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    My first .22 also idk about your but mines a tack driver for a .22
  9. whirley

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    My first .22 was a Winchester Model 57 chambered for the .22 short cartridge. It had a lyman aperature sight and I bought it for $15 when I was 15 in 1943. I would tie it to the crossbar of my bike and go squirrel hunting. While I was in the service, they sold or gave away everything I owned. Needless to say I was furious when I came back. Many years later I tried to buy another 57, possibly the same one, but it went for $900 and I didn't have that kind of money at the time. Needless to say I'm still browned off! I have since bought a Model 57 chambered for the .22 long rifle for one of my sons. Good, dependable and accurate, will last several lifetimes, but I still miss that rifle chambered and rifled for the .22 short cartridge.
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    H&R Leatherneck 22 semiauto and here are a couple pics of the one I just picked up to replace it with 43 yrs later. Its a long story. A real tack driver. JR:):):)

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  11. Redbeard

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    Colt Challenger.

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  12. aa1911

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    Springfield (Stevens) .22 single shot bolt rifle, just before I turned 7. Took quite a few rabbits out of the garden with this puppy and it's gotten enough squirrels to be labeled a weapon of mass destruction by PETA!

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    Still shoots accurate as can be, has like 3 moving parts in the whole gun
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    Browning .22 Mark I rifle. Got it for Christmas when I was six.
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    Marlin Model 60. Put about 500,000 rounds through it, sold it to a buddy and bought another one with the gold medallion in the stock late 80's or early 90's. I'll check the serial number when I get home.
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    J C Higgins model 42DL It cost $13.50 new at the local Sears store. I still have it and it outshoots some of my newer stuff.
  16. BadWool

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    I bought a Remington Nylon 66 in my early 20s. It was a great plinker which I carelessly lost a few years later while tooling around the Sierra Nevadas with a friend of mine. Leaned it up against his truck while we were loading stuff into the truck and completely forgot about it..........stupid stupid stupid.
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    the first was a 1911 stevens favorite my grandfather gave me , i no longer have it as it perished in a house fire in the mid 80s ,

    the second , and first new one was a colt frontier scout - its in a newer holster rig im fixing up for my grandson to shoot SASS with me

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    over the years ive accumulated a list of others -


    havnt thought about it for a while , ill list these today [lots have come and gone ]

    enfield trainer Cond II
    enfield trainer no2 mkIV
    enfield trainer Cno7
    cooey trainer M82
    winchester windermusket US trainer
    remington M1903A3-4gery w/conversion sleeve and M2 bolt
    colt 603 / M16A1 retro w/ceinar bolt
    DPMS 20" AR15 w/dedicated upper
    DPMS 16" AP4 w/ceinar bolt conversion
    henry AR7

    winchester M1890
    winchester M69
    mosberg M151A
    mosberg M142A
    remington nylon 66 mowhawk
    rueger 10/22 international
    marlin M39A golden mountie
    henry goldenboy
    remington 121
    stevens 414
    stevens mod 87M
    ruger 10/22 carbine

    colt pre-woodsman
    ruger mkII
    hi-standard sportking lightweight
    H&R 999 sportsman
    H&R sportsman DA
    browning nomad
    browning challenger II
    browning buckmark camper
    Colt frontier scout SA
    Colt 38wcf factory conversion to 22LR
    cimaron lightning SA
    kimber custom conversion for my TLE II

    webley mkVI SA/DA 22cal
    webley mkIV SA/DA 22cal
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    montezumaz Former Guest

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  19. gajman

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    Mine was a Hi Standard 6.5" model 102 Supermatic. I still have it. It has always shot great and it looks marvelous. I now have six hi standards and they all shoot well, even the 107 victor. Never have had a Texas gun.
  20. leo1318

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    About 3 years ago when I was 53. Yes 53. My first gun was a 12 ga when i was 10 followed by a Marlin 30-30 when I was 12. I'm retired Navy, a career cop and I've shot just about everything but 22s. A friend sold me a Winchester 190 a few years ago and my kids and I shoot it all the time now. Now I know what I've been missing.
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