What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth Former Guest

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    The first .22 I shot and grew up with is mine now,but wasn't technically the first,but it was my first gun I shot alot and now do own.It is a springfield/savage bolt action.
  2. 6x6pinz

    6x6pinz New Member

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    My first .22 was a charter arms AR7 I bought new in '80. I have worn out the receiver, the bolt, recoil springs and broke one of the stocks(all replaced with new many years ago). I still have the rifle and it still shoots exceptionally well. My son enjoys shooting it from time to time.
  3. BillM

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    Stevens 87A. Got it when I was 7. Still have it.
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    A Browning Buckmark varmit. Bought it when I was 30 or so.

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  5. Tom

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    My first .22 was in 1963, a Marlin 39A. I don't know how many thousands of rounds have gone through it, but enough to require rebarreling. I still have it, and it is still a great gun.
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    My first .22 was a PPK/s. I had it for years and, alas, the old horse trading started, and I traded it for some thing I later traded away again. Such is gun collecting. TJ
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    A Marlin 75C tube fed auto-loader bought out of the Sears/Roebuck Catalog back in the early 80's. I saved every penny I earned doing odd jobs for about 1 year to buy that rifle. Delivered directly to our home address when I was 13 years old.
  8. Farmerjon

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    Glenfield/marlin (from K-Mart) with scope. Wasn't easy enough on the gun to keep the scope sighted in :(. Dang near sold/traded it a couple of times years back. Got it out about ten years ago, noticed it said LR only on the barrel. Looked at some old ammo, it said, "longs". Hmmmmmmmm. Went and bought some LR's and you know, it doesn't jam like it used to!!!! Gun was smarter than me all along!:eek: It has plenty of scars, but sure shot the bottles and cans to death along a dirt road roadditch!! Not a collector's item, worth a ton of money, but it survived alongside me on my horse on many dream hunts, so it has earned its right to stay!
  9. CampingJosh

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    Remington 512 "Sportmaster" from my grandfather. He bought it new way back when, and I got it when he passed away.
  10. RemingtonVa

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    I just really got my first .22 bout 6 months ago, Its a remington .22 mag. forgot the model number dont really bother using it Basicaly gave it to my son,
  11. blackcat_attilio

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    Hi folks! My first .22 was an old and "experienced" Walther OSP in .22short. Very nice competition pistol !!! ;)
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    Some pretty interesting choices for first .22's! Good reading.
  13. red14

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    My first was a Rohm 23 revolver. It was my Mom's, so it is special to me.
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    My first 22cal was a Ruger 10-22. I bought it in 1964, it was my first gun and I still have it. :D........TD
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    How about a Ward's Western Field Model 37 .22 S, L, LR, single shot rifle. It was my dad's and he was born in 1920 and bought in '34. I still shoot it today but not that often.

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  16. INJUNTOM

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    Mine was a Marlin Model 60. Got it for christmas when I was about 13 or 14 years old. My cousin and I got matching rifles for christmas that year. My dad finally gave it back to me last friday at 41 years old. Just like christmas all over again. For some reason he wouldn't let me have it, and kept it locked away until recently.

    Can't wait to fire some rounds through it.
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    A single shot bolt action Russian T03-16, Got it when I was 14 from my Dad. Still have it today!!

    Monty
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    A Glenfield/Marlin model 10 single shot for Christmas when I was 12 years old in 1969. Still have the gun and it is quite accurate!
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    A Marlin Model 995 w/ Bushnell Banner 4x scope. Paid $35 for it back in 92'. Shot better than my $640 Magnum Research "Mag-lite" 10-22 w/ carbon fiber bbl. & 3x9-40 scope.

    A short, lightweight, semi-auto that is fun to shoot & has been many a tree rat's last memory. ;)

    SR
  20. Snakedriver

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    Me too, it was my dad's when he was a boy. It's in great shape and it's deadly accurate for squirrels. I also like that it shoots shorts, longs and long rifle cartridges. Remington really made a great rifle when they made this one. :)

    Rem 512_009.jpg

    Had to put a scope it recently, I can't see those irons and the target like I used to be able to. :cool:
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