What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. Dan01

    Dan01 Former Guest

    Apr 20, 2012
    Goose Creek SC
    I sold it just before I went in the Army in 1964.....Sorry.

  2. Munch

    Munch Member

    May 31, 2011
    Ellenton, FL
    Mine was a Sears single shot bolt action that I first fired at 5 or 6. I've been hooked since.

  3. jstanfield103

    jstanfield103 New Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Mine was a Remington Nylon Model 66, wish I had that gun back. They are worth more now than they were when they were new.
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest



    Remington 511x
  5. 1917-1911M

    1917-1911M New Member

    May 8, 2012
    '65 Colt Colteer semi auto.....worst rifle I ever owned. Cost $60 new. Would only run on Peters HV, had to be cleaned every 100 rounds. First .22s to shoot back in late 50's, Remington gallery pump and numerous bolt actions. Bulk box of ammo was $6 back then and up until about '05 you could still buy a bulk box of .22 ammo for $7. M1911
  6. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    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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  7. ron8903

    ron8903 New Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Marlin mod. 60, still have it.
  8. pickles

    pickles New Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    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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  9. RichDal

    RichDal New Member

    May 9, 2012
    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.
  10. batesall

    batesall New Member

    May 7, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    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.
  11. tom357

    tom357 New Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Westland, Michigan
    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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  12. montveil

    montveil Member

    Remington Nylon 66
  13. D.Mathews

    D.Mathews New Member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Muncie, Il
    My first .22 also idk about your but mines a tack driver for a .22
  14. whirley

    whirley Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    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.
  15. jwrauch

    jwrauch New Member

    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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