What was the first .22 you actually owned?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by accident, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. jtguns

    jtguns New Member

    Mar 2, 2012
    My first was and still is a Ruger single six flat gate which was bought by my dad to teach me how to shoot (started at age 4), it is still my best and oldest friend and out to range often.
  2. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    First .22 I ever owned was a Marlin Model 60

  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Still own it. My father bought it as a gift for me about 34 years ago. Remington Model 572.
  4. Ironvarmint

    Ironvarmint New Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Athens, Ohio
    My first was a savage model 24 410/22 O/U. Was a great squirrel gun back when I was a youngster in the sixties and I still use it today. I nail a squirrel with it a few years back at about 80+ yards. It was running a tree line on the edge of a hay field, he stop to take a look around big mistake!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  5. sub-moa

    sub-moa Member

    Jan 25, 2012
    Remington Nylon 66. Taught my wife to shoot with it 33 years ago. She still loves to shoot.;)
  6. Texxut

    Texxut Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    A High Standard Double 9
  7. streetbob

    streetbob Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    Gulf Coast, Texas
    Old Henry 22LR Repeater lever gun. I LOVE this gun, got it for my 8th birthday.
  8. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Mossberg model B given to me by my grandfather at 9. Still got it.
  9. pt&bw

    pt&bw New Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    An Ithaca Model 72 Saddlegun; circa 1973 if I remember correctly. I still have it and still use it.
  10. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Sep 30, 2012
    marlin model 989m2. still my favorite rifle
  11. Rogeritall

    Rogeritall Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    My first .22 was a Winchester Model 62 pump action "Gallery" gun. My God that gun was accurate... I literally shot thousands of rounds through that gun, and never once recall having it malfunction. I got it used when I was 12 (1972) and owned it up through my 30's and was stupid enough to trade it on a Ruger Mk II pistol, that I had to sell because of layoff two years later. How I do wish I had that rifle back sometimes...

    First .22 I ever shot was a Wards Western model 38 at the age of 8 (1968) it belonged to my Grandfather. I still own that rifle. :)
  12. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Sep 30, 2012
    that was my first rifle as well. thats the model 989m2. great first rifle
  13. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Ruger 10/22, got it for Xmas during the late 70s or early 80s I believe. Still have it, won't get rid of it. May mod it a bit someday, but it kicks butt right now as is so I haven't felt he need.
  14. Telcotech

    Telcotech Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    North Central Iowa
    Revelation (Western Auto) can't remember the model #, but it's a Marlin mod 60 semi-auto. My Mom & Dad gave it to me in 1966 for Christmas. Still have it in the safe along w/ 42 other assorted firearms. Matter of fact, took it to the range last Friday and it still shoots great. 3" groups all day long at 50 yrds. Never a FTF or FTE and handles just about any ammo I ever put thru it, and its a bit more accurate then my 1968 Ruger 10/22....I think it cost around $65 back then....
  15. Winchester Model 74. Bought it in 1949 (I think) Payed less than $25.00 for it. I still have it.
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