What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

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    A Stevens 15-B from the early 50's (the rifle, not me :) ). Dad gave it to me after it bounced around the neighborhood and the family for about 30 years. I still have it and I will still have it until I die or I give it to one of my kids. I already gave away my shotgun dad gave me to my daughter for the same reason dad gave it to me - for HD. It was another one of those family guns that had belonged to half the family before I got it. But I needed it at the time. I was in college and broke as it gets. I lived in a rough neighborhood during the summer so dad fixed me up with some genuine home protection - a 20 ga. Mossberg, bolt action, poly choke, shotgun. I had ir hot blued about 20 years ago. It needs it again. It still works great and it's about perfect for my daughter.
  2. stumpjumper

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    marlin model 60 . loved that gun.
  3. cpt-t

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    MARLIN 39A: I bought it is 1963, first gun I bought with my own money. Still have it and still hunt with it. The rifle still shoots as good or better than when it was new. I have carried that rifle many a mile and taken, alot of small game and varmints with it. I am still very proud of my old Marlin 39A. ken
  4. dave72

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    Savage cant remeber what model it,s been that long since i had it
  5. 4kdave

    4kdave New Member

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    Just joined the forum so I will jump in here with my first .22 which I still own.
    It is a Remington Fieldmaster 121 w/ Weaver K2.5 Scope. Has taken lots of tree rats over the years.
  6. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    4kdave, Welcome to the forum from across the pond. This is a great group with friendly helpful members. We like to shoot, to discuss a wide variety of subjects and generally help each other out. We like a good laugh too. Just beware...the place can become addicting. Enjoy.
  7. papa vid

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    Marlin 881.. just bought it last week for my 48th birthday.... what can I say, I'm always late to the best parties...
  8. B27

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    Marlin 39A.
    I saved up my paper route money.
    It cost $99 brand new and included a 3/4 inch Marlin 4x scope.

    Ammo cost 79 cents per box of fifty in those days.
  9. readyholster

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    For female shooters, it's often best to get the feel of shooting a gun by shooting something easy to shoot like a .22. Then move on to something more powerful like a 9mm. This list of 10 guns is a great guide to help female shooters find a good hand gun.
  10. GLS_1956

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    Stoeger Luger I bought it off of friend for $25.00. About 1974
  11. johnny ringo

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    Marlin model 39a. 22s,l & lr Given to me when I was about 12 or so (almost 60 years ago). Still have it
  12. huntingbro.

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    Mine is a Marlin xt-22 that my dad gave me several months ago. I was just shooting it today and my tightest group was 3/4". It's a great 22lr for $200. I actually got 2 squirrels so far this year.:D
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  13. PMK

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    1936 Remington Model 41 "The Targetmaster". Single shot. Bolt action. Open sights. Can drive roofing nails with it at 25 yards. If ever there was a .22 sniper rifle, this is it!
  14. btown

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    Man it's more fun reading about these 22's than watching TV. My first was a military training carbine in .22,8-shot clip, ramp sights. Very accurate.
  15. mach1.3

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    When I was 10 my Dad gave me his old Remington 550-1. I still have it and it shoots great. In my teens I bought a Winchester Model 74(the LR only version) from one of my Dad's friends. That was the first .22 I paid for myself. I still have that one too. In comparison, I prefer the 550-1 trigger to the 74's but both rifles will shoot well and accurately. Many squirrels and rabbits have met there end from those guns---a couple of coyotes too.
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