What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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

  1. blackcat_attilio

    blackcat_attilio Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Northern Italy
    Hi folks! My first .22 was an old and "experienced" Walther OSP in .22short. Very nice competition pistol !!! ;)
  2. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Some pretty interesting choices for first .22's! Good reading.

  3. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    My first was a Rohm 23 revolver. It was my Mom's, so it is special to me.
  4. trapperdick

    trapperdick New Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Western, Maine
    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
  5. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    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.


    INJUNTOM New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    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.
  7. A single shot bolt action Russian T03-16, Got it when I was 14 from my Dad. Still have it today!!

  8. doubleslover

    doubleslover Member

    Oct 8, 2009
    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!
  9. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride New Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Golden, Colorado
    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. ;)

  10. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    SW. Florida
    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:
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  11. pt&bw

    pt&bw New Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    A '75 Ithaca saddle gun (lever action). The first I ever shot was a 40s vintage Marlin 81dl. Bought the Ithaca and inherited the Marlin about 3 years ago.
  12. LetMGrow

    LetMGrow New Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Northern NY
    My first was a model 15Y Stevens. I shot hundreds of rounds through it and it shoots as well today as it did when it was new.
    My dad bought it at a local general store in 1958 when I was taking my hunter safety course so I would have it to use the night we shot at the Sportsmans club range. Dad paid $15 NIB.
    I have since given the little .22 to my son who keeps it in his gun cabinet. I am looking forward to seeing my grandaughter shoot it soon as well as the grandson my son has on the way now.
    All my children have shot the .22 and it is part of the family.
  13. Brian48

    Brian48 New Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    A used Marlin M60.
  14. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Used Remington 597 (rifle). Second is my Beretta NEOS (pistol)
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010
  15. sdblazer

    sdblazer New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    My first .22 was/is a winchester model 67 single shot. My dad gave it to me when I was about 10, it was also his first rifle. A few years later he bought me a beautifull Remington 552 Speedmaster BDL. Still have both. Somehow my dad got the winchester back in his safe. It's funny, I have a couple other rifles,Winchester 30-30, Saiga AK-47,a couple S&W revolvers,and a Remington 1100 shotgun. I would give them all up before I got rid of those .22's.
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