What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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  1. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Member

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    I was in my 20s when I spied a rifle at yard sale in the late 70s. It was a J.C. Higgins Model 42DL with a 4x and J.C. Higgins scope for $40. The man said it had been sitting in a closet since the early 1960s and had only seen 100 rounds or so. I snatched it up and it is still one of my favorites all these years later. It is actually a Marlin Model 80 and the scope is a Weaver with 14k gold trim. A beautiful little gun.
  2. runswithscissors

    runswithscissors New Member

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    My 1st 22 was my 1st gun...when I turned 12.
    My dad purchased for me from Scheels hardware, a new Savage M-24 .22lr / 20 ga ou. Still have it. That was 1978. Plugged a lot of Huns and gophers, 1 coyote & 1 badger with it.
    What an awesome morning to wake up and see that thing leaning in the corner of our kitchen!
  3. bamashooter

    bamashooter New Member

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    i bought my first one back in 1988. i had the option of either a ruger 10/22 or a mini. they wanted 134.00 for either one and i took the 10/22. i try not to think about that day to much cause it hurts too much.. thanks:mad:
  4. bigiron1

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    New to TFF also...

    Marlin Papoose

    12 years old, all the Christmas presents open, and done with breakfast. Dad walked out to the driveway, and returned shortly with a box that was too short to be a rifle, too long for a handgun. Opened it up and it was COLD, to the point of condensing when brought into the warm house. At 16 I got to keep it in my room. I will never forget those two moments in my life.

    Still got to this day and hopefully will pass it to my only son when he is ready.
  5. GatorDude

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    The first .22 I ever actually owned is my Marlin Model 25N bolt-action rifle. It has a 7-round magazine and a barrel with microgroove rifling. I had a nice leather sling installed on it and it remains a great shooter. I still enjoy shooting it. :)

    You can read my review and see some pictures here:
    A Rifle Review: The Marlin 25N - A Classic .22 Rifle
  6. Mike_54729

    Mike_54729 New Member

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    My first rifle was a Sears 25 auto (High Standard A1041) as a Christmas gift from my dad in 1963 (I was 12). Loaned it to a friend in 1968 and someone stole it. Always wanted to relace it, and last week I did, from a seller on GunsAmerica. This one is identical and in perfect condition. Found another at a local gun show, and now have 2. With 4 grandkids, I think I'll find a few more to pass on.
  7. Nalgi

    Nalgi New Member

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    Browning .22 auto

    Still have it and shoot it :D
  8. VinS

    VinS New Member

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    Ranger 103 .22 Bolt action rifle
  9. tireman7.62x54r

    tireman7.62x54r New Member

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    A Ruger 22 pistol, bought it in 1979 for about $125.
  10. Blizzard

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    My first .22 rifle was a Ruger 10/22 that my dad bought for me when I was about 13. He bought one at a yard sale that we put a lot of rounds through. I liked shooting his so much he bought me one so he could have his back. :)
  11. MoeUSMC

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    First .22 was a Westernfield bolt action with a tubular magazine. Birthday present from my parents in 1962 when I turned 12. Excellent rifle and have it to this day.
  12. jb4249

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    Stevens rolling block single shot rifle, with an octagon barrel, long gone
  13. raveneap

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    JC Higgins semi rifle - around 1950 - age about 12.
  14. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Remington 512X Sportmaster. Still have it after four decades.
  15. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    the good old ruger 10/22
  16. UncleFudd

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    I grew up shooting my dads winchester mod 06 gallery gun. One of the most accurate guns I have ever shot to this day.
    In 59 I was 17 and decided to buy my own which was the Remington Nylon 66.
    I still have it and shoot it regularly.
    I have now gotten enough of them to give one to each of my grandkids when they are old enough. I gave one to a granddaughter and one to a grandson on their birthdays this year.
    9 more to go.
    One of the toughest guns ever made and extremely accurate and seem never to wear out. I used my 66 on my beaver and bobcat/ coyote trap line and when I went in the service my younger brother took it over and used it until I got home in 66.
    I have no idea how many thousands of rounds this gun has fired but it still a tack driver.
    UF
  17. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret New Member

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    My first 22 was a J.C. Higgins model 36 semi auto manufactured in the late 1930's. This was used by my father as a vermit rifle around the farm long before I was a gleam in their eyes. He gave me the rifle in 1947 as a reward for completing the 8th grade. I was now a proud owner of a 410, a 12 ga and a 22. Still have the shotguns but the 22 was traded for some no name revolver in the early 50's.
  18. steve666

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    A Stevens Favorite when I was 6.
  19. renegadehood

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    WINCHESTER MODEL 61

    I NOW HAVE ABOUT 30 OF THEM!!!
  20. capndan

    capndan New Member

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    New to forum. Just bought my first 22lr pistol - MKII. Put 50 rds thru without a hiccup. Went home and took apart to clean and spent next 3 hours learning how to put back together. Biggest problem was aligning receiver grip and grip frame in order to install bolt stop pin. Then the fun of dealing with the final assembly. Hello to all.
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