What was the first .22 you actually owned?

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

  1. firelegs22

    firelegs22 New Member

    May 24, 2010
    savage mark II. i have had other .22 rifles but that was the first that was mine and not on loan from a faimly member.
  2. Texxut

    Texxut Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    My first 22 was a High Standard Double Nine revolver. Still have it.

  3. Popwood

    Popwood New Member

    Apr 21, 2009
    A neighboring farm worker had been drafted and was going into the army in 1942, and I bought his Stevens bolt action with a seven round magazine. I was 13 then. I paid $7.50 for it. We moved to California the next year and I was not allowed to keep it, so I sold it to a buddy for the same amount. It was great while it lasted!
  4. PCMeanie

    PCMeanie New Member

    Apr 27, 2010
    I bought my first .22 (and my first gun) when I turned 18 (almost 25 years ago) from a local pawn shop in Nashville, TN. I had saved and saved to buy a gun and when I finally got around to shopping I bought the cheapest piece of crap I could find (or so I thought at the time)!

    I bought what I thought was an old cheap plastic gun! I have since learned that my faithful Remington Nylon 66 is quite a nice weapon to have in my collection! I still own the gun and it looks as good as it did the day i bought it. I can't even pretend to guess how many rounds have been through that gun! Lucky for me, since at that time I knew nothing about cleaning guns, the Nylon doesn't really require too much!

    I dug the gun out about a month ago and tore it completely down and cleaned every nook and cranny on it. The stupid video on youtube tells you how to tear it down, but when you search for the reassemble video you only get a "field assembly" instruction. Not much use for me since I had totally dismantled the weapon! After about a week of google searches, phone calls and a variety of colorful outbursts, I got it back together!! Took it out for a test run to make sure I had everything properly placed, and everything worked like a champ! I think it might even shoot a little better now!

    Anyway, I love my Nylon 66! Took it to Gander Mountain for some information on a replacement stock (thinking of changing from brown to black) and three people shopping in the store offered to buy it on the spot! $300 was the top bid, but after almost 25 years, it's become a part of me! I could never sell it!!

    P.S. Finding a stock for a Nylon 66 is near impossible. Dupont got rid of their molds and nobody I could find knew what happened to them. If anyone has information on a replacement stock, brown, black, green or (yes, even) purple, I'm interested! I heard rumors that dupont had a mix up during one run and actually made purple stocks! Never seen one, but I'd like to!
  5. Desmond

    Desmond New Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    I had one of these also. Thanks MRT for reminding me of it. Really nice rifle. I dropped a crow with one shot at a stepped off 125 yards with it back in the day when I could see that far. :) These are still available from time to time on the web, usually in the $300 to $350 range in fine condition.

  6. MarkWood

    MarkWood New Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Marlin semiauto I still have it after 20 years.
  7. blackcat_attilio

    blackcat_attilio Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Northern Italy
    A Walther OSP in .22short ; good, very good stuff!
  8. gendoikari87

    gendoikari87 Former Guest

    Sep 9, 2010
    as I just posted, a ruger 22/45
  9. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    North Florida
    At the ripe young age of 12, I was given my little Stevens Model 15 singleshot bolt rifle by an uncle. Family tradition. I still have that little rifle some 41 years later! Still shoots great.
    First .22 rifle I actually bought was a Mossberg M152 carbine about 1995, at my first gunshow visit. I had just rekindled my interest in guns and shooting.

    Now, I have over thirty .22 rifles...... dang things just seem to multiply over the years...... :D
  10. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

    Ruger Baercat. Bought it with my first paycheck in either '65 or '66 from Western Auto in Oklahoma. Still have it.
  11. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    middle GA
    I agree Bigdog57.They seem to be breeding at my house too.
  12. Wildcat

    Wildcat New Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    Marlin 39A, still have it, still love it, still in fine condition after 100s of rounds fired, sweet rifle.
  13. Tom

    Tom Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    My 39A was my first gun, too. I put so many rounds through it that I finally had to have it rebarreled.
  14. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Dang tom, you musta shot millions of .22 rounds. I have never heard of a .22 rimfire needing a rebarrel due to being shot out. The ammo companies need to send you some free ammo for putting their kids through college;)
  15. Kent Detective

    Kent Detective New Member

    Jul 18, 2010
    These 2 (just bought em). I have only just been given my FAC. In England there are many many hoops to jump through before getting one -

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