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I took the afternoon off yesterday, loaded up my truck and headed for the range. This time I carried my old single shot 20ga shotgun that just happens to be my first gun. It belonged to my grandfather and was given to me by my dad when I was 9 years old. I had not shot this gun in at least 30 years until yesterday. Brought back some great memorys. I'm gonna try to restore it, and give it a new lease on life, and one day it will belong to my grandson.
If you are lucky enough to still have your first gun, take some pics or a video of it, but even if you don't, I would love to hear about it.
Thanks for lookin,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXW7qZG_13U

Donnie D
 

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Dont have it any more but the first was a Winchester mod 42, 410 pump. I remember the first time my dad took me dove hunting with it. One of his hunting buddies laughed about him teaching me to hunt with a .410 full choke. Of course, he was right in the end, however, my dad had the first laugh after I downed my first two birds. I never hit another the rest of the day.
 

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Cool. Love to hear everyones stories. I really meant for my title to be "Show us your first gun". So, don't limit it to shotguns, tell us or show us your first gun of any kind.
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Donnie D
 

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My first shotgun was a Marlin Model 55 with a three round removable magazine and variable choke. I remember the first time I fired it - we lived in Woodlawn, TN, my father made me back up to a fence post so the recoil would not knock me down. I was probably 8 or 9 years old at the time and I still have that old relic but seem to have lost the magazine.
 

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My first shot gun was a Long Tom, 36" barrel. Mom gave it to me for Christmas in '61. I had just turned 13. I saw many people shoot this gun, and it kicked everyone down at one time or another!
 

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mine was a stevens 15a 22 i can still see me and my dad and brother shooting cans with it i still have it and still shoot it as much as i can
 

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Winchester Model 37A in 12ga. Hunted with it starting out at about 10yrs old and it was mine when I was 14. Killed alot of tree rats and rabbits with the gun.
 

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My first shotgun was not much. Dad bought me a Mossberg 20ga when I was 7 years old. I killed 100s of dove and quail with it over the 2 years that I had it. When it came time for dove season the 3rd year Dad opened up the safe and told me to get my shotgun so we could go. I looked for it but it was not their. I asked Dad where it was and he replied that he had given it away. I about $hit!!! He then looked at me and grinned and pulled out his Winchester 101 20ga. He had just bought a new 101 Pigeon Grade 20ga and passed his field grade down to me. That was in 1980 and I still have that 101. When he passed away I wanted to keep the Pigeon Grade but decided to give it to my sister.
 

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When I was 11 or 12 my Dad bought a Mossberg bolt action 410 for 20 bucks so I could go along duck hunting. Used it on my first real deer hunting season too with slugs. Don't think I ever shot anything with it. (Nobody told me you had to put the bead down on the barrel.) ;) I shot 5 times over the backs of some does. I'm sure I at least scared them. No one thought it was me shooting though. They were sure it was somebody with a semi auto. (and I had to reload) :) With 5 brothers I have no idea where it is now.

The only one I have kept from the family collection is a VERY old 94 in 30-30 that I started using my second deer season and for about 50 years after. Still my favorite gun.
 

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Bolt action .410. Mossberg I think.
 

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It was and still is an Iver Johnson Champion 16 ga., I still have it after all these years. I was about 11 or 12 when I got it for Christmas one year. I had never shot a shot gun before this time. I was just comming to the age of knowing everything, and was sure I could beat the effects of recoil. In my infinate wisdom (at the time) held the gun out about 4 inches or so from my shoulder, and touched it off. After the second time of doing this I wasn't feeling qiute as smart as before the first time. I turned around to see both of my older brothers and Dad standing there with big grins, and a looks of "can we be related to anyone this stupid" on their faces. I asked, "is it supposed to kick that much?" and my brother said, you dumba**, put it up to your shoulder and it won't kick the snot out of you. I learned a valuable lesson that day, and that old gun accounted for a lot of rabbits and a few pheasants over the years.
 

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Iver Johnson Champion .410 when I was 12 moved up from there to a 12 ga Browning A-5
 

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My first one I just bought a few months ago...an Interstate Arms Hawk 12 gauge pump action, an 870 clone that I'm really enjoying shooting.
 

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Single shot H&R 20 gauge. My uncle carved new stocks when the originals got wet and rotted, before I was born. Weighed about 3 lbs and would leave a wicked bruise if you didn't seat it right.
 

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My first: Winchester mod. 37 410 in 28" full choke a true squirrel machine an one of the best single brls ever made.............Redworm...........
 
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