What was your first gun you ever purchased?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by john39, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. john39

    john39 Member

    Mine was a single shot shotgun (I can’t even remember the brand) but I remember it was called the silver hunter. Super cheap is the only reason I bought it, didn’t have any money then I just wanted to buy a gun when I turned 18, I believe it was $129.99 at the bargain barn in Jasper. That thing would just about kill you every time you pulled the trigger. I tried finding them online and I can’t find them, I remember it was made in Turkey though. What was all y’all’s first purchases?
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  2. wganz

    wganz Supporting Member

    glenfield model 60

  3. mr_flintstone

    mr_flintstone Supporting Member

  4. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    1st one I ever bought with my own $$$ was my Ruger Mk1 in 1976. Before that I was given a Noble single shot 22 rifle for Christmas when I was 13 (1964).
  5. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    That's easy Mossberg 500, got it when I was 20 years old. I still have it. A little worn here and there but I've had the shotgun longer than my kids!!!
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  6. Mine was a BP shotgun ("Escopeta") made from scrap metal and gas pipe; I bought it in the Andes in 1968.
  7. Northslope

    Northslope Member

    first handgun was a ruger p85 around 1987 and first rifle was a beautiful wal mart exclusive stainless 10/22 with a green laminated stock . i would give a NUT to have another like that. at the time i already had a winchester 190 and a winchester 670 monkey ward model 30/06. it was a sweet shooting plain stock winchester 70 with a dull finish. both of them were gifts from granpa
  8. First gun I ever purchased on my own was a Llama 9mm 1911. Don't know what I was thinkin' but I was 20. A real hunk o' junk jam-o-matic. But it was cheap (for a reason.) Years later sold it on consignment. Think I got $100.
  9. CowboyBob

    CowboyBob Member

    My first was a Ruger 10/22 which I still have. The second was a Remington 870 Express in 12 gauge....
    I sold that unfortunately.
  10. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Ruger 10/22 was the 1st gun I purchased. Owned a lot before that.
  11. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    First gun I ever bought for myself was a Springfield Armory Xdm 45 full size. Wasn't that long ago, 2013 or 14. Before that I only had shotguns that were gifted to me.
  12. 1st firearm I owned and bought it for my self...Model 514 Remmie single-shot...about 1956 for the princely sum of $5.00 from a guy inna filling-station.
    Still own the thing too...Wore out the bolt and replaced it, changed the bolt-handle at the same time......prolly at least a jillion rounds downe the tube...DarlinDotter will get it when I die....

  13. hans471

    hans471 Member

    First I remember was a (well used) WW2 surplus Enfield #5 Mk1 .303 carbine. (they were $19 at the time...long ago!). Surplus WW2 ammo was dirt cheap back then. Kicked like a mule on speed.
  14. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    A 10/22, and a .22 pistol, maybe a Jennings, or Raven...both got sold when I went into the Army.
    Next go round, the first pistol was an East German Makarov, and another 10/22.
  15. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Oh let's see. First shotgun was on old 12ga Ithaca Deerslayer.

    First handgun was a DE .50 from the PX.

    I honestly don't remember what my first rifle was.
  16. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    The first handgun I purchased was an Imperial snub nosed, 7-shot .22 revolver with wood grips.
    Person to person, $25.

    I kept it for more than a decade.
    The timing went out on it, the cylinder would wobble from side to side just a wee bit, shaving a thin veneer of lead from the bullet each time I fired it.

    My deputy sheriff friend in NJ and I heated it up with a torch and hammered it flat.

    Wish I had a replacement for it now.

  17. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    An Italian made SAA clone in .357 Mag.

    Peace favor your sword,
  18. Dragonbreath

    Dragonbreath Member

    The first gun that I bought with my own money was a Smith&Wesson 4046. Double action only 40s&w. Police trade in that I got from a pawnshop. I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn from inside with it. I thought that I was a horrible shot till some of my friends with guns tried shooting it. Nobody could hit with it. We ended up sandbagging it and discovered that the gun shot a shotgun pattern. I ended up trading it in at a gun store on a S&W model 66 .357 magnum.
  19. If it was a .22 it had to be Jennings,. Ravens were .25ACP.
  20. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I had the Raven .25.
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