What was your first gun you ever purchased?

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

  1. Not2ManyGuns

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    This - Purchased new in in 1979 or 1980 and it's still my favorite. Paid only $163 for the revolver and $34 for the holster. Ruger Old Army with Holster.JPG
     
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  2. ichthyo

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    Summer of 1972 I worked for a farmer removing lathe and plaster from an old 2 story farmhouse. I used most of what he paid me to buy a brand new Western Auto 12 gauge pump. That was my first experience really working hard for money to buy something I wanted so bad. The first time I went hunting with it I killed my first wild turkey. It was so great. Mom cooked the turkey for Thanksgiving.
    Still have the shotgun.
     
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  3. S&W Model 19-3.

    My buddy was going to trade it in on a Dan Wesson and I offered what they were giving for trade in value. Still have it.
     
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  4. rickollerjr

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    I was given a couple guns from my father but the first gun I bought was the hi point 45.
     
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  5. Northslope

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    i always wanted the one with the green stock . they arent cheap anymore tho
     
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  6. Bill whitney

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    I had 2 s and 2 m models. That looks like the 20" as opposed to the para.
     
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  7. Sirex

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    First gun- Mossberg 500
    First pistol- HiPoint C9
    First rifle- SKS 59/66A1
     
  8. bandit 1200

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    First revolver Arminus Titan Tiger
    Rifle Ruger 10/22
    Shotgun Mossberg 500
     
  9. OS1880

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    First gun I bought was a Marlin 336C in 30-30 sold it to get an AR. First handgun was a S&W Mod 28-2 .357 Highway Patrolman still have it paid $125 for it in 1980. I will not part with that gun.
     
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  10. Hmm... A Colt Commando/CAR-15 in 1987 but I sold it when I got orders to Korea the next year. Then I either went firearm-less or borrowed my SIL's pieces until 2010 with an H&R Pardner single-shot 20 ga. It died in 2017, and I caught the firearms bug.

    Ruger Mini-14, GP-100, Hi-Point JHP, and Mossberg 930 are my first purchases in each of those categories that I still have.
     
  11. Pandaz3

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    Ruger Blackhawk 357 4 5/8, still have it, Rifle would be a Model 94 in 30-30, still have it, both those in '68. four or five years ago I bought a Remington 887 Nitro and Mossberg 930. The 930 was great out of the box the 887 needed extensive break-in, but that has been done, still have both.
     
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  12. Dad had bought me a Revelation 22 single shot rifle when I was 9 or 10, and a Savage 24V .22 magnum / 20 gauge at 14. I bought my own Ruger Single Six .22 at 18.