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What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby patinlouisiana » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:11 pm

Growing up my dad and several rifles.
A bolt action 300 Savage, a Glenfield 22 and a Mossberg 22. We shot the heck out of the 22s. But the very first rifle I bought with my own hard earned grass cutting money was an Ithaca Model 49 single shot saddle gun. I thought it was sooo cool! Alas I came home one day and Mom had giver it to a younger cousin. (the firemen got the other three when the house burned)
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Postby chadbragg » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:11 pm

A horrible mossberg auto 12ga. It wouldn't cycle 3" shells!


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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby missed mallards » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:13 pm

870 pump 12 ga. I had borrowed my brothers 20 the evening before dove season and blew the receiver in half. Felt it only right to get him a gun as I ruined his.

2nd a 45/70 after my brothers muzzleloader misfired on him. He was hunting a deer that grossed 196 (another hunter killed him) and had his rifle snap twice.

One day he may pay me back lol.


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Postby dustygoodson » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:34 pm

a 22 from my papaw then sold it back to him i was 14 or 15
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Postby terry08 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 am

A TOPPER, single shot 410. You could swap barrels.

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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby triple_duece » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:13 am

Browning a-bolt w boss in 30-06. Still in use today. 20 something years old


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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby LadyHunter » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:45 pm

My fantastic hubby has always bought all my guns. He bought me my first 22 pistols as a young bride at 17, most people thought that was a huge mistake. He has bought me rifles and shotguns, and just recently another new pistol.


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Postby huntall » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:23 pm

My first gun to buy was a 30-06 savage. Back then the savage was pretty much pc of crap. Or at least mine was.
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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby gtk » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 pm

Browning ABolt 270. Still my main deer rifle. Bought it from "Jims guns and junk" in brighton TN when i was 14. Sold a cow to pay for it
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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby mt » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:18 am

Marlin 30-30 back in 1976. Sure wish I still had it.
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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby terry08 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:50 am

The second one was a Remington 12 GA. WING Master. Wish I had never sold it.

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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby glenn » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:33 am

Growing up, my parents made sure I had the guns I needed. Not always what I wanted, but what I needed. As a result, the first one I ever bought was for someone else. I bought a marlin 22 for my wife.


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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby stickers » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:19 pm

Remington 870 Wingmaster from Central Hardware in Memphis. I am glad that shotguns can't talk ;)
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Re: What was the first gun you bought with your own money?

Postby Curlyjack » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:03 pm

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