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What was your first gun and how did u get it

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  1. callinfowl

    callinfowl MEGA.

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  2. sacbob

    sacbob Elite Refuge Member

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    I wasn't told until later, after I got my Wards Western Field 20 gage pump at age 16.
     
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    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Winchester 37A youth model. Got it for my 11th birthday.


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    First duck I ever shot at was a drake bufflehead. Got him in one shot. Still have the shell and tail feathers. Second duck I ever shot at and with this gun was a banded hen mallard. Still have the band. Third shot with this gun at a duck was a drake Wood duck. I hit it but my dad finished it.

    First duck my wife ever shot was with this gun too, a hen mallard.

    My brother has the same gun but in a full size version. He shot a couple pheasants with it but never a duck.

    I refinished the stocks and fore arms of each gun so they match.
     
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    tornadochaser Elite Refuge Member

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    My dad put my name in a DU banquet greenwing drawing when I was 4 years old (1986). I won a Winchester model 120 youth 20 gauge pump. the DU "whistler" edition.
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  5. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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    Sweet
     
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    obx-dux Elite Refuge Member

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    ripline Elite Refuge Member

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    My Dad planned a duck hunting trip for us. The weekend prior, he took me to my Grandpa's house to borrow a shotgun to use for the hunt. My Grandpa was very sick at the time with esophageal cancer. Glazed eyes, I ask him if I could borrow a shotgun for the following weekend to go duck hunting with my Dad. He took me over to his gun cabinet, opened it and told me to pick one that I would like to use. I chose a Remington Sportsman 48. He told me "ok" and directed me to take it out of the cabinet and shoulder it. I was ecstatic. I did as he directed me and shouldered the gun with a big grin on my face. He asked me if I liked the way the gun felt and I answered it felt really good. He then told me I could have the gun!
    One of my greatest memories of my Grandpa!
     
  8. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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    Wow one heck of a granpa!
     
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  9. wilhelmina slim

    wilhelmina slim Senior Refuge Member

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    Christmas 1957 my father gave me a new 410 single shot shotgun from momtgomery ward and I still have it
     
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  10. egadwall

    egadwall Elite Refuge Member

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    My first was an Ithaca 16 SxS. Kicked like a mule with 2 3/4" mags.

    It was my grandfather's gun, and my younger brother still has it.
     
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