What was your first gun and how did u get it

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  1. Juan De

    Juan De Senior Refuge Member

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    They are nice guns, I got that one from my dad, but I really like those guns and will try to pick up any that are reasonable.
     
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  2. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    First shotgun
    1972 13 years old , a friends dad took us to a gun shop in Mpls Mn his dad dropped us off. A few hours later he paid the salesman
    Shot a lot of game with that gun

    I rolled my pickup years later the gun was stolen from my truck
     
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  3. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    First shotgun
    1972 13 years old , a friends dad took us to a gun shop in Mpls Mn his dad dropped us off. A few hours later he paid the salesman
    Shot a lot of game with that gun

    I rolled my pickup years later the gun was stolen from my truck
     
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  4. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    Ranger SxS .410 which was also my father's first gun...

    Given as my main Christmas present... My father carefully wrapped up a new "pooper-scooper" and had me believing it was my main present, as my sister went through all her wonderful gifts... As I sat pouting (trying to not to appear to be pouting) my father pointed at another box for me to open hidden a bit under the couch... It was the stock of the shotgun... Things got better from there.
     
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  5. Ducky18

    Ducky18 Senior Refuge Member

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    Single shot .410 from my parents. Can’t recall my age... maybe 8-9 years old.
     
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  6. Quarne

    Quarne Elite Refuge Member

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    12 guage Remington 2 3/4" 28" smooth barrel fixed modified 870 wingmaster. It was 1981, I was 11, turning 12 on October 29. I couldn't legally buy a Wi hunting license until I was 12. Lotta memories!
     
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  7. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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    Had a friend whose dad raised fighting
    Chickens he turned about 30 loose on .
    Our farm which grew to 60 real quick
    That 16 gauge wrecked havoc on them
    The dogs had ablast little tough what.
    Memories!
     
  8. Peakebrook

    Peakebrook Senior Refuge Member

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    I was given a Mossberg bolt action .410 with full choke for Christmas at age 12. Not the ideal gun to learn wing shooting. But if you can learn to hit something flying with a .410, everything else seems a little easier.
     
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  9. HaydenHunter

    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Rem 870 Express. I didn't start hunting or own a gun until I was 40 years old.
     
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  10. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    First powder burning gun was a single shot Marlin .22 Christmas present.

    Re: shotgun, I made do for some years with a crack-barrel, single shot 16ga with an electrical taped cracked pistol grip that's sting was only surpassed by that ultra-light gun's kick. Don't know if i ever knew who built the damn thing, only that you had to gosh-awful serious about killing something to pull its trigger. Was on long term loan from an uncle I must have pissed-off.

    First shotgun I actually owned was Savage "Fox" (in name only) Series B 20ga SxS that I had a whoooole lot more fun with.
     

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