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My first firearm was purchased for me by my dad in 1969, a Winchester model 370 16 ga......30 " barrel.

I promptly carved my initials in the pistol grip like the dumbass I was......never really killed anything other than squirrels with it., and it sat in closets until 2006 when my step son (@ the time) killed his first deer with it.

3 years later I had all the wood refinished and it looks better than new.

Truth be told, dad only bought that gun so he could use it at Turkey shoots......he could not drive a car past a Turkey shoot sign without stopping and giving it a go.....it was a drug he couldn't resist.

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Marlin 99C Deluxe . Walnut stock with white line spacers.

Had to order a new nylon recoil block when I shot the "new" Stingers when it was zero degrees F outside. Marlin sent me two free of charge. Next was a Marlin 39A


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Not my first, but the 788 .243 Winchester that my Dad biught me for getting good grades when I was about 14-15. It started out with an old
Weaver K4 on it. Now it has an old K6 on top. Haven’t fires it in years though. When I was a teen I killed a bunch of groundhogs with it. Took it to Ky. deer hunting in 1984, but didn’t shoot anything.

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Browning Light 12 that my grandfather bought me when I was 10 and started hunting we it at 11. I started off with an Ithaca 66 hammer 20 ga. which I hated along with Stevens 311's in both 20 and 12 ga., couldn't hit chit with any of them. Graduated to the Light 12 and never looked back. Killed a lot of rabbits, pheasants and ducks in the New Jersey Meadowlands with it.

Now, I mostly use a Browning Superlight in 20 ga. for most of my hunting along with a bunch of waterfowl guns.

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I got a soft spot for them 788s. Found one in .22/250 at a flea market, and two years ago I found one in .243 on the used shelf in the LGS.
I sorta keep my eyes peeled for them.
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I have a 1939 Winchester 1897 pump 12 gauge that was purchased new to protect the C.S. Holmes [last of the working 4 masted schooners] from Seattle dock strikes.
My uncle, captain and owner of the ship and it's shotguns, gave the 1897 to my father in 1959.
It became my hand me down shotgun for doves, pheasants, and ducks in 1965 when I was 14.

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Always like SxS shotguns and Winchester 1886's. I have owned a few SxS's but never an 1886.


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I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
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Dad had a Marlin 60 with the gold medallion in the stock that I piled the squirrels up with. I’d take them the Grandma and she’d clean them and make stew. When Dad passed my brother and I divided up what few he still had and I didn’t end up with the Marlin. A few years back I bought a new Marlin 60 just because of the memories I made with that old 22.



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A Quackenbush 22rf that my grandfather had. It went to the bottom of the Missouri river when shooting fish from a boat and was retrieved by my father.

A Winchester 05 in 30-40 which was the 2nd rifle I bought.

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A Quackenbush 22rf that my grandfather had. It went to the bottom of the Missouri river when shooting fish from a boat and was retrieved by my father.

A Winchester 95 in 30-40 which was the 2nd rifle I bought.

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Milled Chinese Type 56 variant of the Type 3 AK 47.

Rock and Roll Full Auto as a 9 yr in 73.


Both are in some VFW in Titusville or Coco Beach FLA demilled according to gram when I called her after gramps kicked the bucket in 97.


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I had an open sighted browning lever 22 that I plum wore out. Deadly accurate. Made me a great hunter. Could easily shoot rising mallards with it out of the air. For a pistol it would be a browning Buckmark with one of the first red dot Scopes ever made. Same deal. Could kill jacks to a 100 yards with it and birds out of the air. This was back when I shot every single day. Now I'm blind in my shooting eye and I'm having to relearn to shoot lefty. Have both guns still.

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Originally Posted by viking
69a Winchester. Although I don’t have it.
Same here. $35 new. Bought it with my own earnings @ 75 cents per hour. Nobody ever gave me anything when I was a kid.

Don't recall where it ended up. My brothers didn't take care of my stuff when I went overseas, so it all got rusty in the salt air climate.

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First deer rifle.

Remmy 600 .308

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Originally Posted by reivertom
A Marlin 39D Dad bought me for Christmas in 1971.....still have it.

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Originally Posted by antlers
I had a Winchester Model 63 that my dad got brand new for Christmas when he was a boy. That was a great rifle. It was stolen from me in Tyler, TX in 1990. I still have an original Winchester Model 94 that my grandfather won brand new on a punch board in the late 30’s in Flour Bluff, TX when he entered my grandmother’s first name (and he won).

I stole my dads one and only ever owned gun when I left home.......63
With his permission[of course].


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1902 Winchester……still have one. Not “the” one, I lost it hunting off the front of a boat years ago when I was 11. Bought another when I made 50.

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Winchester M-42 410 pump



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Guns of mine - Ruger 10/22 and a Mossberg bolt action .410

Guns that've been there since I was a kid? Great-Grandfather's M1899 with a weaver 4x/post reticle on it. Great-Grandfather took a pile of deer with it, dad took a pile of deer with it. Retired now. Someone's life would have to hang in the balance were I to get rid of it.


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