Most of mine are inherited. The oldest was bought new by my great grandfather in 1894. It's a Winchester model 1886 chambered in 45-70 - black powder loads only. Next is my fathers Model 99 in 300 savage purchased with his first paycheck at the lumber mill in 1954.
700 BDL purchased in 64. Still have the original K4 Weaver on top of the gun safe. My son has the rifle. My brother used it during my first Germany tour. He nicknamed it the Meat Gun. He never missed with it and bought one just like it.
I do not own a single rifle which I bought new. OOPs! I just thought of one. I bought a Thompson Center Hawken in 1971, and I still have it. Apart from that, of the fifty some rifles I have, none were bought new. GD
First rifle was a Ruger 10/22 in 1990 still have it though it looks very different with a new stock and barrel in mid 90’s. First centerfire was in 1991 a Ruger 77 in 270 I very rarely carry it. Its on its 3rd or 4th stock. A employee of my Dads knocked it off a bench and broke the forend. I epoxied a cocobolo tip and a friend sprayed the stock with car clear coat and I buffed it to a high shine then 0000 steel wooled it and a coat of wax. Never liked it and found a original. Now itt sits in a very light Synthetic ( Brown ?) I have another original put away for it, unfortunately its a red pad with a lot of wood on the sides of the barrel. It needs a black pad narrow forend to be the way it should.