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Posted: 2/15/2006 5:35:21 AM EDT
It's a J. Stevens Model 15 .22 that was given to me some 20 years ago. I recently re-finished it with a coat of Alumahyde II, re-did the stock in tung oil and put new screws on it that I found at Numrich. I admit that I didn't really take care of it in my younger days and the 50+ year old barrel does show some pitting in it, but this thing is still a tack driver. And one day if I ever have kid's, it will be the perfect starter rifle for them.




Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:38:22 AM EDT
My first personal firearm is my Marlin 60W NRA commemorative .22, which still comes out with me almost every time I go shooting.

The gun I learned to shoot with is my grandfather's Savage 340E .222Rem, which I should have back sometime this week from my cousin who borrowed it for coyotes and p-dogs this past fall and winter.


Alas, my digital camera took the final crap on me so I have to wait till I get a chance to fund a new one before I could think of posting pics.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:49:22 AM EDT
I bought it used in 1990 and the only thing that I have changed since is the scope rings.


Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:53:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 5:53:58 AM EDT by HardShell]
Yep. Old pre-serial-number Wichester 67, single-shot .22 (similar action to yours at the top), salvaged from a fire years ago and fitted with a beautiful stock hand-made by my great-grandfather (a very good professional woodworker). Not worth anything, but I wouldn't sell it for anything either.

I'll have to see if I can find a pic of it (or take some tonight)...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:54:03 AM EDT
I have that F-4 Phantom model!!!!!! Sweet! My first gun was a stevens 12 gauge. sorry no pic.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:57:10 AM EDT
No pics, sorry, but I still have it:
Ithaca Model 37 featherlight, 20 guage shotgun with a modified barrel and an Improved Barrel.
By far the lightest shotty I have ever put my hands on. Great for teaching kids & newbies trap/skeet.
I should call my dad and tell him thanks for getting that for me 20 year ago...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:07:26 AM EDT
My first was a .22rimfire Marlin-Glenfield model25 I received at the tender age of 12. I had to buy it with my own money ($50.00). I still own it. I haven't shot it in years but I am waiting for my 8yo to show me enough maturity to take him out to the range with it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:08:03 AM EDT
This was given to me about 15 years ago by my dad. Its and old Harrington and Richards 9 shot .22.

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:10:01 AM EDT
Technically, my first firearm was an original 1858 Remington that my grandfather willed to me. I still have it but it’s not in shooting condition so I never really counted it. (My brother, as a very thoughtful surprise Christmas gift one year, bought me a reproduction and I have shot it.)

When I was about 16 I managed to convince my father that I needed a rifle. I guess he figured it was either that or a car. And since it’s insane to give a car to a 16 year old he agreed to get me a .22 rifle. We went down to the local “Service Merchandise” and I picked out a Ruger 10/22. That was over 23 years ago; I still have it, and have no plans of getting rid of it. Well, maybe I’ll give it to one of my nephews when they turn 16, but that’ll be 13 years from now.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:12:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
Yep. Old pre-serial-number Wichester 67, single-shot .22 (similar action to yours at the top), salvaged from a fire years ago and fitted with a beautiful stock hand-made by my great-grandfather (a very good professional woodworker). Not worth anything, but I wouldn't sell it for anything either.

I'll have to see if I can find a pic of it (or take some tonight)...



You know now that you mention it, mine doesn't have a serial number on it either. I never even noticed that before until today.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:13:30 AM EDT
Marlin model 60 .22 I bought it with my allowance about 25 years ago. I bought a cheap Tasco scope for it that I eventually threw away because I could see better without it. Now my oldest boy uses it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:13:56 AM EDT
You just wanted to show off the pics of your model F-4.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:30:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 6:56:40 AM EDT by jimtash9]

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You just wanted to show off the pics of your model F-4.



LOL. The Phantoms are definitely my favorite jets and I even have prints of them hanging on the wall. This one is Chico and he's an F-4E armed with 2 Vulcan gun pods and 4 Rockeyes under the wings. He was used as a Fast FAC in Vietnam and as you might envision, was not something you wanted to be in the way of.


Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:33:15 AM EDT
I wish I still had mine - it was a S&W mod. 17/K-22, 6" blue.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:36:54 AM EDT
nope

traded it in towards a 1911 a few months ago

it was a Remington 710
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:36:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I wish I still had mine - it was a S&W mod. 17/K-22, 6" blue.



I have one of those. Made in 1953. I love it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:39:51 AM EDT
I was a little late to get into firearms, but I got a 870 for my 15th birthday. I still have that gun of course.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:42:03 AM EDT
tag, I still have my first - an old, very used 10/22, that my grandfather taught me how to shoot with when I was 6.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:46:20 AM EDT


The one on the bottom. My first gun. Eddystone US Model of 1917 30-06, sporterized before I bought it. I got it at a gun show, I knew nothing about guns, but I knew I wanted a rifle, and the cal 30-06 sounded cool.

It is also my namesake. Mjohn3006 = Mjohn(first-last name combo) 3006 (30-06)
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:08:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
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The one on the bottom. My first gun. Eddystone US Model of 1917 30-06, sporterized before I bought it. I got it at a gun show, I knew nothing about guns, but I knew I wanted a rifle, and the cal 30-06 sounded cool.

It is also my namesake. Mjohn3006 = Mjohn(first-last name combo) 3006 (30-06)



NICE!!! A 30-06 for a first gun!!!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:14:47 AM EDT
I bought it 3 months after I turned 18 and I'm now 24. It was originally a very plain looking HBAR AK shorty. It has since gone through some revisions.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:15:18 AM EDT
Winchester 94 in 30-30... still have it. I briefly lent it to my dad for deer hunting.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:19:20 AM EDT
I still have mine but I'll have to get pics later.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:19:56 AM EDT
Ruger 10-22. Made in '78. I can't even begin to enumerate how many of what species "Carlito" has bagged.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:21:37 AM EDT
I still have mine.........and H&R/NEF .410 single shot
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:21:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:22:00 AM EDT by Stealth]

Originally Posted By Alex_F:
Winchester 94 in 30-30... still have it. I briefly lent it to my dad for deer hunting.




That was my first firearm as well. I still have it!


Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:22:49 AM EDT
Still got mine. In fact, i'm contemplating getting a can for it. Ah, the sweet sound of silence....
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:24:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:25:30 AM EDT by Knife_Sniper]




Got my first job to buy that rifle. Purchased it at 18 and it has never had a non user related malf.

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:27:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:36:05 AM EDT
H&K USP .45ACP.

I got it almost exactly 5 years ago in January 2001. It's jammed three times, all bad ammo, never the gun's fault. I didn't know a lot about guns back then, but I knew enough to know I wanted a .45!



Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:40:55 AM EDT
I also have a Stevens .22 rifle like yours. I was my first gun also. I have had that gun for around 30 years. I was my dad's gun when he was younger.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:42:02 AM EDT
Do BB gun's count?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:45:49 AM EDT
Winchester 69A. It was old when I got it, and that was when I was 7 years old (1968). I refinished the stock in the `70's as a teenager. It is still one of the most accurate .22's I've ever seen.

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:48:44 AM EDT
Still have my Ruger auto pistol. It's got a bit of wear but wouldn't get rid of it for anything.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:49:06 AM EDT
Yup. I bought an SKS the week I turned 18 (Its cheap, and the parents were wary of Evil Black Rifles). That was about 5 months ago. I just placed an order for my first AR though!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:56:59 AM EDT
still got mine, bought it the day I turned 21. Springfield XD40 4inch

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:01:57 AM EDT
I still have the first gun I actually purchased, as opposed to using while I was young, a Beretta 92FS. Probably haven't shot it in 5 years or so..


PS, what gun does that mag go to in your pic?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:03:05 AM EDT
Im proud to say my first firearm was one of my fathers first firearms and I will never get rid of it, till I give it to my son when he is born.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:03:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 11:03:28 AM EDT by USGI_45]
H+R single shot 12 guage when I was 9....yes I still have it
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:24:17 PM EDT
Sears & Roebuck - Ted Williams Mod. 3T semi auto .22 made by Winchester for Sears. I think it

is the same rifle as the Winchester Mod. 190. Dad bought it for me when I was 9 yrs. old. I still

remember going to Sears to pick it up. Still have it. My kids love shooting it. Accurate little rifle.

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:01:36 PM EDT
Sold my first some time ago. It was an HK USP 45 Compact. Here's a pic, though.

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