What was your first gun and how old were you?

How old were you when you got your first gun and what was it?
I got my savage single shot .22 for Christmas when I was 12. I shot the sh*t out of that thing! We had a farm in northern WI with 280 acres, lots of woods. That gun was my constant companion.

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Daisy BB gun around 10yrs.old.
The odd part is I had already shot a 30-30 lever action and trap with a 12 gauge at age 9.
Guess the folks had to go the cheapest route.
I still had a good time with the Daisy.

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Had BB guns and bows when I was six. First guns fired was grandpas .32 llama and an old 20 gauge which I’m not too sure what make it was. I think I was 7-8 then. Not sure who has the 20, but I know my uncle still has the revolver.

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Marlin Model 60 when I was 13. Bought it new for like @$35 at a Holiday Gas Station in Tomahawk Wisconsin. It was always strapped to my snowmobile.

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Mine was a winchester model 94. Dad handed it to me when I was 9. Had to hit a 6" circle at 100 yards with it consistantly, then I could hunt with it. Still have it and it’s in pristine condition. Everytime I used it I had to sit down and clean it to dad’s white glove inspection satisfaction.

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@DJW Where abouts in Wisconsin?

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Did someone say Wisconsin lol?

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As far as the topic, I had BB rifles as a kid, but my first firearm purchase was a Mossberg 500 12 guage within the last 3 years (I’m 38 now). I was a late bloomer to the firearms world. I had shot guns growing up, but never owned them until the 500.

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1st bb/.177 pellet gun at 9. Crosman 760XL. Still have it
2nd gun at 12 was an H&R single break open action 12 guage. I do not have that one anymore :confused:

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My first was a sawed off 12 gauge double barrel alley sweeper.
2nd was 22 derringer
Both when I was 21

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Well I guess I can say my name was on it, so it was considered mine at the time.
Didn’t own any firearms when I was younger or as a teen.
Parents divorced and I enrolled in some military duty to stay active and make some money. And that is when I was introduced to this fine fellow, FNC1.
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and got right into hunting during that time, and bought a Browning 92 .44 Rem Mag Magnum Lever Action Rifle,


And the rest is history, have only owned sporting long arm rifles and shotguns.

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Butternut…do you know that area?

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@DJW Played HS sports against Park Falls all the time. I lived on Lake Nokomis north of Tomahawk. Most of my family still lives there… nice to go home occasionally. It’s called “God’s Country” for a reason. :+1::us:

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I just passed south of that area today. Drove from Superior to Weyauwega. I’m originally from Appleton, and my mom moved out to Weyauwega when she remarried

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This Glenfield 25 @ 6.

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Testing my aging memory but I think I was about 6 or 7 when my grandad bought me a BB gun. My mom flipped out and would not let me use it. Something about losing an eye. Anyway I found out where mom hid it and would sneak it out and head for the woods a few blocks from the house when I could. Plinking the old glass clorox bottles and snakes was fun. Have no idea whatever happened to it.

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I’m from Green Bay, but spent a lot of time over the years at the Harley rallies in Tomahawk. The wife and I still spend a couple weekends a year in Minocqua.

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It’s a little known fact that Harley has a small component plant in Tomahawk. Several of my relatives have worked there in the past. I graduated H.S. at Tomahawk Senior High in 1977.

And, true story… in 1978 I actually dated Karen Davidson… it was a youthful summer love. Yeah… her dad is Willie G. Davidson. Sound familiar? :rofl:

She is now the Creative Director for the company’s merchandise division. She was smokin’ hot back then… and she still is…

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If you would have played your cards right - free Harleys for life!

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The one that got away lol

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