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3 years 43 weeks ago, 3:56 PM

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Guns you grew up with

What guns were in the house while you were growing up?
You know, Dad's, Gampa's, yours.
I've got to write them down, will post my answer shortly.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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Somewhere around here in some small box there is a penny with a squished .22 slug right in the middle of it, turned conical. Wish I could find that sucker. Nobody believes me.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

Vaquero

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I grew up with

.22 lr Stevens single shot, us boys used in 4H.
.22 J.C Higgins semi auto. Loaded through the stock.
.22/410 O/U Savage.
30-30 Model '94 Win Carbine.
30-30 Savage bolt action
16 ga Savage "Fox" side by side.Ya had to ask real nice on this one!
16 ga Western Field pump action, made by Mossberg.
12 ga side by side. Paw Paw's gun. Sumbeech is still heavy!

That's what we had on the farm.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

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Guns I grew up with

were the Winne 1892 that was Grandpa's then Dad's that now resides in my living room and my Dad also had a 12ga of some sort, don't remember what kind, all I remember is that the barrel threaded on. It also belonged to my Grandpa but Dad gave it to one of his friends for some reason before we moved to Scotland in 82'.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:18 PM

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good one pard..

Pop had a 1911 when we were kids.. Gary took it to Vietnam with him, and changed out everything but the frame with new issued parts... i remember in 54 when i was 6 that Dad went to Liberea Africa with RG Lieterneau.. This was to build a road for Goodyear from Liberaia (one of those spellings "might" be right) to the interior of the country..

Anyway pop always had the 45, and i remember shooting it at the age of 7 or 8.. Real young.. Remember him holding both my arms (poor pop would still be with us if he would have stood behind me) ((sorry couldn't resist that)) Also had a 22 rifle, but that was about it.. I was always the one who loved guns... From the very first .. I think i always had a daisy, then a pellet gun.. Same thing with those SSA cap guns.. Remember playing baseball and wearing a cap gun..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:27 PM

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hmmm lesse

1911 .45 don't know what manuf. it was
Erma 32 pistol
German Luger in 9mm
Remington 221 fireball,open sights
Browning 12 gauge autoloader(humpback)
12 gauge side-by-side something or other
then i got my .22 Marlin clip fed and 410 single shot at age 11

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

Vaquero

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Reckon how long

this is gonna take turd? Hell, his screen may run out of ink. LOL
OK, I'll play nice.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:48 PM

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Guns Growing up

In my childhood home there was a
Remmy 870
Winchester .22 Semi Auto
Walther PP
Walther P38
In my Grandads house........Too many too list! They were hidden everywhere! I knew where most of them were by age 9-10!

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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16 Gauge Pump

My Dad had a Ranger 16 Gauge pump he bought from Sears. I bought a Remington 1100 20 Gauge when I was 16. Have sold it since...

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 5:50 PM

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Grew up with

Old Wards something or other 22 single shot.
H&R 12 gauge single shot.
Rem, Nylon 66 22lr auto.
Win 64 30-30.
couple of old 3 screw Rugers.
This was what I grew up with in the house, when I hit mid teens & started getting my own, all hell broke loose, & the addiction / love affair continues.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 7:03 PM

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Dad a .22/410 O/U, a .50 cal muzzle loader an old .22 revolver, 12 gauge.
Step dad Twelve gauge/ar 15 .22
Me NEF 20 gauge single shot. daisy red rider, crossman pellet gun, crossman air pistol.

3 years 43 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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Grew up with

a Savage 22 mag/ 20 gauge

hand an old real long gun say almost 8 feet and heavy but who ever broke in to or house liked it better then we did.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 8:58 PM

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My guns

My dad had a Savage .30-06. That was the first gun I ever remember firing, and he either didn't bother to tell me, or maybe I just didn't listen, to keep the stock tight against the shoulder. A .30-06 being fired with daylight between the stock and the shoulder, in the prone no less, really made me afraid of recoil for a while. He also had some smi-auto .22 rifle, but I don't remember the make or model, just that it had Western Auto on the barrel.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 9:23 PM

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my guns..??

was a broom...when my father came back from war, he never picked up another firearm..ever..it was never discussed in our home..that was that..my fist gun is a ,410 mossy i bought almost2 years ago

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 9:53 PM

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Sounds familiar ivan,

my Dad had my Grandpa's rifle but MY first gun was a Winne 1300 12 ga that I bought at a pawn shop several years ago, second was my P-89. I didn't shoot much after the Coast Guard, but I got back into the hobby a few years ago and now I have 20 rifles, 2 Shottties and 5 hand guns....give or take and with the exception of one rifle (Arisaka) ammo for all. Weapons were not discussed in our home either.

I make sure that all of my children are proficient with all of our weapons, one never knows when one will be needed......

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 10:53 PM

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I grew up

With a 1911 45. ACP that was my dad's pistol. I called it frankenstien because he built it piece be piece from what I am told.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 12:49 AM

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Our house

Remington Model 12 .22 LR slide action (pump) rifle
Remington Model 514 .22 LR single shot rifle
L.C. Smith 16 gauge SXS, w/ damascus barrels
A succession of .410 single shots - always inexpensive
1903A3 .30-06, unmodified
7.65 mm / .32 ACP Spanish made "Ruby" pistol

Grandpa's house:
S&W .44 DA 1st Model, top-break, .44 Russian
Very early Remington .22 LR single shot rifle
(my cousin got it, so I don't know the model)
Early .410 single shot
(my other cousin got this, so again, I don't know the make or model

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:48 AM

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After an extensive background check, finger printing, mug shot, and body cavity search, we were able to buy my grandson a BB gun.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 7:38 AM

HampsterW

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ebear just went through a similar process for a pellet rifle since he lives in Hellinois which is really just Southern Canada.....lol

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3 years 42 weeks ago, 7:30 AM

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In my closet

My dad's 12 ga J.C. Higgins pump, Dad was a pheasant hunter though he had a stroke when I was 6 so don't remember him hunting. Gun was stored in the upstairs bedroom and when my brother moved out that room became mine and the gun never moved. I still take the gun afield on occasions though its a workout cause the thing is a tank. Brother in law took me to shoot it when I think I was 8, remembering it knocking me on my ass. Last summer I let my 15 yr old daughter shoot it, she thought it was cool that she got to shoot her grandpa's gun, even though she didn't want to shoot it twice lol. First gun, I bought for myself was a Mossberg 500 at age 18.

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