My First Gun

My First Gun

Harrington & Richardson Topper Model .410

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 1:41 PM

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How are these? I've been looking into getting one for my son and a H&R rifle as well. I just get leery when I see how inexpensive they are b/c I worry about them being cheap, if you know what I mean.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 3:30 PM

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I've got one

in 20 gauge,its well made as far as a 100 dollar shotgun goes.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
3 years 37 weeks ago, 5:44 PM

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Unfortunately, I never took a picture of it. I gave it to my sister's only son a couple of years ago. It was given to me on my 11th birthday by my Uncle Bill (my mom's older brother). It was a J. C. Higgins bolt action .410 from Sears & Roebuck. It had a tublar magazine that extended most of the length of the barrel. It loaded like a lot of the modern .22 autos today. It was chambered for 2 3/4" or 3" shells. It would hold seven 2 3/4" or 6 3" shells. It was one sweet shooting gun.

The story behind it is something like this. My Uncle Bill traded a 12 ga. for it (and I suspect some cash) to his (and my mom's) younger brother, my Uncle Jack. Jack had told their dad when he was about 12 or 14 that he wanted it. My grandfather gave him a pig and told him that if he could sell the pig for enough money he could get the shotgun. This would have been somewhere around 1954 to 1956. On my 11th birthday, we were visiting my Uncle Bill and he asked me how old I was. I told him and he sent his son (Terry) into his (my uncle's) bedroom to get the gun. When Terry returned, he handed it to Uncle Bill. I had no idea what he was going to do. But he handed the gun to me and told me a little of the story about how he came to have it. Then he gave it to me and said it was time I had my first shotgun. Uncle Jack filled in the rest of the story on our way back to his house. When we left my Uncle Bill's house, Uncle Jack told me that he would take me hunting with it when dove season got here. Unfortunately he passed away in July before he could fulfill his promise.

I only have two girls and my sister has three girls and one boy. A couple of years ago, I decided that since he was the only boy in the family, it was time for me to pass it along. In 2004, my Uncle Bill passed away. Jameson, my nephew was only 10 at the time, and my sister is not a fan of guns. She doesn't want them banned or anything like that, she just doesn't like having them in her house. So I talked to my mother about it, and she said to let her talk to my sister first. A couple of weeks later she told me that my sister had agreed to let Jameson have the shotgun. So at christmas that year, we all gathered at my mother's house. The night we were opening presents, I had laid the shotgun in an open case laying on my mother's bed. I sent back there to get it. When he returned, he handed it to me with the barrel pointed at the ceiling and his hand on the foregrip. I took it and opened the bolt, and handed it back to him. I then proceeded to tell him as much of the story of how it came to be in the family and how I had come about owning it. I then told him that I had talked to my mother and she had been the go-between to his mom and that I felt that it was now time for him to have it. I don't remember what else he got for christmas that year, but I do know what he was the most proud of. I don't know if he has ever learned to shoot it yet, but I hope he has. He is about 16 now. Unfortunately, my sister lives about 1,000 miles from me, so I don't know if he has had the chance to go hunting with it or not.

Just thought I would share this with you guys.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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Well two, a 20 gauge H&R and a Winchester Steelbit 16 gauge full choke goose gun with a 30 " barrel.

My first one at 8, it was a Sears catalog bought Winchester model 190 22 semi auto. Years later my stepbrother which I never met in person, took it out of the house and cut the stock off to make a pistol grip. I was supposed to meet him the day after my fathers funeral but he disappeared and never showed up at Jason's (his little brothers)...

I'd like to have discussed it with him in person like friendly conversation.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 37 weeks ago, 5:58 PM

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thats cool

i still have my first gun got it from my grampa when i was 3 or 4.a single shot 22 remington bolt action model 41 targetmaster 1936-1939.glad i still have it.got no kids,so ill probably give it to my brothers boy if he turns out to not be a little fuckstick.lol.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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by friendly do you mean call it even after you hold his head under water just untill he stops fightin?lol.id be pissed forever!

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:16 PM

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Yeah, friendly brotherly kinda discussions. LOL

Jereme and Jason, the twins have always been great people, but their older brother Chris is and always has been a scum bag. The twins I had met before this happened, they still come down to Florida now and then for vacation and stay.

Chris on the other hand won't come near me. He ran his mouth a few times on the phone but other than that he never came around. He actually isn't wanted at any of his own families homes and it revolves around his being such a thief. He went by his Grandmothers home for around a month, always helping her out and such. Everyone thought he had honestly changed and only was doing it because he loved her. Little bastard stole all her jewerly she had things from her Great Grandmother, Grand Mother, Mother...

Total waste of skin...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:23 PM

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POS.

POS.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:40 PM

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yep he needs a nice

yep he needs a nice "friendly" talkin to alright.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 7:43 PM

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that fucker

ripping off old folks,i have an X brother in law that did that,stole from my grandparents,i did say X right....yep X,what a turd kisser.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
3 years 36 weeks ago, 11:09 PM

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Yeah...

He fits the " Needs to be shot " category my wife gives me nasty looks for mumbling in public...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
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