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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwiks draw View Post
    My first handguns were two H&R revolvers. One was in .22lrf and the other in .22WRM. Both bought in 1980. I learned and practiced "long distance shooting" with both. That would be out to 75-80 yards.

    Numerous empty soda cans were riddled just plinking over a 3 year time period. That was in Washington state. Thousands of rounds of both rimfire calibers went down range.

    I have a softspot in the heart for the .22 rimfires.
    Amazing, my second and third handguns were both H & R revolvers, both .22 One was nickle plated, the other blue, and one had a longer barrel, maybe a 6" and a four inch. You reloaded by removing the cylinder pin and using it to extract the spent casings. I think they were 9 shot cylinders. Tough old guns. I think I bought them when I was 15 at a second hand shop a friend's father had.

    My first .22 handgun was a cheap Pot Metal RG, .22 short, that parts fell off of everytime I shot it. I think I paid about $7 for it new in the box on a street one block north of the Courthouse square in Brownfield when I was 12. The street north of the square was small shops set up for the Transient (wet back and bracero Mexicans) farm labor. A barber shop was on that street also, and although I never got a haircut there, there were some girly cards I did buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatViews View Post
    Wow! A lot of Marlin shooters.
    If I remember correctly, isn't that what the Boy Scouts of America used to provide for your "Rifle Shooting" Merit Badge?

    I do remember the guns being a single shot, bolt action .22lr.
    I never had one, but they used to go for $60 a pop at the discount stores in the 70s. I probably could have bought one, but I'd rather have my Ruger. I prefer the Ruger's rotary magazine, don't like tubes so much. The Marlin is accurate, but no better than my Ruger which shoots one hole 10 shot groups at 25 yards.
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    My first 22 was a Beeman R10...
    But my first 22 firearm was a Nylon 66 Black Diamond. Bought it for myself on my 18th b-day. Still have it, and another, a Mohawk Brown.
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    Remington Model 24, shorts only. That was in 1948 and I was 10 years old when we moved from Waco to San Diego. My Grandad gave it to me. In 2018 I passed it on to one of my Grandsons. It still shoots great.

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    Mine was a Ruger Mark I which I got because .357 magnum ammo was expensive. I later got a Ruger 10/22 for the same reason that .223 ammo was costly.
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    Wow! A slant grip Victor. That's a rare one.
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

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    The first .22 I ever fired was a Winchester M60, made in the mid 1930's, given to my dad by his dad in 1939. I still have it.
    The first .22 I ever bought for myself was a 1976 Remington Nylon 66, still have it too.
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    First rifle: CZ-452

    First pistol: Walther P22
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    My first .22 was my grandfather’s single-shot bolt-action rifle made by Simmons of Suhl, Germany.

    It had a cracked stock and the ejector was my pocket knife. Traded it off for something.
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    I still have it. It is waiting for a grandson. Model 62A Winchester pump.

    Yea, penny a round and not only was gas $0.25 a gallon but you got H&S green stamps with every purchase. Look that one up kiddies .
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