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    Do you remember your very first .22?

    My very first was a Colt Match Target. It was about 1982. The Colt was at a local gun shop used, but in pristine condition for $125.00. I still own it today and shoot it regularly. It has a 1975 date of manufacture. My 41st .22 (purchased 7/19) was a Taurus Tracker 992 6.5" SS a great gun. My favorites are some of our older High Standards including a 1973 Victor (see below) which is a drill and still shoots and cycles flawlessly 45 years later.

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    I've got a Marlin 99C rifle that is still accurate out to 75 yards.Got that puppy in 1979.

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    Mine was an Ithaca single shot saddle gun that I got for Christmas in 8th grade. I sold it about a year ago. The first one that I fired was my grandfather's Model 1906 when I was maybe 8 years old. I still have that one.
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    Mine was a cheap Italian SAA revolver. Got it at a gun show for either way too much money, or not enough. Spit lead out the side of the forcing cone like a riverboat gambler trying to overload a spittoon. I don't remember what I even did with it; must have sold it. My Rough Rider is everything I'd hoped that revolver would be.
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    Nylon 66 in Mohawk Brown. Circa 1970 or so.
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    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.

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    Winchester Model 74, built in 1938. My Grandfather bought it new in the store (Montgomery Wards, I think) and my father was given it in the 50's at some point. It was passed down to me at some point in the past and I passed it on to my boy a couple of years ago (still in my gun safe though )
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefduane View Post
    Nylon 66 in Mohawk Brown. Circa 1970 or so.

    I used to lust after those in the Sears "wishbook" as a kid...of course back then I was still pretty leery of plastic guns... (that white diamond looked pretty cool though)
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    The first .22lr I shot was some bolt action in the Boy Scouts, but the first one I owned was given to me by my brother, who first got it from our Uncle when my brother was younger. It was a Marlin semi auto tube fed. The tube went through the butt stock. It was much longer and heavier than it needed to be, but had good times with it. I think it was made in the fifties.

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    Got my Remington M512x tube fed bolt gun for my 9th birthday which was in 1962. It is still among my most accurate rifles. It's shot a truck load of squirrels, rabbits, and won a few .22 bench rest shoots with the gun club I used to belong to.
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