WHAT WAS YOUR 1ST SHOTGUN ?

Discussion in 'Shotguns, Shotgunning, Ballistics & "Shooter's Tal' started by CaptMark, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

    WHAT WAS YOUR 1ST SHOTGUN ?

    DO YOU STILL HAVE IT ?
     
  2. GregBenner

    GregBenner New Member

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    870 Wingmaster 28" full choke wish i still had it!
     

  3. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

    MINE A WINCHESTER PUMP "MODEL 120 RANGER 2 3/4"

    STILL HAVE GUN ON WALL

    A LOT OF MEMORIES


    I REMEMBER PUTTING IT ON LAY-AWAY AND MAKING WEEKLY PAYMENTS ON IT !
     
  4. papawoody

    papawoody New Member

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    12 gauge savage single shot.Paid $25.00 for it from my neighbor and used it for years.Later I sold for $50.00 <img src="/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">.I used that money to buy a savage double barrel o/u .still own this one.
     
  5. wingman

    wingman New Member

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    Remington 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge.
     
  6. Holt

    Holt New Member

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    Franchi 12ga Semi Auto 26' vent rib barrel. Bought it used when I was 13. I still remember the feeling. Still have the gun and use it for upland game.
     
  7. Denny

    Denny New Member

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    Started out using the family single shot 16ga. Bought a 16 Ithica Featherlite my senior year in high school and still have it 37 years later. Sweet little gun, but kicks the heck out of ya with mags.
     
  8. ShellCounter

    ShellCounter New Member

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    Mossburg model 183 .410 bolt action. Still have the gun and wouldn't sell it for the world! Haven't shot it in 5-6 years but still like to remember those early days in Minnesota as a kid.
    ShellCounter
     
  9. Trainer

    Trainer New Member

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    WesternField 410 single shot. 1961 sold by Montgomery Wards. Shot a lot of ducks and geese with it. No one told me that a 410 was not a waterfowl gun. Wish I could still shoot that good! Jim
     
  10. ignantmike

    ignantmike New Member

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    the first one used was a .410 bolt action mossberg...my step dad's gun....then my gradfather gave me a imported 20 ga. single shot...my sister has it now....first one i bought was a winchester 1400 ranger semi-auto...sold it after one year because it jammed all the time....
     
  11. Mightyduck

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    Winchester Model 37 single barrel, it was tradded in on my Mossberg APTR 500 that I still have today. Wish I could have afforded to keep the model 37 but thats life. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  12. HROTHGAR

    HROTHGAR New Member

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    Ithaca Model 100 made by SKB - 20 ga. still have it; still use it on upland game; still love it;
     
  13. robert

    robert New Member

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    ITHACA 12GA THAT WAS GIVEN BY MY FATHER,FIRST GUN EVER SHOT DB12GA,I USED TO SHOOT 20GA WHEN I WAS 7-8-9 FIRST GUN EVER PURCHASED,BROWNING O/U WHAT I WON YOUTH SKEET COMPS WITH.
     
  14. Darryl

    Darryl New Member

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    Stevens 20ga pump, got it in a little hard ware store in Des Moines Iowa well when dad purchased it, I was 8, still have the gun but the stock is way to cut down for me to still shoot it, I'll hold onto it to start my kids.
    First gun I Payed for was a ruger red label O/U when I was 15, traded it on a benelli three years later.
     
  15. Chappy

    Chappy New Member

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    Mine was a single shot .410 from Sears, I still have it and on the butt plate it has the Sears logo on it.

    That being said, how many people remember Sears selling guns?
     
  16. tripleb

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    I bought my first high power rifle, a Rem. 700 BDL in 30/06, from Sears. Well, actually, my father bought it for me, but it's was my birthday money. I shot my first deer in PA at 17, and alot of groundhogs with that rifle.

    My first shotgun was a break action Stevens 12ga. with a Tenite stock. I believed it weighed about 4 lbs. It killed from both ends. My little brother has that one now.
     
  17. 870kid

    870kid New Member

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    remington 870 express synthetic

    still whackin birds with it
     
  18. Duxbak

    Duxbak New Member

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    H&R Topper 12 ga. single shot. I think I shot my best with that gun. I new I only had one shot and if I missed I would go home with zip.
     
  19. WECoyote

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    Started with the family 16 ga single and sxs. MY first gun was a 12 ga single shot H&R for deer hunting. We didn't do a heck of a lot of wingshooting. Mostly groundhogs, bunnies and deer. Didn't start duck hunting until I was ~33.
     
  20. Joe

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    My first shotgun I bought myself with hay baling money. It is a Mossberg 500 12 GA. I still have it. It looks like hell and has synthetic forearm and stock now. The stock cracked after I dropped it when I slipped on ice.

    My next shotgun was a Winchester 1400 semi auto 2.75 chamber 12 GA. Great gun. Traded it tho.

    Next was a Winchester 1300 12 GA. I hated it. Traded for my Remington Express 12 GA.

    Bought a Weatherby Orion 20 GA O/U for upland. Sold it. Not enough land to upland hunt on anymore.

    My newest gun is my Winchester Super X2 12 GA.