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.
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....
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">
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.
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.
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.
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.