What was your first gun you ever purchased?

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  1. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

    Mar 14, 2005
    used Browning Sweet 16, I was 16. Picked slate in a coal tipple to buy it.
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  2. bdl605

    bdl605 6 pointer

    Nov 18, 2006
    Winchester 94 I was 7 years old, hardware store in town sold guns “1978” the owner asked my parents permission and let me put $10 on it and did a lay away deal, I mowed yards, chopped out tobacco and anything I could for a dime that year till I paid it off! Still one of my most cherished rifles
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    JR PORTER 10 pointer

    May 1, 2014
    Marlin Golden 39A, bought it when I was 16 at the old Maloney's in Prestonsburg where the old Lake Bowling Lanes used to be. I think it was 79.00
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  4. spanky116

    spanky116 6 pointer

    Aug 14, 2005
    Garrad County, KY
    Winchester 12 gauge. Bought it at Mr. Wiggs in Lexington. I was 17 and my dad filled out the paper work for me.
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  5. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2010
    louisville kentucky
    First I ever got was a either a Remington 870 youth or a marlin semi auto .22 that my grandpa gave me. Can’t remember which came first. First i ever bought was a Full-size M&P 9
  6. Rossi

    Rossi 6 pointer

    Oct 19, 2009
    Montgomery Co. , KY
    Marlin 22mag
    Remington 870 wingmaster mod. 28inch
    Remington 7600 30-06
    dont remember the order i bought these before i got married , I wish i had these back .
  7. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

    Sep 23, 2016
    Remington 870 12 ga. 2 3/4 inch. added a slug barrel. I was 16 years old. I think only paid a couple hundred dollars if I remember. Would have been 1970??? something.
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  8. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

    Sep 11, 2009
    Evicted from Aintry'
    2011_02110048 (Custom).JPG 2011_02110049 (Custom).JPG I inherited a Glennfield Mod 25 .22 bolt action and had a Mossberg bolt .410 that I received for Christmas at 12 or 13.

    First gun I bought was an H&R "Topper" mod 88 in 12 gauge at age 14. Cost me $48 at K Mart. Weighs about 4-5 lbs and has a stout jab when you drop the hammer on it! I forgot about it for years after getting a Mossberg 500 at age 19 then with age comes nostalgia and I still hunt with all the guns mentioned except the .410 which I traded in on a Browning A Bolt .
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  9. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    Remember when we could just walk into a western auto or local hardware store and just say I want that one. Hand some cash over and walk out. Good ole days
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  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    New Browning BPS in 1984. My first three guns were gifts from my parents. I still use the hell out of that BPS. It's killed everything for me, except deer.
  11. Rossi

    Rossi 6 pointer

    Oct 19, 2009
    Montgomery Co. , KY
    when I was kid me and my cousin would go to the store down the road and buy 6 shot gun shells at a time to go rabbit hunting instead of the whole box.
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  12. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
    First gun was a 1972 Golden Daisy bought at Flemingsburg Western Auto in 1973 I was 3.5 years of age. My first grandchild was born in 2013 I paid $85 to have that bb gun rebuilt for her. First adult gun was Christmas present in 1979 brand new Remington 1100 12 gauge. I was 10 years old , man I can see it now. It was given to me 2 days before dove season was to open in September.
    First Purchase 1980 winter , I housed and stripped backker for my uncle. The day he sold backker in Maysville we stopped at Heck's for a Marlin model 60 (with squirrel engraving:)) $88.88
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  13. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 12 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    Ruger 10 22 international stainless. I thought it was the most beautiful gun ever. I was 19 I think
    I had to hawk it to pay some Debt then missed payment day by one day. Pawn shop man said well you lose the owner really wanted that gun anyway. I would give half of my left nut to find another
  14. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    Many many years ago was a store in town called Stokelys army surplus.
    In the store they had old wooden barrels jammed full of old used army
    rifles from ten to twenty dollars each. I picked out a Mauser-98 bolt action in 30-06 cal.
    I gave 15 bucks for it. It was a pretty good shooting gun well as I remember.
  15. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    first one I bought with my own money was a Glenfield 30-30

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