What was your first gun you ever purchased?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by john39, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

    1,271
    603
    Mar 14, 2005
    used Browning Sweet 16, I was 16. Picked slate in a coal tipple to buy it.
     
    Buzz151 likes this.
  2. bdl605

    bdl605 6 pointer

    104
    106
    Nov 18, 2006
    Lawrenceburg
    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
     
    Capttrae and Buzz151 like this.
  3. JR PORTER

    JR PORTER 10 pointer

    1,281
    1,172
    May 1, 2014
    KNOTT CO. KY
    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
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
  4. spanky116

    spanky116 6 pointer

    233
    52
    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.
     
    Brody and bdl605 like this.
  5. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

    2,161
    863
    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

    147
    14
    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 10 pointer

    1,861
    1,913
    Sep 23, 2016
    Burkesville
    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.
     
    bdl605 likes this.
  8. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

    3,431
    1,011
    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 .
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
    Buzz151 and carnivore like this.
  9. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    4,823
    2,712
    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
     
    Brody, Buzz151, riverboss and 4 others like this.
  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    13,876
    6,678
    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    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

    147
    14
    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.
     
    Brody, Buzz151 and bdl605 like this.
  12. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

    3,869
    3,568
    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
     
    Buzz151 and bdl605 like this.
  13. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

    1,965
    2,357
    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

    5,582
    2,112
    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

    8,093
    1,513
    Apr 21, 2005
    Floyd,co..Kentucky
    first one I bought with my own money was a Glenfield 30-30
     

Share This Page