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Old 02-07-2013, 17:52   #26
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My first brand new firearm was in the summer of 1994. It was a Colt Sporter Match HBAR and I paid $750. I still have it. My first new handgun was a Beretta 92FS for IIRC $450, also in 1994. I still have it, too. That was right before the Clinton AWB.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:17   #27
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Santa bought me my first new gun in 1966. An Ithaca M-66 "Supersingle" 20ga single-shot.

The first gun I ever picked out for myself and paid for was a Sears-Roebuck double 12 ga. A rebranded Stevens 311, it had 30 in barrels choked mod/full, and cost $79.95 in the Sears-Roebuck catalog. My mother called the Sears store and ordered it, a brown canvas hunting coat, and a couple of boxes of shells in those "pre GCA-68" days. That would have been about July...August of 1967. Sears truck delivered it to the house a couple of days later. I would have been about 15 I guess.

First one I ever went into a store and bought for myself, was a Winchester 12 ga pump gun. What were they? Model 1300? 1200? I forget. It had a rifle sight slug barrel I remember, and I bought it at the long gone Red-Ford and Sons sporting goods store in Richmond (Va.). I THINK I paid $129.00 for it. No idea when it was, but it would have been about 72-73 I guess.

First handgun was a 4" Model 19. I don't really remember when I bought it, but I got it from another long gone dealer in Chesterfield County. It was around $250.00.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:31   #28
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First gun was a Remington 1100 as a Christmas gift when mom and dad not got Citori's for each other.
My first purchase was a Glock 19 Gen 4 in early Jan, 2013. 😊 Paid $549 + tax at a LGS.

BTW, those Brownings are coming my way this weekend. Mom and dad don't hunt any longer. Good day for me!


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Old 02-08-2013, 04:35   #29
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S&W 459 in about 1987. Foolishly sold my Colt Lawman MK III so I could get a crappy DA/SA S&W and be one of those modern 9mm carrying cops. In 1988 I traded it in on a Colt King Cobra (never as good as the Lawman) so I could go back to being one of those old-fashioned revolver carrying cops.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:10   #30
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First new gun that I purchased was in 1979 it was a Remington Nylon 66, I think I paid $69.99 for it and bought it at K-mart
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:20   #31
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After buying a number of used guns, I bought my first new gun just last year, a Bersa Thunder 380.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:54   #32
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My first gun was a Savage model 72. I was 12. Back then i could jump on my bike go into town and buy my own ammo at the hardware store. It was a 3-4 hr trip so i would get as meany rounds as i could carry. At least 3-250 round boxes.

I still have that gun. It looks just like it did on day one. My gun smith looked down the barrel and estimated that there have been 20k rounds through it. He is probably right. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:01   #33
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My first "new" gun was a Ruger 10/22 my Dad gave me in 1970 after I passed the NRA Hunters Safety course. Not sure what he paid for it, I still have it.

The first "new" gun I ever bought was in 1974. It was a Remington 870 Wingmaster, 12 gauge, 28" ribbed barrel just like my Grandpa had. I bought it at a popular (back then) sporting goods store we had in Phoenix called Yates on 40th Street and Thomas. I don't have that shotgun anymore as I sold it when my Grandfather passed away and I got his 870 that I had always coveted.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:07   #34
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First NIB gun I ever purchased was an HK4 in .380 and .22. I purchased it Feb 28 1983 for the handsome sum of $480.00. I still own it and it's a great shooter.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:14   #35
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Mine was a G19 gen4 last year for $500. Followed by 6 other new guns and 2 used ones. I have a problem.


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Old 02-08-2013, 09:25   #36
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What was yours and do you still have it??
Do you count gun shows as "store-bought"?

If so mine would be my Norinco Type 56S bought in April of 1988 at a gun show here in Fort Lauderdale. Price was $350 OTD. It came with the box and three 30-round mags. It is STILL my go-to rifle!!!

If not then I would have to say a Colt Government .380 bought at Oshman's (sp?) also in Fort Lauderdale, not sure of year or price. I traded it away years ago


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Old 02-08-2013, 09:29   #37
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Gen 3 Glock 26 for me. Couldn't be happier with my choice.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:32   #38
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It was '83, and I was applying with the Alameda Co. Sheriff's Office.
Bought a blued 6" S&W 19-5. Don't remember how much.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:51   #39
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Model 36 in about 1982, maybe the beginning of 1983, for a bit less than 300 if I remember. I already had several guns but they were used.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:26   #40
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Colt Combat Commander that I bought for $159.95 in 1975. While I coveted the Gold Cup and the blued Python...their prices were out of my affordabilty range at the outrageous price of $229.95.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:35   #41
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My first new gun was an Remington 870, 20 gauge I got when I was around 11. First gun I bought new was a g26. Last new gun I got was a Mossberg 715t. I have never bought a used gun but I wouldn't mind a lite weight framed .357


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Old 02-08-2013, 11:42   #42
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Mossberg 835 ulti-mag from Sport authority in 1997 paid I don't remember ~$300.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:58   #43
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My first gun was a new Glock 22c. Had it for a couple months and traded it and a little bit of cash for a Beretta 92 that I still have. Just wasnt a fan of .40 and fell in love with the 92 the first time I shot one.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:39   #44
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My first gun that I bought new in a gun store was an old style, stainless steel Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt...think it was $350.00-ish. 1999.

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I had about 4 other handguns that were used before that, but the Ruger was the first brand new gun I bought.

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Old 02-08-2013, 13:18   #45
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I had several guns, rifles and shotguns already but they were either purchased used or were hand me downs from my grandfather or uncle.

The first firearm I purchased brand spanking new was my Interarms Walther PPK in .380. I needed a BUG (I was carrying an issued Ruger Security Six) and the PPK fit the bill along with a Bianchi Shoulder Rig.

Soon after I purchased a brand new S&WM686 which served me well for many years. But the award for the first goes to the PPK.

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Old 02-08-2013, 16:07   #46
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On my 18th birthday I purchased a Marlin 39a from dicks sporting goods. I think it was around 450.00, I had been saving for quite a while and always lusted after that rifle. It is still the .22 I reach for when tin cans need killed.
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:16   #47
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first new gun, purchased for me was a charles daily semi 12 ga. purchased in a walmart in keiser md, because they were the only one who had it in stock in 200 miles. paid 270$ for it, we went half on it for xmas 2004, I was 13
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:41   #48
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Smith & Wesson 4003TSW. I believe it was in 2001. Paid around $600 for it.

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Old 02-08-2013, 19:13   #49
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April 1991. 2 days after my 21st birthday I purchased a new Taurus PT-92 that did not have a decocker. Dead solid reliable and accurate! Wish I still had it and the K-38 model 14 I had at the time.
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Old 02-08-2013, 19:37   #50
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Can't remember the exact year but my best friend and I decided to buy a pair of Remington 1100's in the late 70's. We went into Edelman's Sporting Goods in Farmingdale, NY and bought 2 guns, Red Ball waiters, Woolrich jackets, ammo and we were in the duck hunting business on the bays of the south shore of LI. Leslie Edelman had the best sporting goods dealership on the Island back in the day. They are no longer in business but if you recognize the name he is the owner of Kimber today.
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