Guns that take you back. Also gun porn.

Sam7sf

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Sitting at home from being sick and I was wiping down some guns. I’d be interested to know what guns you have that give you pleasant memories.

When I was in my early 20’s I had a mini14 (186, made 1993). It popped a lot of critters and I had some of the greatest times doing pest control out on farms in Oregon. Fast forward many years, I’m fixing my house to move to Texas. Found a 186, also made in 93. Told myself I need that before I leave Oregon. This one I won’t get rid of.

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Dawico

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I didn't get into guns until my mid 20s either. My dad always hunted but wasn't a shooter really. I don't have the memories of being young and running through the woods with a 22.

The one that takes me back is a current one. A Savage single shot 22lr. My youngest daughter would plink with it for hours and has targets hanging on her wall. Many of you have met her at the Family Reunion Meets.

She has moved up to the 10/22 and even ARs but that beat up single shot always makes me smile.
 

Sam7sf

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I didn't get into guns until my mid 20s either. My dad always hunted but wasn't a shooter really. I don't have the memories of being young and running through the woods with a 22.

The one that takes me back is a current one. A Savage single shot 22lr. My youngest daughter would plink with it for hours and has targets hanging on her wall. Many of you have met her at the Family Reunion Meets.

She has moved up to the 10/22 and even ARs but that beat up single shot always makes me smile.
Nice! I got a cva 20 gauge for my boy when he’s old enough.
 

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I didn't get into guns until my mid 20s either. My dad always hunted but wasn't a shooter really. I don't have the memories of being young and running through the woods with a 22.

The one that takes me back is a current one. A Savage single shot 22lr. My youngest daughter would plink with it for hours and has targets hanging on her wall. Many of you have met her at the Family Reunion Meets.

She has moved up to the 10/22 and even ARs but that beat up single shot always makes me smile.
I understand that. My boy turned 5 end of Sept. I got him a savage rascal. The pure joy I get laying side by side shooting steel rams, birds and pigs with him is almost overwhelming sometimes. He does a great job listening to my safety teaching. It is a "life" highlight.
 

Moonpie

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When I was about 13 my grandfather gave me his shotgun.
An Iver Johnson Champion
single shot 12ga w/ a 32 full choke barrel.
Being broke as a church mouse it was all I had to use for a few years until I turned 18 and could purchase a more appropriate gun.
Sadly it was stolen when I was 17. Never to be seen again.
To this day whenever I see one I remember Grandfather handing it to me telling me he was "loaning it to me and I was to take care of it as he may ask for it back one day".
Once in a while I get on-line and snoop around looking for one just to remember Paw-Paw.
 

TreyG-20

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For me it is a Ruger 10/22. Got it for my 9th birthday in 1996. It too was stolen from me when I was 17. I have another now, but would pay any price to have mine back.
 

deemus

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We visited my grandparents in OK every winter around Christmas. My dad would grab grandpa's Remington Model 12 22 rifle, and we would go hunting. Dove, rabbits, squirrels, all fell to the mighty Model 12. I was one of about 50 grandkids (not kidding) so I was never going to get that rifle. But I was IN LOVE with that thing.

Fast forward 40 years. I bought a box of stuff at an estate sale. It had holsters, a blown up Ruger pistol, mags, some misc stuff, and a couple of what appeared to be junk guns. $20 well spent. Most of it was just junk.

One of the "junk guns" was a 1924 edition of the Remington Model 12. I didn't even recognize it at first. It had at least 1/8' of rust on it. I actually could not ever tell what type / caliber it was until I took steel wool to it, and I had to do that three times to get to metal. And the action was so loose it wiggled around.

After much work, I was able to get that rifle to fire. Its one of my top 5 most favorite guns. I won't ever sell it, and one day one of my grandsons will own it.

There is a thread on the board about that gun. Somewhere.
 

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