single shot Stevens .410
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1936 K98 Mauser. I'll never forget the bruise that thing gave me on my shoulder! :) I was HOOOOOKED!
I can't remember if it was a .22 or a .410 if memory serves me right it was a single shot .410 I learned to shoot with (not counting bb guns) then a Henry Lever Action .22 was my own first real gun. I wont' tell you how old I was as I doubt I was walking yet
In basic training M14. Then in 11B training the M60, ma deuce, and M79. Then 1911. AFTER arrival in Vietnam the M16.
I started with a .410 Iver Johnson shotgun that looked like a lever action, but it was a single shot and the lever broke the action open. Started shooting rabbits and squirrels when I was 6-7. My first rifle was a .22 bolt action and I cannot for the life of me remember what kind it was or what happened to it. My brother has the .410 and he is a big lib, but not anti gun. I know he has not shot a gun in decades so I hope that one day he gives the .410 to me.
My next shotgun was an Iver Johnson 12G single shot with a full choke and 30" barrel. I still have that one and use it for turkey every great once in a while. I will say that gun made me the duck hunter I am today. When you learn to hunt em with that tight of a gun and a single shot at that, you learn to make every shot count.
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About 9 years old and it was a Remington 1100 12 gauge, a Marlin .22 and a Ruger .22 pistol. We were on an old abandon Japanese air strip on Guam. I loved my Dad. Thanks for the memories.
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I was in the 10th grade in 1963. One of our required courses at the time was ROTC. My high school had a rifle range in the basement of the building. Once a week we would spend an hour shooting a single shot 22 short bolt action rifle of some unknown make. It was great fun. I have been shooting ever since.