What was the first gun you ever bought when you were young? When I first started working (I think it was before the invention of electricity (O.K., that's the way I feel this morning), I bought a brand new Colt Gold Cup, series 70, national match 1911. I found the receipt for it the other day (It was in the form of the deep sea scrolls; same age) and the total price was $211! The good part is that I still have that pistol, box and papers. I've gone through many, many buy and sell firearms, but I've kept the Gold Cup. Contrary to popular opinion (from wife), I do have one or two functional brain cells. What was your first purchase and do you still have it?