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Question by outdoorsman170. Uploaded on November 22, 2012
Mine was a used 16 gauge Savage-Stevens-Fox Model B that I bought at a pawn shop. It was a side-by-side double with extractors that required spent shells to be picked out by hand. Automatic ejectors were a luxury that was not available in my price range.
A 12 gauge Mossberg pump that I bought with my Confirmation gift money in 1975. I, being 13 years old, hated it from the git-go. I wanted a used Ithaca #37, knowing full well it was the better of the two. My dear father(who would never own a Mossberg) pressured me in buying the brand new gun. It was stolen from my grandfather's store.
Mine was a Remington 870 Express in 20 gauge. I still have it today and it still looks great and shoots amazingly. It took my first pheasant and i will cherish it forever.
I guess my first shotgun was a J.C. Higgins model 60 12Ga. It was my Papaws. It's the only one I really consider mine.
Westernfield 20 gauge with a Select R choke. I love that gun.
20 gauge rem 1100
Forty-eight years ago last month my dad and granddad gave me my first gun for my birthday, a 16 gauge Model 12. I gave it to my daughter the day I left to come here to Montana pheasant hunting. She has expressed an interest in waterfowl hunting lately. If I can every get her behind the dogs after pheasants she'll be hooked for good!
A Remington 870 12 ga. Got it for my 13th birthday because I wanted to try hunting turkeys!
To my recollection, it was a three shot, bolt action 20-gauge Mossberg, with three interchangable chokes. It was a fine gun for both small and big game.
I bought the 20-gauge Mossberg in like-new condition for $20.00...!!
Pathfinder, it wouldn't happen to be a Mossberg 395kb would it? I just got one and it is exactly like how you described except mine is a 12-gauge
Mossberg model 500 12 gauge chambered 2 3/4"-3". Still have it after all these years.
My first shotgun was a J.C. Higgins side by side 20 guage. Wish I still had it, but sold it at a time I needed some extra money for bills.
54 years ago I shot my first squirrel with my Dad's 12 ga. Iver Johnson Champion. We hunted together because times were hard and we could only afford one gun. He bought it used with 2 boxes of shells for $6.00 when he was 12 years old. When I was 14 he passed it down to me and it sits in my gun safe today. The recoil isn't bad because Dad's first cousin, who was killed in WWII broke the stock off the gun and a gunsmith put a new stock on the gun and got the pitch right which helped the kick. The gun is approching 100 years old or maybe already is 100 years old. Without serial numbers guns are hard to track. It is more special now because Dad passed away 2 years ago and it has a lot of history to it.
My dad bought my brothers and I mossberg 500s. I have a lot of fun with it. Never had an issue with it either.
stoeger single barrel classic. love the gun! have shot two deer, a turkey, countless coons and squirrels, and a few possums.
My first shotgun was a Mossberg 500. I shot my first deer with it, and eventually handed it down to my younger brother, who shot his first deer with it. Hopefully his son will use it for his first deer.
Bought a rem 870 12 ga. pump combo on my 18th birthday after asking for it for years, and being turned down. traded it in on a deer rifle years later and still regret it. ducks pheasants, grouse and deer. good first gun.
Yes! Stevens 410 single shot. My great grandfather bought it and used it. My grandfather cut his teeth with it, as did my dad and me. Today, my son will be shooting it for the first time. That makes 5 generations! Pretty jazzed. I found this blog just wanting to learn the history of this old shotgun. Pretty cool finding this post
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