Important Firsts in Life

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  1. Saul

    Saul AH Enthusiast

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    I was recently thinking about the important firsts in my life (no, not the ones you're thinking of. Get your minds out of the gutter). I though it would be interesting to here about everyone's first:
    Car that you bought yourself
    Gun you bought yourself
    Record
    Animal you hunted

    I'll go first to start things off. My first car I bought was a Jaguar XJS. My first gun I bought was a Winchester 1200. My first record was In-A-Godda-Da-Vita. My first animal I hunted was a pheasant.
     

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    First car, 1950 3/4ton Chev pickup.
    First gun, a model 700 Rem .308Win.
    First record, probably something from the Beatles or Beach Boys, early 60's. First big game, Sitka blacktail deer.
     

  4. bluey

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    when l still go home we all wonder how l never ended up a statistic, in that bloody car
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    inxsive was my first tape I bought by inxs
    rabbits and hares were my favorites until l was 12 ish then ducks and foxes for a fair while after that .
     

  5. spike.t

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    interesting one, 1st things you bought yourself......
    car lamborghini countach qv
    gun either a 9mm browning hp or hungarian feg version of an ak47 cant remember which came first
    record double lp "made in japan" by deep purple
    animal rabbit
     

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    Interesting to think back on.
    Toyota Corolla

    When I was 12 I tried to buy a CIL .22 target rifle . (Had the money but never got permission.)
    Years later a Remington 1100 12 gauge.



    A pass shot on a Mallard hen.
     
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  7. Royal27

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    This is good stuff...

    1967 Camaro, bought in 1986. Never should have sold that car.
    Browning B80 12 gauge, which I still shoot
    KISS - Love Gun
    Whitetail
     

  8. ThomasBeaham

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    Okay, to the way back machine... L.O.L!

    Mattel Hot Wheels- Boss Hoss

    Benjamin .22 caliber pellet rifle

    Grand Funk Railroad- Grand Funk Live Album

    Black-tailed Jackrabbit
     

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    Damn man I forgot about that car!

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    The true favourite. :)

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    Heh heh heh... :biggrin2:
     

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    Hmmmm, lets see, that would be

    Austin Mini

    Astra .22LR pistol

    Proof Positive by J.J.Johnson

    Hare
     

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    Hello Saul,

    You must be a Hopeless Romantic, and therefore more in tune with the circle of life than most people.

    I salute you for that.

    1. 1956 International pickup truck, right side headlamp held in with duct tape (I paid $250. for it in 1971).

    2. 1903-A3 Springfield, all original, appeared unfired ($40. 1969)

    3. I've never bought a music record but, if I had done so, it would've been a Doowop song of one or another, such as: "Teen Angle" by Dion & The Belmonts, or, "These Arms of Mine" by Otis Redding or some such.

    4. California ground squirrel (with a firearm), at around age 13 or 14.
    I presume the sparrows and such I took with a Daisy BB-Gun during elementary school years don't count.

    "I spent most of my money on hunting trips, Mausers and double rifles, the rest I just wasted".

    Stay on that front sight,
    Velo Dog.
     

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    1,,1956 Ford 2Dr post sedan $325.00 first thing I did was reverse the shackles then dumped a set of 4:11 gears in it ,That car meant I Never had to kiss my old mans ass to borrow his ever again
    2,,A 177 Cal Benjiman air pistol,,still Have it
    3,,never bought any music as a Kid, Cigarettes and gas were more Important
    4,,Chipmunk,I remember I felt terrible
     

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    Car that you bought yourself---- 1972 Ford Maverick
    Gun you bought yourself-------- Springfield 67-F 12 gauge shotgun
    Record------------------------- no idea. probably an Eagles album
    Animal you hunted-------------- grey squirrel
     

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    First motorcycle---- used 100cc Honda when I was 9, it was way too big for me but dad signed off and I paid for it. The next year bought a used 1970 Moto Ski snow mobile... Damn that was a piece of junk, fixed all week to ride on Sundays... But paid for both by selling sweet corn road side.

    First "car" was a 1978 Ford F150 4x4 when I was 15, actually took out a loan and made payments all through high scool. Lots of good times, a couple major dents and a few major pulls out of swamps and snow banks... That was back when we could go 4 wheelin' about any time and anywhere we got the urge.

    Remington Fieldmast 572 pump action .22, still have it but now it wears a scope... Shot a lot of squirrels and pests around the farm. First big game animal 8 point white tail with grandpa's model 94 Winchester in 32 special.
    First Album---- Foreigner, Head Games
     

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    First Car - 1953 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup - it was a heap!
    First gun - H&R single shot 12 gauge (still have it and use it for dove season)
    First record - Sneaky Snake by Tom T. Hall (I was 11)
    First animal - Pheasant
     

  18. ornery

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    First "good" car.......1964 Chevy ElCamino ( Gosh I loved that car.)

    First gun I ever bought.....I grew up in a gun shop. Old man wouldn't let us have a deal on ANYTHING. So I went down to the sporting goods retailer on the corner and bought my first from the other guy!! :LOL: Springfield pump 12ga.

    First BIG MISTAKE....joining the Army. (Second big mistake.....punching an NCO....that was REAL expensive.)

    First dance....At Suzanne Jr. High School.....it was with Maureen McCormick..."Marcia" on the Brady Bunch....:love:

    First fight.....the dept. store sales lady that tried to fit me with an athletic supporter...:eek: her hands were COLD!

    First record....Shelly Fabares....Johnny Angel :love:

    First bucking horse ride......his name was "Stomper".....(16 years chasing buckles) :X3::X3::X3::X3::X3:

    First Cutting Horse ride....most fun you can have in 2.5 minutes with your clothes on! :X3::X3::X3:

    My first trip to Africa :love:.....I will fight to get back.

    There's a bunch of the darned things when a feller thinks about it!!!!!!!!!!

    Great thread!
     

  19. Wheels

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    Am I the only one that went WOW to spike.t's first car?

    Mine,
    Car - Grand Prix
    First gun - M70 - 220 Swift. (It can be partially seen in my avatar) First bought myself - Remington 870, 12g
    Record - Not sure but probably The Who. Current phone ringtone "Who are you"
    Animal - Kingfisher with a slingshot. 7 years old. Mammal - dik dik. 8 years old.
     

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    Wheels,

    I am convinced that the ENTIRE auto industry, from manufacturing through dealerships/sales, insurance, repair and maintenance, etc., etc., was designed around the concept of totally RIPPING OFF the consumer.

    So, I must say that spike.t's first car only inspires me to yawn, precisely like my first vehicle does (1956 International pickup / one headlamp held in via duct tape).

    I apologize for my obvious cynicism,
    Velo Dog.
     

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