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Posts: 9893 | Location: UK, OR, ONT | Registered: July 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Very cool, thanks for posting.

I learned to shoot with a Marlin 39A and can't tell you how many tin cans were knocked off by that rifle.
 
Posts: 2090 | Location: Mid-Atlantic | Registered: December 27, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Very cool. My first rifle was the exact same one, an old single-shot Savage (might have been marked Savage-Stevens, not sure). It’s definitely enough to learn on. I’m no Hathcock, though. Wink
 
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My first gun was a .22, a Marlin model 60. I was amazed at its accuracy. Im convinced that every shooter that starts off with a .22 will be a better shot in the end. 93 Confirmed Kills is one of my favorite books.




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My father's first rifle, and the first rifle I ever shot. (the earlier version)


(I thought Hathcock's first rifle was a Mauser with the barrel plugged?)


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I have one of those, but it's a Springfield 120 A. Older brother got one for his 13th Christmas in the '60s, picked mine up at a show much later. I let him borrow it for a little deja vu and quality time with his daughter.

Edit; many thanks Tac for the link, one commenter noted production codes for Savage Arms made before 12/1968...my little rifle was made in 1968.
 
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J Stevens Arms Springfield Model 15. I had to replace the cocking "knob" so that it not original or correct for that model. They don't come much simpler.

 
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I have a JC Higgins branded one. Bought via the sears catalog way before I was around. It was my father's and my first gun. If I had to get rid of my guns it would be the last to go. I still shoot it regularly.


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Posts: 442 | Location: Raleigh, NC | Registered: May 15, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for posting. Very interesting.
 
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