My first gun

jaywaptijaywapti Senior MemberPosts: 4,489 Senior Member
After years of searching I finely found out what it was , a Marlin M-100 or 101, This months American Rifleman had an article about it, it was the first gun i ever owned, i think i paid $7.00 for it. I bought it in 1949 or 50 from Sykes Hardware in Little River Fla., Mr. Sykes let me pay it off from pop bottles i found. It was a single shot .22 S,L, & LR , after you chambered a cartridge you than had to pull the firing pin back to cock it.

JAY
THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT

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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,006 Senior Member
    That's 350 bottles!! Do you still have it?? If not you need to replace it!! Start recycling cans!!:tooth:
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,043 Senior Member
    The M 101 had a ring on the cocking piece to make pulling it back easier.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,327 Senior Member
    We have one of those at our shooting club gun locker so any member can grab it for training or the 55-yards prone target shooting matches; accurate as the shooter can be even with bulk ammo if you learn to tame the relatively hard trigger pull. It belongs to one of the members who got it for less than 100 bucks and decided to lend it for everyone to use it....nice .22 rifle!
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