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Old December 9th, 2016, 03:46 PM   #1
 
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Just turned 60 yesterday and it occurred to me I do not have a firearm from my birth year of 1956. Love all types of long guns and handguns. Thought it may be fun to troll for some suggestions for my birth year purchase. Will set a budget limit of $950. So nothing fancy but maybe really cool.



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Old December 9th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #2
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1956 was the last year that the Smith and Wesson 38 Special caliber Hand Ejector was called the M&P. In 1957 they started calling it the Model 10.
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Happy B'day, I also turned the big 60 this year and I don't feel a day over 40! I guess I'd add an M&P if I found one in that year.
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I turned 70 last week on 12/1, point is that 10 years ago when I was still living in New York, I came across a pristine LC Smith 12 ga SXS shotgun that happened to be built in 1946, the year I was born. I had to buy it. Turns out it's a great winged shooting and clay shooting shotgun. Glad I bought it; another firearm I will hand down to my son or grand son, someday.
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I turned 60 on November 13th. I have a remington 870 from then 26 inch 16 guage.
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I also had a birthday, turned 72 December 3.
The notable thing about 1956..........................I got my first shotgun (or any gun) for Christmas 1956. A 20 gauge shotgun.
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Recently turned 79 and was given a Mace and shield along with a catapult with a bucket full of flaming oil for the neighbor's dog that poops on the lawn.

I got a '56 that would fit your bill..Ruger Single Six 22lr Flat Gate...all dead original..don't know if I'd let it go..all nice an purple.I'll think on it..I'm getting too old to shoot handguns much any more that have iron sights.
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Happy Birthday to all of you who turned the big 6-0 this year...congrats!
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Recently turned 79 and was given a Mace and shield along with a catapult with a bucket full of flaming oil for the neighbor's dog that poops on the lawn.

I got a '56 that would fit your bill..Ruger Single Six 22lr Flat Gate...all dead original..don't know if I'd let it go..all nice an purple.I'll think on it..I'm getting too old to shoot handguns much any more that have iron sights.
Just so happens my very first handgun I bought is a Single Six for $45 new when I was 12, Still a clan favorite. Got that base covered already. Thanks for the thought though
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1956 was the last year that the Smith and Wesson 38 Special caliber Hand Ejector was called the M&P. In 1957 they started calling it the Model 10.
Have two 10-5's so maybe something different. Huge fan of the K-frame .38
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I turned 70 last week on 12/1, point is that 10 years ago when I was still living in New York, I came across a pristine LC Smith 12 ga SXS shotgun that happened to be built in 1946, the year I was born. I had to buy it. Turns out it's a great winged shooting and clay shooting shotgun. Glad I bought it; another firearm I will hand down to my son or grand son, someday.
I just knew I could count on ya'll for a perfect suggestion. My first shotgun was a Winchester SXS 20ga long passed on to nephew and then to current holder great nephew. Next time I'm up to the Kittery Trading Post will check their huge selection of older shotguns. Thanks!
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Well, dang!
Just when I thought I had all the bases covered, now I find out I'm supposed to have a gun built the year I was born! Those dang rules!!!
I jump from 1943 to 1963, none in 1957!
Yeah, the big 6-0 next year.
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i looked for made in 56. found a 55 flat gate & gave up. wrote it off as being conceived in 55 close enough.
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I was born in 1956 also. I have a beautiful Marlin 39a made that year. And I shoot it.
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1950 for me.

I have a nice Ruger Standard made in my birth year.
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