First has the most meaning for me. 11 years old and got a Westernfield 22 autoloader from my Father for Xmas.( Dad worked for Wards so there ya go) Day after Xmas, colder than a witches tit, we went out and shot cans. One f the best memories I have.
Neighbor asked me to go duck hunting with he and his Dad, so at 15, my Dad gave me a Westernfield 12ga semi-auto,modified, plain barrel. Shot that gun, with the exception of skeet, until I was given a Browning White Lightning by my best friend for our anniversary many years ago. He also gave me a 20ga O/U made in Germany by Heyem that was my go to grouse gun.
2 other very special guns were my Grandfather's, Dad's Dad. Never met him, he died when my Father was 12. First is an old Iver Johnson 410 single shot used to dispatch many a Prarie Chicken in fields near Wichita. ( I have a photo some where of he and a buddy with chickens draped over his car. And the 2nd is a Savage 1903 22 pump.
I am luckey to own several fine firearms. The ones given to me carry the most meaning and value.