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Posted: 5/9/2001 9:18:28 AM EST
Just a little survey for the antique aficionados here. Mine is my 1898 US Krag rifle in .30-40 (made in 1901). In great condition, unaltered, and with the original cleaning rod. Darn good shooter too. I hope to eventually have a British Henry-Martini, but my wallet needs to recover from buying my Bushmaster. [:)]
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:23:25 AM EST
I don't know off hand, because it is back home locked up with most of my collection, but it is a Revolutionary War pistol, and I think it is .58 caliber, but I'm unsure. It is a muzzle loading flintlock type. I haven't even laid eyes on it in at least 4 years. All original, I've never fired it. It was handed down through the generations, and I will pass it on to my son.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 10:30:23 AM EST
Colt Navy 1851, but unfireable.[beer]
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 10:36:13 AM EST
I think my oldest one is also a 1898 Krag. I'd really like to get a documented Civil War carbine: Spencer, Maynard, Burnside, Sharps, Merrill, Smith, Starr
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 10:44:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 11:45:47 AM EST
My oldest weapon is a Ruger Super Blackhawk old model from about 1969 (hey it's older than me!) I'll someday inherit our family's oldest weapon-my great grandfather's 1889 Daniel Lefever side by side. My wife's family has an original '61 Springfield in .58. Amazing to think about all the history in that weapon.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 12:03:30 PM EST
the oldest thing i have is an original "united states property" stamped S&W model 1917 45 ACP revolver made in april of 1918.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 12:14:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2001 12:13:51 PM EST by Ranman223]
I am not big into antiques but I do own a Spencer repeating rifle that I inheirited from my dad and he from his brother so there is a family history . I also have a very nice Victory model .38 spl Smith n Wesson from WWII with orginal holster . I sold a Stevens shotgun from WWII . It was a break down model . I sold it for 3 times what I paid and the dealer promptly put it out for double what he gave me . Kind of wish I had it back but oh well . It helped me get my SLR-95 .
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 1:32:33 PM EST
My Enfield .308 made in the 60's. Maybe the parts on my Springfield M1A, they are supposed to be USGI from the 50's or 60's.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 5:00:07 PM EST
Lee-Enfield #1 MK 3 It's stamped Lithgow 1916 but I believe actual mfg date was between 1918 to 1920 ???
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 5:05:11 PM EST
Winchester 1892 from the late 1800's.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 8:31:31 PM EST
1942 m1 carbine - steve
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 11:45:01 PM EST
I don't own it outright, it belongs as much to my brother and sister as it does to me. That said, it's my great great grandfather's civil war caplock.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 1:15:03 AM EST
I have my Dad's 30/30 it is 31 years old. I also have a Sears & Roebucks (SP?)16 gauge bolt action shotgun from the 50's or 60's. John
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:22:51 PM EST
I have a number of old guns, but I don't know that date on all of them. I have a Colt Police Positive made in 1903, and a Woodsman and Army Special, both made in 1921. I have a Winchester 1892 and S&W 1917, but as yet I don't know the dates of manufacture. I also have a Montgomery Ward .410 double shotgun, a double 16 gage, and an LC Smith double 12 gage. Again, no known dates.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:22:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 8:57:30 AM EST by Derek45]
Colt 1911 built in 1913. carried by my Grandfather in World war ONE. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/034/1m/xw/PI/Z791561.jpg[/img] My CMP M1 Garand was built by springfield Armory in January 1945
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 5:45:05 PM EST
Now, I only have a couple mid 60's Win 30-30 top ejecters.... My Dad has my Great grandfathers rifle.... From what I know...shortly after he was released from slavery he was given 50 bucks. The two things we still have are some land in WVA, and a rifle. Dad NEVER shoots it, last person to shoot it was Grandpa. I havent fondeled it in YEARS...but some day I WILL make some loads and shoot it. The only two things I am fairly certain of are...Octagon barrel and I believe it is .32-24... I want my dad to live forever BUT...DAYUM..my fingers would LOVE to shoot that rifle....
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 7:04:12 PM EST
Mauser Broomhandle C96, made in 1913. Shoots like a champ, although it's no tack driver. I love taking that thing apart. It's like a puzzle piece, no screws, no pins, just turn this, twist that. Click, click, click. Next oldest is 1918 DWM Luger. Same thing. Gotta hand it to the Germans, they knew how to make guns.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:48:07 AM EST
I have several pre-WWI Model 96 Swedish Mausers, all shooters. The oldest hails from 1900. It was sooooooo ugly when I bought it that I used it as the patient for my first stock refinishing effort. It looks a lot better now.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 2:14:15 PM EST
I have a Swedish Mauser in 6.5mm - made in 1906. My father bought it from my great uncle who was a gunsmith. It is a carbine version which was made for mounted cavalry troops. [sniper] [b]The Sniper
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 2:32:57 PM EST
Colt 1879 Thunder or lightning in .41 LC
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 2:50:10 PM EST
Probably would be my grandfather's Model 12 Winchester 12 ga. - purchased sometime in the early 30s...after that would be my SMLE No5 Mk1 "Jungle Carbine" (1944) and my National Postal Meter M1 Carbine (1944). Somewhere in that timeline is an obscure little CZ45 pocket auto in .25ACP, although not sure exactly when it was made.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 11:15:25 AM EST
The first firearm I ever purchased was an M1917 "American Enfield" rifle built in 1918. It's a real hodgepodge of parts, but shoots straight and is reliable as all get out. After all these years, the action is probably the smoothest bolt action I've ever had the pleasure to shoot. All military parts as well, not one of the "sporters" I seem to see all over the place. Some day I hope to have a shootable colleciton of original or reproductions of each of the great U.S. military firearms (or at least as close as I can get). The AR is next on my list, and one of the reasons I've started hanging out on this board.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 2:48:07 PM EST
Come on over the the Ltd Edition Forum. Have we got a deal for you! [8D]
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 8:01:57 PM EST
A Savage 1899A short rifle in .303 Savage caliber from May, 1905 (when it was proofed by Savage). I shoot it often and it looks good, too. The oldest that I've ever handled and shot, was an 1858 Remington .44 cap & ball revolver that my Grandad picked up in France along with some crappy old pinfires right after WWII. Seems right after the War Between the States, the Federal Government had a lot of these on hand and surplused them out, namely to European governments. How it survived all of the years in between with the many wars that involved France, I'll never know, but it was in remarkably good shape. It hung on the wall in a display in a motel that my Grandparents owned for many years. After they'd sold out and retired from the motel business, my Dad asked to have a look at the old gun (my Mom's Dad) and found that the trigger spring was cracked. We took it home, cleaned it up, and ordered a new spring from Dixie Gun Works. Shot it pretty regularly most of one summer with roundballs and FFFG. Really neat old gun (made in about 1864 or 1865). Sadly, my moronic uncle (a retired Army COL signal corps officer) could not STAND to see anyone else handling that old gun. He never cared a lick about it until we expressed an interest in it. At any rate, it now resides with him and his loneliness in Big Sky Country.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:27:16 PM EST
1888 German Commission Rifle, built in 1890 in Danzig Germany. guns762
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:35:29 PM EST
Winchester Model 94, built in 1896. Family heirloom of sorts.... passed down from father to son... Gotta love those family traditions.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 9:07:04 AM EST
I have a few really old revolvers. On is a Smith in 38 S&W. One of the others is a 22 short. Not sure what make I think H&R. & the other is a 32 I think I know it is an H&R. I know they aren't worth much but they are old & nice to have in the collection....
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 12:04:57 PM EST
1941 Garand
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 7:02:02 PM EST
M-44 from 1946.
Link Posted: 5/24/2001 6:43:26 PM EST
I have an old flintlock smoothbore "fowling piece" that's "in the estate." It gets stored with some of the other antiques that got passed down from about six, seven generations. Not many details on it because it's just not something that I get out and look at. My other old guns are a Swede Oberndorf 1900 M-1896 and a Marlin pump action tube feed 22 LR from about 1925 that my dad bought used when he was a kid.
Link Posted: 5/25/2001 2:42:23 PM EST
My dad has a flintlock,I`m not sure what caliber but it`s smoothbore and friggin huge.He bought it at an auction when he was stationed in england about 1960 or so.I took it to a gun show and all I could learn about it was that it was a brown bess pattern made in france.It`s not dated but has a cartouche of a wasp or bee on the stock,I just got a digital camera yesterday so maybe I need to take some pix and find out more about it.It is in great shape and seems sound enough to be safe to fire but I would not attempt to do so until it has been evaluated for safety and value.Does anyone know of a website/board that specializes in such weapons?If so E-mail me at scottbox1@hotmail.com. Bossman
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 2:39:44 PM EST
Remington Pump .22 mfg in 1918 in centerfire, a 1942 mfg Garand David<
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 6:58:30 PM EST
I actually own a 1780 vintage rifle. Which has been in the family for 200 years. Some where in the mid to late 1800's it was converted from flint to cap and the stock has the flint indintation where it was located. It still fires; but hangs on a wall.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 3:47:57 PM EST
I have an old side-by-side shotgun that my father found in an old barn when he was young. It has one "original" hammer that has the same engraving that the rifle has. The other hammer has been added by someone other than the manufacturer. On the side of the action is the name "Manton". If you turn the weapon upside down there is a number engraved on the bottom of the trigger guard, ( No. 200 ) in pretty script letters. I have looked everywhere to find where this shotgun was built and never had any HARD facts.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 3:56:15 PM EST
Model 1892 Winchester in .32-20 manufactured in 1912.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 12:04:25 PM EST
Original flintlock about 38 cal.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 12:10:13 PM EST
Finnish Mosin Nagant, 1944 stamped on it as manufacturing date.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 12:54:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2001 12:54:30 PM EST by Watch-Six]
I have two old guns that belonged to my grandfather: a Savage model 1914 .22 pump rifle, and a Riverside Arms 12 ga side by side shotgun of about the same age. Kind of family heirlooms, but both are well used. I learned to shoot a rifle with the old Savage when I was a kid. Probably not much value, but fun to own. The Savage has a bit of wood shimming up the rear sight. Interesting to think that my long dead grandfather put it there over 80 years ago.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 4:26:02 PM EST
Schmidt Rubin. Based on the serial number it was built in 1915. Shoots great!
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:54:33 PM EST
I have Sears & Roebuck Ranger .22 from the mid to late 1920s. Pinkerton PS If any one has any info on this type of gun don't hesitate to Email.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:13:22 PM EST
1907 Stevens Arms "Little Scout" rolling block 22lr
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 11:11:26 AM EST
1903 Remington 12 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, My Grandfather's weapon of choice. In excellent condition.
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 10:00:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By Derek45: Colt 1911 built in 1913. carried by my Grandfather in World war ONE. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/034/1m/xw/PI/Z791561.jpg[/img] My CMP M1 Garand was built by springfield Armory in January 1945
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Real nice! Mine is from 1915.
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 4:22:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/7/2001 4:22:13 PM EST by Stormbringer]
Mossin Nagant M1891 with Hex receiver. Shoots great....ok so it hurts just a tad!
Link Posted: 6/12/2001 7:15:21 PM EST
i have no idea what it is, but its the gun my great-great-great grandfather fought with in the 1st Texas Cavalry in the Civil War. its a muzzle loader, but not rifled. heavy as heck with a forever long octagon barrel. so, i'd say its a pre-1861 something.
Link Posted: 6/12/2001 7:25:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 6:17:22 AM EST
50-70 Remington Rolling Block C 1870. Shoots like new. USMC_LB: Manton (later Manton & Co) was a respected English gunmaker.
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 6:36:30 AM EST
M96/38 Swedish Mauser made 1907.
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 6:49:09 AM EST
I've got a S&W Lemonsqueezer revolver in 38 S&W, and a Steven's Favorite falling block. The best I can figure out from when they stamped these particular markings on it was from the 19-teens. The next in age is a Mossberg 46A from 1938. I'm surprised how few Win94's that are prewar are listed so far.
Link Posted: 6/16/2001 12:27:28 PM EST
I own an original Trapdoor Springfield Rifle made in 1873 in 45-70. It shoots really well. I also have a Colt Lighting with a 4 inch barrel (nickel plated) made in 1881, 38 S&W.
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