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Posted: 3/26/2006 1:46:47 PM EDT
What's the oldest gun you own.... that still get used once in awhile
Mine would be an old "hardware grade" SxS 12guage that dates from 1906-1915
Oldest HG would be a WaltherPP (1964)... yeah.. not that old really.
Oldest rifle would be a Long Branch Lee Enfield 1943
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US Model 1917

My "oldest" repro. 1843 Colt Walker. But it's new.
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Winchester model 94 saddlering carbine, made in 1897
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1944 GM/Inland USGI M1A1 carbine
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I have a Ruger Single Six that I got about 25 years ago. (and it was used when I got it)
Also have an Enfield No.5 in great condition that still shoots great!
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At first I didn't know if you meant the oldest gun, or the one that I have had the longest (idea for another post??).

It's a toss-up between my Colt 1903 pistol and my Browning A5 (I was told it was pre-WWI, but I don't know anything about it). It has the solid rib barrel and the older style safety, in the front of the trigger guard.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:59:13 PM EDT
Smith and wesson No2.

No clue when they were made. but definately the oldest in the collection
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I guess my 1898 Swedish Mauser is the oldest one. 2nd would be a 1909 vintage Springfield.
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Remington SportMaster 241 .22LR made between 1936 and 1938. Doesn't even have a S/N. Still shoots good too.
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1888 Springfield Trapdoor made in 1890.
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1954 Russian "Tula" SKS in MINT condition ( factory refurbished though )
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Trapdoor rifle dated 1882
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Winchester 69 (made sometime in the 1930's I believe..).
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Winchester model 1890 from 1917
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A No 5 Enfield made in 1945

after that

A Romanian SKS made in 1959
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Originally Posted By Pault:
Winchester model 94 saddlering carbine, made in 1897

I was impressed to see a guy with the same gun shoot a 4-6" group at 50yrds.
Impressed me given the age of the rifle and the technology available at the time to build it!
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1943 M1 Carbine (Inland)
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Carl Gustaf swedish Mauser, 1901.

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Winchester Model 67 made in 1934
Inland M1 Carbine made in 1943
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That would be a Springfield Trapdoor, 50/70 Second Allin Conversion. Origional 1864 rechambered to the 50 cal cartridge in 1866. Three band stock. Complete with [not origional] bayonete. When I shoot this at the range in Oak Ridge, it always draws a crowd.
This is the only rifle that I reload for.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:51:31 PM EDT
A Remington model 12 pump action .22. I don't know it's actual age, but it has to be just about the oldest gun I own. And it's certainly the one I've owned the longest.

I have a Tula hex receiver MN 91/30 but I forget the year it was made. I shoot it once in a while.

The oldest gun that gets regular exercise is my Oct. 1943 Springfield M1 Garand.
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Oldest gun that still get used, a Colt 1911 A1 made in 1942.
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My Schmidt-Rubin 1896/11 made in 1899. It's deadly accurate and capable of MOA groups at 100 yards with Swiss match ammo. In addition, it has some of the finest workmanship of any gun that I own. When I want to marvel the craftsmanship of a firearm, this is the gun in my collection that I pick up. And....it only cost me $275.

My oldest handgun is this 1896 Broomhandle Mauser made in 1914.

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Remington UMC Model 51 .380acp Pistol mfd 1919
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walther p38
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That would be my 1906 Colt revolver Cal. 45LC and stamped US Government Property. The Cyl. look as if it has been replaced or reblued. I think it was a old Post Office gun. Brought that beauty 26 years ago for $50, complete with a box of ammo marked at $3.95 for 50 rounds. The old gentleman I brought it from ahd brought from a sporting goods store in the 50's for $25. One of the best shooter I have and I don't have a clue what it is worth.
The Next is a ESSEX 12ga side by side, give away guns to farmers for spending x number of dollars with the Essex hardware company.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:20:33 PM EDT
1849 Colt Pocket Revolver dated to 1852. My g.g. grandfathers.

.31 Cal. and cool as hell!
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I have an origianl Colt 1861 Navy. Got it for 600 bucks.
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A 1944 Remington Rand M1911A1 and a 1944 M1 Garand.
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Original 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine with a 1884 cartouche. Traded a guy an $80 chinese pistol for it in 1990.
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An 1871 Swiss Vetterli. 41 caliber rimfire
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I have a winchester pump 22 rifle. It says made in 1901 on the barrel. It was my grandpas. It is beet to death but still works fine.
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1911 built in 1917, I think thats my oldest.
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I have a few:
1868 Springfield Trapdoor in 50.70, a 1859 Enfield percussion, and a model 2 Smith and Wesson in .22.
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My father has a 16 guage browning auto 5 from 1923.
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PAWS M16 1985

Bren Ten SM 1984
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Colt 45ACP 1911, mfg 1918 ... and it still always goes click bang . Stay safe
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Model 1913 visible loader .22 rifle.
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Mine: Russian M44 - 1945
Soon to be mine: Rem 16ga made in 1940's
Sooner to be mine: Great-great-grandfathers Sterlings dbl. barrel 16ga not sur how old but old enough for me
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:54:46 PM EDT
1906 Carl Gustav Swedish Mauser

Awesome gun. Beautiful fit and finish.
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[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 8:04:29 PM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
Webley MK II, circa 1890. It was originally .455 Webley, but the cylinder's been shaved to take .45 ACP in half-moon clips.

It looks something like this:

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Holland & Holland double rifle, in .375 H&H, made in 1918
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A Browning Light 12 that my Dad got when my older brother was 5 (He's now 57). The gun looks great but by no means is it a safe queen.
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Smith & Wesson .32 Safety Hammerless. Manufactured approximatly 1905...
Completly original finish.
Nickel Plated. Blued trigger guard and rear sight.

Sorry for the poor pic.

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I have a complete barrel/action of a 15th century Chinese Handgonne, that's about as old as you can get.

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My Swedish Mauser.... 1901.

Bought it when I was a kid. Beautiful condition wood and blue. All matching numbers except the rear sight.

One of my most favorite, nicest shooting rifles.

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12 gauge double barrel, made by Syracuse NY arms company 1901-1906.
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