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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2008, 09:10:43 am »
The oldest I have now...
1860 Army isssued to the 5th Iowa Cavalry in 1862 and so lettered ( all matching numbers )
good CH and about 80% blue , grip has a nice though warn Cartouche
I bought almost 30 years ago.

I sold a 1844 Asa Waters pislol , a 36 Halls converted rifle to carbine , 1860 Spencer , 2- 1863 Sharps carbines  & a 64 Burnside  :-\ :'(
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2008, 05:44:48 pm »
This ain't exactly cowboy, but I do shoot it. It kill pheasants and skeets DEAD! It's circa 1815 made in england by Bilby Hyde & Co. 18ga. Fits and shoots just like a modern shotgun. I've had guns as old as 1770, but they are long gone.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Bilby%20double%20flint%20gun/

That is a nice looking Flintlock shoot gun you have, they are a lot of fun to shoot I used a Brown Bess as a shot gun.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2008, 08:15:15 pm »
oldest guns that i shoot are a berncide 1865 spencer with s&s centerfire conversion third model double triger tranter 54 boar two difrent martie henrys a alexander henry all 577 450s acouple off lee long toms a 95 winchester 30 40 early 94 marlin 32 20 and harf adzen winchester 92s in 44 40   32 20   25 20 working geting my new model evans to go but am having trouble finding sutable bullet mould ;D

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2008, 10:32:43 pm »
oldest guns that i shoot are a berncide 1865 spencer with s&s centerfire conversion third model double triger tranter 54 boar two difrent martie henrys a alexander henry all 577 450s acouple off lee long toms a 95 winchester 30 40 early 94 marlin 32 20 and harf adzen winchester 92s in 44 40   32 20   25 20 working geting my new model evans to go but am having trouble finding sutable bullet mould ;D


Nice lot of guns you have there. I have just added to mine with two 92's in 32-20 one made in 1897 and the other 1925,both good  shooters. :D

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2008, 12:00:40 am »
Here is a picture of most of my original rifles. The following pictures are of 
their use in the field. I shoot them all. The oldest is probably the "Cooper"
Sharps made in 1877 for the last of the northern plains buffalo hunts of the
late 1870's to early 1880's.












This deer was shot with a W.F. Sheard marked gun from Livingston, Montana in the 1880's









These are close ups of the engraving on this Birmingham sidelever "Hume" hammergun



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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2008, 10:54:57 pm »



Shrapnel.

What a great collection of guns.


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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2008, 06:31:28 pm »
Some nice arms in here.

This ain't exactly cowboy, but I do shoot it. It kill pheasants and skeets DEAD! It's circa 1815 made in england by Bilby Hyde & Co. 18ga. Fits and shoots just like a modern shotgun. I've had guns as old as 1770, but they are long gone.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Bilby%20double%20flint%20gun/

That's a great double flinter!  I saw my first one this past August and now want one really bad. :D
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2010, 07:21:02 pm »
I'd have to say my oldest are my Merwin Hulbert 7-shot .32 MH with a low 400's serial number made probably Feb of 1883.  Or the Whitney Kennedy  just got today with a high 2700's serial number.  The Kennedy is a well done refurb job that I got for pretty fair price, and I'm hoping it'll be a good shooter.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2010, 03:28:04 am »
I forgot abot this thread, I have recently picked up a 1873 that was made in 1880. It belonged to  local farming family and has been in use until about 10 years ago. I feel that cowboy shooting will be too hard on it, but I will hunt with it (after I give it a real close check!).
All my cowboy gun's calibres start with a 4! It's gotta be big bore and whomp some!

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How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2010, 06:53:47 pm »


Picked a three 92s in 32-20,38-40 and 44-40. Been doing a bit of target shooting with the 38-40 put marble tang sight on it and it shoots a real good group at 50yds. all built around the early 1900s.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2010, 01:41:48 am »
I've got 92s in 25/50, 32/20 and a 44/40. I've given the 32/20 a run and it goes ok, but the corners of the sight are rounded off and it makes a difficult job harder. I must get the lead out (no pun intended) and try the others as well.

The 25/20 was made in 1908, the 32/20 in 1927 and he 44/40 is a 1910 built rifle.

I also have a Winchester Model 70 which shoots like a dream and was built in 1949 when I was 1 year old! and a pre 64 Model 94 in 30/30 which is the pup of the squad and was built in 1960.
All my cowboy gun's calibres start with a 4! It's gotta be big bore and whomp some!

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2010, 04:18:20 pm »
Just picked up an 1854 Whitworth rifle in .451 All original and New Zealand martial marked.

Also picked up a Marlin 1893 in 32-40. Blackpowder barrel and made in 1906. Immaculate bore, exterior gone to grey.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2010, 01:53:32 am »
both good finds
All my cowboy gun's calibres start with a 4! It's gotta be big bore and whomp some!

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2010, 10:16:03 pm »
I picked up an 1873 Winchester in 44WCF a few weeks ago. It was made in 1881. In very original condition, cycles like a new one, sliding top cover is a bit wonky, but awesome everywhere else. It belonged to a local pionerring farming family and has been in continual use until 10 or so years ago. My street is named after them. How good is that?





It has a very worn silver coating on the action, I think it is Silvafros which was a silver paint and very popular for protecting metal when I was a lad.
All my cowboy gun's calibres start with a 4! It's gotta be big bore and whomp some!

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2010, 04:35:35 am »
 :o
now thats nice
just got a navy arms 73 in 44/40 not that old but
can i have a go now,is it my go yet

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2010, 07:28:38 am »
You now have the primo rifle and cartridge for black powder!
All my cowboy gun's calibres start with a 4! It's gotta be big bore and whomp some!

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2010, 01:42:13 pm »
Stole a 1912 Winchester '92 in 44-40 from a club member who was selling up.

Not a great deal of finish left on it, I think he cleaned it down with emery cloth, but it still shoots reeeeely accurately!!

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2010, 01:51:59 pm »
From 4 Feb 07
"Swedish Husqvarna rolling block military rifle made in 1867. Yes I will be shooting it.  Have the cases & dies (.50-70, but close to 12.7 x 44R) have to slug the barrel before getting a mould."

I have since discovered that my old m67 roller was a conversion of an 1860 Swedish WREDES muzzle loader.  So I can backdate my experience with this old girl by up to 7 years.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2010, 06:37:42 am »
Recently picked up  New Model 1863 Sharps in 50/70 - the barrel almost looks unfired but I hope to shoot pigs on my high country property with it

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2010, 06:46:55 pm »
have a 1870 springfield alin conversion in 50/70 gov. bought for 550.00  several years ago. have shot it hundreds of times with black powder only.also have a royal irish constablary pistol in 450 colt. not sure how old that is. shoots fine. kurt250

 

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