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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.
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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.
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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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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2010, 07:28:38 am »
You now have the primo rifle and cartridge for black powder!
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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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« 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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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2011, 04:57:12 am »
Have a fair few oldies - Coopers DA .31, A 51 Navy, Whitney Kennedy, Winchester 73, Two 1851 Adams, Beaumont Adams, Tranter, Transition revolvers, the Sharps mentioned above, Spencer and A Warners patent carbine by Green plus others all about the same era give or minus fifteen years.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2011, 07:20:59 pm »
Current oldest are three .22 rifles, one which belonged to my partners father who got it off the original owner (a man in his late 80's back in the 70's) which is a 1907-1910 winchester 06 repeater and two Lithgow single shots which I have picked up, one for $45 cause the guy who had it didn't realise you have to pull back the striker to make it fire and thought it was broken, the other cost me $70. I bought them for the kids to learn to shoot with because they're the same as the rifle I learnt with.

In the past I have owned another Lithgow from 1904, a single barrel shotgun from 1901 and an old Boer war trophy Mauser in 7x57 complete with SAT markings and numbers. The bolt didn't match on that one, it had belonged to Dads stepfather who somehow lost the original bolt. One of dads uncles saw a rack of them in a museum locally so he stole the bolt out of one to replace the lost bolt.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2011, 07:53:35 pm »
A bit off the subject, but a friend gave me a copy of Eric Clapton doing very early Robert Jonhson ... and there is one song that extolls the virutes of a 32-20 ... he doesn't say whether it was a pistol or a rifle, but I believe he refers to it as a 'burnin' hell' ...
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2011, 03:24:19 am »
It would be my Savage Sporter. I use it often and the last time was shooting at 250 yards.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2011, 10:42:50 pm »
My oldest would be a Harpers Ferry US 1842 .69 cal musket, lock dated 1848.Got it from my grandfather, he "cleaned" it all up and was going to "re-blue" it(someday). Since most of the small parts had been sanded bright, I browned them, , barrel wasn't too bad, so I left that alone. Never shot that one, though. Oldest shooter is my Trapdoor Springfield, one of the later ones, along with a US. 1896 Krag, Gew 88, A couple of '94 winchesters,30-30 and 38-55, and a Colt SAA 32-20 and a Bisley in .45(parts gun, barrell and maybe cyl are not origional.(those four made between 1900 and 1910).Also have the "family"Winchester 1890 .22 that my dad and uncles all learned to shoot with, plus a bunch of assorted milsurps from 1900-1950's

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2011, 06:15:12 pm »
Oldest is my 1869 manufactured , 50-70 Springfield trapdoor. Shoots great.

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« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2011, 06:21:16 am »
Oldest is my 1869 manufactured , 50-70 Springfield trapdoor. Shoots great.

Thats the rifle the Texas Rangers used isn't it?
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 #47 on: January 14, 2014, 05:59:42 pm »
Just picked up a nice Colt 1849 made in 1863

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« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2014, 06:47:54 pm »
It is all good - All oldies - the 1892 is the youngest - the others speak for themselves.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 06:55:56 pm »
Oldest onesI own now days are"

1882 Remington 12 ga
1889 Remington 10 ga
1884 Springfield
1888 German Commission Rifle

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