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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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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2011, 06:21:16 am »
Oldest is my 1869 manufactured , 50-70 Springfield trapdoor. Shoots great.

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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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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« 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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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2014, 08:28:01 pm »
I had also forgotten about this thread.  Since my Merwin Hulbert, it's been trumped by a Whitney Phoenix, then an Isaac Hollis Sporting rifle in .577 with a lock date of 1865.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2014, 07:34:32 am »
Prussian infantry musket dated 1847.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2014, 02:57:54 am »
Slightly younger but possibly some of the oldest of their type, two ROA's ser. no's. 2868 and 5118,,,,first batch????

Both Stainless and no prequel number, just the 4 figures.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2014, 07:34:06 am »
My oldest shootable stepchild is my First Model .32 Smith & Wesson Single Action. All numbers match and oddly enough the serial is the same as the year of production; 1878. Found the little 5-shooter in a pawn shop in Idaho.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2014, 08:26:43 am »
 ;D  My oldest would be a Hopkins and Allen 32 safety police. Most of the nickel is still good. Dont know what year it was made never tried to research it. Might have to try to look it up.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2014, 01:27:07 pm »
1873 model manufactured 1888 Springfield trapdoor infantryman's rifle.  .45-70. 
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2014, 09:28:23 am »
These are not the oldest guns I have, but, Here are two S&W revolver that I shoot on a semi regular bases
1. Is a very early New Model #3 in .44 Russian made about 1878
2. Is a 4th Model .38 S&W DA with a 6" barrel, made about 1889.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2018, 07:23:27 am »
Kicking an old thread back to life, maybe?  My son and I own several antiques. Some we have hunted down in local shops, some are family pieces, passed down. 1851 Eli Whitney, wallhanger. This was my grand-dad's prize. He never got to shoot it, maybe we will someday. Just a relic, a piece of American history. Recently bought a New Model Remmy, production run January of '64. In the process of cleaning and repairing it.
 Finally,  two iron-frame '73's. One from 1875, the second was made in 1878. The Winchesters get used. A lot. Serial # 24,xxx needs the barrel re-lined pretty bad, fun shooter out to 60 yards or so, but iffy after that distance. Surprising, the earlier '73 is terribly pitted outside, but with moly-coated 200gr bullets over Unigue or 2400, it's comfortable at 100 yards or better, 6" groups.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2018, 07:39:22 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  :-\ :'(

10 years have passed... I still have the 1860 Colt

I've added an 1863  Griswold & Gunnison ( have evidence belonged to Capt. Jeremiah Augustus Henderson of the 57th Ala. Inf. )
A S&W Russian 2nd Model circa 1876
and a Winchester 1873 3rd Model made in 1891

A Krag Circa 1902 & a French Berthier Artillery Carbine Mle 1890
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2018, 07:57:56 am »
.72 cal. Jaeger made in Germany late 1700's  as a flintlock .65 cal rifle Jaeger.  Sold to Norway and named model 1803 -41-51 , converted to percussion in 1841 , upgraded with long range sights and bored to .72 cal and pillar breech in 1851 . All # match ,  still has a bright and shinny bore and pillar and ,  rifling . Shoots great .,,,DT

 

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