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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.

Can anyone advise differently?
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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
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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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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2018, 12:59:41 pm »
S&W Model No. 2 Old Model Revolver from  about 1866. It's a 32 rim fire and I just had to shoot it... one cylinder full (6 rounds) followed by a complete cleaning and retirement.

It was a real hoot to shoot.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2018, 01:10:27 pm »
1873 Trapdoor Rifle made in 1874.


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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2018, 01:20:10 pm »
 Here I was, proud of my Winchester 1895 rifle made in 1899.  I guess it isn't so old after all...   ;)

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2018, 04:01:57 pm »
mmmmmmm a Winchester 95 in 30/40 Krag ....Oh yesssssssss please !
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« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2018, 04:25:50 pm »
Yes, it's a beautiful gun. I'd like a .30/40 carbine to match too.

I just noticed which forum we're (down) under.  I hope that it's OK that I'm not down under too...

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2018, 04:59:47 pm »
I have a few older guns:

A Flintlock musket made in about 1820.  This one is from the Nepal Cache.
A 1887 Martini Henry from the Nepal Cache also.
1863 Springfield Rifle Musket which was more than likely used in the Civil War
Dreyse Needle Rifle.  A M65 made in 1870 and probably used in the Franco Prussian War
An A.S.T. Co. Hero which is considered a poor mans Derringer.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2018, 05:02:18 pm »
1875 Swedish Remington Rolling Block in 12.7x44R.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2018, 05:26:36 pm »
mmmmmmm a Winchester 95 in 30/40 Krag ....Oh yesssssssss please !



I have a Browning 95 in .30-40.  Took me  awhile to find it... new in the box... back in 1992 ( according to the receipt) and had it sent to the gun store where I was working.  Shipped cost was $750.00 a lot of money in those days.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2018, 10:35:35 pm »
I forgot that I also have a Swedish Rolling Block.  Not sure of the year though.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2018, 05:26:38 pm »
My oldest is not that old compared to some on here.  It is a Martini-Henry Mk.II Rifle made by Birmingham Small Arms in 1888.
My next oldest is my Dad's 1902 vintage Marlin Model-1898 Shotgun.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2018, 08:57:14 pm »
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2018, 02:05:09 am »
 1886 production 1873 Winchester in 38 WCF. And after 132 years, it's still putting meat on our table!
 
 

 

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2018, 08:55:50 am »
Here I was, proud of my Winchester 1895 rifle made in 1899.  I guess it isn't so old after all...   ;)

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Hey, at least your piece is pre 20th century. My oldest piece, is a 1928 August Menz Liliput in .25 caliber. Needs a little work, but it does fire... at least the first round or two. Stovepipes real bad.

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2018, 09:58:12 am »
Hey, at least your piece is pre 20th century.

That's true--I just barely made it...

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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2018, 03:10:19 pm »
My oldest is a M-1842 Musket made at Harpers Ferry in 1850.
Over the years I have been involved in this sport, I have had older arms, I just can't remember what they were.
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