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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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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« 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 ?
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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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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2020, 04:01:11 pm »
Colt revolving shotgun made sometime after 1860.
Several .32 and .38 breaktop pocket pistols early 1880's.
Colt lightning 38-40 mfg 1891.
Winchester sporting rifle, 38-56, mfg 1891.
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Re: How Old is your Oldest Gun you have ?
« Reply #76 on: January 07, 2020, 08:51:47 pm »
1851 Navy made in 1852,  followed by a pair of 6 shot 1849 Pocket Models made in 1863 and 1864
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