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    Oldest gun you carry ?

    So what is the date on the oldest gun you carry .. Mine is a 1965 32acp .. Just something about a no import marked pure german gun you know half way happy its banged up a bit so I dont mind carry it ...Heck I think a lot of guns pre 68 import ban are so very nice

    I know some of you have to have some old wheel guns or 1911 that still find a way into a holster ...

    I think it is neat to see guns from the 60s still doing what they were made to do ..
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    1918 Colt 1911.....got many others, but the 1911 Colt is the oldest
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    Let's see: 1925 Regulation Police .38, 1925 .32 Pocket Positive, 1920-something Remington 51 in .380, 1920-something Husqvarna m/07 in 9mm Browning Long, 4 I-frame variant Terriers in .38 and .32. Don't know DOB on 3" Mods 36 and 37. 1975-76 BHP. Also 32-1 and 33-1 J frame .38's from 1960s-1970s.

    Only new guns are Charter Pug .44, RIA Govt Model, and Taurus PT100AF. The Charter gets carried a lot, the other two get nightstand duty.

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    Nothing too exciting, the oldest gun that usually ever sees carry use is a P-220, marked "Made in W. Germany." Proof marks put it at a little bit over two decades old.
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    For me it would be my Bicentennial (1976) vintage Ruger Police Service Six in .357 mag w/ 2 3/4" bbl. It rides in a vintage Safariland Hi-Ride holster. 029.JPG030.JPG
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    Most recent going back. A 1992 CZ-75 pre b, a 1987 Walther P -1, a 1983 Sig P-220, and a 9/1941 Mauser HSc.
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    Colt 1911 from 1918 is the oldest that's been regularly carried. Mostly retired now in favor of a ...
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    The oldest gun I carry is a Smith & Wesson Gen 3 Model 5946.


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    C.1920 Walther Model 4.
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    The oldest I carried was a 1903 Colt pocket .32, made in 1922. I didn't own it for very long though.
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    I occasionally carry a Sig p228...marked W. Germany.
    I'm guessing it's about 30 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass63 View Post
    I occasionally carry a Sig p228...marked W. Germany.
    I'm guessing it's about 30 years old.
    If its a German made gun, there should be proof marks on it, which you can pretty easily decipher using "google-fu" in order to come up with a year.
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    Oldest carry revolver is a 1965 Colt Cobra. Oldest semi is a Colt 1911 1941 commercial model.

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    I'm a Justice of the Peace and, in Texas, judges may carry in court. When I'm on the bench I usually have a Colt 1903 .32 in my robe pocket. It was made in 1912. There are always at least a couple of armed LEOs in the courtroom but I don't want to be the only unarmed person in the room.
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