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    Well, it isn't in my possesion yet, but the oldest gun my family has, currently residing with my uncle, is a Brown Bess used by my Great-Great-Uncle who was a Lt. Col (I believe) in the Revolutionary War. I will have to take some photos of it the next time I get up to Conn. for a visit. In the mean time it looks exactly like this, but not so shiny.

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    I have a 7.62x39 Russian SKS Carbine from 1941

    And I have a 8mm Turkish Mauser 1945

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    Breakdown .22 pump rifle, was made in 1905, came in a teak presentation case, I was not able to bring it to the USA when I moved here.. It was my grandfathers rifle.

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    Oldest I have is a Smith & Wesson Model 2 .32 rimfire from the Civil War.
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    "An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper

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    Oldest I have is a Smith & Wesson Model 2 .32 rimfire from the Civil War.
    Fascinating and most collectible piece ....... oozes history!
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    Old and ancient guns

    These are all wallhangars now.
    Handguns are from top right clockwise:
    Colts model of 1851 "Navy" .36 cal.
    Smith & Wesson .38 cal top break
    Reproduction of Colts 1851, (has been fired)
    Colts model P, Single action Army revolver 44-40 made in 1887
    Rifle above handguns is Halls model of 1817originally flintlock, with Percussion conversion done in 1830s. Its almost a breechloader.

    Long arms are top to bottom:
    Percussion Pennsylvania rifle, .36 cal (aprox) made about 1830
    Early style Pennsylvania rifle made in mid 1700s originally flintlock, converted to percussion cap in early 1800s (determined by style of lockwork)
    Modern flintlock, assembled and finished by me. Shot a good bit for fun.
    Leman Pensylvania rifle, late style, approx 1830s cal .35

    All were from my grandfathers estate. He took his annual vacations in the 30s to early 50s driving around the south buying "useless old guns"
    I still drool over the memory of what he had on his shelves and racks before he passed. (Colts galore, at least 30 different DA .38s, an Ivory trimmed flinter from Arabia and much more) I only got a few, the rest went throughout the family. Many were sold off for pennies, but none of mine were ever sold.

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    German K98 made in 1940

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    Chris, that Webley is neat! I had one years ago that had been converted to 45acp and I swear you could run over it and not hurt it .
    I have always been sorry I let it get away. Having one in the original 455 is a real find I have read articles that said it was the best military revolver ever made!

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    I have read articles that said it was the best military revolver ever made!
    Not sure about that Sky - tho for its time I guess perhaps true. It was not a very powerful round altho with the ''manstopper'' SWC it was somewhat feared!

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    Roger - some very fine pieces of history you have - this is the category I was most referring to. Wonderful stuff.
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    Mine is an 1926 Enfield MkVI in .455, Followed by a Enfield No.4, although I never have gotten around to looking at the marks on it. had a AGB 42b, wished I still did, sigh I hate selling guns....

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    1913 winchester m-12 20ga.

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    This is a mid to late 19th Century Belgian vest pocket .36 caliber.

    I especially love the juxtaposed barrels with the beautiful curly Damas engraving in a form known as “drips of water”, and the retractable triggers design.

    It carries the punch of the proof house of Liege (spangled ELG in an oval); which acts as the final acceptance used from 1846 to 1893. The other marks (PO8 - C) are by the "cottage" workshop whose significance has been lost.
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    50 year old S&W model 27

    I have a S&W model 27 revolver in .357 magnum that was manufactured in the 1950s. It is the pinned and recessed "0" model of the gun, which I bought used in 1967.

    It is a very accurate shooter, with an 8-3/8 barrel and light SA trigger. I shoot the gun every 3 months or so, and it remains in excellent condition.




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    Lovely gun Pogo - and I have similar tho not quite as early a model (mine is dash 2). Beautiful gun and great accuracy too ........ time I gave mine a snack again soon


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    Don't have a camera but I have two oldies. One is a Chicago Palm Pistol aka Lemon Squeezer similar to the one use to kill Pres. Garfield. The other is an original LeMatt revolver from the Civil War (War of Northern Aggression for our members from the South).

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