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    I've got a bolt-action Mossberg .22 rifle manufactured in 1926.

    My grandfather told me he got it in exchange for a pig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randytulsa2 View Post
    I've got a bolt-action Mossberg .22 rifle manufactured in 1926.

    My grandfather told me he got it in exchange for a pig.
    Similar vintage I'd say Randy to my Mauser Obendorfe - which IIRC is circa 1920 .... love the old bolt rifles.
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    The two oldest in my collection aren't old enough to have dust on them yet. The first is my Dad's Ruger MkII Standard which was made in 1970. The other is an H&R 999 Sportsman (maned prior to the H&R LLC), probably circa 196?.

    Other than that, most of mine are fairly new (14 years and newer).
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    An "I" frame Smith, 0.32 Long, 1904; Three Webley MKVI (1917-1919) but all cut for 0.45 and a Colt 1903 in 0.32 (1908 from Serial), plus a percussion shotgun from 1837. Dave_n

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    I have my grandfathers old Springfield bolt action 30.06.

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    I have an old WWII rifle. It is a Italian 6.5 mm Carcano, with a datemark of 1942 on it. It was my first gun, bought it from a senior member of gun club in my town who was trying to raise funds to purchase a Match rifle. I got it for $50 bux with 500 rounds of WWII era ammo.

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    One is a Chicago Palm Pistol aka Lemon Squeezer similar to the one use to kill Pres. Garfield.
    I believe Charles Guiteau used a .44 British Bulldog to assassinate President Garfield.
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    I have a functional Colt Lightning DA revolver in .38 Colt I found at a pawn shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    I have a functional Colt Lightning DA revolver in .38 Colt I found at a pawn shop.
    Rexster from the Leverguns forum?
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    My "oldest" is a youngster compared to some here.

    I found it sitting in a gunshop and had to have it. It's a Colt New Service Model 1917 made in 1912, per Colt. It is stamped "US Property" and was issued to the Postal Service back in the 1920's.

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    I don't know the manufacturer. The name has long since been worn away by time and use. Old percussion rifle, caliber in the high 40s, pre-Civil War but I'm not sure by how much. Sorry for the crummy picture. One of these days I'll take a better one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    Rexster from the Leverguns forum?
    Yes!

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    Welcome aboard amigo.
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    All newer stuff, here. Oldest? Hmmm ... a 1994 Browning BDM 9mm pistol.
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    This Winchester Model 1886 .45-90 was manufactured in 1887.

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