Oldest gun you own?

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    have had a 12 ga.ithaca flues model 12 ga. mfg. in 1910.since the 60's. usually shoot it with 20 ga. inserts.

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    I've got a S&W .38 Special that a gunsmith told me - it is most likely made in the early 70s by the looks of the serial number. I've actually had the gun since 1987ish - 24 yrs.

    I had the gun cleaned and asked about the gun's integrity. The gunsmith said that he wouldn't have ANY reservations shooting it. I was then told to get a silicon gun sock for it to protect it from getting rust, etc.

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    I have an old Iver Johnson 16 ga. my grandfather found in a ditch after he returned from WWI. It needed a trigger spring which he fixed. Dad got it when grandpa died and then gave it to me when I was 8. It was my first firearm and almost 37 yrs later it is still the tightest choked shotgun ive ever seen. Its retired now, and will soon celebrate its 103rd b-day.

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    The oldest gun I own is a M1 Carbine dating from 1943.
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    The one I've owned the longest is the Remington 16 ga my daddy gave me when I was about 14 or 15. My oldest is a W L Greener, double barrel, rabbit ears, Damascus steel that has been passed down from my grandfather. No clue, but has got to be over 100 yrs and may be closer to 130 or more.

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    Oldest gun I own is a 1851 Adams DA black powder pistol. First double actions ever made and I bet you thought S&W made first DA but not so. Adams of London, England was the first.

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    An old J Stevens 20ga clip fed bolt action that my dad gave me a few years back. They were supposedly manufactured between 1940 and 1960.
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    1938 Sauer und Sohn.

    German made pistol used in World War II.

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    Winchester 97 12ga. Barrel longer than the one in Bullitt!


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    1873 Springfield........My father-in -Law gave it to me about 35 years ago.....He got it from his father !!!!!!!

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    This is still the neatest thread. It's fun to see the firearms folks are mentioning. It's fun to consider the continued usefulness and possibilities of so many of these firearms.

    Here, around the house are 17 firearms over 90 years old and 13 over 100 years old. All are still serviceable except for one which is being rehabilitated, and all see occasional use.
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    Shotgun-16 ga 870-45 yrs
    Rifle-Browning BAR 308-36 yrs
    Pistol-Colt DE-21 yrs
    (Newest Pistol-Colt CCO-2 days)
    Chose a weapon that goes bang EVERY time!

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    Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver with a double-digit serial number, followed closely by a Colt SAA manufactured in 1878.
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    OOOooo...I'd like to see those two!
    “No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”

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    I still have my 1st gun, a Savage Arms 410/22 over and under. My Dad bought it from my Grandad when I was a baby with the intentions of giving it to me. My Grandad hand carved the stock. My Dad gave it to me when I was 10 and I'm not 43.

    My Dad gave me his old long guns, and there's some 1850s - 1900 stuff there. One is a custom made (no manufacturer or info on it anywhere) rolling block single shot .32 rimfire youth gun with octagon barrel, intricate wood carving on the stock, and intricate engraved designs on the metal. Another is a double barrel 12 ga muzzle loader with Damascus barrels with an old hickory stick for a ram rod (still has bark on it). That would make a fantastic mantle gun.

    I still have my first handgun too. A single action .22lr/.22mag revolver. I shot the dickens out of that thing as a kid and it still looks brand new.
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