Oldest gun you own?

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    What the heck, since this is up. I have a French 16 Ga rabbit ear double Guild gun that is likely late 1800's. Part assumption, part research. My Grandfather brought it back from WW II. Bought it off an old man carrying it out of Paris. Occasionally I'll dust it off and shoot at doves with it, can't seem to hit any though.






    I had the privilege of holding a Revolutionary era 68 caliber rifle once. It was found on the property of the school I was working for. Not exactly in great condition, but man what a gun. It was probably 5' long and my thumb would fit in the barrel. I've seen one other in a home. The guy was shocked I knew what it was.
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    The oldest gun I own is also the gun I've owned the longest, an early 1880's Webley revolver in .450 DAVIS. An uncle got it while stationed with the Brits during WWII and gave it to my grandfather when he returned from the war. My dad got the gun when he died and it was given to me. It was the first handgun I ever shot when I was a teen in the 60's and it now sits in my gun safe, ready to be passed on to my children and grand kids when the time is right. The oldest gun I actually purchased which I still own is a little .22 revolver, a SA Colt clone, I got in the late 70's.

    OTOH, the newest is a GI model 1911 I bought last month at a local gun show. It only seemed appropriate to get another on the 100th anniversary of the second most famous .45 Colt ever made!
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    Here is a pic of just a few of my old guns i have on my wall.

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    I still have my first .22 rifle, a bolt-action Winchester Model 69A that my dad was holding in a photo when he was a young man all those many years ago.
    Now I'm ten years older than he ever was.

    And that .22 rifle is still able to shoot X-=rings all day long and it does not wear a scope.

    Some things you just don't let go of.

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    The oldest gun I own was my dads Ruger 10/22 he bought in the mid-late 80's. He sold all his guns but that one before I was born. He was going to sell the 10/22 at a rummage sale when I was ~12, but I came up with the money to buy it from him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Oldest gun I own: Chilean model 1895 7mm Mauser.
    Posted this awhile back but have to correct it. My oldest firearm is :

    Fabrica de Armas de Oviedo Model 1916 7x57 Spanish Mauser. It was made circa 1921.
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    Vetterli rifle 1869.
    It is one heavy weapon to carry

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    It would have to be my 6/44 M1.

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    My Ruger Speed six. Bought it used (it is a Montgomery County Police .38) back in 1992. Great gun, still shoots fine and looks great!

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    .32 US Revolver SN research shows 1906 year made. Have had it for 5 years. Longest I have owned a gun is Ruger 10/22--14 years

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    The oldest gun I have, I would be afraid to shoot. It once belonged to my grandfather. It is an Iver Johnson .32 cal revolver made in the early 1900's. He carried it as a Constable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberpackn View Post
    The oldest gun I have, I would be afraid to shoot. It once belonged to my grandfather. It is an Iver Johnson .32 cal revolver made in the early 1900's. He carried it as a Constable.
    Have it checked out. That is almost the same as my .32 US Revolver

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    The one I've owned longest is an Arisaka carbine my father brought back from the Phillipines in 1945. I purchased a Ruger Super Blackhawk in 1976 and still have it in my safe. The barrel is stamped "Made in the 200th year of American liberty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Have it checked out. That is almost the same as my .32 US Revolver

    It's in rough shape. But it's all in one piece.
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    I have a 1982 Colt Agent that is factory Parkerized. Got the receipt and the price is still legible. $182.00 dollars. Gun was bought in Miami. Gun was given to me as a gift on my birthday back in 1995 by my son. He would like to have it but he has to wait.................awhile.

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