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    The gun I've personally owned the longest is my S&W M&P40c. The oldest gun I have is a K43 that my Grandfather brought back from WWII. It's stamped '45.
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    By age, a Colt Single Action Army shipped 12/24/1884. First gun I bought new and still own is a Colt Series 80 made in 1984.
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    I have a Remingtom Mohawk 10C 22lr that my father gave to me when I was 10. Still have it to pass to my oldest son (as soon as he is old enough and responsible enough).
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    Browning semi-automatic 12 ga. shotgun. I think it was made in 56' We had a break action shotgun, I think the brand the "Black Princess" or something unknown age but it was old. I think its was grandpa's dads gun.
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    I have my great, great father's muzzleloader. We figure it's from 1850. Had it for 25 years.
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    I didn't actually understand the question???

    Is it "What is the oldest gun I own"????


    "What gun in my collection have I had the longest"????

    The oldest is an 1860 SxS muzzle loader shot gun, next oldest is a .50 cal 1870 Springfield Rolling Block rifle...both obtained by my Dad in the mid 60's.

    The gun I have personally owned the longest is a J.C. Higgins break-down .410 that my grandfather had used in Rattlesnake control in central Texas and gave to me in 1963 shortly before his death.

    Other than those old things, I don't have any other guns


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    Still have an old Remington Nylon 66 .22lr, that an uncle gave to me when I was just a kid in the late '70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr surveyor View Post
    "What gun in my collection have I had the longest"????
    This is what I was asking. Thanks for clarifying.

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    My grandfather gave me a Smith and Wesson 61-3 escort 22lr around 1990. He bought it for my grandmother in the mid 1970's. I have had hunting rifles since about 1980 but they are long gone.

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    The oldest gun I own is not the gun I have owned the longest.
    I think the gun I have owned the longest, a Davis .32 auto, is about twenty years. The oldest gun I own I received from my father about three years ago.
    The oldest gun is a flint lock blunderbuss. Oldest breechloader is a Russian Berdan rifle from about 1890 something.
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    circa 1937 Remington 511p I have had it less then a year but it has been in the family since it was new.
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    Winchester model 1897 12ga shotgun about 32 years. My brother gave it to me for Christmas.
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    Oldest M1903 Springfield 2/28 on the barrel.
    Longest owned boltaction .410 shotgun bought for $15.00 at an auction in 1967.
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    I have a Savage .22 HP, Model 1899H, Lever Action. Manufactured 1918-1919 time frame. My Dad had it when I was born, and it was given to me when I was ten, so I've had it 59 years. Dang ammo for it isn't cheap and is kinda hard to find...but I think I'll keep it. Have a Beretta 418 manufactured 1948 which my Dad gave me about two years ago. And also have a H&R 923, 9 shot .22 revolver. Dad gave me that one as well.
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    The oldest gun I own, I inherited from my grandfather, 32 years ago: his 1923 Remington Auto-5. It was my great-grandfather's last gun, handed down to my grandfather, once he was old enough to hunt the fields of northern Alabama.
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