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    Bought a stainless steel Ruger Security-Six back in the late '70s, so that would make it close to 30 years ago. Still have it, looks almost brand new.

    Bought a Ruger Mark I .22 around the same time.


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    I think the oldest one I have is my Savage Model '99 25-35 caliber, 26" octagon barrel
    from what I've researched it was made in 1912, got it when my dad passed away

    the one I've had the longest is my Savage 20ga single shot, got it for Christmas when I was 9, 6 months later on my birthday got my 30-30
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    The gun that I have owned the longest is a Mossberg 500 that my dad got me for my 14 birthday
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    Winchester model 1873 44 WCF [.44-40] manufactured in 1881 - purchased in 1979.

    1st generation Colt SSA Frontier Six .44-40 manfactured in 1885 - purchased in 1997.

    American Eagle DWM Lugar model 1900 7.65mm with dished toggles manufactured in 1901 - inherited in 1991.

    S&W Victory .38 Spc. WW II production model 10 - K Frame - 4" barrel - No Ordnance Acceptance or Property marks - inherited in 1999.

    Winchester model 94 .30-30 manufactured in 1951 - inherited in 1991.

    Winchester model 94 .30-30 manufactured in 1965 - purchased in 1970

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    Can't count the guns I had as a kid, they aren't mine and my dad sold them all while I was in college.

    Now that I am out of college, have a good job, and am on my own I bought a Mossberg 500 for home defense about a year ago. I have been shooting a good number of years but I am finally starting to get guns that are "my" guns.

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    I got my oldest gun around 12 years ago. However the gun is around 35 years old, just new to me 12 years ago.
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    i have my grandfathers 1896 .41 colt and my fathers 1953 single six
    .22 the single six i still shoot but i'm a little afraid of the colt.
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    Neat thread! Like to read the comments here and see photos.

    I purchased these two together in the summer of 1975. The shop was asking $100 for the '03A3 and $125 for the Krag. They took $200 for the pair. Killed my first two deer with the '03A3 a few months later.


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    I have a WWII German P38 made in 1945. Still shoot it every now and then.
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    I've got an Ithaca 20 GA pump I bought new in 1971.
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    My oldest is a 1965 Colt Detective special that I inherited when my father passed away in 1979, 3 days before my son was born. I still use it as one of my carry guns, especially in summer heat.

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    The oldest gun I purchased myself is a Winchester 1200 shotgun I got NIB around 1980 while my wife has a little .380 that her dad originally bought in the early 60's.

    OTOH, the gun that's been in my family the longest (and I current own) is a Webley Metro Police revolver. Our best guess is it was made in the 1880-1890's time frame. My grandfather got it sometime prior to WWII and when he died at 90 in 1967 the gun went to my father. After my dad died in 1995, we thought the gun was lost or had been sold by my father. However, my younger brother found it and a box of bullets in a shoebox hidden in the back of a closet at my mom's house a few years later while they remodeling a bedroom. My mother gave it to him and he gave it to me a few years ago when I was back home in NC for a family reunion. It was the first handgun I ever shot back in the 60's when I was a teen and someday I'll pass it to one of my son's as a family heirloom.
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    If you mean longest owned firearm, then 43 years ... a winchester 62a I got at age 13.

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    Longest owned (and probably oldest also): Stevens model 87A semiautomatic .22 . . . it needs some work but I like it because of the select-fire feature (select between bolt action-like repeater and semiautomatic, that is!!).

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    I indicated the 16-25-year choice, but I am right at the top of that period with my S&W Model 58, .41 Magnum M&P sixgun, that I purchased as an SAPD turn-in in 1984.

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