Oldest gun you own?
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May 6th, 2009 11:00 AM
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.
May 6th, 2009 01:23 PM
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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May 6th, 2009 01:30 PM
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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May 6th, 2009 01:48 PM
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
May 6th, 2009 02:56 PM
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.
May 6th, 2009 03:07 PM
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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May 6th, 2009 03:17 PM
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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May 6th, 2009 03:19 PM
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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Purchased my first handgun in December of 1975, a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel. Shown with the the second handgun purchased, a Colt Model 1911 from 1918.
The oldest firearms I have include a Winchester Model 1886 made in 1887 and a U. S. "Trapdoor" Springfield made in 1888.
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May 6th, 2009 03:19 PM
I have a WWII German P38 made in 1945. Still shoot it every now and then.
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May 6th, 2009 06:07 PM
I've got an Ithaca 20 GA pump I bought new in 1971.
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May 6th, 2009 06:35 PM
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.
May 6th, 2009 07:28 PM
May 6th, 2009 09:21 PM
If you mean longest owned firearm, then 43 years ... a winchester 62a I got at age 13.
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May 7th, 2009 09:21 AM
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!!).
May 7th, 2009 09:31 AM
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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