Oldest gun you own?

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    30 4.74%
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    Oldest gun you own?

    How long have you had your oldest gun?

    The oldest gun I have I got 5 years ago.

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    I have my father Colt 38 for the last year he bought it in 1981 ish. Was trying to track down my grandfather 38 but the last owner said he turned it it to be destroyed a few years ago. Dont really believe him.

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    Not sure the age of my walther PP .32ACP, but I have a Colt Detective Special from 1960, orignal blueing, with tyler t-grips added three or four months ago.

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    My .22lr bolt action rifle was purchased when I returned from the Navy in 1970. My 20ga. shotgun was purchased used from an aunt in about 1959 when I was 13 yrs old.
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    I'm only 23 the longest i've own a gun i've bought with m own money is a XD 45 4". This October it will be 3 years.

    Dad bought his Ruger Security 6 snubbie if i remember the reciept date right (we still have orignal receipt) was in 1979

    Grandpa's security six 4" was bought around 1979 as well. I now own it since he passed a few years back.

    Dad bought his Ruger p95dc 9MM was bought used in 1998 so thats 11 years

    so thats what 2 guns @ 30 each years and all going strong

    i don't know when either marlin lever actions were bought

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    I had my first .22 about 59 years ago, I don't have it anymore, so the Highway Patrolman I bought in 1977 would be the oldest I still own.
    The oldest gun I have is a P-08 from 1918.
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    By age: S&W model 2 manufactured in 1862
    First gun I shot: .22 Ruger Mark1 (was my dad's, now mine...shot it when I was 6)
    First gun I bought: Remington 870 Wingmaster, bought it on my 18th birthday.
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    I sold my first pistol, a Harrington-Richardson 9-shot .22LR that I had for over 30 years...I have often regretted that trade.
    I have bought, sold, or traded quite a few firearms while beginning CCW almost 8 years ago.
    My oldest now is my KelTec P-3AT that I've had for over six years now.
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    My oldest would be my Marlin-Glenfield model 75C and my Ruger Mark II, both purchased in the early 80's.

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    Little bolt action .410.......at age 8.

    Almost 45 years ago now. Learned to make the first shot count, cuz follow up shots on a running bunny with a bolt gun that has about a 25 yd range just aren't gonna happen very often!
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    How long have I had it? 2 years. How old is my oldest firearm? Around 70 years old. An old Stevens Model 22-410 with the tenite stock still intact.
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    My grandfather gave me a 410 Shotgun when I was a small child. A friend of mine has it at his house, but technically I guess it is still mine. That would be over 26 years. My second oldest would be a rifle I have had for about 17 years. My oldest handgun would be about 14 years old. Come to think of it, I have been one of those bitter people who clings to his guns and religion for most of my life.

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    I still have a 22 rifle that belonged to my Grandfather. I got it when he passed away and that was about 43 years ago. I have an M1 Garand that belonged to my father and it was built in 1940. I also have and old black powder side by side that am still researching so am unsure as to it's origins or age.
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    My oldest is a three year old G30. I had a Ruger Security Six with a four inch barrel 25 years ago and I sold when I needed some money in my youth. I wish I had it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradyM77 View Post
    How long have I had it? 2 years. How old is my oldest firearm? Around 70 years old. An old Stevens Model 22-410 with the tenite stock still intact.
    I have my Dad's J. Stevens Arms 22 Repeater.

    The patent on the barrel says April 30, 1907.
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