1884 Springfield 45/70
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1884 Springfield 45/70
The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".
1860's Nepalese Snider
Soon to have 1896 Broomhandle
Hope to have soon a 1916 Luger
Enfield Mk VI .455 revolver
and of course the 1911
Stevens Model 70 VLR (1907-1936) 22 and a 1936 Stevens Ranger 101.6 series 5000 dbl barrel 16ga.
Which is older, a blow back design or a 1911 design?
I am impressed with the age of the designs and the sheer age of some of the firearms listed here.
Oldest design I have is a 1894 Winchester lever gun.
Wisdom of the Older Gunner:
To carry a firearm and not have to use it is a blessing
To not carry a firearm and need one is avoidable and sometimes fatal stupidity
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Mosin Nagant 1891/30.
The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.
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My oldest gun is a lever action .35 built in the 50's lol
Mosin Nagant M44
...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36
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No more handgonnes? Whats up with that?
It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb...
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I'm kind of surprised no one said they have any wheel lock weapons, although the mechanisms in those could be kind of fragile. And no mention either of weapons from the East, like Janissary muskets, or some of the really cool looking old Muslim firearms. But I suppose things like that are kind of hard to get ahold of, and replicas might night have too big of a market.
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My oldest, bestest is a 1903 Colt. John M. Browing's precurser to the great 1911. Mine was made in 1907. The leather holster that I got with it has a price tag inked on the back...$1.27
Ain't no fun when the rabbit has a gun!