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This is a discussion on What is the oldest firearm you own? (any over 150 years?) within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Nifty What's the oldest firearm you own, and have you shot it? I have a 1860s era Sharps 22 4 barrel. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifty View Post
    What's the oldest firearm you own, and have you shot it?

    I have a 1860s era Sharps 22 4 barrel. I keep thinking about taking it to the range.
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    1950 Colt Police Positive Special. My uncle bought it brand new. He owned a pawn shop in Houston and he carried it for 50 years. My cousin took over the shop and carried it until about 2010. I bought it in Houston and brought it home to Memphis. Went to clean it so I could test fire it and the barrel and cylinders were packed in factory grease (cosmoline?).

    Anyway, I cleaned it up and ran a box through it. It is smooth as silk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    My oldest is an 1899-vintage Colt Model 1877 Thunderer in .41 Long Colt:

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    ...and the M1903 Pocket Hammer is Vintage 1917:

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    Lionround had a cool little Colt that showed up in post No. 32 for awhile this afternoon , but sadly has disappeared again. Can anyone see it yet?

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    The oldest that I still own is a 6mm Flobert from around the 1850s. I'm not sure of its real age but it uses the oldest style breach. I have only fired it a couple times because ammo is hard to find. But it works, and its a cool piece of history.

    I also had a Colt 1911 from 1919 and a S&W 38 from 1917. I gave those two to my youngest sons.

    I have quite a few rifles from the 1890s, But the one's I shoot the most are a Rem Model 12 from 1911 and a Stevens Favorite from 1915. DR

    I found this, It shows that Flobert's weren't much, even back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownInTheDark View Post
    I got a Winchester 30-30 from 1958. That's old if ya ask me, that's the year my mother was born.
    My first deer rifle that I bought with my own money was a Winchester 94 in 30-30 from 1958. I still have it, still regularly shoot it, and it's still far better now than any Winchester product manufactured since 1964. It's taken at least one deer every year with not a single failure of any kind. Oldest gun would be a single shot Iver Johnson 16 ga shotgun that belonged to my Grandfather from the late 1890s. The stock is wired together from him breaking it over the head of a hog that wouldn't behave, Never shot it - my ancestors didn't spend a lot of time cleaning their shotguns.

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    1898 Springfield Krag used by my grandfather in the Spanish-American war.


    Springfield 1864? or 1884? Can't tell whether the third # is 6 or 8.
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    What is the oldest firearm you own?  (any over 150 years?)-20180830_190056-1-.jpg

    I guess this was my first CCW

    Sharps Four Barrel 1C
    Serial number 4306
    Year ????

    Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company

    " In 1859, Sharps received a patent for what would be the most successful design and the biggest money maker for his new venture, a four-barreled pepperbox pistol. Sharps produced the guns in a variety of variations, based upon their caliber, and thus their frame size. The guns were manufactured in .22RF, .30RF and .32RF, and over the next few years Sharps produced thousands of the easily concealable personal protection cartridge guns."
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    Amazing what you find on the internet


    Model 1873 Winchester
    SN 230825B
    Year 1887
    https://winchestercollector.org/dates/

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    Oldest...1863 Springfield Armory Civil War era musket.....then...... a Win. 94 Takedown model with 3 notches cut into the base of the forearm.
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    1888 Springfield Trapdoor .45-70

    It belonged to my Great, Great, Great Grandfather, and still in the family, though it hasn't been fired since the mid '50's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tstone View Post
    1888 Springfield Trapdoor .45-70

    It belonged to my Great, Great, Great Grandfather, and still in the family, though it hasn't been fired since the mid '50's.

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    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Very nice.

    Thank you sir!

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