Anyone else collect firearms from the year that you were born?


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Kenneth Lew
December 6, 2004, 12:57 AM
A friend of mine started collecting Colt 1911s that were produced during his birthdate. So far he has accumulated over 50 1911s from 1951. I got into the same habit and have a measly 3 firearms. Anyone else does this?

Kenneth Lew

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Mulliga
December 6, 2004, 01:54 AM
That has gotta be the coolest thing I've ever heard. :)

UberPhLuBB
December 6, 2004, 02:00 AM
I would but 1981 isn't a particularly eventful year (or eventful at all), and C&R wouldn't apply so all guns would be expensive to procure (In California).

I thought of it a few years ago and forgot about the idea equally as fast as it came to me. Great idea though!

TNGO
December 6, 2004, 03:57 AM
I bought a Remington 700 because that model and I both came out the same year–1962.

Black Majik
December 6, 2004, 04:29 AM
like uber,

1982 is a pretty boring year in the firearm history. Guns made in 1982 aren't even considered classics so theres really no reason to buy guns that were made in my year.

It is a cool idea though.

WhoKnowsWho
December 6, 2004, 04:32 AM
I wanted to buy guns that were introduced in my birth year, but the choices were extremely lacking so I decided to not bother.

PAshooter
December 6, 2004, 05:37 AM
I don't really "collect" them, but I did buy a Russian SKS because it was born the same year that I was - 1954. Thought it was cool that she and I grew up on opposite sides of the iron curtain during the cold war.

ExMachina
December 6, 2004, 09:44 AM
I dediced against this practice...wheellocks are kind of pricy :D

stevelyn
December 6, 2004, 10:02 AM
Too expensive. Besides I've never seen a pre-64 Winchester.

jojo
December 6, 2004, 10:39 AM
I like the idea, now I just have to go and find out what guns were made in 1958.

jojo

thatguy
December 6, 2004, 10:56 AM
I tried for years to buy a gun made in 1955 and came close twice (1956) but couldn't find one until a few months ago when I bought a Standard Model Ruger and discovered it happened to date from 1955. Finally did it when I wasn't even trying. Figures.

jefnvk
December 6, 2004, 11:05 AM
I don't think there's much cool made in 1986 that I could afford.

Now, had my parents wised up and bought some MG's made in '86, before the ban went into place, that would be cool. But no luck :(

Sistema1927
December 6, 2004, 01:09 PM
Best I can figure, my 5.9 mil Springfield Garand from CMP was manufactured between April and June of 1956. Since my birthdate is in May of 1956 I have sometimes wondered if my rifle left the factory on my birthdate.

I don't own any other 1956 weapons, but have some from 1952 and 1958.

Lonestar.45
December 6, 2004, 02:20 PM
I recently bought a Yugo SKS in great shape. Traced the numbers, turns out it was built in 1970, my birth year. It got me to thinking about doing this very thing. 1970 wasn't a spectacular firearms year I suppose, but I may acquire one or two more from that year just to have and pass on to the son.

PMDW
December 6, 2004, 02:50 PM
I don't think there's much cool made in 1986 that I could afford.

87 sucks even more.

Leatherneck
December 6, 2004, 03:04 PM
Oh yeah...turns out 1943 was a pretty good year for guns :D

M1 Garand, carbine, and 1911 in house; looking for reasonable P-38 and K98. Have some smellies that are "partly" from 1943...

TC
TFL Survivor

Hemicuda
December 6, 2004, 03:08 PM
Although I DO have a couple of firearms (4 or 5 actually) built in 1970, like me, it is the automobiles in my collection built that year that are truly neat...

the one and only '70 HemiCuda that I am named after was built on my birthdate (April 29, 1970) at an assembly plant less than 5 miles from the hospital where I was born, and less than an hour from the time I was born... (this info is authenticated by a well-known MoPar numbers guru, and the build sheet found under the drivers seat)

the '70 Crew-Cab pickup was built 2 days later, at another plant within spitting distance of the first...

sm
December 6, 2004, 03:18 PM
1955

I have had, the actual year of Mfg and not just year introduced. Great year for a lot of stuff besides guns.

I have a Coleman Lantern, that count?

gulogulo1970
December 6, 2004, 05:23 PM
I lucked out and bought a perfect, birth year 1970, Colt Python. Didn't know when it was made when I bought it. Just kind of a neat little bonus.

Standing Wolf
December 6, 2004, 05:45 PM
Heck, they didn't even have firearms when I was born.

akviper
December 6, 2004, 06:19 PM
I'm looking for 1953 Smiths. My wife just bought a nice 1953 5 inch Model 27 for my Christmas present. Now if I can just find a 3 1/2 inch 27 from 53. You young guys have a big advantage over us old geezers. A 1980 Smith or Colt is a bunch cheaper and easier to find than the 50 + year old guns.

GARY SMITH
December 6, 2004, 06:46 PM
New registering member here. Been looking for a bit. Had to register for this thread. My dad bought me a model 94 winchester 30-30 when I was born (I think I was 3 weeks old) Still have it!!!! So you know this '94 is not going anywhere! :) That was in 1953
GARY

jefnvk
December 6, 2004, 10:36 PM
A 1980 Smith or Colt is a bunch cheaper and easier to find than the 50 + year old guns.

Problem is, I've fallen in love with the milsurps :banghead:

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