What's your oldest firearm that you still shoot?


January 25, 2008, 04:45 PM
Mine is the 1896 Krag carbine sporter that belonged to my Great-Grandfather that I still fire occasionally. I'd be sorely tempted to shoot his Colt 1862 pocket police conversion if I could get 38 rimfire ammo (it's probably just as well that I can't).

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January 25, 2008, 04:55 PM
Winchester 1895 chambered in US30 30-06 manufactured in 1909.
Amazing firearm!

January 25, 2008, 04:59 PM
1871 Swiss Vetterli, converted from rimfire to centerfire. I have to make cases from either 348 Win or 8mm Lebel.

Grandpa Shooter
January 25, 2008, 04:59 PM
O3A3. Accurate as heck, and a shoulder buster to boot.

January 25, 2008, 05:00 PM
Stevens Model 16 Crackshot. I still haven't found the exact year of manufacture, but what I've gathered so far is somewhere between 1889-1903 IIRC.

1200 meters
January 25, 2008, 05:05 PM
I shoot a 1941 obendorf Mauser and a 1936 P-38 Walther. I do have a Brand New 1874 Sharps , but that doesn't count. blitz

January 25, 2008, 05:06 PM
M1 Garand, march of 1945

January 25, 2008, 05:13 PM
1873 Trapdoor Springfield! Got the carbine and then I've got an 1884 long rifle (and I mean LONG!)that I shoot as well.

January 25, 2008, 05:15 PM
'03 Springfield and a C. 60's Winchester 94

January 25, 2008, 05:17 PM
1928 Colt Police positive Special

January 25, 2008, 05:17 PM
New England Westinghouse Mosin Nagant M1891. Serial number guestimation puts production around 1916.

January 25, 2008, 05:17 PM
I have a Winchester 1897 shotgun made in 1905 that I still shoot regular and she always comes through for me a few times a year at the local turkey shoot.

January 25, 2008, 05:27 PM
1942 Mosin Nagant sniper copy with a 1948 scope. Next would be a Feb' of 1943 Springfield M1.

Master Blaster
January 25, 2008, 05:28 PM
1946 Smith and Wesson M&P in .38 special.

January 25, 2008, 05:28 PM
'91 Argentine mauser.
don't know tha actual date of manufacture or how to find out....Hmm I now have a "quest"....

Jim Watson
January 25, 2008, 05:59 PM
Winchester Single Shot (the "Highwall") 1899.

January 25, 2008, 06:09 PM
A 1920's (I think) Savage bolt action .22 that belonged to my dad and his dad before him.

It is the most beat up gun I own - you'd almost think that it was a survivor of two or three different little boys' childhoods ;)
Has a good trigger and a micrometer peep sight on it, and it does shoot very nice groups still.

January 25, 2008, 06:16 PM
Smith & Wesson 38/44 shipped in September of 1935.


January 25, 2008, 06:17 PM
Eh, I've got a 1973 Marlin 336. :D

January 25, 2008, 06:23 PM
Just found and purchased a box of ammunition for my father's 1899/99 Savage 22 hi-power. The serial number traced to manufacture in 1912.

January 25, 2008, 06:28 PM
I regularly shoot an 1878 borchardt model sharps rifle in 45-70. I shoot it with 405 grain bullets and a hot powder load too.

There are some old blackpowder guns in the family arsenal that I occasionally shoot, the oldest probably being the Pennsylvania long rifle, which is supposedly from the mid-to-late-1700's. It's more for show, though, so if I shoot it it isn't with a lot of powder.

January 25, 2008, 06:30 PM
Not real old, but a 1942 91/30.

January 25, 2008, 06:36 PM
I have a few from WWI vintage, and one 1896 receiver Finn Mosin currently in the arsenal.

January 25, 2008, 06:39 PM
Wow I though I shot some old firearms. You guys have me beat.

My oldest gun that I shoot is my LeFever Double Barrel shotgun made in 1929 which makes it 79years old.

My next oldest is my Remington 1903A3 made in 1943.

January 25, 2008, 06:40 PM
A Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield Infantry Rifle made in 1881 is my oldest regular shooter. I have shot it out to 1000 yds with black powder handloads featuring the 500 gr. LRN service style bullet. Great fun!

My 1890-1920 guns get shot all the time.

January 25, 2008, 06:43 PM
swede m96 made in 1900

January 25, 2008, 06:44 PM
73 trapdoor here .

Navy joe
January 25, 2008, 06:46 PM
MFG in 1900 M1897 16ga.

January 25, 2008, 07:02 PM
mine is old shotgun handed down from grandad to da to me:D
A H FOX sxs 12ga made in 1911.

January 25, 2008, 07:10 PM
1891 Argentine Cavalry and Engineer Mauser carbines in 7.65.

I think that would be the oldest firearm, though that model was produced for a few years. I do have a 1898 Krag with a 1902 stock cartouche on it. Shot deer with both the 1891s and the Krag. The 30-40 Krag doe was this month.

Once, I fired a perfect score on the Texas Concealed Handgun Qualification course with a Smith and Wesson .44 Russian revolver that was sold in a St Louis hardware store in 1874....two years before Custer got it at Little Big Horn. Not mine though. Dang fine pistol.

Shot a doe with 1903A3 from 1943, a K98 Mauser marked 1937, and a P17 from WWI as well this year. Got a 1937 Luger and a couple of old Colt 1903 pocket models that fire and function without problems. Got an M38 Swede that is an arsenal rebuilt 1900 Gustav. Shot a couple of does with it a year ago.

January 25, 2008, 07:11 PM
A Colt New Service from 1916 in .45 Colt. A,fine gun with a tight lockup and good accuracy, but that stock front sight isn't friendly to old eyes.

January 25, 2008, 07:12 PM
'30s Sistema 1927 .45


January 25, 2008, 07:13 PM
Hey Blackfork,
Any source for history on the 1891 Mausers. I mentioned mine but I'm curious as to the actual date of manufacture.

evan price
January 25, 2008, 07:19 PM
1917 Colt Army Special .38 revolver in 38 Special.

January 25, 2008, 08:08 PM
9mm Star b made in 1943. Love the size and feel, and it's surprisingly accurate despite a heavy trigger.

January 25, 2008, 08:26 PM
1874 Sharps, 45-100, quit shooting it a few years ago when I had a repop of it built.

Win.M1887 lever action 12ga. Shoot skeet with it, with BP handloads.

Win M92, 38WCF Built in 1911. Great Granpaws rifle. Still hunt with it!

Livin in Texas

January 25, 2008, 08:28 PM
Swede M96 dated 1904. Got another one whose 100th birthday is coming up.

January 25, 2008, 08:39 PM
Winchester Model 63-1940
Mosin M44-1945
Iver Johnson Champion 20 ga- not sure when it was made. Blue Book says they were made 1909-1956

Not as old as some of yours, but they are fun, and as SM said: "Run what you brung"

January 25, 2008, 08:55 PM
Mine is a Smith & Wesson Model 4 from the 1900's and my second oldest is my 1932 91/30

January 25, 2008, 08:58 PM
My 1930 SXS Western Arms Corp (Ithaca Arms off brand) 28" barrels and dual triggers. Great shooting shotgun.

Harve Curry
January 25, 2008, 09:01 PM
:)I got ya all beat. I shoot and hunt with a Spencer model 1865 carbine caliber 56-50, serial number/production date puts it late 1864 to 1865 She can still put 3 rounds into 3 inches at 100 yards if I do my part..:)

January 25, 2008, 09:02 PM

savage model 1907, .380, serial number puts it from 1909-1913

January 25, 2008, 09:05 PM
M1 Garand April 1945.

January 25, 2008, 09:29 PM
1866 trapdoor Springfield, .50-70 Government (2nd Allin conversion).
Got a nice 6 pointer (a real heavy one) this year with a 450 grain round nose over black powder.
This thing is barely supersonic and makes a resounding 'thwack' when it hits the target that is easy to hear.

January 25, 2008, 09:35 PM
That I shoot frequently, probably my 1891 Spandau Gew88. Occasionally I'll take out a '93 Mauser or a pre-99 recievered Mosin, but I really like the Commissiongewehr.

January 25, 2008, 10:00 PM
1957 Winchester Model 94

January 25, 2008, 10:49 PM

I don't shoot it that much...just enough for the World Muzzle-Loading Championships...but I'm shooting a Wogdon & Barton flint duelling pistol.

Made around 1805.

January 25, 2008, 11:05 PM
1869 Flobert 22

January 25, 2008, 11:08 PM
1896 Krag carbine -- my top deerslayer.

January 26, 2008, 02:43 AM
My father's Winchester 1894 saddle ring carbine, in .25/.35. He bought it in 1898, when he was 19. Been a couple of years since fired, but had a recent "health checkup" and is good to go. You don't walk into the nearest ammo supply store and pick up a fresh box!
Semper Paratus (also)

January 26, 2008, 03:08 AM
French Revolver 1873 ordonance 11mm from 1874.

January 26, 2008, 03:12 AM
just my 1945 Mosin M-44, nothing very fancy, but very fun.

Right Wing Wacko
January 26, 2008, 03:25 AM
Most of my rifles are of older vintage. Unfortunatly I have not dated them, so I am unsure of their actual age.

Russian Mosin/Nagent 91/30 7.62x54R
Russian Mosin/Nagent M44 7.62x54R
30-40 Krag of unknown Manufacture
Winchester Model 94 32-Special

The two Russians I purchased myself. The 30-40 is not actually mine, it belongs to my brother-in-law, but it's been in my safe for 15 years, so it just as well be mine! :)

The Model-94 is my Deer Rifle, and has brought home a lot of dinners. It was handed down to me by my dad, who got it handed down to him from another family member (I don't remember who... I was like 4 years old when he got it :) ).

January 26, 2008, 05:56 AM
Grandmothers 1894 Winchester in .30-30. Serial number puts date of manufacture approx. 1896. She went deer hunting with it this year, got one too. Actually, the one she got wandered into her front yard; being an "economical" soul, she took advantage of the opportunity. And therein lies a tale for another thread... sigh.

January 26, 2008, 06:01 AM
IIRC a Finn Mosin Nagant mod 39 with a original 1894 receiver.

January 26, 2008, 06:53 AM
1907 Colt SAA 5 1/2" converted to 38spc. around 1946.
Sweet natural shooter!

Semper Paratus

January 26, 2008, 07:43 AM
A 1940's era Iver Johnson single shot 20 Gauge. It was my dads, I have taken squirel, pheasant and rabbit with it.

January 26, 2008, 07:45 AM
My oldest Model 70 Winchester in .30-'06 was manufactured in 1938.
With it my oldest grandson took his first buck in December.
At a pre-season site in session the lad shot three shots into one ragged hole with this rifle, shooting reloads of course.

January 26, 2008, 08:40 AM
I'm sure someone has a list. Maybe in that big and expensive book about Argentine Mausers I see floating around. Great book but every time I see it the cost is 80 bucks.

Both of my 1891 Argentine Carbines are four digit serial numbers. They certainly could have made the 91 for years and years, even though they adopted the 1909 model sometime, one supposes, after 1909. I have a 1909 Carbine as well. Shot a doe and a hog with it last year.

I reload 7X65. My interest comes from a 91 my dad sporterized that the boys in the family shot as a deer riifle for years and years. I couldn't understand what a German rifle was doing with stamped with Argentine markings.

My neighbor has a pair of Colt Lightning revolvers that date from before 1900. They shoot awful though they are in pretty good shape. He doesn't want them in the family after he is gone. i need to buy them off him. One is from his grandfathers side and one from his grandmother. Both bought right here in town. The way I understand Texas law..one is so old that it actually is NOT a firearm under state law.

January 26, 2008, 09:30 AM
1963 detective special. It still works great.

January 26, 2008, 09:34 AM
Mauser C-96 Broomhandle, 1930's commercial vintage.

January 26, 2008, 10:18 AM

Remington model 12C pump - 1926
Remington model 241 Speedmaster automatic - 1935

January 26, 2008, 10:53 AM


My first pistol.


January 26, 2008, 01:04 PM
M1 Garand made in February 1945.

Texas Moon
January 26, 2008, 01:29 PM
Martini-Henry MkIII .577-450 made in 1878.

January 26, 2008, 02:19 PM
My oldest is a Russian 91 Sestroryetsk made in 1897. Its a lot of fun to shoot.

January 26, 2008, 02:47 PM
Well, if you hadn't started this thread, I still wouldn't know. So thanks for giving me a reason to do some research.

I have a Modelo 1912 Chilean Mauser made in Austria by Steyr sometime between 1912 and 1914. It is a long barrel rifle chambered in 7.62 NATO, but from what I understand probably started out as a 7mm and was converted later.

January 26, 2008, 03:00 PM
Colt 1903 .32 ACP (late type III, 1925).

Tight, crisp, smooth as silk.

January 26, 2008, 03:02 PM
B Barrel Finn M39 on an 1897 mosin receiver

January 26, 2008, 03:11 PM
Oldest I generally shoot is like Slugless's Mauser. I've also got a 1904 Swedish M96. Nice gun, shoots great.

I have a Colt Navy revolver I have shot a few times, but blackpowder corrosion and abuse have rendered it more a relic than a shooter.

I also have a tiny little .22 short Blue Jacket #1 7 shot revolver. I have no idea when it was made. Patented in 1871. It's shootable, and I have fired it with .22 short CB caps.

January 26, 2008, 03:25 PM
A Winchester 1894 made in about 1912. Lots of nicks and wear but still shoots as good as ever. It was a wedding gift from my great-grandfather to his new son-in-law, my paternal grandfather.

Next oldest is my Dad's first rifle, a 1930ish Savage .30-06 Sporter (I think that is a Medel 40 or something). It was bought at a local hardware store in 1935 for $35 (those were the days!). I had to have it restocked as it cracked badly behind the single column mag well, and the safety spring broke so that was fixed. Now it shoots great as ever, very accurate. I happened to see the same model at the gun show yesterday for $700! ridiculous.

January 26, 2008, 03:34 PM
1846 springfield. .69 caliber smoothbore. my father used to hunt deer with it!!!!! pretty accurate out to 50 yards, after that, accuracy is questionable at best

January 26, 2008, 04:10 PM
My grandfather's Model 1912 made in about 1915 I believe. I've taken about four turkey with it.

January 26, 2008, 04:14 PM
1965 ishapore 2a lee enfield

January 26, 2008, 04:39 PM
and a 1863 Springfield in NSSa compition

January 26, 2008, 04:52 PM
Trapdoor Springfield, manufactured 1878.


January 26, 2008, 05:06 PM
My #4 Remington somewhere between 1900-1921


January 26, 2008, 05:11 PM
My Bad

January 26, 2008, 05:25 PM
Short Lee-Enfield, No 1. MkIII* built at RSAF Enfield in 1917. It was sporterised (not by me) sometime in the 1960's. Still shoots better than I can with commercial .303.

January 26, 2008, 05:27 PM
Pre war double barreled Winchester 24. I think it's a 24. My memory aint that good.

January 26, 2008, 05:27 PM
03 Springfield made in 1918

Beetle Bailey
January 26, 2008, 06:13 PM
As some of you may already know, the Finns recycled old rifle receivers to build their Mosin Nagants so it depends on whether you mean oldest receiver or oldest in current configuration.

I have an M39 with a 1944 dated barrel built on an 1894 receiver and I also have an M28 (these were made between 1928-33) built on a 1916 receiver.

They are both range queens that shoot pretty well, but I think the M39 is a tiny bit more accurate. However, the M28, being a pretty beat up looking old gun, gets curious looks when I shoot it well.

January 26, 2008, 06:22 PM
I didn't even think about this rifle and it's up next on the doetag list. 7X57. Groups great but shoots left. Re-crowned it. Still shoots left. May just tape the hold off on the side and carry it.

Saw a REALLY old matchlock today at the gun show. Looked like a fence post with the staples and some wire left on. First one I had ever seen. Looked over a couple or Remington 7mm Rolling Blocks. I think they are old Argentine military arms. They preceed the 1891.

January 26, 2008, 06:31 PM
M1 Garand 1942.

January 26, 2008, 06:35 PM
Sharps New Model 1863 cavalry carbine. Got bullets and paper tubes from Shilo Sharps some years ago. The load was only 40 grains for the initial test. Remainder of cartridge was cornmeal. Ignition was a problem as I could not find musket caps big enough so I stuffed the nipple with the heads off of some small strike anywhere smoker's matches and placed a large stike anywhere on top. Tied the carbine to a truck tire and used a lanyard to pull the trigger as I as back aways.

OK, this is not a regular shooter. As soon as I can find caps big enough it will get shot on occassions like July 4. I have not decided whether to commerate the birthday of Robert E. Lee or some Yankee type general. My ancestor were in Minnesota and Maine regiments. But, General Lee is more worthy of raising smoke on his birthday, IMHO.

Zach S
January 26, 2008, 06:46 PM
My grandfather's 10-22. Built in '68.

January 26, 2008, 07:53 PM
I have a Mosin Nagant, Model 1891/30 rifle that I shoot nearly every time I go to the range. It was made in 1936 and has been re-arsenaled at least once since then. It's not as old as some other members' rifles, but it's in great condition and messing around with it is a ton o' fun.

January 26, 2008, 08:04 PM
1918 Lithgow Enfield No1MkIII

January 26, 2008, 08:07 PM
1898 Krag-Jorgensen 30-40 (mfd 1901)
1897 Winchester 12 gauge (mfd 1904)
1903-A3 (mfd 3/43)
I also put a few rounds through my 1911 Colt (mfd 10/14) about 10 years ago when I got it. It's much too nice to shoot regularly, but I couldn't have it in the safe without seeing how it shoots. (Great, BTW) :D

Snapping Twig
January 26, 2008, 08:38 PM
1955 Remington 740 30-06.

Frightener 88
January 26, 2008, 08:42 PM
1908 Brazilian Mauser

January 26, 2008, 08:45 PM
Remington manufactured 1917 Mosin Nagant and Remington Model 31 pump shotgun inherited from my grandfather.

January 26, 2008, 08:48 PM
Swiss 1896/11 originally made in 1899, reconfigured 1913. CG-63, original receiver made in 1904, reconfigured in 1969. GEW 98, 1916.

January 26, 2008, 08:59 PM
1902 Swedish Mauser 96 (96/38)
1920-1923 Winchester 99 Thumb Trigger Model
1932 Colt 1903
1935-ish Stevens Springfield 15
1937 Mauser K98
1943 Springfield 03-A3
1943 Enfield No 4 Mk 1
1955 Swiss K31
1955 M1 Garand
1956 Winchester 61
1959 Marlin Golden 39A

kentucky bucky
January 26, 2008, 09:41 PM
#1 A .38 Caplock muzzleloader made in Hudson, NY in the 1840's.

#2 An 1870's .577 snider Enfield MkIII Carbine

I don't shoot either much, but I like to shoot all of my guns once and a while.

January 26, 2008, 09:51 PM
Prussian Mauser 71/84 made in 1884 in 11.15x60R--I duplicate the original military load of a paper patched 370gr. bullet over 77 grains of Fg black powder.I has quickly become one of my favorite guns to shoot.Also really enjoyed restoring it over 6 months, starting with just a rusted out barrel, receiver, and trigger group I got for $20.Scrounged up all original parts, stock included, to resotore it (just missing the magazine follower now, so its a single shot untilI find one).Oh, and a sling, if I can figure out what an original one even looks like.They seem to be virtually non-existant, even in photos, and the few there are, dont show much detail on the sling.

January 26, 2008, 09:54 PM
1918 Remington M1917
1934 Springfield 1903
1955 M1 Garand NM
1950's (not sure if its a 2,3,4,or 5)Savage Mdl. 10

January 26, 2008, 09:57 PM
1920 Parker 12 ga double (sxs) VH1 Was my grandfathers (died before I was born) gonna be my sons. We shoot trap with it - sweet! Love it

January 27, 2008, 02:34 AM
1943 Remington Rand 1911A1.

January 27, 2008, 03:56 AM
I once met someone in Scouts that had a Pennsylvania Long Rifle from the late 1700's, He said it took him 45 minutes to fire 2 shots. I asked him why it took so long. He said, well its about a minute to load and fire, then 44 minutes of getting warm soapy water, cleaning it from top to bottom several times, letting it dry, oiling it, and wiping off the excess, then deciding if he wanted to fire a second shot knowing he'd have to spend another 44 minutes repeating the cleaning regiment.

Don't know if I can believe every word of that, but its a good story. :)


January 27, 2008, 04:37 AM
I have a 96 Y/O Colt New Service Revolver that I shoot a few time per year. :)

January 27, 2008, 06:27 AM
1916 spanish mauser for me would be the oldest

January 27, 2008, 11:30 AM
I occasionally shoot an 1891 88 Commission rifle and an 1895 M91 Mosin Nagant (Finn capture). The mosin is a tack driver.

January 28, 2008, 02:20 PM
1907 or 1908 William Evans rifle in 400-360
1909 Model Colt New Service
1917 DWM Luger

January 28, 2008, 02:45 PM
Marlin 1894 .25-20 first year production run. shoots great too

January 28, 2008, 02:50 PM
Stevens 410 bolt action shotgun..
Was my daddies mothers, My grandmothers rabbit gun when she was young.
Don't know how old it is,, need to run the serial number on it I guess.

She died in her late 80s about 1958 or so.. have to check the family history. First gun I remember shooting,, for white tail rabbit for breakfast.;)

January 28, 2008, 03:12 PM
Winchester Model 1873 in .32-20
Manufactured in 1884.

January 28, 2008, 04:13 PM
Pre-WWII Reck German .22lr Deringer

January 28, 2008, 05:56 PM
mfg 1910 type II I would guess,

has a type III slide now

Still my main carry piece.:D

Oldest gun I've personally shot 1899 Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55

January 28, 2008, 06:07 PM
A sweet-shooting single-action .22, top-breaking, 9 shot revolver manufactured in about 1934 that my wife's grandfather purchased new.

January 28, 2008, 06:11 PM
mine is a 1916 oberndorf mauser

January 28, 2008, 06:12 PM
I have a Winchester Model 1897 pump shotgun. I bought it at a pawn shop in 1970 for $50. Still shoots just fine.

January 28, 2008, 08:29 PM
M1861 Springfield,Lock dated 1862,barrel 1864.

January 28, 2008, 08:31 PM
1945 Mosin Nagant

January 28, 2008, 08:36 PM
Occasionally shoot a 1917 DWM Gew 98, a 1918 Erfurt Luger, a 1914 SMLE MK III, a 1916 MK IV .45, a Remington 1917 Mosin, a Winchester Mod 1897 made in 1918, and a Winchester Mod 12 made in 1920. With the exception of the Gew 98 (bad worn out bore) all shoot very well.

History Nut
January 28, 2008, 08:39 PM
Spencer Carbine manufactured by Burnside Rifle Co. in 1865. It has a S&S Firearms center-fire breech block. I have some Ten-X BP cartridges. I don't shoot it much.

My other old one is a 1866 2nd Allin Conversion. They were made out of CW rifle-muskets. Mine's lock plate is dated 1863. I have shot it fairly often. FUN!

January 28, 2008, 08:48 PM
The oldest that I shoot is my grand dad's 1914 LC Smith 20 guage. My dad sometimes uses his grandmothers 1880s or so Ithaca featherlight.

January 28, 2008, 10:02 PM
Colt 1903 .32Acp Pocket Model circa 1913 (245xxx)


January 29, 2008, 06:53 PM
I'm not sure, exactly. It'd either be one of my Model '91 Mosin-Nagants, or my 1903 Springfield.

January 29, 2008, 07:16 PM
1917 Eddystone.

January 29, 2008, 07:24 PM
M28 Finnish Moisin Nagant- 1897 receiver and SIG barrel.

Flintlock Tom
January 29, 2008, 07:43 PM
S&W 4th model .38. Double-action, break-top, 5 rounds. 1883.

January 29, 2008, 08:05 PM
1917 Rem Enfield


Eric F
January 29, 2008, 08:12 PM
remington 8 in 30 remington 1907 manufacture date

January 29, 2008, 08:15 PM
Springfield .22

January 29, 2008, 08:30 PM
Mosin-Nagant, receiver date 1905 (103 years old this year).

January 29, 2008, 09:19 PM
mine is a 1901 Carl Gustav Swedish mauser. Sweeeeeeeet shooter.

Joe Demko
January 29, 2008, 09:40 PM
A Winchester 1906 pump .22. Don't know how old it is exactly. A great uncle picked it up used before WWII.

January 29, 2008, 09:47 PM
Ithaca Flues 20 gauge from 1917

January 30, 2008, 11:24 AM
1948 vintage Marlin model 336,30-30 caliber.

has a tad longer barrel than todays' marlins.

The Annoyed Man
January 30, 2008, 12:01 PM
It's the oldest firearm I own, and it's a 1943 Ithaca 1911.

January 30, 2008, 12:07 PM
american gun co 16 ga single barrel shotgun it was my great uncles pre1930s

January 30, 2008, 02:32 PM
1884 Springfield trapdoor in .45-70

Family heirloom

January 30, 2008, 02:36 PM
my oldest firearm of all, my S&W Model 28-2.
I actually bought it at the field I used to shoot at the very first time i took out my new-to-me S&W 586. which is beautiful. there was a guy waiting for his uncle to help him zero his .30-06, when the uncle showed up he asked if I or my friend wanted to buy a .357. so of course i say let's take a look!

made april 1955 ok?

January 31, 2008, 08:44 AM
Mine are all old. The oldest is a 120+ year old Webley. Then there are some turn of the century Iver Johnsons and H&Rs. My regular shooters are CZ 52s, an SKS, a K98k, and a slew of H&R .22s from the early 1950's. There's also a JC Higgins 12 gauge pump from God knows when.

January 31, 2008, 12:53 PM
My 2 enfields:


January 31, 2008, 01:04 PM
Can't really count the modern repro blackpowder irons, so I won't mention them...

Oldest "modern" irons ('smokeless powder')
1954 Romanian M-44 Mosin-Nagant
1955 US Rifle Cal .30 M1
OLD Marlin 99 .22LR...no S/N
1962 or so Vintage Mossberg 500

Don't own it, but have shot a budd's lever-action .32-20 Been so long since I shot it (1973) I don't remember if it was a Marlin or Winchester, but that action was smoother than hot butter

January 31, 2008, 01:20 PM
S&W Model 1917 .45 ACP (mfg for Brazil in 1937) - great shooter

January 31, 2008, 01:25 PM
1954 Beretta 950B pocket pistol shot regularly and carried sometimes.
1955 Unique Model D Corsair sees a regular bit of range time.
1956 Astra 2000 gets shot a bit and carried too.
1957 JC Higgins Model 88 (Hi-Standard Sentinel) gets a weekly shooting.

January 31, 2008, 05:02 PM
A COLT model 357 , blue with a 4 in bbl. in .357 MAG. Same action as the Python. First yr. production, 1954. :)

February 1, 2008, 10:05 PM
Mine are a tie! I have an M-1903 SA made in 1918 with the original barrel and a 1911 made in 1918. The Colt is, I believe, a "Black Army Colt". It's the right age and S/N range but it was rebuilt at some time at "aa", the Anniston Army Depot.


February 1, 2008, 10:21 PM
1869 Flobert 22

like this one?


I fired it once. But I regularly shoot my 1884 trapdoor.

February 1, 2008, 10:22 PM
1901 Swede Mauser. Shame on all of you that "bubbafied" your classic military arms. The horror.

February 2, 2008, 12:10 AM
1930-vintage Model 12...great piece!

February 2, 2008, 12:15 AM
French Unique pocket pistol .25 acp. Wll, I'd still shoot it if I could get a new firing pin for it.

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