What Gun Have You Owned The Longest ?


December 12, 2009, 10:11 PM
What Gun Have You Owned The Longest ?

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December 12, 2009, 10:16 PM
my Bersa 380. I bought it a few months ago. We have a few safe full of rifles but I did not pay for them so I cannot own them outrightly until hubby goes ahead of me...in the meantime, we have them and use them when we need to OR want to.

December 12, 2009, 10:19 PM
I got a FIE Nylon 66 knockoff for Christmas in 1985, I still have it.

December 12, 2009, 10:23 PM
A High Standard Double Nine that my dad bought when I was a kid. He gave it to me when I was about 23.

Erik M
December 12, 2009, 10:25 PM
A Llama Commander sized 1911 in 9mm.

December 12, 2009, 10:26 PM
Winchester 67a.



December 12, 2009, 10:29 PM
My Colt 1911 A1 that I won in Da Nang in a poker game in 1966

December 12, 2009, 10:32 PM
Mine is also a bersa 380, had mine for about 12 years though, got it in 1997. First gun I bought when I turned 21

December 12, 2009, 10:41 PM
Ruger Mark II. Aprox. 22 years. I am 35.

Ohio Gun Guy
December 12, 2009, 10:45 PM
My Mauser 98k....

Dad gave it to me when I turned 18 (A few moons ago) but I used it growing up..... Still have it :D

December 12, 2009, 10:53 PM
Winchester Model 94 made in 1917 and handed down through my father.

December 12, 2009, 11:01 PM
I've had my Remington 511 rifle for 62 years. Got it new for my 15th Christmas. O.P.A. ceiling price was $14.00.

December 12, 2009, 11:11 PM
couple of FIE's that were left to my brother and I when I was about 4, behind that is a Marlin Mod 60 I got about 10 years ago.

December 12, 2009, 11:13 PM
Winchester 1894AE bought in 1991.

December 12, 2009, 11:17 PM
My Savage 10FP .308. Bought it when I was 19 all of 7 years ago! What a great gun!!!!

ol' scratch
December 12, 2009, 11:28 PM
A single shot .410 I got for my 11th birthday in 1988. I have the shotgun, case and video taken during the scavenger hunt my father sent me on to find it.

December 12, 2009, 11:29 PM
makarov .380 had it about 13 / 14 yrs. will never sell it.

Stephen A. Camp
December 12, 2009, 11:31 PM
Hello. Mine would be a Remington Model 700 BDL Varminter in 6mm Remington. Had it since 1969.


Steve in PA
December 12, 2009, 11:35 PM
My deer rifle, a Winchester Model 70 XTR in .30/06 that I bought as the Marine Corps PX in Camp LeJeune, NC back around 1981.

December 12, 2009, 11:42 PM
870 wingmaster in 20 gauge bought in 1966

December 12, 2009, 11:45 PM
Right now it is my Mossberg 590. I buy and sell guns more often than not in order to fund future purchases. I have not bought any real custom guns or anything special that I could not easily reaquire. I have also sold guns so I no longer have to stock that caliber. I am sticking with 9mm and .45 ACP from now on.

December 12, 2009, 11:51 PM
Nylon 66 with a Ted Williams scope, circa 1966 when I was 9 years old

M2 Carbine
December 12, 2009, 11:54 PM
A 2 inch S&W Model 10 that I bought in 1960 for a off duty carry gun.

Arkansas Paul
December 12, 2009, 11:54 PM
Winchester single shot 16 gauge. It was passed down to me when I was way too young to make use of it and it hung in my father's gun rack until I was old enough to use it. I'm the third Paul to own it and hopefully won't be the last.

December 12, 2009, 11:56 PM
Model 1890 WRF, given to me in about 1959.


December 13, 2009, 12:08 AM
Remington Nylon 66 left to me by my Grand father in 1974. It's a Black diamond model. That will be left to my Grand son if I have one.

December 13, 2009, 12:56 AM
Mine is a Colt New Frontier revolver, 6" barrel & mag cylinder (22 LR/22 Mag). Picked that up in 1972 when I was 14. My Dad said I could get one if I earned it and boy I did. Raked up rocks off of new lawns in my neighborhood all summer long. Seemed like I moved 100 tons but it was worth it. Every time I went back in the woods with my friends I'd carried it (was farmlands before ....). I am now 52, the case hardened frame has alittle brown patina on it & it's been better that 30 years since I shot it, but I'll pass it on to my oldest son (now 29) and maybe I'll teach the grandchildren to shoot if my kids ever have any.

December 13, 2009, 01:33 AM
Ruger 10/22 that I bought from my Brother's buddy in 1986 or so. I have put well over 100,000 rounds through it and it still runs like a champ. The barrel is looking a bit smooth on the rifling, so it may get a second life as a Brownell's poster child.

Dr. Dan
December 13, 2009, 03:23 AM
"The Colt 57 30-06" my dad ordered from a catalog in 1957.

December 13, 2009, 03:52 AM
Ithaca M-66 "Supersingle" 20 ga youth shotgun. 26" barrel, mod choke. I got it for Christmas about 1966. My first gun. Although my son has it in his possession now, I still consider it to be "my gun." He can call it his when I'm gone.

The oldest I have in my possession is a 12 ga Sears Roebuck pump gun. I guess I got it about 1977 or about then. Paid $99.00 for the gun with two barrels (choked and slug). Made by Mossberg it's the same as a Mossberg 500. Killed a few deer with that gun I have.

December 13, 2009, 07:42 AM
12 gauge Wingmaster ......about 35 years.:D

December 13, 2009, 07:49 AM
A Savage M24 .22 mag / 20 guage. I suppose I've "owned" it for 35+ years, but it has been on loan to my brother for about the last 20 years. So long that I had to buy another for my own use.

December 13, 2009, 08:03 AM
A Ruger Single Six that my dad bought in Montana when he was 12 for $12 and an adult signature on a match book cover.

Dad also bought me, when I was probably 7 or 8, a Browning made, Winchester 1895 in 30-06 when they did that limited run in the mid eighties.

December 13, 2009, 08:20 AM
Llama .380 bought in 1966.


December 13, 2009, 08:40 AM
A Glock 17L purchased (used) in 1988.

December 13, 2009, 08:51 AM
Up until recently, I gave a Browning .22 rifle to my grandson that I bought in 1976. Wish I still had the Model 98 I bought in 1956!

The Bushmaster
December 13, 2009, 09:56 AM
Winchester M94 .30 WCF (1949). I bought it in 1960 and still hunt with it...

December 13, 2009, 11:07 AM
First to come last to go, mine is SS I would have like to get a Blued one also you could hammer nails with it and it would still shoot fine

December 13, 2009, 11:38 AM
A Ruger LCR which I bought 2 weeks ago and the government knows about.

I had a very tragic boating accident 3 weeks ago. Yes, the boat sank, too. Also the trailer and the hitch that was on truck. Very tragic.

December 13, 2009, 11:45 AM
Winchester bolt action .22 bought at Sears. I got it on my 14th Christmas in 1967.

December 13, 2009, 11:48 AM
Ruger Mk1, which I passed on to my grandson.

December 13, 2009, 11:50 AM
My first gun, actually. Remington Nylon 77 purchsed from Barkers in Bath, NY, 1974. Still shoot it regularly.

December 13, 2009, 11:51 AM
marlin 39A Father bought new in 1954 gave to me at Christmas 1958 I was 12 It will go to one of my kids some day when I am done shooting it

December 13, 2009, 11:57 AM
Mossberg 500 combo given to me by my wife and FIL in the mid '80s (I was a late bloomer).

December 13, 2009, 12:08 PM
Got this new in February of 1973.


Technically I still own the Remington Model 581 22 rifle I got in the spring of 1968 but it's no longer in my possession and I hope the son of a bitch who stole it trips and jams the barrel up his ass right before it discharges.

Onward Allusion
December 13, 2009, 12:09 PM
Cheap Arminius HW 7 in .22LR imported by FIE. It's gone through probably 10,000+ rounds and is still very much functional. The revolver is 25+ years old.

Steve 48
December 13, 2009, 12:12 PM
A Nylon 66 and a S&W M13 made in the early 70's.

December 13, 2009, 12:14 PM
Remington Sportsman 58 that my dad bought me new in 57 or 58 I forget which.

December 13, 2009, 12:34 PM
My oldest continuously owned gun is my Remington 870. Purchase April 2, 1981. She has, however gone through a bit of a face lift to keep her young and vibrant.


December 13, 2009, 12:56 PM
Ithaca Model 49 single shot .22
(my brothers all got savage single shot bolt action .22 for their 12 Christmas, but I am left handed so Dad had to come up with something else for me)

December 13, 2009, 01:10 PM
Marlin Golden Boy, lever action 22LR.
50 years. Still as accurate as when my Dad gave it to me. :)

December 13, 2009, 01:11 PM
Cheapy Italian single shot 410 w/ 30 in barrel and full choke. 1978-ish. Although I'm thinking of having the barrel cut down and permanently loaning it to my mom since she needs something for snakes during the spring planting season when the plows kick them up.

The Lone Haranguer
December 13, 2009, 01:19 PM
Glock 19 since 1998. My pickup date (this was in CA which had and has a 10-day wait) was New Year's Eve of that year. I remember it well because I tried to buy ammo for it at Wal-Mart that evening in anticipation of taking it out the following day to shoot, and they wouldn't sell me any. :rolleyes:

December 13, 2009, 01:20 PM
I got a Winchester model 250 lever action .22 for Christmas back in 1971 (12 yrs old). Still have it. Was never super impressed by it. But, it was my first gun, so I'll never get rid of it.

December 13, 2009, 01:32 PM
Marlin Mountie since 1963.

December 13, 2009, 01:34 PM
Marlin 60 since I was 12 or so

December 13, 2009, 03:01 PM
Winchester Model 12 12ga. I purchased in 1962 at 13 years of age, with my own money. It was well used but solid at the time. Paid $40 for it.

Black Knight
December 13, 2009, 03:27 PM
The gun I have owned the longest is my 6" Royal Blue Colt Python. My dad got it for me in March 1979. I was working as an armed security officer and had borrowed an old H&R revolver in 38 S&W from him. I treasure that Python even today.

December 13, 2009, 04:42 PM
A Colt enhanced Officer's .45 ACP. in stainless, I bought it in Oakland CA. in 1993. :)

Johnny Guest
December 13, 2009, 04:59 PM
The .22 rifle, a Remington 512, that Dad gave me for Christmas when I was ten.

December 13, 2009, 05:05 PM
My Remi 870 with synthetic stock. Bought it in the early 90's, my duck gun.

December 13, 2009, 05:32 PM
A Winchester Model 67A, 22 rifle. It was my dads and he gave it to me 50 years ago. Still shoots straight.

December 13, 2009, 05:37 PM
Savage .410 with the buttstock sawed in half. It was given to me by what I call my Uncle at the ripe old age of 6.

December 13, 2009, 05:42 PM
ruger 10/22. I have had it for 14 years now. Guns have came and gone from my collection, but that rifle I will not let go of. I couldn't tell you how many thousands of rounds that have gone through that gun, but the count is extremely high!

December 13, 2009, 05:53 PM
Me, myself, it is a Stevens 311 G, 20 gauge SxS 26" barrels.

Me, my family, that I inherited, is a Winchester 52b .22lr that my dad received on his first B-day January 1 1940. It was a gift from his Godfather.


December 13, 2009, 05:56 PM
Silma 12 ga O/U my wife got me for father's day about 6-7 years ago.

December 13, 2009, 05:59 PM
A Navy Arms 1858 Remington revolver, bought (on layaway) during the summer of 1973. I was a security guard at a logging road building camp and I wanted something with a bit more presence than my first purchased firearm - an R/G-14 with an inch-and-a-half barrel.

I'd found guns before that, but Dad had always snagged and sold them whenever he was short on cigarette money.

December 13, 2009, 06:18 PM
interesting topic, mine is a Pietro Beretta AL1 12 gauge shotgun which was purchased around 1973...

December 13, 2009, 06:23 PM
Ruger 10/22. Bought it a few months after my 18th birthday. Been shooting my father's guns longer than that, but that was my first gun.

December 13, 2009, 06:25 PM
Browning A5 12ga. made in 1928 given to me by my GP.

December 13, 2009, 06:31 PM
Stevens single shot 20 ga.
1970, I was 15 then. I still have it.
Squirrel hunted with it last year.

December 13, 2009, 07:12 PM
I have an old model Browning Challenger.I bought it new in the early 70's.It is still a tack driver, and feels like an extension of your arm.

December 13, 2009, 07:17 PM
An old single shot .410 with a 26" barrel and the stock chopped to fit me when I actually hunted with it. Got it for christmas 1994, 2 months before my 6th birthday. It quitely resides in the safe for now, untill I have a young'n to pass if on to.

Big Russ
December 13, 2009, 07:22 PM
A Savage .22 Model 64F that I bought just a few weeks before I enlisted back in 2005... it started my collection off and it's snowballed from there.

Got sprayed by a skunk because of that little gun, oh the memories... lol

Corporal K
December 13, 2009, 07:29 PM
Glock 21 .45 ACP

Old Faithful

December 13, 2009, 10:50 PM
The Luger my father brought back from WWII.

December 13, 2009, 11:49 PM
remington 870 12g since 06, i let a lot of people borrow it and they abuse it so it looks like an old man now. i'm talking they left it in the rain, dropped on a rocky trail, fallen from a treestand... it's my first so i'm never gonna sell it.

December 14, 2009, 08:17 PM
Ruger security six 4 in ss 1976 200 year of liberty.

December 14, 2009, 08:25 PM
I have moved through different countries, yet I always find a way to keep a bersa close to me.

Not the same unit, but almost 20 years of bersa ownership on and off.

I am 39 years old.

December 15, 2009, 08:41 AM
A .50 flintlock plain iron mounted long rifle that I built in 1978.

December 15, 2009, 10:48 AM
Mine is a SS 2" S&W Chief revolver I bought whilst I was an Officer in the Army in the late 70's. i had a S&W sholder holster and wore it daily.

December 15, 2009, 11:05 AM
Smith & Wesson Model 27 4" .357nmagnum.

December 15, 2009, 11:11 AM
Mossberg 810-A in 30-06.
Bought for me by my late Mother in 1973.
It was my very first deer rifle.

Ala Dan
December 16, 2009, 04:30 AM
2" barrel Smith & Wesson model 30-1, in .32 S&W Long. It was my
deceased fathers carry gun.

December 16, 2009, 10:02 AM
Winchester single shot Boy's rifle I received for Christmas in 1952.

December 16, 2009, 10:12 AM
My Ithaca Deerslayer Police Special 12ga. I bought it in a gunstore in Harvey, Illinois in about 1977. It was the first modern firearm I owned, after having first purchased a cut down Commission '88 short rifle. The Commission '88 is long gone.

December 16, 2009, 10:15 AM
My father died in 1952 of complications from World War II injury. He left me a Winchester 63 to grow up with. I will have it until I die. My only child has passed away so I'm looking for a heir to pass it on to.

Guns and more
December 16, 2009, 10:48 AM
I still have the J.C.Penny single shot .22 rifle I received as a birthday present in 1959.

Guy de Loimbard
December 16, 2009, 11:45 AM
CZ-82, it was my second gun and first pistol.

December 16, 2009, 02:35 PM
A 9mm S&W 5906 I have had since 1991. I haven't shot it in 7 or 8 years.

December 16, 2009, 03:49 PM
My grandfather's 12 ga. shotgun, which he gave me on my 8th birthday [1940]. It is an old Hopkins & Allen. I used it here on the farm untill about 1954 when I bought a Winchester 12ga. Model 37. I still have both of them in my assortment, and will never sell either one.

December 16, 2009, 06:03 PM
My first gun, Charles Daly 1911 EFS purchased new in 2002.

December 16, 2009, 07:49 PM
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o258/1pharmer/SW661100407.jpg 1980. Joe

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 16, 2009, 08:42 PM
That's a *very* interesting question, and one I hadn't considered. I believe the answer is my Chinese MAK 90.....14 yrs.

2nd place I'm not sure - might go to my Springfield Loaded, RWS 350, Taurus 94, CZ 85 combat, or CZ 452.

December 16, 2009, 09:35 PM
Browning 22 auto rifle, 1959

December 16, 2009, 09:40 PM
My M&P 40 FS, the first and only gun I've bought. Going on 1 year with it now

December 16, 2009, 09:46 PM
A CZ 52 that I've had for 13 1/2 years

December 16, 2009, 10:28 PM
Sears Ted Williams model T-3 (winchester) semi auto .22

My Dad gave it to me for Christmas in 1973. My nephew and I call it "old faithful". He has custody of the old girl now, she still shoots like a champ, though I had to take it apart recently and re-tighten the barrel nut. Sweet shooter.


December 16, 2009, 11:17 PM
Glenfield Model 25 (no s.n.) that I got for my 12th Birthday in 1970. Dad didn't have a lot of money, so it was probably second-hand, but it looked new, in a zipper-bag, but no box, no papers. I cherish it today as much as I did the day I got it.


December 16, 2009, 11:38 PM
A Ruger MK I, 512 that I acquired in 1978.

December 17, 2009, 12:12 AM
A Marlin 336 in .30-30 bought at a Killeen, TX, pawn shop in 1983.

December 17, 2009, 03:14 AM
Crosman model 400 repeater. Co2 gun given to me by my father at age 8 in 1959.


December 17, 2009, 03:48 AM
My IJ70-17A.


Purchased in the early nineties for the now unheard of price of $89 at J and G sales in Prescott AZ.

December 17, 2009, 06:42 AM
Ruger 10/22 my father gave me for christmas when I was 12.

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