Whats the oldest revolver you have taken out to the range?


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JohnnyCremains
October 21, 2011, 10:23 PM
Mine is this S&W model 1 1/2 in .32 rimfire from 1865

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/twaits/IMGP4822.jpg

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MCgunner
October 21, 2011, 10:28 PM
'51 navy. Okay, it's a replica. I guess a 1917 Smith and Wesson.

That little mouse gun is pretty cool. :D Sorta reminds me of an NAA Earl.

W.E.G.
October 21, 2011, 10:32 PM
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/32-20/loadedwithammopouch2.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/targets/2011-02-25-115grain-35Unique-20feetDOUBLEACTION.jpg

Pyro
October 22, 2011, 12:01 AM
Forehand Arms .32 S&W-L, slightly modified though.
Dated somewhere around 1900 (+/- 4 years).
My carry gun today.

MMCSRET
October 22, 2011, 12:40 AM
Currently my oldest that gets used is a Colt New Army commercial in 32-20 from 1907; last year they were made.

Zebraranger
October 22, 2011, 12:43 AM
I took this Smith to the range a couple of times for a function test. Its a Smith & Wesson Double Action 3rd model made in 1888 that my Dad gave me years ago. Its been in the family a long time.
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb204/zebraranger/Collection/DSC05978-1-1.jpg

zxcvbob
October 22, 2011, 12:52 AM
Colt Police Positive, 5" barrel, made in (I think) 1919. I tried shooting it with .38 Special brass cut down to .38 S&W length, but the rims were too thick and it would bind. So I bought some real .38 S&W brass from Starline, but I haven't gotten around to loading them yet.

788Ham
October 22, 2011, 01:16 AM
H&R 922 revolver, made about 1928, 9 shot .22 caliber.

bikemutt
October 22, 2011, 02:04 AM
S&W 1917 in .45ACP.

Nomad, 2nd
October 22, 2011, 05:14 AM
My (Grandfathers) SAA (1876)

CajunBass
October 22, 2011, 05:58 AM
Colt Pocket Positive in 32, from 1912. I only fired it a few times. Eventually traded it off for something else.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0067.jpg

Still got this one, which would be next in line. Colt Official Police 38. 1939

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0266.jpg

vanfunk
October 22, 2011, 06:11 AM
Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt, SN#167202, made in 1896.

Stainz
October 22, 2011, 08:38 AM
I have a few 1895 Nagants, the oldest from the mid 1930's:

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/IMG_3425.jpg

Stainz

madcratebuilder
October 22, 2011, 10:21 AM
This is the oldest (1849) that is fired on occasion. I have one that seventy years older, but I don't shot it.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/pix880523531.jpg

JohnnyCremains
October 22, 2011, 10:25 AM
This is the oldest (1849) that is fired on occasion. I have one that seventy years older, but I don't shot it.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/pix880523531.jpg
That's bad ass. You win.
Not many people have the balls to fire a Colt that is worth several thousand dollars (10s of thousands?) My hat's off too you!

Old Fuff
October 22, 2011, 11:31 AM
Don't have a picture handy, but back during the late 1950's I fired six rounds out of an original Colt 2nd. model Dragoon. It worked fine, but I wouldn't do that today. Prices are way up from what they were in the '50's.

During the same time period I fired a number of open-top Colt's (models 1849, 1851 and 1860) and an occasional Remington New Army. At the time there were no reproductions or replicas.

waidmann
October 22, 2011, 11:52 AM
151334

Ala Dan
October 22, 2011, 01:39 PM
Colt U.S. Army model of 1917~! :) ;)

shooting4life
October 22, 2011, 01:51 PM
My s&w 1917
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_2969.jpg

AJumbo
October 22, 2011, 01:54 PM
Original Baby Dragoon. Pictures exist of me firing it, but I haven't seen them for years. The owner of the Baby loved "exercising" his old guns; I probably wouldn't doit myself these days, but it was fun to let that old piece's voice be heard again.

mavracer
October 22, 2011, 01:55 PM
Smith 1917.

Fiv3r
October 22, 2011, 02:10 PM
I shoot my Nagant Revolver about twice a year. I think it's dated to about 1928, IIRC.

Montenegrin
October 22, 2011, 02:11 PM
M1870 Gasser

Dr.Rob
October 23, 2011, 01:45 AM
1917 Colt New Service Army. I have a lot of rounds downrange with that.

garyhan
October 23, 2011, 03:55 AM
Webley RIC circa 1880. Cal .476.

gary

bentongunclub
October 23, 2011, 07:47 AM
Iver Johnson .22. Serial No. indicates from about 1912. Belly gun only, can't hit isht from 12 yds out.

JohnnyCremains
October 23, 2011, 11:13 AM
Webley RIC circa 1880. Cal .476.

gary
Excellent! What do you use for cases for that? You must feel like Watson on a foggy day in London.

Quiet
October 23, 2011, 11:23 AM
1929 Tula Arsenal M1895 Nagant.

Jonah71
October 23, 2011, 12:21 PM
Just yesterday. My new/old 1905 S&W .38 special.

Hondo 60
October 23, 2011, 03:47 PM
I'm not in the league with some of these posts, but I still love my S&W Model 10 - 1966-67

http://www.jbabcock.net/guns/10-5.jpg

SharpsDressedMan
October 23, 2011, 04:24 PM
S&W 2nd Model Hand Ejector, converted to .45 Colt. Circa 1915. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05648.jpg

EnsignJimmy
October 23, 2011, 07:21 PM
The absolute oldest revolver I've taken to the range was a Colt 1877 "Lightning" double-action revolver that was manufactured in 1883. I did this once, just so I could say that I've shot an 1877. It survived the experience.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/froobas/Colt_Lightning_th.jpg

I've also fired two Colt 1878 Double Action revolvers, manufactured in 1889 and 1892 (you really get to noticing the recoil of full-power black powder loads in .45 Colt when it's all directed firmly into your hand,) respectively, a Colt 1892 manufactured around 1900 (with very light-loaded .38 Special rounds,) a Colt New Service from 1906 (accurate like a laser beam with Federal 225 grain LHP loads,) a Colt M1909 manufactured in the first run in late 1908, and a Smith and Wesson Safety Hammerless .32 S&W manufactured in about 1907 (which I occasionally carry when I need something lighter and easier to conceal than my Ruger SP-101.)

Erik M
October 23, 2011, 11:50 PM
a 57' Model 10, not really an antique but its a straight shooter.

mj246
October 24, 2011, 02:39 AM
S&W model 1917 made in 1918-1919. Over 90 years old and it's still the best looking and shooting of my three revolvers.

evan price
October 24, 2011, 06:26 AM
1904 Iver Johnson Second Model Safety Automatic Hammerless in 32 S&W
1907 Colt New Police transitional Police Positive in 32 Colt New Police
1914 Colt Army Special 5" in 38 Special

All with my own handloads.

451 Detonics
October 24, 2011, 07:46 AM
S&W 1st Model Baby Russian in 38 S&W. used it as a hideout for cowboy shoot for several years.

tinygnat219
October 24, 2011, 08:45 AM
Here's some of mine. The Lemon Squeezer chambered in .32 S&W in the picture below is dated to 1880 something (I think late 1880s, I haven't tried dating it yet). It's been re-blued.

http://www.firearmsforum.com/I41611.jpg


Then, there's my S&W Model 1917. Again, I haven't had this one lettered or researched the Serial Number.
http://www.firearmsforum.com/I41609.jpg

Then, there's the S&W Victory Model, this one is lettered to be produced around 1943. Not the oldest, but not too shabby either.
http://www.firearmsforum.com/I34610.jpg

Then, there's the Webley MK VI, circa 1918 (I love when they put the dates ON the guns):
http://www.firearmsforum.com/I34051.jpg

Then, there's the Colt Police Positive in .32 S&W Long circa 1922 from the NYPD.
http://www.firearmsforum.com/I33511.jpg

Then, there's an older gun one of the S&W Topbreaks, S&W 2nd Model (I no longer have this gun, so didn't bother lettering it):
http://www.firearmsforum.com/I31046.jpg

Just a smidgeon of what I have revolver wise, and these are some of my oldest guns.

jamesjo
October 24, 2011, 05:46 PM
Doesn't compare in age with most of these, but here is my 1939 H&R model 777 Ultra Sportsman

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg467/jimmyjoe/ultra1.jpg

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg467/jimmyjoe/ultra3.jpg

wundudnee
October 24, 2011, 09:09 PM
The revolver on the right was my Grandfathers S&W first model hand ejector in .32 S&W.

http://www.fototime.com/%7BA692F4DE-3F3E-4CE1-BFE8-26F0D99290FB%7D/origpict/smithsold.jpg

harvester
October 24, 2011, 11:40 PM
1901 Colt New Police in 32 New Police.

JohnnyCremains
October 25, 2011, 12:42 AM
Doesn't compare in age with most of these, but here is my 1939 H&R model 777 Ultra Sportsman

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg467/jimmyjoe/ultra1.jpg

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg467/jimmyjoe/ultra3.jpg
Thats really nice. I never would have guessed it to be made in 1939. It looks much more modern than that. The finish looks really nice. Way better than most H&Rs I've seen.

squarles67
October 25, 2011, 05:16 PM
Colt SAA in 32-20 made in 1901

montanaoffroader
October 28, 2011, 02:33 AM
Original Colt 1851 Navy.

dirty dave
October 28, 2011, 12:56 PM
1st model S&W 32 SAFETY revolver, The model 19 is just a old holster wore 357 bought when the police went to 9mm,but the 32 shoots good someone along the way may have shortened the barrel or just ordered it that way fits good in coat pocket.

BRE346
October 28, 2011, 01:07 PM
20 yr old S&W 60-4 3 in. 38 spl. I think it was called the Chief's Special.

JohnnyCremains
October 28, 2011, 08:45 PM
1st model S&W 32 SAFETY revolver, The model 19 is just a old holster wore 357 bought when the police went to 9mm,but the 32 shoots good someone along the way may have shortened the barrel or just ordered it that way fits good in coat pocket.
If the short barreled S&W lemonsqueezer is original those are fairly desirable. They were called bicycle guns. If you post close ups of the barrel markings I could tell you if you have a real bicycle gun or not.

Stacer
October 28, 2011, 10:30 PM
colt 1873 made in 1874, it was done once, and probably won't be done again until dad lets go of it

Iggy
October 29, 2011, 12:07 PM
38/44 Outdoorsman with some rounds loaded up to ol Elmer's specs.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/Outdoorsman-1.jpg

johnthomas
October 30, 2011, 03:55 AM
I also have 2 Nagant pistol's, 1953 and 1954. I shoot the 53 when I'm rich and the 54 when I'm not, lol. The 54 is chambered in 32 ACP.

forindooruseonly
October 30, 2011, 11:28 AM
I've shot all three of these older Smiths. Fun little guns. The oldest dates to the 1880s I guess. I really need to get them out of the safe for a better family photo. The Double Action is a recent arrival.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/Forindooruseonly/13smths.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/Forindooruseonly/DSC_1717.jpg

sm
October 30, 2011, 11:38 AM
1928 Colt Detective Special.

H&R .22 Special, seven shot, top break, with the factory gold plated front blade sight. Not sure of the year of mfg, but it might be older than the Colt DS.

beatledog7
October 30, 2011, 03:18 PM
1982 Ruger Redhawk. Not very old compared to what you guys have.

jj1962hemi
October 30, 2011, 07:26 PM
I have an S&W 4" Model 3 Safety in 38 S&W that (according to quick and dirty serial number searches) was made before 1899. It's an elegant gun, spare and sleek with the lemon squeezer safety. The front sight is higher than average, and it still shoots high. I'm leery about adding materials to it, plus its costly to shoot, so I don't take it out much. I gotta say, though, that it's the sleekest handgun I own. It reminds me of the Winchester 1897 shotgun in terms of design. The Model 12 is much smoother, but the 1897 is a beauty. Guns like this make if hard for me to embrace polymers, etc., although I get their practicality is superior.

Kaeto
October 31, 2011, 08:31 AM
When I get some ammo loaded for it I'll be taking a 1923 .455 Webley Mk VI.

woad_yurt
October 31, 2011, 02:01 PM
A little spur-trigger S&W single action .32 made around 1883-85 or so.

4v50 Gary
October 31, 2011, 02:16 PM
.38 Colt caliber Colt 1877 DA revolver. I need to find an ejector rod, ejector rod shroud and spring. The action doesn't work and I've yet to disassemble it to figure out why.

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