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monotonous_iterancy
June 7, 2012, 02:14 AM
What's the oldest firearm you own? Mine would be my Mosin Nagant, manufactured in 1944.

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xmanpike
June 7, 2012, 02:19 AM
Great Grandfather's 1931 FN Belgian Browning made A-5. 1931 is approximated only because the FN factory was destroyed by the nazis in WWII along with all records. Supposedly one of the first 10,000 Browning auto shotguns ever brought in to the US, stamped Ogden, Utah.

postalnut25
June 7, 2012, 05:17 AM
1924 Colt Army Special in 32-20

Quiet
June 7, 2012, 05:26 AM
1929 Tula Arsenal M1895 Nagant
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6bBs3yIwAcs/Smz2JuTdEuI/AAAAAAAACWY/lbHvooYDQyY/s800/CIMG0768.JPG

csa77
June 7, 2012, 05:27 AM
1873 martini henry in 577-450

rajb123
June 7, 2012, 05:28 AM
Winchester 52c, 22lr, circa 1956
BRNO, Model 1, 22lr, circa 1952
Anschutz 1411, 22lr, circa 1966
Beretta O/U 12ga, circa 1992

Havok7416
June 7, 2012, 05:30 AM
1909 Swedish Mauser

critter
June 7, 2012, 06:29 AM
1909 Argentine Mauser
1907 Colt Bisley 32-20
1918 Springfield .03

ShamboPyro
June 7, 2012, 06:40 AM
Winchester Model 1890 pump action in .22 short

dcar_roll
June 7, 2012, 07:05 AM
1906 M-89 Dannish Krag

pockets
June 7, 2012, 07:22 AM
Don't we already have 48 pages of the 'oldest gun I own' ?

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=13415&highlight=oldest+gun

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MEHavey
June 7, 2012, 07:30 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/zk1o50.jpg

Probably put 25-35,000 rounds (100 Rnds/Week -- 25-30 weeks/year -- dozen years) through her in the N-SSA.

Great rifle.

jmr40
June 7, 2012, 07:50 AM
My great-grandfathers rabbit ear 20 guage. Made sometime in the 1890's. My dad mailed home a WW-2 trophy in 1945. FN made SXS double made sometime prior to WW-2. Dad "liberated" it in late April 1945. Cost him $1.50 postage to mail it back home. Not as old as some, but a quality gun that still sees use and with a great story.

BCCL
June 7, 2012, 09:35 AM
Arisaka T-99 that my Uncle brought back from WWII.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m103/Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe/Gun%20Collection/Arisaka%20T-99/Arisaka-1.jpg

Hypnogator
June 7, 2012, 09:46 AM
1896 Krag carbine. Still my favorite deer rifle. :cool:

303tom
June 7, 2012, 09:56 AM
Bess..............

loose noose
June 7, 2012, 09:58 AM
1874 Sharps that belonged to my grandfather in 45/70 he shot quite a few deer with it, in N.E. Wisconsin in the early 1900's, I believe he bought it used, but I'm not entirely certain.

Tommygunn
June 7, 2012, 10:26 AM
Smith & Wesson Model 1, which was sold by M.W. Robinson, New York City, on December 9th, 1869. BTW M.W. Robinson was S&W's largest distributor at the time.

mdauben
June 7, 2012, 10:31 AM
A 1920's era S&W .38

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6864414055_334c06593e.jpg

Its in pretty rough condition, but it belonged to my Dad so the value of the gun is more sentimental than financial. :o

Salty1
June 7, 2012, 10:31 AM
My Winchester Model 1873, manufactured in 1882 chambered in 44-40 and it is still a good shooter...

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo90/Salty1_photos/DSC_0093.jpg

BCRider
June 7, 2012, 11:52 AM
I've got a few older rimfire rifles that date from the late 'teens to early twenties. And I'm putting the finishing touches on a rifle that has a rolling block action stamped 1869 but is updated with new furniture and a Shiloh Sharps barrel.

dab102999
June 7, 2012, 11:56 AM
I have an old dimascus double barrel that I don't know the year but would suppose is the oldest...or a deranger type pistol that my gr, gr, gr grandmother carried. And she died in 1870.

Ryanxia
June 7, 2012, 12:57 PM
There was JUST a thread on this that is like 20 pages long, might want to look that one up for some good answers.

*Mine is a 1922 Colt .32 pocket hammerless.

monotonous_iterancy
June 7, 2012, 12:58 PM
That's all cool stuff. I like how firearms are passed down from generation to generation like heirlooms.

89yj
June 7, 2012, 01:13 PM
1895 Chileno Mauser.

EMNofSeattle
June 7, 2012, 01:13 PM
1940 Smith and Wesson Model 10 with a 5 inch barrel

7thCavScout
June 7, 2012, 03:50 PM
1916 DWM (Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken) P08 Luger

CharlieDeltaJuliet
June 7, 2012, 04:09 PM
I own an old Broomhandle Mauser. Never even shot it. But it was a spoil of war from my Aunts father.

gbeecher
June 7, 2012, 04:20 PM
I own a Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 hex receiver rifle made in 1933 in the Tula weapons factory. It happens to be the only firearm I own, because of its low price - $89.95 online in April 2010. The more I shoot it, the more I love it! :)

gbeecher
June 7, 2012, 04:25 PM
This is directed at Tommygunn - I believe they called those 'lemon squeezers' because of the grip safety and shape? I assume it's a top-break revolver. Does it shoot the .32 S&W?

gbeecher
June 7, 2012, 04:35 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/zk1o50.jpg

Probably put 25-35,000 rounds (100 Rnds/Week -- 25-30 weeks/year -- dozen years) through her in the N-SSA.

Great rifle.
149 years - wow! Still original? Talk about building something to last! Beautiful gun. Does it fire the Minnie ball or round ball?

Furncliff
June 7, 2012, 05:10 PM
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg18/scaled.php?server=18&filename=sta71239.jpg&res=landing


This came down through my wife's family (some of whom arrived on the Mayflower).

I don't know anything about it. It's not operational. My oldest serviceable firearm is a Savage 29.

monotonous_iterancy
June 7, 2012, 07:24 PM
One time, I saw someone with what I think was a Nambu pistol their father or grandfather captured in World War II. It was probably sitting in a drawer for decades, had rust and everything. They took it outside to try and fire it. A few people were a little worried about it blowing up given that it was so old, and the shape it was in, I was at least. It didn't fire.

Now that I think about it, I wonder what they did with it. If it were me, I would take it to a gunsmith and try and get it restored. Nambus are pretty rare from what I understand. It would be a shame if a piece of history were lost, even if they were used by the imperial Japanese.

Tommygunn
June 7, 2012, 07:31 PM
This is directed at Tommygunn - I believe they called those 'lemon squeezers' because of the grip safety and shape? I assume it's a top-break revolver. Does it shoot the .32 S&W?

No it isn't the "lemon squeezer." It fires the .32 rim fire short.
I think I can load a picture of it:

foghornl
June 7, 2012, 10:51 PM
Hmmmm

Not sure what is oldest, because I have an OLD Marlin 99 with no s/n, and a Mossberg 500, no s/n and no datestamps

Got a 1954 Romanian M-44, and a 1955 US Rifle Cal .30 M1

PT92
June 7, 2012, 11:10 PM
1970's Stevens 12 Gauge purchased at Sears.

-Cheers

paramedic70002
June 8, 2012, 12:15 AM
1911 Iver Johnson 32.

mnrivrat
June 8, 2012, 01:03 AM
Eli Whitney musket Model 1812 built in New Haven.

This gun is shortened from the original length to a carbine and I will fire it up on the 4th of July for its 200 year birthday .

(Yes it is shootable)

Swiftyjuan
June 8, 2012, 01:48 AM
Savage "NRA National Match" .22, 1919.

marv
June 9, 2012, 10:47 PM
Dad's Forehand Arms 16ga break-open. He got it at 18 y o. That would be 1911. Next oldest is an Ortgies .32acp auto.

bsheets20061
June 9, 2012, 10:51 PM
1880 smith and wesson 44 russian

4v50 Gary
June 9, 2012, 10:56 PM
Percussion fired dbl bbl shotguns.

DMH
June 10, 2012, 01:16 AM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-14YwBNhU01w/T7B0R7nSlpI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/x7BqmvRvcNw/s512/IMG_0931.JPG

The Marlin Model 1894 in 44-40 was manufactured in 1895 (far left).
The Winchester 1886 in 45-70 was manufactured in 1887 (center)
The 1886 was refinished, re-barreled, re-sighted, it was originally in 40-82
The model 94 Winchester is in .32ws and is manufactured in 1983

DMH

CDR_Glock
June 10, 2012, 01:54 AM
A slingshot with a rock that must be 10,000,000 years old....

And my 1968 Colt Python.

USAF_Vet
June 10, 2012, 01:56 AM
It's a toss up between my 30's Arisaka and my 30's 20 gauge. Neither have the date stamped into them, so I'm not 100% on the age.

PonyKiller
June 10, 2012, 09:41 AM
circa 1909 smith and wesson 2nd model target pistol. in 22lr

wyohome
June 10, 2012, 11:05 AM
Model 1890 WRF made in (I think) 1909

Iggy
June 10, 2012, 11:22 AM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/Pepperbox-1.jpg

Pepperbox from the mid 1800's

hang fire
June 10, 2012, 12:37 PM
Two, a .45-70 JM Marlin Ballard # 5 Pacific circa 1878.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/TANSTAAFL-2/P1010288.jpg

A 1873 SA in .44-40, Colt letter says mfg in 1886.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/TANSTAAFL-2/P1010334.jpg

Flashcube
June 11, 2012, 05:07 PM
A "matched pair" of French Mle. 1842 .60 cal police pistols. Both are dated 1853 and in superb mechanical condition.

monotonous_iterancy
June 11, 2012, 06:32 PM
Do you guys ever shoot these 130 year old guns? If you do, are they still accurate and reliable?

DMH
June 11, 2012, 08:24 PM
mono, Here is a 50 yard target 5 shot group with 44-40 from a Marlin Model 1894 manufactured in 1895.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v44R4sa8OMI/T6dUS0oJqrI/AAAAAAAAAJE/XOX6GF8x4GI/s720/IMG_0919.JPG

I'm still working on the load and bullet diameter, but it is very fun to shoot.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y9MRMOy7Onc/T7B0Thrk8MI/AAAAAAAAAKY/5vhY8ZQjNSo/s720/IMG_0935.JPG

I think Flashcube's French Mle. would be a whole lot of fun. and they are 43 years older then my Marlin.

DMH

Stevie-Ray
June 11, 2012, 08:28 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/GitchiManitou/100_0513.jpg

Calibre44
June 12, 2012, 05:08 PM
Lee Enfield No4 1941
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg230/woodsy_2008/Guns/misc001.jpg

Harvie
June 12, 2012, 05:39 PM
I have a Colt Automatic Calibre 25. I think it goes back to 1910.

Murphy4570
June 13, 2012, 01:11 AM
I have a M1917 Enfield, barrel date of February 1918. Shoots well enough to keep on fighting, almost 100 years after it was made...


It really is amazing how durable firearms are, especially when compared to most other consumer goods.

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