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Old February 5, 2014, 07:41 AM   #26
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Mine only comes out when it`s sunny out! A Sav 99F in 250/3000. Pre-mil.
It`s a classic for a reason and I aim to keep it that way.
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Old February 7, 2014, 08:08 AM   #27
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I wish I could take my mother's Model 64 in 32 Win Special out for one last deer, but my eyes are not good enough to make a sure shot with the peeps anymore.
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Old February 7, 2014, 08:56 AM   #28
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thank god i can still use reciever sights as regular open sights are just a blur to me. thats what i have on my 30wcf model 64 and i still carry it once in a while deer hunting. however my cat is not to impressed. eastbank.
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Old February 7, 2014, 09:04 AM   #29
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The older I get,...the more "classic" all of those guns I bought when I was young become. :-)
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Old February 7, 2014, 10:30 AM   #30
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I wish I could take my mother's Model 64 in 32 Win Special out for one last deer, but my eyes are not good enough to make a sure shot with the peeps anymore.
Have you tried the peep sights with the aperture removed?

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Old February 7, 2014, 03:38 PM   #31
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The aperture has been out of it for at least 50 years. I might be able to still shoot it, just assumed that I could not. Maybe I will experiment a little this spring. I shot my first mulie buck with it in 1965.
Nice 64 eastbank, mine has been oiled so much that the wood color is gone.
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Old February 7, 2014, 04:37 PM   #32
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The aperture has been out of it for at least 50 years. I might be able to still shoot it, just assumed that I could not. Maybe I will experiment a little this spring. I shot my first mulie buck with it in 1965.
Nice 64 eastbank, mine has been oiled so much that the wood color is gone.
You ought to try it. I shoot a local High Power match some with guys in their mid to late 60's. They use aperture sights VERY well. I'd try them if I were you and remember: you don't ahve to even be aware of the aperture.

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Old February 14, 2014, 04:50 PM   #33
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I grouse hunt with a New Ithaca Double in 16ga, that was made in 1927.
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Old February 14, 2014, 09:01 PM   #34
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Two Older 1892 44WCF's

Good evening
Down here in southern Peru in our high deserts there is not much left to hunt. If you are fortunate you may come across a "praire chicken" or a wild pack of dogs but that is about it. There are some protected deer types that one day may be repopulated enough to be hunted.
I still spend time out walking the desert though generally carrying one of the two pictured 1892's. The top is a 1896 vintage 44WCF rifle. The lower is a 1909 vintage 44WCF SRC. The SRC was refinished before I could rescue it and was badly buffed. The rifle was going to the "Bluer" but was offered to me before the work was started and I grabbed it fast.
Both shoot and function well. The SCR is barely over 5 pounds so is an easy all day carry. The rifle is near 8 pounds so does not get out as much but is a far better long range shooter.
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Old February 14, 2014, 09:15 PM   #35
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I deer hunted with a m1917 once,once.Them doughboys must have been some tough cookies to pack such a heavy rifle and all that gear like they did.
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Old February 14, 2014, 11:07 PM   #36
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I occasionally hunt with my great-grandfather's old 1936 Winchester Model 21 in 16 gauge. Does anyone else out there on THR hunt with a shotgun or rifle that would be considered classic or vintage? Pictures are always appreciated. Thanks.
I have several, here's two of them... Here's the Remington 1900 my father bought in the 40's for $10.00, it was made in 1905 and all of us kids grew up using it to take untold amounts of big and small game!



BUT, my "go to" gun that i hunt with more than any other, is my Krieghoff Semper that was made in 1935,



I've put a semi load of meat in my freezer with it, since i bought it in the early 80's,











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Old February 15, 2014, 11:34 AM   #37
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I shot a doe last year with a 1909 Argentine Mauser. It was no different than using a new Browning or Remington bolt-action. It worked the same with the same results.

Shooting a deer with an antique flintlock or matchlock is another story though.
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Old February 18, 2014, 06:53 AM   #38
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andrew I have the exact same 16 guage and mine was my grandfathers. i used it for years and one day one of the locks broke. I couldnt get parts anywhere and paid a good price for a gunsmith to make them. After that i retired thie old gun and it will just be handed down to my grandkids some day. Nice old shotguns though..
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Old February 18, 2014, 01:05 PM   #39
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andrew I have the exact same 16 guage and mine was my grandfathers. i used it for years and one day one of the locks broke. I couldnt get parts anywhere and paid a good price for a gunsmith to make them. After that i retired thie old gun and it will just be handed down to my grandkids some day. Nice old shotguns though..
I always used the Win 21 for quail when I was younger. In college I used it for sporting clays... but like you I now rarely use it just because I'm afraid to do it any harm. I have an old Superposed that has an internal problem and the gunsmith cannot find parts to fix it. I don't want that to happen to my 16 gauge.
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Old February 20, 2014, 08:45 PM   #40
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I hunt at least once a deer season with my great-grandfathers Remington model 14 35 Rem., as well a 1912 8mm German mauser.

My only complaint is a slightly dim scope on the model 14. Both are very accurate.
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Old February 20, 2014, 11:59 PM   #41
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Have a original 1886 in 40-82 that hangs out in the safe. Trying to get my old man to figure out the history of it, but it had to have come in the valley around the turn of the century. Whenever, if I draw a Bison tag I'll probably break down and get dies, brass and try to figure out how to load for the old girl. Would definitely be pretty cool to go on a Bison hunt with a rifle that was there for it the 1st time around!
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Old February 21, 2014, 08:24 PM   #42
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I used to hunt rabbits and possums and the occasional raccoon with my grandfathers 1961 marlin 39a. I now use a Remington 597 because the 39a is in perfect condition. With the prices and availability of .22 ammo im less likely to shoot as much with the 597, more fun to use a lever action.
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Old March 2, 2014, 05:33 PM   #43
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Shot this small buck horn with my grandfathers remington 742 in 308! He would be proud
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Old March 5, 2014, 10:42 PM   #44
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My Dad's .35 Remington Pump, I think it's a Model 14, and his very old Winchester 74 I just rebuilt along with a Mossberg 146B.
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Old March 5, 2014, 11:20 PM   #45
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1926 rem 11 in 12 ga is my light load go-to gun. My marlin 60 squirrel stock is a close runner up to the rem11. For heavier loads I move up to an 11-48 for shotgun or a glenfield/marlin 30-a. If I'm looking at long range the .270 or .243 might come out of the safe.
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Old March 9, 2014, 08:19 PM   #46
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Savage model 99 is a keeper! This hunt took place within "A Zone" of northern California where taking two bucks was legal at the time.

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Old March 17, 2014, 09:57 PM   #47
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jmr40, thanks for sharing the story and pics!

Rembrandt, beautiful rifle!

tickfarm, I like your style! I'd love to shoot a Springfield.
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Old March 17, 2014, 10:42 PM   #48
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Got a 03 Springfield from grandad in 76, still useing it today. It has a Mil Ordance stamp on the barrel for Aug. 1917 I guess its a classic. Jim
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Old March 18, 2014, 10:02 PM   #49
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I have two.

12 ga Brit G E Lewis sxs built around 1930. I load 2.5 low pressure shells and use it to hunt grouse. Also an L C Smith 20 ga field grade built in 1939. Also used for grouse.

Old bird guns and versatile breed dogs for me.

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Old March 19, 2014, 05:05 AM   #50
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I use 2 Winchester 97's when I hunt in South Dakota for Phesants. My best friend is disabled and can hunt out of his truck. So I normally have both of mine 97's loaded one on the ground. One time I was at the side of a cornfield even though I had the gun raised I pulled the trigger on a empty gun. But I hit 13 birds. That my record stand. One year there was 20 of us and two dogs. We had 60 birds in two hours. Didn't have much to do at 2:00pm. Every one hunting were using model 12 or 97. I've got some cool pictures I'll try to upload them later.
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