5 oldest guns i own- "Modern firearms in good working condition"??

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  1. Rubone

    Rubone Member

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    Peabody-Martini in 45 Turkish. 1877
    Iver-Johnson 1st model in .32S&W. 1895
    Savage Model 14 22. 1917
    Lee Enfield No1 MKIII BSA made. 1917
    S&W 22/32 HFT 22. 1917
    And a 6th and 7th, and 8th choices for fun,
    Remington model 12 .22. 1934
    Winchester Model 63 22. 1937
    Remington Model 81 35 REM. 1937
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  2. scaatylobo

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    Remington model 8 ---- dated about 1919 in .35 rem.
     
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  3. tmd16556

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    Savage Model 20 in 250-3000 from 1919/20(I recently took out for a 100th birthday shoot shown in the rifles discussion area)
    Colt Police Positive in 38 Special from 1929
    Sporterized Springfield in 257 Roberts customized by Niedner in 1934 to 35 but on an older receiver.
    S&W 1917 somewhere between the wars? It’s a story for another day.
    Winchester model 12 20 gauge rounds out the 5 oldest smokeless shooters
     
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  4. P5 Guy

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    The Mauser, Walther and Luger are 1940s as are the M1 and M1903A3
    Model 17 is 1959
     
  5. ojh

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    Webley MkIV, around 1910
    Parabellum P08, 1914
    Mauser Gew98, 1915
    Mauser C96 in 7.63 Mauser, 1915
    Mauser C96 "Red Nine" in 9x19, around 1916
    Mosin-Nagant m/91 made by New England Westinghouse, around 1916
    Husqvarna m/07, 1917

     
  6. 792mauser

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    Martini-Henry rifles from 1870's
    Trapdoors from 1870s-80's
    IMA Brown Bess
    Turk 1889,1892 German commission rifles
    1910 1908 32acp colt
    1896 webly mk2
    1900 swede m96
    Early 1891 Argentine Mauser
    3 sniders from 1860's
    Beat up Colt new army 38 long 1890?

    Japanese matchlock my sister got eons ago from a ww2 vet neighbor. (needs new stock)
     
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  7. Sarge7402

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    A Colt Army Special in .41 Colt made Circa 1923. A S&W Regulation Police in .38 S&W made in the early '30's. A Winchester Model 69 .22 LR made Circa 1935. And a Browning 1910 .380 made after '55 but before '68
     
  8. Nacho Man

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    1891 Argentine I got last November.
    Serial number dates it at 1899.
    Yes, I've shot it and it functions beautifully.
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  9. Bama59

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    my oldest is my dads 1950's JC Higgins 12ga ( High Standard ) heavy metal very smooth action and accurate . S&W Model 19-2 also very smooth action and likes .38spl 130 gr haven't tried 158gr yet.
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  10. Ru4real

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    Looking thru this thread I’m reminded beauty for guns and women apply equally.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.

    Some beautiful guns, some, not so much.
     
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  11. tachelberry

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    Snyder Enfield Lock plate indicated 1862
    Winchester 1873
    1881 Marlin
    Parker underlever
    1887 Winchester x 2

    These are my oldest. All are good shooters.
     
  12. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Nothing older than 1917 at the moment-

    1917 DWM Luger
    1917 Eddystone
    1917 Ishapore .410 SMLE musket
    1918 M1903
    1920s Remington M51

    I shoot 'em all on occasion, the Luger and Enfield regularly.
     
  13. PapaG

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    Oldest that still get shot occasionally include a late 1800s CS Shattuck 10 ga twist barrel shotgun my mom's uncle market hunted with, another uncle's 30-40 Krag, a 1903 ,32 Colt, an early Smith Hand Ejector, and my brothers Smith lemon squeezer 38 S&W. I have a Belgian ml double I used to shoot til I used a bore scope and saw the erosion in the breech and a H Leman 38 half stock percussion I haven't tried yet.
     
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  14. jar

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    My constant companion is (most likely) 109 years old and was the product of JMB's first marriage.

    Well, there don't seem to be any still existing records so a best guess is made between 1912 and 1914.

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    FN model 1905/1906 in 6.35mm. JMB created the 25acp cartridge for this gun initially IIRC and at first Colt passed on making it until the success of FN caused Colt to reconsider.

    A couple years after FN Colt renegotiated patent rights and market to produce a very close version differing mainly in the thumb safety and lock open position. The FN version locks open at the takedown point while the Colt version locks open at the ejection port position.

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  15. mavracer

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    1898 manufactured quasi DCM Krag carbine.
    1908 97 Winchester 16g
    1911 Colt Vest Pocket
    And my WW1 pair S&W and Eddystone 1917s made in 1918
     
  16. mac66

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    My 5 oldest?

    I have a couple of old shotguns made by the Crescent Firearms Co. They made millions of private label shotguns from the 1880s until 1931. Judging by the style of wood I would guess these were made in the 19 teens. Certainly before 1920.

    #3 is a Savage 99 in 303 Sav made in 1903
    #4 is a Stevens 520 12 ga made in 1915
    #5 is a Colt 03 32 acp Hammerless made in 1926
     
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