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Has anyone come any closer?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by thatguy, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. thatguy

    thatguy Member

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    Like a lot of shooters I thought it would be fun to have a “birth-year” gun, one made in the year I was born. Last year I accidentally wound with two such pieces, buying both not knowing they were made in 1955. The 1950 Target pictured below was almost a “birthday gun.” It was shipped one week to the day after I was born. Has anyone come any closer than this?

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  2. dfaugh

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    Cool idea...never thought about it.....

    Closest I've come is a Polish M-44, rearsenalled (I assume) in 1953 (I was also born in 1955...

    Sheesh...now you've given me yet another reason to buy a gun I can't afford!
     
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    I can NEVER have a Birthday gun. I was born on Dec. 25

    Kevin
     
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    My M-38 Swede and I are both 1942 issue.:D
     
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    I have a S&W M&P Lend-Lease revolver made in 1942. Close, but no cigar, since I entered the cold, cruel world three weeks before Pearl Harbor.
    JT
     
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    That is seemingly a very sad statement. I think it sad not because there were never any guns manufactured on Christmas day, my best guess would be that many guns have been made on that day, but because you apparently think such is the case. Is it that you think that guns currently are not, and have never been, manufactured on Christmas; or is it that you just would not allow yourself to have one because your birthday falls of a Christian religious holiday?

    There are plenty of businesses throughout the world that conduct business as usual on Christmas day. I am willing to bet that, at least sometime throughout the history of the gun, some of these businesses have been firearms manufacturers. My guess would also be that during wartime, some firearms maufacturers who would have normally closed on Christmas may have had their production lines running.
     
  7. P95Carry

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    Now you got me thinking :)

    But - hmmm - 1945 - gonna have to do some digging and also check thru my C&R item ages.

    Great find BTW Thatguy - superb revo - among my top fave's.
     
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    I did.

    Between theft and fire I do not have any of the 1955 Firearms I had. Ranging from 870 shotguns to some Kframe revolvers and such.

    I do still have some 1955 Field & Stream Magazines, and a 1954 Coleman lantern - that count? :)

    One of these days...[tm]

    Oh, still no luck on finding an April of 1955 of F&S. Just gotta have...wonder what story Ruark wrote that issue, or what fiream, ammo discussed?

    I do have a 1928 Colt Detective Special...it still shoots great. Just like some 78 y/o folks I know. ;)
     
  9. Vern Humphrey

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    Closest I've come is my Model 1849 Colt cap and ball. :p

    Seriously, I have a Colt New Service made in 1906, the year my father was born. Does that count?
     
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    Thanks!

    Vern...:D

    Old Fuff has not chimed in yet...:neener:

    Yeah...I stay in trouble
     
  12. steveracer

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    My P-64 was born the same year as me.

    1974. Only reason I bought it over the PPK.
    (plus I love the 9x18 makarov round.)
     
  13. HighVelocity

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    I have an old Chief's Special that is beat up a little and has very little finish left. I don't know what year it was made but it looks like I feel so I'm close.. :D
     
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    Kevin

    matbe an Uzi, or an AK-47?
    Good luck.
     
  15. GunnySkox

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    Gah! Buncha freakin' old people around here! Feel like I should have more... applesauce. And christmas money.

    I kid, I kid. :evil: ... ... ... :uhoh: ... ... ... :what: AIEE! The horrid guilt-looks! It burns!


    *death*

    Anyway, yeah I dunno enough 'bout the guns I already own to know when they were built, but I know at least one of 'em is off by forty years+ (my M48), and the rest seem to be of more recent manufacture (Springfield Mil-Spec, Ruger Mini-14 Ranch, Mossberg Maverick 88 Field). For the record, if somebody finds a gun from May 20, 1987, lemme know. :D

    ~GnSx
     
  16. Vern Humphrey

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    Great idea!!

    Your poor, old retired Grandpa Vern needs a complete set of pre-64 Winchester Model 70s. If you buy them for him, you can inherit them later.:D
     
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    thatguy- is that a model 19? OH, how I wish for a 19. Those were some fabulous guns.
     
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    I have a pistol that was made two days before my birthday in the year I could first buy a handgun. If that makes sense how I wrote it. Its my favorite gun too. :)
     
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    Nolefan- No, it's a 1950 Target .44 Special with a 5" barrel. Would become the Model 24 in 1957 but very few were made with model numbers because once the .44 Magnum came out in 1956 the sales on the .44 Special fell off sharly and the model was dropped officially in 1966.
     
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    Kevin's birthday


    Kevin, great news! You could have a birthday gun. Larry Seecamp works on Christmas day! :)

    It's true.

    Posted for fun, please don't get offended.
     
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    I have a Ruger Std. .22 Pistol, 6" barrel that was made in 1961, I was born 1960.

    kjeff50cal
     
  22. nolefan

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    Oh, sorry, didn't realize that was the name of the gun. Wow, that's kinda small for a .44, isn't it? Maybe it's just the picture...

    Thanks for the history :)
     
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