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My favorite old shooter, Now show me yours

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by picker, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. Legionnaire
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    @J-Bar, love that pair of antiqued ROAs. Very nice.
     
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    This 1970 Model 15-3 is with me every range trip. I bought it cheap from a competitive shooter, probably has 100K rds through it. Joe
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  3. Gus Gustovshon

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    Winchester model 1912, manufactured in 1915 16 ga. Like butter. B95E571F-A468-4001-9A76-E215B4BA65E7.jpeg
     
  4. NIGHTLORD40K

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    You're right,we need more old long guns!:D

    Springfield M1922 circa 1931-
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    Marlin Model 80E, mid-1920s-
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    Springfield M1903, 1918 production-
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  5. wiscoaster

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    Well, OK, and seeing as how people are posting pics of 1911's, here's a long 1911 hah hah:
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    Swiss Waffenfrabrik Bern model 1911 (so-called "Schmidt-Rubin"), manufactured in 1915.
    Note the bronze muzzle cap, always sure to garner comments at the range (and don't forget to remove it!!)
     
  6. ColdSpring

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  7. kje54

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    CZ82

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  8. stownsend

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    I haven't shot it, but it is still functional. This is the oldest 'shooter' I have; 1816 S. North Flintlock
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  9. Hooda Thunkit

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    I respect your decision to avoid shooting it.

    However, if I was assured of functionality, I couldn't help myself. I would have to shoot it, at least several times.
     
  10. JTHunter

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    Damn, that's hard as I don't have just one. There are different ones for different purposes.
    An Astra Constable in .380, the first handgun I ever bought.
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    A Ruger Single Six, .22LR/Mag. Not old but I have used it to hunt squirrels and rabbits and I'm please with the .22LR accuracy.
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    Then, for most of my hunting, a Stevens 311 that is almost as old as I am.

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  11. Nasty Canasta

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    My oldest are both Colts-1903 Colt Hammerless in 7.65 delivered in August 1917, 104 years old & still looking marvelous.
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    & a 1949 Woodsman that got a workout on 22 day yesterday, it’s only 72 years old & just getting broken in now.
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  12. bannockburn

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    My oldest shooter in the "something other than a handgun" category would have to be my U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1898 Krag Jorgensen Rifle.
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  13. DTL

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    Just kidding : The-Shootist-John-Wayne-Revolver.jpg
     
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    This one has been around the block a few times. So easy to put on target ... so satisfying to hold and shoot.
    My favorite.

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  15. Riomouse911

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    A Colt Officers Model Heavy Barrel .38 Special from at least the 1930’s, possibly earlier.

    The rear sight and trigger shoe were all worked on by the legendary Dean King in San Francisco, who also welded/widened and recheckered the hammer and did an action job that the Gods on Olympus would be proud of. (DW King died in 1945.)

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    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/A+pair+of+kings%3A+stunning+workmanship+and+a+bit+of+mystery+keep+the...-a0119780239

    Stay safe.
     
  16. Hooda Thunkit

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    Just....wow !
     
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  17. champ0608

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    I don't have many to choose from, but this is the one I shot today, so it will get the shout out.

    Winchester Model 69a, made sometime in the 1940s, bought by me about 15 years ago at an antique store for $60. I have had its younger brother, a model 72a, made in the 50s, since I was a kid. Bumped into this one badly needing an oiling and to be shot. Absolutely love it.

    Coke cans, ye be warned.

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  18. jar

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    I'm not sure I can pick a favorite but here are two I really, really enjoy.

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  19. black mamba

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    Worn, but definitely NOT worn out, and still my most accurate revolver: 1976 Model 57, 8-⅜"
    Shown with a Camillus stockman, also made in the bicentennial.

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  20. kidneyboy

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    Model 17 no dash. It's a favorite and it's old. IMG_4722.jpg
     
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  21. Col. Tigh

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    A great shooter that predates the year my grandparents met each other. The pre-1961 internal extractor, plus the serial number and proof stamps, indicate this P35 was made in the Fabrique Nationale factory in Liege after the Germans abandoned it, some time between 1944 and 1947. It was most likely exported to Israel, where it was worn by someone (or probably various someones) as a sidearm frequently enough that the roll marking has partially worn off the slide. I added some Hogue rosewood grips to it this week. Did I mention it's fun to shoot?

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  22. Old Dog

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    1933 Colt Police Positive Special. Oldest gun in my collection and a great shooter. For some reason, I like shooting it one-handed; it points and balances incredibly well.
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  23. picker

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    I have a 1955 Model 12 pristine condition, One day I thought I would start hunting dove with it since I have no one to leave it to, might as well shoot it right ?
    Well it was full choke and I did not like that so i toted it down to the local gunsmith shop and asked them to ream it to improved cyclinder .
    The gun smith said are you sure you want to ream it out its a very nice model 12, I said well whats it worth he looked in his blue book and said about $4oo.
    I said hell if thats all its worth ream it and left, well 2 weeks later I come for my model 12 and while I was waiting to be waited on I was looking at the rack of used guns .
    I saw 2 model 12's in that rack one was $1600 and the other was $1200 but were worn and well used.
    Im betting the gunsmith would have liked to buy that 12 cheap ? I dont buy there anymore.
    Best/joe
     
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  24. rhodester

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    My favorite shooter is me and I’m certainly not going to post a selfie.
     
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  25. Miguel Loco

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    Lots of fine weapons you've got guys!

    Here's my favorite shooter.....Uberti '71 Open Top. It was used for some time at the daily shootout re-inactment at the OK Corral in Tombstone by the gentleman who played Virgil Earp. Lots done to the internals makes it a super sweet shooter. It goes great with my '73 Trapdoor too.
     

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