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Oldest Shotgun you Own

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by hps1, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Jeb Stuart

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    nothing any where. I have the idea that it must have been a common gun around that time. The top of the stock is in bad shape. Should have taken a better picture.
     
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  2. Jeb Stuart

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    I had a very Old single shot that was given to my Dad's from his grand father. My brother to it with him to Utah. Then in the course of moving to a new house, it let his friend keep it in his gun safe. Well the friend died soon after, my brother went to collect it and the family refused to let him have it back. Ya got to be careful with yur guns.
     
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  3. mokin

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    Big +1

    An uncle died not quite two years ago. Among his possessions were 20 +/- firearms. A "friend" of his showed up with a letter written on notebook paper listing which firearms were his. Evidently, my uncle was storing them for him. For upwards of 30 years... Serial numbers were included on the list. Many of the guns weren't worth much. According to the attorney who sorted out his estate, it was probably not worth it to go after the guns. Anyway, back to the point. You gotta be careful with your guns!
     
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  4. paulsj

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    "Ole' Joe" left shop in 1987.
     
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    One interesting fact about old Damascus is that according to Diggory Hadoke book three strip twist from Birmingham was second only to Sir Jos Whitworth Fluid Compressed Steel in terms of strength ie substantially stronger than fine "Chain Damascus" from Liege. Due to age, wear and tear it does not mean that something made in late 1800s can be shot safely today even if specialty low pressure shells (RST) are used.
     
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