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What's the oldest gun you own ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sonny, Mar 13, 2003.

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  1. sonny

    sonny Member

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    Did you buy it or was it left to you?Please include any history you have about the gun.
     
  2. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

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    my cz-52 is stamped with a 1953 manufacture date.
    i dunno what my Mauser M98 is, thanks to yugoslavias factory removing those markings.
     
  3. Shweboner

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    Oldest I have is a VZ24 Mauser 1938. Still shoots straight, looks mean.

    ~brian
     
  4. Wil Terry

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    I HAVE AN ALLEN&WHEELLOCK 32 RIMFIRE WITH 1857

    patent dates. It was a family pistol used to whack two Indians who decided a g.g.g grandmomma would be easy pickin's.
    She wasn't. The injuns moved on to easier pickin's in the happy hunting grounds and volunteered as fertilizer in g.g.g. grandmomma's well kept garden.
    The pistol is in remarkably good shape and is beautifully made.
     
  5. Andrew Wyatt

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    remington rolling block, 50-70 saddle ring carbine. 150 or so years oid.
     
  6. gbelleh

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    The oldest I have is a Russian Makarov made in 1976. It's one of the Russians that was mis-marked "BULGARIA" by the importer.
     
  7. coonan357

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    1892 Lebel berthier , shot it last week . I got it in trade for rebuilding a carburator on a IH cub cadet , the person thought he was geting the better half of the deal because He couldn't find any ammo , ha should have seen the look on his face when I showed up at the range with ammo for it . and shot it . :D
     
  8. cobb

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    Remington model 11, grade 1, 20 ga., I believe it was made the last year of production, 1948.
    My dad carried this shotgun for as long as I can remember, and is the only gun he ever bought new and still had until his death.
    I take it out with my model 97 (which I guess is older but does not have the memories), and break some clays a couple time a year.
     
  9. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    My oldest gun at present is a Steyr Mannlicher M95 carbine in 8x56R Hungarian. The receiver is stamped "BUDAPEST 1909".

    It still shoots fine and has a resaonably sharp bore. I managed to squirrel away 200+ rounds of 8x56R ammo, which hasn't been loaded since 1940 or so.

    That rifle could probably tell stories...it was most likely issued in WWI and either passed to Italy before WWII as war reparation, or used by rear-echelon German/Austrian troops in WWII.
     
  10. BigJake_old

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    um.... not really sure how old this thing is, it says 1898 on it, its a 30-40 krag, it looks really cool and its like 5 ft long. thats the oldest thing i know of. actualy wait, i also have an ollllllld shotgun (looks more like a blunderbus or something) that suposedly whacked indians on the penn. frontier way back when. no markings whatsoever, its just older than dirt. been passed down since we were amish
     
  11. cool45auto

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    The oldest one I own is my Romanian SKS. A friend of mine bought one at a pawn shop. It had an aftermarket stock on it and a scope. I shot it and liked it. My girlfriend (now fiance) saw one in a local paper for sale. We made the trip up to the guy's house. He had one in pretty rough shape but I bought it anyway. I redid the stock and cleaned it up and shot the crap out of it. I traded it and another gun for my Beretta and hated it. I later found out that the guy at the gun shop liked it so much he had taken it home to keep. My girlfriend found this out and got it back for me last christmas! Talk about being surprised. So after 7 months I had my 1959 Romanian SKS back. :)
     
  12. T.Stahl

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    An Enfield No.4 Mk.I, ex No.4 Mk.I(T), if I interpret the stamps correctly from 1945.
     
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    i have a 12 ga. ithaca hamerless shotgun (side-by-side) manufactured circa 1920's? or thereabouts. i bought the shotgun from my uncle for $125 last year... i wanted it because when i first moved out here, it was the gun i borrowed on my first pheasant hunt, and is responsible for my first pheasant.

    i don't know anything about its history other than it is fairly old, shoots rather well, and is worth more than i paid for it... i do know that my uncle bought it secondhand many many moons ago. other than that, it seems to handle modern loads just fine (it has steel barrels, not damascus), and is fun to hunt w/, in spite of its weight.
     
  14. bedlamite

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    Savage Model 16? exposed hammer SxS 12 gauge. The only markings on it are "King Nitro" on the side of the reciever. My dad bought it used when he was a teenager. One of the sears needs work, if you pull the wrong trigger first, both barrels go :what:
     
  15. BerettaNut92

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    Probably my Beretta Elite II, made some time in 2000?
     
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    1899 Krag-Jorgenson carbine -- a real one, not a cut down rifle -- in .30-40 Krag. Looks great, action smooth as a baby's bottom (as my old woodwork teacher used to say), and shoots like a dream.

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  17. Smoke

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    I have my Great-granddads double barrel shotgun. All I can find out about it is it was of Belgian maufacture around the turn of the century.
     
  18. DeltaElite

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    I have a 1937 vintage Colt Official Police, 38 special.
    I bought it, because it was carried by a cop at my agency some 60 years ago.
     
  19. blades67

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    The oldest gun I currently own is my HK91 made in 1980.
     
  20. Baba Louie

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    Mauser 96 made in 1900, Obie - 6.5
    Mauser C96 made in 1900, Obie - rechambered from .30 to 9

    Adios
     
  21. SquirrelNuts

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    1937 Russian 91/30 "Sporterized"

    I plan to save all my guns and pass them down. Then I can say cool things like "sonny, I bought this brand new in aught three, that was when you had to work for a dollar."

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  22. cratz2

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    I have a 1963 Marlin 336 that I think is the oldest commercial gun I own. I have two No 4 Mk 1*s dated 1943 and may have a C&R rifle older that I haven't dated accurately.

    Oldest handgun is a 1973 Ruger Single Six.
     
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    1891 Argentine Mauser. Mom bought it at a garage sell for $5.
     
  24. Mannlicher

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    1851 Colt Navy .36 Shoots great too, I might add.

    This is a family gun, belonging to us since right after the Civil War. My great great grandpa confiscated it from a Union Soldier that did not need it any longer. Grandpa was 10, but evidently old enough to protect the homestead against carpet baggers and scaliwags.
     
  25. El Tejon

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    Heirloom Percussion muzzle-loading shotgun hand-built (we believe) after the Civil War (plate says 1866). Father has an heirloom flintlock pistol from ancestor, unknown year.
     
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