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What's your oldest firearm that you still shoot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JesseL, Jan 25, 2008.

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  1. JesseL

    JesseL Member

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    Mine is the 1896 Krag carbine sporter that belonged to my Great-Grandfather that I still fire occasionally. I'd be sorely tempted to shoot his Colt 1862 pocket police conversion if I could get 38 rimfire ammo (it's probably just as well that I can't).
     
  2. Quigley

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    Mine is

    Winchester 1895 chambered in US30 30-06 manufactured in 1909.
    Amazing firearm!
     
  3. jkingrph

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    1871 Swiss Vetterli, converted from rimfire to centerfire. I have to make cases from either 348 Win or 8mm Lebel.
     
  4. Grandpa Shooter

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    O3A3. Accurate as heck, and a shoulder buster to boot.
     
  5. possom813

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    Stevens Model 16 Crackshot. I still haven't found the exact year of manufacture, but what I've gathered so far is somewhere between 1889-1903 IIRC.
     
  6. 1200 meters

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    I shoot a 1941 obendorf Mauser and a 1936 P-38 Walther. I do have a Brand New 1874 Sharps , but that doesn't count. blitz
     
  7. rero360

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    M1 Garand, march of 1945
     
  8. telecaster1981

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    1873 Trapdoor Springfield! Got the carbine and then I've got an 1884 long rifle (and I mean LONG!)that I shoot as well.
     
  9. Snarlingiron

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    '03 Springfield and a C. 60's Winchester 94
     
  10. jwxspoon

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    1928 Colt Police positive Special
     
  11. Nugilum

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    New England Westinghouse Mosin Nagant M1891. Serial number guestimation puts production around 1916.
     
  12. Hunter0924

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    I have a Winchester 1897 shotgun made in 1905 that I still shoot regular and she always comes through for me a few times a year at the local turkey shoot.
     
  13. sharkhunter2018

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    1942 Mosin Nagant sniper copy with a 1948 scope. Next would be a Feb' of 1943 Springfield M1.
     
  14. Master Blaster

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    1946 Smith and Wesson M&P in .38 special.
     
  15. RoadkingLarry

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    '91 Argentine mauser.
    don't know tha actual date of manufacture or how to find out....Hmm I now have a "quest"....
     
  16. Jim Watson

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    Winchester Single Shot (the "Highwall") 1899.
     
  17. antsi

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    A 1920's (I think) Savage bolt action .22 that belonged to my dad and his dad before him.

    It is the most beat up gun I own - you'd almost think that it was a survivor of two or three different little boys' childhoods ;)
    Has a good trigger and a micrometer peep sight on it, and it does shoot very nice groups still.
     
  18. sfhogman

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    Smith & Wesson 38/44 shipped in September of 1935.

    Jeff
     
  19. serrano

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    Eh, I've got a 1973 Marlin 336. :D
     
  20. 1911NM

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    Just found and purchased a box of ammunition for my father's 1899/99 Savage 22 hi-power. The serial number traced to manufacture in 1912.
     
  21. Sharps-shooter

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    I regularly shoot an 1878 borchardt model sharps rifle in 45-70. I shoot it with 405 grain bullets and a hot powder load too.

    There are some old blackpowder guns in the family arsenal that I occasionally shoot, the oldest probably being the Pennsylvania long rifle, which is supposedly from the mid-to-late-1700's. It's more for show, though, so if I shoot it it isn't with a lot of powder.
     
  22. Vicious-Peanut

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    Not real old, but a 1942 91/30.
     
  23. Cosmoline

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    I have a few from WWI vintage, and one 1896 receiver Finn Mosin currently in the arsenal.
     
  24. DerbyDale

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    Wow I though I shot some old firearms. You guys have me beat.

    My oldest gun that I shoot is my LeFever Double Barrel shotgun made in 1929 which makes it 79years old.

    My next oldest is my Remington 1903A3 made in 1943.
     
  25. .455_Hunter

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    A Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield Infantry Rifle made in 1881 is my oldest regular shooter. I have shot it out to 1000 yds with black powder handloads featuring the 500 gr. LRN service style bullet. Great fun!

    My 1890-1920 guns get shot all the time.
     
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