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Your oldest automatic?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by NIGHTLORD40K, Nov 7, 2018.

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  1. tark

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    The gun was never fired after proof testing. It is clean on the outside but inside the entire gun is gooped with cosmoline. The gun has been graded at 99%, but it IS missing the lanyard ring.

    It will never be fired. I have a "shooter" grade broomie for that.
     
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  2. Archie

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    Fabrique Nationale (FN) M 1900. Serial number records do not exist, but is high number, close to end of serial number range. Production ended in 1914, according to the website who felt sure enough to post the information. Probably made in 1913 or 1914.
     
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  3. CapnMac

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    Used to be a tie--my Sistema Colt and my Colt 1903 were of approximately the same vintage.

    Those were lost the Second Depression, sadly.

    So, now the oldest is my 80s Series 70.
     
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  4. Bama59

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    I can't remember but I think my 5906 was manufactured 1995 -1996 KMFXXXX
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  5. Ignition Override

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    WW2 Sauer 38H (not produced at all after WW2).

    WW2 Mauser Hsc. I've not learned how to post photo, and haven't bothered to git ma wife to teaches me.
     
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  6. Bo

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    I don't know how old this one is but, it was a replacement for Star BM that was stolen while in my friends possession. He found this one, a Star BS, and gave it to me for $35.00, that was the cost of the work he was going to do on the one stolen. And that's how you define integrity!
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  7. Gladius

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    WWI-vintage Colt 1911 (reissued for WWII).
     

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  8. berettaprofessor

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    Colt 1903, 1924
     
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  9. Dragonfly

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    My oldest is my CZ45, from 1955.

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  10. TIMC

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    Model 1922 Browning. Shoots pretty good for an old girl.
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    Always thought those were steampunk cool!
     
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  12. TIMC

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    It reminds me of the old spy movies of the 30’s and 40’s even though it was not really used that often, they were mostly old Colts but that’s what I think of when I see it.
    The gun belonged to my father, no idea where he got it but it is pretty cool.
     
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  13. Blkhrt13

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    Prolly my 92s made in the 1970s
     
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    It looks like it had a very exciting life, wish it could tell stories!
     
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  15. jmace57

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    I had a 1903 Colt (Model M) with serial number 1350 (1903 vintage) that I recently sold to a friend.
     
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  16. TIMC

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    Not my oldest but two of my favorite oldies......
    Polish Tokarev & Walther PP.
     

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  17. Winkman822

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    My oldest semi-auto pistol ain't exactly grand dad's 1911, it's an Interarms Imported P99 with a 1997 date code.
     
  18. Riomouse911

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    The oldest auto I own is a 1958-ish Egyptian Helwan 9mm pistol (Beretta 1951 license) that was an Interarms import I bought some time back. I have a couple of aftermarket mags (Mec -gar?) that work a bit better than this original one does. With 115 FMJ it is reliable and easy to shoot.

    The auto I have owned the longest is my Iver Johnson TP-22 in .22 LR. I bought this new back in 1988 when I turned 21, it was my first ever handgun purchase.

    This gun was stolen from me in a home burglary back in 1990 when I lived up in Humboldt County, Ca. The Humboldt Sheriff's office sent it back to me when it was found in the possession of a drunken clown who was caught breaking into an electric company yard in late 1993. (It was pristine when it was stolen, some of the frame anodizing was worn to a brownish color when that a-hole had my gun! :fire: ) The gun still shoots very well with high velocity .22 ammo.

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    Stay safe!
     
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    My Grandpa’s 1917 1911 he used in WWI. Thought it was my Dad’s that he used in WWII, but the GLS says 1917.
     
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  20. whughett

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    My oldest is a 1941 P-38 AC41. None Nazi, non military but all matching serial numbers. Coincidentally we are the same age. 41 being my birth year.
     
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    Ever since reading "Hot Springs", I've wanted a 38 Super, sigh, maybe some day.
     
  22. imashooter

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    My oldest would be my Ruger Mk? .22. Purchased new in 1977 when newly assigned to Ft. Huachuca, Az. It's been out in my shop hiding somewhere since 1997. No pics. My next oldest is my pre-ban Norinco w/ serial number 417xxx.

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  23. Hertzer

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    fullsizeoutput_50a9.jpeg mine is this Colt model 1900 in .38 rimless.
     
  24. hdwhit

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    I have an RG-25 25 ACP pistol that was acquired, used and abused, sometime in the 1970's, so it is probably around 50 years old. It ended up in my hands because it supposedly didn't work. It looked like someone had stored it in salt water for a few years. I disassembled it, cleaned it thoroughly, refinished it using some Birchwood-Casey Brass Black, replaced the magazine and it has worked like a champ ever since.
     
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  25. bannockburn

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    My brother has an FN 1922 as one of the pistols made for the Netherlands before WWII. It along with another one at the gun shop he was at (which was from the Yugoslavian contract), were both bright nickel plated; probably done after they were brought back to the U.S. Whoever did the plating did a first rate job and the pistol itself looks almost looks like it was some sort of presentation piece.
     
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