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Your oldest automatic?

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

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  1. bannockburn

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    I had an Iver Johnson TP22 when they first came out and it was a decently made pistol. Very reliable with just about any .22 ammo it was also fairly accurate even with it's small fixed sights. Should have held on to it but instead I traded it in on a new Beretta Model 21.
     
  2. bluzman

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    My first 1911, a Springfield Armory Loaded, purchased in 2012.
     
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  3. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Very, very nice. :thumbup:
     
  4. mm93

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    My oldest semiauto pistol. A 1911A1 used by a member of the Navy pistol team at Camp Perryin the 50's and 60's. 1943 manufacture Remington-Rand.

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  5. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Lots of nice 1911's in this thread!
     
  6. WC145

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    My oldest auto is my King's Gun Works custom 1948 Colt Commercial Government. It's one of my favorites.

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  7. Walkalong

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    Probably this one.
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  8. joed

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    I have a High Standard HD Military from 1948 that I inherited. Very nice pistol and I shoot it often.

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  9. Trey Veston

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    S&W M&P40 bought in 2007.
     
  10. kBob

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    ortgies .25 about 1922

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  11. DDDWho

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    100 years old this year.

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  12. d'zaster

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    Walther PP 9mm Kurz (380)
    Great shooter and reliable especially w my lighter handloads.
     
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  13. JFrame

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    Don't have anything of the age of many (most) of the pieces referenced on this thread... :)

    The oldest semiautomatic currently in my possession is a Detonics Mark VI Combat Professional which I bought new in 1984. It's a bit of a brick with an unloaded weight of 1 lb., 13.9 oz. (according to my postal scale). But it's slim and compact, reliable as heck, and I believe it would still make a decent carry piece. :)

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  14. Balrog

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    Union Switch and Signal 1911 from WWII.
     
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  15. franco45

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    Colt 1903, manufactured in 1911.
     
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    Always thought those were too cool!
     
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    P08 Luger , DWM 1916. Simply amazing how these have held up over the years , a century+ in this case. Shoots like a dream. 20180114_125504.jpg
     
  18. wojownik

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    Edit: How did I forget, my Finnish Luger dates fro. 1922...

    My 2 (next) oldest are still young, relatively speaking ... 1940 p.08 Luger and a Radom ViZ 35 also from 1940.
     
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  19. jmace57

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    With pictures [correction - mistyped - SN 3350]

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  20. tark

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    Almost, my friend See post #51. Your Luger IS beautiful, however. You must be proud.
     
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    or post #17.
     
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    1913 Colt M1911
     
  23. czhen

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    Beatiful firearm, rarely seen congrats.
     
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    It would be a P38 made in 1943. The gun was bought by my father in-law in WWII and brought back home. It was willed to my wife and she gave it to me. It is still her gun really. Great semi-auto and a family keeper. It will of course go to one of my daughters since it belonged to their grandparent. Yes, either one of them is capable of shooting, reloading for it, cleaning, and maintaining it properly. We are a gun family.
     
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  25. Picher

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    IMG_3335 (2).JPG IMG_3336 (2).JPG I inherited this National Match .45 and it shoots very well. Unfortunately, it needs a new extractor, since empties often hit me in the forehead. It's difficult to find the right extractor to fit this model, so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to how to narrow down the choices.
     
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