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Your oldest automatic?

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

  1. hemiram

    hemiram Member

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    My oldest is my 1977 made Beretta 950 Jetfire .25. I still have it, I bought it a few months after I turned 21, so it's over 41 now. It wasn't my first semiauto, but it was the first one worth keeping. It's reliable and accurate, for a tiny gun with a tiny barrel. My other keeper from about the same time was my first Browning BDA 380, along with it's cousin, a Beretta 84. I've had another BDA since then, along with 3 other 84's and recently, I got a real nice 85 to go along with it.
     
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  2. Striker

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    1903 Colt .32.
     
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  3. BigBlue 94

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    1903 Colt made in 1905. It looks so nice that I'm suspect that it's been reblued, but don't know. Sure is purdy though, and it shoots!

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  4. Desert Heat

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    It's my AMT Backup in .380 ACP that I purchased new in 1983. I keep it in the safe in hopes it will be worth something some day- as the worlds worst made handgun. Or, in case I need a door stop or something.
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  5. Deanimator

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    My 9x19mm Mauser Broomhandle is the oldest semi-auto I've ever owned. I bought it from a friend who was moving out of state for a new job.

    Coincidentally, I've been thinking about taking it to the range lately, and was even thinking about buying some more stripper clips for it.

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  6. BigBlue 94

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    ...And on a "Vagner" vinyl to boot!
     
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  7. Deanimator

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    That album has the best "Overture to Tannhauser" I've ever heard. At the end, it's positively manic.
     
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  8. Waveski

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    And the age of that Broomhandle?
     
  9. Deanimator

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    I'm not sure. I've never researched it. It's one of the Chinese guns brought in in the '90s. Note the non-standard front sight.
     
  10. Waveski

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    I am flattered that you would think that I would know the difference between a standard and non-standard front sight on a Broomhandle. Truth is I'm very weak regarding that firearm.
     
  11. 5-SHOTS

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  12. Flyer898

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    This picture is the oldest semi-automatic handgun I own. This is a Colt model of 1911 manufactured in 1918. The target sights were added before I got it and it has a High Standard mfg barrel. I do not know where the grips came from or who did the work. The salesman at Boomtown Cabela's where I bought this speculated that it might be a DCM/NRA gun modified for target shooting. It feeds semi-wad-cutter target ammo reliably and has a nice trigger, so he may well be right.
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  13. Popoff

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    20180406_102326.jpg 20180406_102326.jpg 20180406_102420_Burst01.jpg 20180406_102326.jpg 20180406_102420_Burst01.jpg My oldest is this P08 made by DWM for the Imperial Reichswehr in 1917. It was demobilized, scrubbed of most of its numbers, and rebarreled in 30 Luger in 1921. It has blood pitting under the grips from the Weimar years, and was reblued, rebarreled, and reworked by Krieghoff for the Luftwaffe in 1935. No import marks, no bringback papers, so anybody's guess how it got here. It has had the step-obturation in the chamber removed, probably reamed in the field so it could reliably use steel-cased ammo after 1942. The detailed story is published in several posts in Jan Still's Luger Forum, tag "1682i". I apologize for the pictures, taken a while back from my burner phone. Now my only "Luger ring" brass comes from my VP9. Fitting.
    Cheers.
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  14. jar

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    A bring back P38 that was later chrome/nickel plated and originally made in 1941.

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