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Oldest Functioning Firearm In Your Collection?

PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:53:33
by ZipDrive
Out of your collection, what is the oldest functioning firearm that you have?

Mine is a late 1940's Winchester Model 74. The serial number's weren't recorded well enough to give an exact date, but a good ballpark between '46 and '50.

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:09:48
by m4a1mustang
1916 Spanish Mauser

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:30:44
by ratherfish
1903 Colt Model M.

Manuf. 1911

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:36:43
by OakRidgeStars
1964 Yugoslavian SKS rifle

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:16:32
by dorminWS
Probably that "Black Army" 1911 Colt that was made in 1918, I guess.

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:52:25
by wpoppert
1917 Mauser Gewehr 98

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:23:36
by zombiekiller57
An old single shot .22 rifle and a .410 shotgun bold action with a 4 round clip, yes a clip. :) Unknown brand as I have not looked at them in years. They were my fathers and date back to the 1920's

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:27:03
by Kreutz
m1895 steyr stutzen carbine. Was made in 1916 and someone refurbed it in 1933 based on the etchings.

makes a weird "bloop" sound and has nasty recoil. I like it.

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:33:48
by M1A4ME
I think my 1911 made in 1917 is the oldest gun I own. I have some M1917's but have never tried to date them. Two of them have barrel dates in 1918 and the other has a replaced barrel. My 03 Mk1 has a barrel date of 5-18 on it.

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:44:56
by scrubber3
My Mosin Nagant. 1939 Tula plant.

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:10:26
by rromeo
ZipDrive wrote:Out of your collection, what is the oldest functioning firearm that you have?

Mine is a late 1940's Winchester Model 74. The serial number's weren't recorded well enough to give an exact date, but a good ballpark between '46 and '50.

Mine is a Winchester 72. No serial number at all. It's my favorite .22.

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PostPosted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:39:06
by jrswanson1
My first Lee-Enfield was built in 1918. I don't have a date on my P14, but I suspect it's older.

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PostPosted: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 09:09:35
by wpoppert
Kreutz wrote:m1895 steyr stutzen carbine. Was made in 1916 and someone refurbed it in 1933 based on the etchings.

makes a weird "bloop" sound and has nasty recoil. I like it.


I was thinking about getting one of those. Do you recommend it?

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PostPosted: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 16:05:08
by Kreutz
wpoppert wrote:
Kreutz wrote:m1895 steyr stutzen carbine. Was made in 1916 and someone refurbed it in 1933 based on the etchings.

makes a weird "bloop" sound and has nasty recoil. I like it.


I was thinking about getting one of those. Do you recommend it?


Ammo is obscure and expensive; no.

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PostPosted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:07:05
by kanata67
1903 iver pistol which takes 38 shorts which are a pain to find. Followed by a 1913 iver 16 ga which is with it's original carry sack and I have no desire to fire as it's just to pretty but works/ejects with dummy slugs. Followed by my 1023 mossin hex dragoon which has a heck of a kick. I should date my 7mm mauser as it fall's somewhere in that range.
As for oldest weapon... I have bronze age and roman arrow heads...

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PostPosted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:49:00
by Dooga
Mine is lame: gen 1 G17 circa 1988 ;)

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PostPosted: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 01:11:42
by Jakeiscrazy
Mine is a Winchester 67A. Great .22 still shoots right on. Just ordered a new Sear/Extractor and spring for it. No serail number but I know it was made in the year 1935 because it still has finger grooves in the stock.

I also have a "Columbia" single shot shotgun. Has a patent date of 1903 on it but I can't find any info of it. After about 12 shoots including a little buckshot it devolped a gap between the breech face and the barrel. The takedown screw was made for cheap pot metal and warped in firing and stripped out. If I could find a new takedown screw and a hammer spring(lost the orginal :doh: ) then I could get it shooting again.

zombiekiller57 wrote:An old single shot .22 rifle and a .410 shotgun bold action with a 4 round clip, yes a clip. :) Unknown brand as I have not looked at them in years. They were my fathers and date back to the 1920's

Actually it's still a magazine. Clip hold the round to be fed into the magazine. But I know what you mean.

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PostPosted: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 07:59:21
by gregj
Colt revolver 41 special, it was my grand father's, and I expect it was his father's. IIRC, the serial number has it around 1870.

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PostPosted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:29:54
by LanceUppercut
A 1916 Webley Mark VI in .455.

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PostPosted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:46:59
by Greybeard
Swiss Vetterli 69-71. 10.4 mm 3d from bottom

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