What old/unique firearm do you shoot?

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  1. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

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    What old or unique firearm do you still shoot on a regular basis?

    Was going through the vault and and saw mine so I had to ask. Post pics if you would like. I'm sure most of us would like to see them.

    Mine is a M1871/88 Dutch Beaumont-Vitali.
     

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  2. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

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    1911 45 cal. from the year 1913
    still shoot amazing!
    and also would love to know who it was first issued too
     

  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Not unique at all but I still shoot my 1903-A3 and my M1 Garand.
     
  4. oscarmayer

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    mauser broomhandle red 9 . 1913 ? and a colt saa in 45 colt 1st edition from 1903
     
  5. TranterUK

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    The oldest, most unique gun I owned and fired was a 38 bore (.5") Adams percussion revolver from around 1855.

    It was double action only and had a 7" barrel. I really was a cannon, and I still regret selling it.
     
  6. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    tranter some how i knew you'd have the oddest and maybe the oldest. not meant as a knock i just picture you have collected some very unique pieces
     
  7. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    My real passion is for the M1903 Springfield and variants. My favorite is an 03A1 that has a Lyman target sight; I've used it out to 1,000 yards and it shoots quite well.
     

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  8. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    1863 Smith Carbine. .52 calibre. Breach load.
    1911 .45 acp s/n 4XX (not fired on a regular basis)
     
  9. TranterUK

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    I posses very little now oscarmayer, but had a great time getting here. I worked as a firearm consultant for museums for a spell and was fortunate enough to own, buy and sell all sorts. The oldest gun I ever owned was a Brown Bess Musket c1800. Yes, I fired it. Hated selling it but needed cash in a hurry. Been there a few times. The oldest weapon I have now c.1750 French naval sword which I am convinced is a 'pirate sword' complete with four 'notches'. I am collecting info and will know more this weekend.

    As I remarked to a very good friend recently, 'for a gun nut I have been very fortunate indeed'.
     
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  10. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

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    Win. 95 .30-40 mfg. 1902. Bore has some pitting but it still shoots real well for a lever action. Probably more accurate than my shooting skills deserve.
     
  11. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

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    My oldest was a 1 Gen Colt SAA 4 3/4" .45 made in 1898. I fired it, a lot. I hate I sold it to buy some nice bamboo rods. I had the action timed and mainspring trimmed by Bob James. Seller's regret. :(

    I also had a 73 Winchester in 32-20, but it had been cut down and was pretty shot out too.

    My oldest weapon currently is a US Cavalry Sword marked Trenton NJ, 1863

    The oldest firearm in the closet is my M-1 Carbine made in January 1943 by Inland GM. Well, I take that back. I have a Winchester 94 32 WS made between 43 & 48, so it could be as old as my M-1. It is a hoot to shoot and it killed my 2 does this year with 2 shots.

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  12. fmacsin1

    fmacsin1 New Member

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    My favorite deer rifle is my Savage .32-20 made in 1905. I still use it; it's light enough to carry anywhere and for long periods of time, and even though it's not a long range rifle, it'll take down any deer. My dad (who was ten) was given the rifle by his father, and when I turned ten, my father gave it to me to go hunting with but he put on a peep scope for me. It still, today, fires true. I'll never part with it.
     
  13. kutaho

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    1915 2nd model .455 s&w, 1928 model 1899 300 savage. don't leave home with out them.
    my oldest weapon is a 500 yr+ kantana, two feet and two inches.
    Can't believe I forgot about the 1911, shot rarely, third generation to own it.
     

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  14. muddober

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    A 100% all original Winchester model 1886 Deluxe in 45-70 made in 1894. The special features include 1/2 round barrel, shotgun butt, short magazine, elevator rear sight and 3X checkered wood. I have not hunted with it yet but I would like to sometime. I have killed a lot of rocks with it shooting a 400 grain jacketed bullet about 1800 fps.

    Ron
     

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  15. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    I have a Deerfield 12ga shotgun its over 60 years old and they don't make them any more i know that much!

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