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One78Shovel
02-18-2012, 7:29 PM
For me it's my 1899 Sweedish Mauser 6.5x.55.

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http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff207/Geaux-4it/13-1.jpg

Peter.Steele
02-18-2012, 7:41 PM
1929 Tula M91/30.

Knomad
02-18-2012, 7:42 PM
Mine's a relative youngster, an M1 Garand built in 1955.

Kerplow
02-18-2012, 7:47 PM
I dunno, how do i find out the age of the receiver on my finn m39?

bill_k_lopez
02-18-2012, 7:50 PM
1917 Colt New Service

CSACANNONEER
02-18-2012, 7:54 PM
Do my friends' 1862 Ordnance 3" rifles (two friends, each owns one) count? If not, it's probably my Swedish 1887 Nagant.

Steve1968LS2
02-18-2012, 7:55 PM
March 1907 S&W "model 10" .38

Colt-45
02-18-2012, 8:00 PM
Remington model 12 from 1909.

BassNut
02-18-2012, 8:03 PM
1894 Win

LoooongGun
02-18-2012, 8:06 PM
Moeseen-nahgahnt, 1932 Tula M91/30. 1932 is a good year for Fords, also.

Peter.Steele
02-18-2012, 8:09 PM
I dunno, how do i find out the age of the receiver on my finn m39?

Look at the bottom of the receiver tang, right by the rear action screw. There should be a date stamped there. Might be 4 digit, might be only 2.

RudyN
02-18-2012, 8:12 PM
Mine is a Winchester 1897 Shotgun made in late 1918. I shoot it on Cowboy Action Shooting Competition.

guncollector
02-18-2012, 8:20 PM
Also a Carl Gustafs M96-38B (Swedish 6.5x55mm), five-digit serial numbered, manufactured in 1900.

wayneinFL
02-18-2012, 8:27 PM
1896 Krag, next time I get home. Not shooting it right now- just got the front barrel band for it. It was sporterized, and I intend to restore it to its original configuration next time I'm home. Then it's going to the range.

I keep hinting at my father-in-law's Trapdoor Springfield. Neither of his girls want it and it's just sitting in his safe. One of these days he'll take me up on an offer. I think he's afraid if I own it I'll take it out to the range and shoot it. :D

freonr22
02-18-2012, 8:29 PM
I gave my nephew my Gustaf m96 1906. My 1929 Winchester model 54 shoots perfect

hybridatsun350
02-18-2012, 8:29 PM
I had an M39 with an 1898 receiver, but my current oldest is a 1916 Swedish M/96.

Ding126
02-18-2012, 8:42 PM
1918 Colt 1911-US Army

psango
02-18-2012, 8:54 PM
1945 SA M1 Garand.

ap1040
02-18-2012, 9:02 PM
My oldest is a newbie on this thread, its a 1950s M1 carbine.

slyMon
02-18-2012, 9:02 PM
1887 shotgun, produced in 1888....nothing like black powder smoke. :D

dadjx2
02-18-2012, 9:06 PM
Colt New Police .32 made in 1899.

cc56
02-18-2012, 9:09 PM
2008 HK USP..... Just kidding. Not sure the date but a mosin nagant, or early M1 garand. I have older things but afraid to shoot them.

LikeAllGuns
02-18-2012, 9:09 PM
1908 winchester, model 1894, 30-30....

It shoots like it was built yesterday smooth action and very accurate....

cannon
02-18-2012, 9:12 PM
A Colt 1911 made in 1913.

Riflewizard
02-18-2012, 10:02 PM
Enfield 1917
either 1917 or 1918 manufacture

SoulStealer
02-18-2012, 11:37 PM
It might not be that old but it is fun to shoot, my 1965 Colt Python!!:):):):):)

Javi
02-18-2012, 11:41 PM
For me it's my 1899 Sweedish Mauser 6.5x.55.

-178S

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff207/Geaux-4it/13-1.jpg

Awesome. My Swede sits around more than it shoots, unfortunatly.

1906 here.

roushstage2
02-18-2012, 11:41 PM
1957 Savage Model 99F

Neptune
02-18-2012, 11:47 PM
Remington Model 1900 KF 12ga side by side trap gun (steel barrels, with ejector). Very rare, made around 1905/06.





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Turo
02-18-2012, 11:54 PM
Mosin 91/30 made in '42, and I shoot it all the time.

My dad's got a Browning A5 that gets shot fairly often. Made in 1916 or so.
He's also got some pump action .22lr (the model escapes me) that was made between 1905 and 1907. It doesn't get shot as often, as there's only about 2% of the rifling left, but it's getting a new barrel in a couple months, and it'll be shot until it needs a third barrel.

guncollector
02-18-2012, 11:59 PM
Reading these replies makes me smile. What other type of machinery, sporting or otherwise, is still as effective 100+ years later than it was the day it was made?

Turo
02-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Reading these replies makes me smile. What other type of machinery, sporting or otherwise, is still as effective 100+ years later than it was the day it was made?

I've used lathes about that old, and I've seen some even older. I've also ridden in a couple 100 year old cars.

But I agree with your sentiment, they made guns to last back in the day.

Bigyates
02-19-2012, 12:31 AM
12 bore rifle completed in November 1882.

ivanimal
02-19-2012, 12:42 AM
1907 Savage pistol

Not my picture but the grips are the same.

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Ergo the Qualmed
02-19-2012, 1:23 AM
1930 Browning A5 12ga, since I am afraid my 1905 C96 will grenade if I ever put ammo anywhere near it

wrdavis
02-19-2012, 2:07 AM
A Colt 1911 made in May 1912. Planning a 100th birthday for it in 3 months.

edgerly779
02-19-2012, 4:06 AM
Remington model 6 falling block made in 1903 in 22 lr still a tackdriver. Just bought another one as parts in a box for 40 bucks and am making missing parts almost done.

Faust
02-19-2012, 6:26 AM
Springfield trapdoor 1888, 45-70

joepamjohn
02-19-2012, 7:58 AM
Winchester 1897 from 1899

finyllw
02-19-2012, 9:33 AM
1887 Winchester 12gauge Lever Action Shotgun, built in 1893. It's also my favorite gun.
Next oldest is an Ithica 1911A1, built in 1943.

mycrstuff
02-19-2012, 11:25 AM
1901 Nagant M1895

westcoast362
02-19-2012, 6:10 PM
A Trap Door Springfield in .45/70. I used to reload black powder for it.
It just dawned on me that I have a Mauser 71/84, in 11mm Mauser, but I haven't shot it in years.

Kerplow
02-19-2012, 6:58 PM
Look at the bottom of the receiver tang, right by the rear action screw. There should be a date stamped there. Might be 4 digit, might be only 2.

1906. :thumbsup:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/TURD_VESSEL/100_8624.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/TURD_VESSEL/100_8563.jpg

norcal01
02-19-2012, 6:59 PM
Marlin 1895 Deluxe in 40-82. I don't remember the year of manufacture but I know it is pre-1900. I have two boxes of ammunition manufactured in 1928 for it too but I only shoot reloads.

Eat Dirt
02-19-2012, 7:10 PM
Wow .......There are some Great Firearms listed in this thread

I mean Really / These Are Great Guns !!!!!

I'll add one humble addtion .

I have my Grandpa's Model 12 Winchester 12 Gauge / It's from 1933
Also have the hard 'Mutton Leg' leather case that goes with it
Both are in 95% condition !!!!!!!!!!!

BigDogatPlay
02-19-2012, 7:15 PM
Savage 1899F saddle ring carbine in 30-30. It's turning 100 this year. I do need to get the original stock off it though as it's grown a crack at the top tang.

Flintlock Tom
02-19-2012, 7:41 PM
Springfield M1884 (made in 1891), .45-70.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm138/FlintlockTom/DSC01311.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm138/FlintlockTom/DSC01309.jpg

jmzhwells
02-19-2012, 7:59 PM
1920 Win M12 20ga. Great lil gun, and an enfield #2 mark 1, I think, 38SW. Oh and an old Mauser 93 or 95, cant tell cuz of the scope mount, converted to 257 roberts, another great gun.

Lucky Scott
02-19-2012, 8:19 PM
1925 Mosin, Ex Dragoon.
It is my first Mosin, and my all time favorite rifle.
I shoot it quite a bit.

I have a 1915 M91 Mosin that I have that I have not shot yet. I am saving some 1913 ammo for the occasion.

Clinton
02-19-2012, 8:57 PM
1926 Winchester model 12

Full Clip
02-19-2012, 8:59 PM
M1917 Enfield

robcoe
02-19-2012, 9:02 PM
A colt 1903 type 1 from 1906. Still works great

RudyN
02-19-2012, 9:03 PM
I have a Finnish M28 that is built on a 1894 Moison-Nagant Reveiver.

mosinnagantm9130
02-19-2012, 9:25 PM
Finnish M28/30 built off an 1899 receiver.

sephy
02-19-2012, 9:35 PM
Colt 1908 vest pocket from 1910. My Mosin's receiver is older but it's a Finn so I don't count that.

dr_communist
02-19-2012, 10:58 PM
1917 enfield no1. mkIII looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.

next 1942 mosin 91/30

mjsweims
02-20-2012, 7:15 AM
1929 Ferlach Guild presentation 16 ga SXS. Haven't used it since yesterday.

troutbum54
02-20-2012, 8:26 AM
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Hammerless .25 ACP from 1914.

VegasND
02-20-2012, 8:33 AM
Mine is from 1922 it's either the oldest or 2nd oldest firearm I own.


Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Hammerless .25 ACP from 1914.

One78Shovel
02-20-2012, 10:03 AM
Reading these replies makes me smile. What other type of machinery, sporting or otherwise, is still as effective 100+ years later than it was the day it was made?

I've used lathes about that old, and I've seen some even older. I've also ridden in a couple 100 year old cars.

But I agree with your sentiment, they made guns to last back in the day.

The 'anti's (Read Obama/Holder/Fienstein, Boxer, on and on and on, well you get it) just hate this thread.

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Beetle Bailey
02-20-2012, 10:53 AM
I don't know if this counts, but I have a Finn M39 assembled in 1944 from a receiver originally built in 1894 at Chatellerault. Shoots great, too.

IrishJoe3
02-20-2012, 10:57 AM
Springfield M1884 (made in 1891), .45-70.



Nice rifle!!! What charge and bullet are you using?

Flintlock Tom
02-20-2012, 3:26 PM
Nice rifle!!! What charge and bullet are you using?
405 grain hard-cast lead (.458) and 65 grains of FFG black powder.
The broad side of your average barn is safe from this rifle. :)

beerman
02-20-2012, 4:39 PM
low S/N 1873 trapdoor,45-70,,,also roll my own.reduced power smokless rounds.fun to shoot.

den888
02-20-2012, 7:40 PM
1985 vintage Colt Combat Commander, 1984 Colt Agent and my grandfather's S&W .32 revolver (I would guess from 1930)