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To keep with the previous trend. What is the oldest gun you own, that you don't shoot? Mine is the first post.

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  • ITHACASXS
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    I'm very careful (my dad was too with a few lapses) not to speak of past crazy stunts in front of the young folks. I know all to well that: If Dad did it, then I've got to try it too. Such is the immature noggin.

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  • Carl Huber
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    ITHACASXS Very good post. But you have to remember in the time of your Father/Grandfather the word child-safe did not exist. My cousins and myself did somethings that the statute of limitations might not have expired yet. I like to call it Culling the Herd.

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  • ITHACASXS
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    We had supper with my dad, so I asked him if he ever fired that old hammer double of his gradfather's. Yes, he did, said (not in front of my son) father. When my dad was 10, he dug up some old black-powder (paper, of course) round-ball slugs and shot a hole in the garage roof. Who knew dad was a crazy kid?

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  • country road
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    Rem. model II that my dad got back in the '40s. I killed a gobbler with it ten years ago and it's been in the safe ever since.

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  • DakotaMan
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    German Lugar made in 1918.

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  • 99explorer
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    A Colt Police Positive Special revolver made in 1918, the same year as my Springfield custom sporter.

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  • Chewylouie
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    The oldest gun we own is a jc higgens model 60 shotgun. It is about 60 years old. We do still shoot it, but it had feeding issues.

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  • RockySquirrel
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    Black powder cartridge 22 my grandfather carried when he carried the payroll in early 1900’s.

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  • Pmacc60
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    I have an old flintlock date unknown and Parker with damascus barrels.

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  • Safado
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    I have an Astra pistol that I believe is pre WW II that I have never shot, only because I'm not sure if it's safe. My oldest rifle is from 1952 but I shoot it quite often.

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  • FirstBubba
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    IND_NRA, interesting indeed!

    The "oldest" I have is my dbl gun given to me by a great uncle. I have some other pieces that are pretty old. Believe it was built in the 30's.

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  • ITHACASXS
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    My great-grandfather's beat-up Italian-made (an obscure brand) double. It has exposed hammers, a straight stock and damascus barrels. In true european fashion, it was made for a sling. It was headed for the trash. I really believe it was my great-great's gun, because the great mostly used a Parker his son had bought for him. Despite the many pheasants in NY at the time; the old timers really loved shooting rabbits the most.

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  • buckhunter
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    I have pistol my grandfather brought back from WWII.

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  • IND_NRA
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    I have a flintlock rifle that was made in 1776 that has a lot of history behind it that has been passed down through the family and luckily has stayed intact and great condition.

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  • Carl Huber
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    WAM Why yes it is. Thank you for the spell check +1

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