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Old April 26, 2014, 07:07 PM   #76
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1st gen Colt SAA .45 made in October, 1876. It doesn't get shot MUCH, but I do shoot it now and then.

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Old April 28, 2014, 04:09 AM   #77
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The oldest handgun that I have fired is a 102 year old 1911 Navy Colt, the 3 rounds I shot out of it preformed like it was 1912. A bunch of people probably wince at the thought of it, but John Browning would smile knowing some of the earliest 1911's still go bang every now and then.

It doesn't get out much although it was shot for many years by family with no concept of it being so old or so rare, maybe one day I will have a kid and let them shoot a few rounds from it. Probably one of the rarest and oldest guns I will ever shoot. I might get it out in another 8 years to shoot a few rounds on it's 110th year of existence and again on it's 120th. Taking the chance of shooting a few rounds every decade is acceptable to me.


Here she is. Everything except the barrel was made in 1912. The barrel stamp indicates it is not original but still very old, made in 1916.
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Old April 29, 2014, 08:03 AM   #78
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First gen SAA in 32 WCF (1901), 1873 SRC 44-40 (1882). I shoot the 73 with six grains of Unique and the Colt 3.2 gr titegroup.
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Old April 29, 2014, 09:53 AM   #79
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I don't have any OLD guns, but I do have and love to shoot the old .45 Colt cartridge in a Ruger Bisley Blackhawk, so that would be mine.
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Old April 29, 2014, 11:39 AM   #80
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"I don't have any OLD guns"


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Old April 29, 2014, 12:50 PM   #81
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Old April 29, 2014, 01:35 PM   #82
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I guess the oldest would be my 1941 Walther P-38,and on occasion my SS issued 1941 Walther PP.
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Old April 30, 2014, 02:43 PM   #83
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Colt "New Service" in .45-(Long)Colt, next oldest is a S&W M-1917 made in early 1918 in .45-ACP.
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Old May 12, 2014, 10:09 PM   #84
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All these revolvers are only fired with Black Powder cartridges.

S&W Schofield, 1st Model, 45 Schofield caliber, manufactured 1875.





S&W 2nd Model Russian, 44 Russian caliber, manufactured 1875.





S&W New Model Number Three, 44 Russian caliber, shipped 1882, refinished at the factory 1965.





Top: S&W Double Action 44, Target Model, 44 Russian caliber, shipped 1895
Bottom: S&W Double Action 44, 44 Russian caliber, shipped 1881.





Merwin Hulbert Frontier Models, 44 Russian caliber, manufacture date unknown but before 1899.





Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model, 38-40 caliber, manufactured 1909, fired for the first time (by me) yesterday.

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Old May 13, 2014, 01:15 AM   #85
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My oldest is a model 1934 beretta .380 (9mm corto).
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Old May 22, 2014, 03:52 PM   #86
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Again, let me say,,,

These are some awesome older guns,,,
Keep the posts coming my friends.

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Old May 30, 2014, 11:38 AM   #87
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1863 7mm Belgian Pinfire revolver
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:59 AM   #88
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oldest handgun




My oldest that I shoot is a 1932 H&R .22 Special 9 round revolver

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Old June 2, 2014, 06:15 AM   #89
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Garycw,

You still shoot your 7mm pinfire?

Where do you get the ammunition?





Driftwood Johnson, all I can say about your post is.... Oh my.... Absolutely incredible!

Would you adopt me, change your will to make me your sole beneficiary, and then stand really close to the edge of that cliff?
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Old June 2, 2014, 08:21 AM   #90
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Hello Garycw,,,

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Garycw,

You still shoot your 7mm pinfire?

Where do you get the ammunition?
I was gonna ask that as well?

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Old June 2, 2014, 01:47 PM   #91
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H&R 922

an H&R 922, so old it has a flat mainspring, a one piece walnut stock (grip) and a brass front blade. what passes for serial/series number seems to predate any reference i can find. It's been in the family for at least 70 yrs.
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Old June 2, 2014, 04:43 PM   #92
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What is the oldest cartridge handgun you own that you still fire?,,,

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Garycw,



You still shoot your 7mm pinfire?



Where do you get the ammunition?










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I haven't shot it yet. The ammo I've found on GB is around $20 @ rnd. Yikes. I did find a reload kit that comes with everything for 5 Rnds except the powder & percussion cap for $38. I'd be happy to have just one to put in this box with it for now.

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Old June 3, 2014, 03:39 AM   #93
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My great grandfather's Colt SAA. It is jointly owned by my first cousin and I. My great grandfather was an interpreter and U. S. Marshall in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma. My grandfather was his oldest son and my cousin and I are the oldest sons of my grandfather's two children. If you read the genealogy in the article posted below I am Charles Dwight Beagle.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tx...street_wd.html
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Old June 3, 2014, 10:02 PM   #94
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That's why I was wondering, Gary.

The 7mm ammunition seems to be more expensive than either the 9 or 12 mm pinfire rounds; probably a case of it simply not being all that popular and not a lot of the ammo survived.
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Old June 9, 2014, 11:10 AM   #95
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1925 H&R Special, seven shot break-top revolver with factory gold plated front sight.

1928 Colt Detective Special
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Old June 10, 2014, 06:27 PM   #96
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Here is a video of me shooting a 9mm Delvigne Breechloading Pinfire Deringer from the 1850s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCsONeK-Eqg

Also, here is a much later model, Belgian 12mm pinfire that I bought specifically to shoot. I have that full reloading kit of what was talked about a couple posts back and have shot it a few times. (it's like $200 with shipping for the full kit)
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Old June 10, 2014, 06:31 PM   #97
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The 7mm ammunition seems to be more expensive than either the 9 or 12 mm pinfire rounds; probably a case of it simply not being all that popular and not a lot of the ammo survived.
I have BY FAR more 7mm cartridges and boxes than any of the other sizes. 9mm comes in 2nd, then 12mm 5mm and 15mm

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Old June 10, 2014, 09:55 PM   #98
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Wow Aaron, quite an expressive display. How long have you been collecting those?... Nice!
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Old June 10, 2014, 11:30 PM   #99
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The 1937 S/42 Luger in the center, at home on the range.

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Old June 11, 2014, 06:17 AM   #100
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That is quite impressive, Aaron!
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