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Old March 26, 2014, 08:51 PM   #26
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I have a Sistema Colt M1911 that dates to 1947 according to the serial number. Shoot about 200 rounds a year through it.
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Old March 27, 2014, 07:08 AM   #27
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Picture of 1903

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Old March 27, 2014, 07:28 AM   #28
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actually shoot... not that are in shootable condition...

probably these...









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Old March 27, 2014, 07:41 AM   #29
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I think this one, from 1917.

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Old March 27, 2014, 07:47 AM   #30
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Old March 27, 2014, 08:13 AM   #31
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old guns

Here are four Bulldogs. All are from before 1898....
top to bottom: .38 S&W, .32 S&W, .32 S&W, .38 S&W.

and this one in .44 Webley/.44 Bulldog:

Cartridges for the .44:
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Old March 28, 2014, 03:21 PM   #32
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My Grandfather gave me his only handgun as a high school graduation present. A Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector Military and Police Model of 1905, 4th Change. This one was is nickel plated, six-inch barrel, .38 Special chambered and shipped by Smith & Wesson in 1921. This same gun evolved in to what we know today as the Model 10.

I can't say that I shoot it anymore, however I will let anyone in my family shoot it at request as a link to our family heritage. I found that shooting it... meant cleaning it and I'd been worried about the flaking nickel plating.

Because I really wanted to shoot it, I had put on my "short list" another one... didn't have to be nickel plated, but I wanted a six-inch in .38 Special, and something made with the old "long action" so that shooting it would be similar.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found a great deal on one that's almost exactly the same, also nickel plated, but with a finish carrying far, far more wear. Functionally perfect, and this one was built in 1917.

I do take it with me on range trips, though I've only got 250 rounds through it thus far. When the weather gets warmer, I'll bring that round count ever higher. It shoots very well for being 97 years old.
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Old March 29, 2014, 06:37 AM   #33
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Probably a Colt Open Top Pocket Model .22, but only with CB caps.
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Old March 29, 2014, 08:45 AM   #34
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32 auto and 38 special.
The one I shoot the most doesn’t have a case. I do shoot a lot of 44 cap and ball every year.
The oldest cartridge gun that I have but will never shoot is a 58 caliber 1856 Burnsides model 3.
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Old March 29, 2014, 09:44 AM   #35
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My set of military, police, and civilian .38 S&Ws.



RAAF S&W .38. (came with trench art grips with New Guinea and Australian SILVER shillings in the grips!)

Colt Police Positive marked "Chase Manhattan Bank'.

And Civilian Webley pocket model.

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Old March 29, 2014, 09:56 AM   #36
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A S&W 38 Special with a 1400 serial number and a Burnside rifle made in 1864.

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Old March 29, 2014, 05:40 PM   #37
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There's one I will keep an eye out for,,,

There's one I will keep an eye out for,,,
I like the break-open action revolvers you've shown me,,,
And though a bit pricey at .60 cents/round, .38 S&W ammo is available.

So one thing I'll be keeping an eye out for,,,
Is a break-open revolver of some ilk,,,
I would want a pretty one though,,,
One that I could wear to a BBQ.

Why?

Just to have a nice one.

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Old March 29, 2014, 06:08 PM   #38
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And though a bit pricey at .60 cents/round, .38 S&W ammo is available.
I ran into a set of Lee carbide dies for the .38 S&W. Yep, I reload that one to!

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Old March 29, 2014, 06:29 PM   #39
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Thats the route I went as well with the .32 S&W. What I was finding (over the whole internet, it was two places that had any in stock) was basically $1 a round, or $50 a box of 50 plus shipping.

I got Lee dies, 100 pieces of new brass and 100 LRN bullets from Midway, for $75.
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Old March 29, 2014, 06:42 PM   #40
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1918. I shoot a mag per year- Fourth of July

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Old March 30, 2014, 07:45 AM   #41
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And Civilian Webley pocket model.
Love the W&S. I have that exact same model, except mine is a Khyber Pass gun.
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Old March 30, 2014, 10:09 AM   #42
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Does .44 cap and ball paper cartridge qualify?
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Old March 30, 2014, 11:27 AM   #43
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I have a .32 from '03 that I still shoot sometimes.
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Old March 30, 2014, 02:27 PM   #44
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My oldest gun that I still shoot is a Beretta Model 1934 in .380acp that was given to me by a very close friend. I am pretty sure it was made in 1944 or close to that year.
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Old April 6, 2014, 10:35 PM   #45
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1911 that dates back to 1912. I don't shoot that one very much these days and only with powderpuff loads that barely cycle it.
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Old April 6, 2014, 10:45 PM   #46
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1917 Webley Mk VI
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Old April 6, 2014, 11:59 PM   #47
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The oldest gun I have is a Hopkins and Allen Police Safety in 38 short/38 Colt New Police. It was made in the early 1900's. I shoot 10 - 15 rounds yearly, I have a pretty good supply of factory ammo that I have collected over the tears, but none is available now.
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Old April 7, 2014, 07:31 AM   #48
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I have fired 5 rounds thru my 1918 Colt U.S. Government M1918. It was only to make sure it worked. It is now in a display case with a Colt Letter framed and hanging on the wall above it.

I do regularly fire a nickel finish Pre-War Colt Official Police .38 Special from 1943. It was the 240th one produced by Colt that year. I just finished making a nice single gun rack for it to go on display. I should have the Colt Letter for it by about the end of this month. I am anxious to see the letter and find out where it was originally delivered. As the name indicates, it probably went to a police department. The nickel finish makes it a little more scarce, but I doubt it would be considered rare.

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Old April 7, 2014, 07:40 AM   #49
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For a Broomhandle Mauser....C96. .(passed down from Dad)
7.63 x 25 □○□◇◇ 7.62 x25 will work......but judicious choice to not fire...... machine gun ammo.
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Old April 7, 2014, 10:22 AM   #50
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A 1913 DWM P08 Luger. I've had it out many times over the last year since it's had its 100th birthday. Also lots of folks want to shoot a pistol that old. Anyway, it fires and cycles well and from a rest can group 2.5" at 25 yards. Not bad!
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