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Old February 16, 2016, 09:44 PM   #26
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My Marlin and Winchester made in 1958, the year of my birth

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Old February 16, 2016, 11:51 PM   #27
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All original 1925 Remington Game Master .35 Remington pump. Blew some pretty big holes in a few hogs as well as blowing a few nutrias in half. With original open sights.
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Old February 17, 2016, 02:40 AM   #28
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Remington model 14, .30 Remington

My first "deer" rifle was as above. I never took an animal with it. My Dad traded that rifle away when I was a teen, but as I got older, I wanted an example of the model for that very reason, and so I set about finding same.

I was fortunate to find an example in the correct caliber, .30 Rem. Very early rifle, a four digit serial number, which puts it's production year in 1912-13. The correct rear sight was missing, but I was able to come up with a combo that got it to point of aim, and have taken it afield on several occassions. Have never taken a deer with it either, though I did pass up a doe that would have been duck soup. I needed to get to work, and the hassle of calling in was not worth a nanny. I swear, when I leveled the old pump on that deer, I believe I felt the rifle tremble. Or maybe it was me?

My eyes are nearly to the point that I cannot run the diminutive bead and blade sights as well as I need to for all but the easiest shots. I intended to hunt the rifle this year, but never did.....again.

If I ever do spill blood with that rifle, now at age 104, I will post same!!!!!
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Old February 17, 2016, 02:41 AM   #29
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clarification!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The RIFLE is 104 yrs old.......not me.
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Old February 17, 2016, 06:16 AM   #30
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This was my 100th hog off one one parcel of property....I have since shot my 500th off of the same property using this 73 Winchester SRC in 44/40. It's still a youngster at just over 130 yrs. old. I don't use it for all the hogs, just occasionally.
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Old February 17, 2016, 10:21 AM   #31
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Springfield Trap Door 45-70,,,

Springfield model 1873(?) Trap Door 45-70,,,
Took a spike buck with it in 1965.

It was a bit of overkill I will admit,,,
But I only had to follow the blood trail about 6 inches.

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Old February 17, 2016, 11:24 AM   #32
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I hunt squirrels with an antique English double barrel flintlock shotgun. around 20 gaugeish. No makers name on it. Only English proof marks to identify it. Not really any choke, impossible to miss squirrels.
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Old February 17, 2016, 12:03 PM   #33
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i have killed deer with a win 1876 in 45-60 made in 1883 and a win 1886 in 40-82 made in 1892. eastbank.
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Old February 17, 2016, 12:16 PM   #34
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I hunt squirrels with an antique English double barrel flintlock shotgun. around 20 gaugeish. No makers name on it. Only English proof marks to identify it. Not really any choke, impossible to miss squirrels.
I'd like to see pics of that one.
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Old February 17, 2016, 07:11 PM   #35
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Here is a picture Hawg. The stock has had some oil rubbed on it but other than that its pretty much original.
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Old February 17, 2016, 07:13 PM   #36
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Looks good I like it. Don't see many flinter doubles.
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Old February 17, 2016, 07:26 PM   #37
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I squirrel hunted with my 1890 Winchester it was made in 1918.
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Old February 17, 2016, 07:47 PM   #38
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I have an 1899 Remington Lee issued to the Michigan National Guard in 30-40 krag. Took a spikehorn whitetail with it two years ago. It has been sporterized and rebarreled with a nos barrel some years back. Still open sites but accurate.

My dad has one in original condition and took several deer with it back in the 70's. Not bad for 117 or so years old.
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Old February 18, 2016, 04:41 AM   #39
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The question should be "What is your newest rifle?". Right now I have only one newer than the 40's. It is an AR I put together years ago. Most of my lever guns are pushing 100.
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Old February 18, 2016, 06:14 AM   #40
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People look at me like I am nuts when they see me in the field with my India built 16 gage percussion double.......The Damascus barrel is getting thin but not too thin yet......
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Old February 18, 2016, 09:47 AM   #41
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This is a cool thread but it needs more pictures here's my 1897 Winchester I took to South Dakota pheasant hunting on it's 100th birthday in 2008.
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Old February 18, 2016, 10:15 AM   #42
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Oldest centerfire rifle is my Savage 99, chambered in .300 Savage, made in 1936.

Oldest rimfire was a friend's Winchester bolt action .22, made probably in the 1920s.

Oldest shotgun was my Dad's early 1950s Ithaca Featherlight 12 gauge.
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Old February 18, 2016, 10:29 AM   #43
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The oldest rifle I ever hunted with was a California made muzzleloadeing rifle that came from the Sacramento area and was dated in the 1850s.
However I didn't get to fire it at a deer. I hunted with it, but didn't kill any game with it.
So I am not sure that counts.

The oldest gun I ever shot small game with was my first revolver, an original 1851 Colt Navy.

The oldest gun I ever used to kill any big game with was my old black powder frame Colt SAA 45 revolver, made in 1889 I killed 2 deer with it.

The oldest rifle I ever killed a deer with was an original 30-40 Krag 1896 rifle.
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Old February 18, 2016, 11:57 AM   #44
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A marlin 336 from the 1950's in 35 Remington. It's my go-to deer gun. It's not nearly as old as many in this thread but I like it, my grandfather and father hunted with it. It's a heck of a close range deer stopper.
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Old February 20, 2016, 01:07 PM   #45
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oldest gun I've hunted with is 116 years old. the oldest gun I've harvested with was around 70 years.
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Old February 20, 2016, 01:33 PM   #46
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It's going to be either my 1938 Mosin, got a nice whitetail last season, or my dad's Remington 1917. I used my dads 1917 to get my first deer. I'm not sure of the date on his, it was an old armory rifle they bought years ago in his home town when he was in his teens. Him and his brothers all bought one each, I think for $25. They burned up all their money in the Herters catalog, sportster stocks and had a local machinist turn of the rear sight ears and DNT them for scopes. Dad still uses it every year for hunting, guessing he hunted with it for over 50 years now.
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Old February 20, 2016, 02:40 PM   #47
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My .32 Winchester Special made in 1926 Even bought another rifle so I could retire it but I never could,,,,too attached!
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Old February 20, 2016, 05:56 PM   #48
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My first "deer" rifle. ENFIELD NO. 5 MKI JUNGLE CARBINE. Dated 4/47, the month, and year of my birth. Brand new, in cosmoline..........$35!!!!!
Trading it for a Hakim several years ago was one factor leading to rule #1.
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Old February 20, 2016, 06:17 PM   #49
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Sportered SMLE, Lithgow 1940. Great deer or bear rifle.

I still see folks with Krags out there.
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Old February 20, 2016, 06:19 PM   #50
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Nothing to old. Father borrowed one from a neighbor for me to use when 9 or 10. Winchester model 1894 25-35 carbine. A well used deer rifle. No clue when it was made but it was indeed old looking. Couldn't use pops rifles. All 4 of his Winchesters were 1886 models. To much gun and caliber/s for this skinny kid to handle back then.
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