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What's the Oldest Gun You've Ever Shot....Poll

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by majspud, Feb 24, 2019.

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  1. 1700-1725

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. 1726-1750

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 1751-1775

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. 1776-1800

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 1800-1825

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. 1826-1850

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  7. 1851-1875

    8 vote(s)
    10.5%
  8. 1876-1900

    28 vote(s)
    36.8%
  9. 1901-1925

    20 vote(s)
    26.3%
  10. 1926-1950

    14 vote(s)
    18.4%
  1. majspud

    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    Home. Raining. Little to do that I'm not under limits for. No reenacting for a month. Dead quiet on NES and the other boards I visit....

    So If you want some action, I guess you have to invent some....

    What's the oldest gun you've ever shot? No reproductions here...original pieces...

    You can tell us what it was, post a picture, and block it's date on the poll.

    Happy I'm-Not-Watching-the-Oscars...

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  2. majspud

    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    1812 M1795 T3 U.S. Springfield .69 smooth bore musket. Modeled after the French Charleville, this was America's first military long arm - the original M1. I have shot it once per year, save last year, for an annual pumpkin killing. Ammo is cast .680 round balls averaging 1.05oz. (459gr is the same as two normal .45 auto slugs), over 70gr XX powder, with 4X priming powder.

    After all, we are a military surplus forum.:)

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  3. majspud

    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    OK, who made the first cut on the poll??

    t
     
  4. one-eyed Jack

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    1860's? Colt Police cap and ball. Jack.
     
  5. Mountain

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    Sort of. Finn Mosin with pre 1900 hex receiver.

    Nice poll- I really haven't had the opportunity to shoot a lot of really old hardware. One of these days I'll post about a milsurp made between 1504 and 1507, but it doesn't go bang.
     
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    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    Wondering if someone had shot off a hand cannon (barrel with touch hole; Chinese), arquebus (matchlock) or snaphance (early flintlock), or wheel-lock.

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  7. silversquirrel

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    FN Browning M1900. .32
    Nifty, really well machined automatic.
    I really regret selling that gun.
     
  8. majspud

    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    No poll-and-run....what was shot between 1700-1725?

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  9. Picton

    Picton NES Member

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    1888 or 1889. My Webley mk I.

    It's in my avatar, but unfortunately it's the one all the way to the left, with nothing but the bbl visible. It basically looks just like the mk II right beside it, though.
     
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    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    What; are you all watching the Oscars?

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    1895 Loewe production Chilean Mauser. Actually did a little shooting with it yesterday....
     
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    1880's Chicago Palm Pistol. .32rfes. Basically is a six shot, radial revolver. Radial is not a typo.
     
  13. Lefty38-55

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    Original - John Hall (Portland, ME) breech loading flintlock 52-cal rifle, patent date 1811, issued to US Military in 1819.

    Reproduction - Circa 1360 bronze 'hand gonne' as found in the well of the Tannenerg Castle from 1392, 62-caliber.

    Both in my collection of arms spanning the 14th century to present day. Presently building a wheellock musket like John Alden brought over on the Mayflower, which will complete my collection of 1 of every ignition type from punk or hot poker fired to matchlock, wheellock, snaphaunce, then to flintlock and to the end of the flintlock era, ~1820.
     
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  14. 55_grain

    55_grain NES Member

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    1878 (I think) trapdoor. Those 405 grain projos are huge. :)
     
  15. Hardwired

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    WW1 battle rifles.

    I think I need to look into repeating crossbows so when you can't get lead and powdah. A step up from rocks, spears and arrows.
     
  16. 40 caliber

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    1917? I believe. It was spuds gun. He can correct me He knows. Or was it a GEW?
     
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    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    1916 V. Chr. Schilling Gew98M.

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  18. PATRON

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    A Brown Bess musket marked 1798 East India Co. from IMA.
     
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    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    All original, or new wood on the IEC?

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    Nope, my Oberndorf 1900 Swede is a bit older. And you shot it
     
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    It was all original,but it did have some repairs to the stock.
     
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    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    Just perused them on their website. $1200 for a parts gun. Not recommended for firing. Cool lock plate, though.

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  24. H-minus

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    I still have and shoot my Grandfather's Winchester 1894 in .32 WS. Manufacture date is 1910. The thing still shoots dead on enough to take out beer cans consistently at 60 yards with its original sights. Took my first deer with it when I was 13.

    Shooting it today still brings back fond memories of him and our hunting trips together - and him cursing at me to sit still and be quiet.
     
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    And it was a sweet day and shooter as well. Thanks for the memories. I remember us talking about the age of the gun vs it’s accuracy now
     
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    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    My '99 Obendorf was the most accurate rifle I've ever owned.

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    My 1848 M1842 Springfield.
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    1871 Gewehr (not mine) and 1873 trapdoor both produced in 1875.
    Would be cool to find access to more flintlock, but reproduction is mostly going to be it for now.
     
  29. rudiewhitebwoy

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    Model 1873 Winchester 38-40 & Trapdoor Springfield 45-70
     
  30. 45collector

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    My Belgian 1880's side by side 10 gauge shotgun, damascus barrels. I bought 16 gauge chamber inserts for it, and shoot light loads through it. It doesn't pattern for shit, but it's a fun old gun to pop cans and clays at the range.
     

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