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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

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. 1776-1800

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  5. 1800-1825

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  6. 1826-1850

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  7. 1851-1875

    9 vote(s)
    11.3%
  8. 1876-1900

    28 vote(s)
    35.0%
  9. 1901-1925

    20 vote(s)
    25.0%
  10. 1926-1950

    14 vote(s)
    17.5%
  1. rudiewhitebwoy

    rudiewhitebwoy NES Life Member NES Member

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    I've never heard of Chamber Inserts. I've got a Winchester 1887 & a Parker Bros Side by Side both Damascus Barrels Chambered in 10 Ga. I used to get ammo from a guy up in Windham but he went bust. That sounds like a interesting alternative.
     
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  2. 45collector

    45collector NES Member

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    Gaugemate Gold adapters with RST shotshells
     
  3. hminsky

    hminsky NES Life Member NES Member

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    1906 winchester 22, made some time in early 1900's.
     
  4. MisterHappy

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    Ca. 1898 Parker. It was my dad's. Before that, it was his uncle Ben's. Uncle Ben died in the Flu epidemic of 1918.

    Actually, a Trap Door Springfield beats it, I guess.

    Perhaps this year, I'll "exercise" my 1860 Colt cap and ball. Gen-u-wine Civil War carry piece.
     
  5. Demoman

    Demoman NES Member

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    1892 Winchester circa 1904 was my dads somewhere along its life some one rebarraled to 357 have to measure the chamber sooner or later and find an original barrel.
     

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  6. Fritz the Cat

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    Remington Rolling Block in 45-70. I traded it a decade ago to a buddy who fell in love with it. Wish I hadn't....
     
  7. JenkkiMike

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    [QUOTE="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.[/QUOTE]

    I would love to shoot something like that someday. I have a special fondness for the English Civil War period.
     
  8. majspud

    majspud NES Life Member NES Member

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    Looks like the period of....

    1876-1900 is the winner....27 votes and 37% of those polled.

    t
     
  9. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA NES Member

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    Has to be my wife's grandfather's .22short single-shot. Pre-1900. But not by much. It's a 1885 style single shot. A dandy to shoot. Has to be an inch-around bbl.
     

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