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How many own guns older than you?Or not?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by kirkcdl, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    Okay,just a poll because I'm bored.How many on this board own guns that are older than you,and how many do not?Just for S&G I've added the options as to whether or not this is or ever has been a factor in a purchase...

    Edited to add:This includes guns given to you or inherited,as in finch's post below...
     
  2. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Definitely do! Two of my seven firearms are older than me.

    I have an old WWI ish Luger, and a End of WWII Garand.
     
  3. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    Thanks Keane,you got that posted before i had a chance to write the poll.Would you please vote accordingly?Thanks...
     
  4. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I have an old Ithica 20 ga break action single that has been passed down through the family for generations. I'm not sure what made me get it but good ol great grandma decided it should be mine.
     
  5. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    I'm a collector of Cuiro and Relic Firearms - mostly WW2 vintage - so those sort of HAVE to be older than me... :p
     
  6. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Well technically it's just as old as me. My father recently gave me a Norinco that he purchased when I was born. I learned to shoot with that gun and a Ruger p89.

    Good times.
     
  7. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I love old Parker SxS's. These things still are great shooters even though a couple are over 100 years old. And yes I had them looked at before I shot them. :)
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of 22's past along that are older than me. one is a Winchester 1906 pump, the other a Winchester model 68 single shot. Also have a Remington model 721 270 Winchester my dad bought second hand in the 50's. Maybe someone here knows it's vintage. Has a # 93762 on it.
     
  9. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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  10. Wierzbowski

    Wierzbowski Sherwood Member

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    I've got rifles that were born before my grandparents. Quite a testament to their quality that they still work so well after 90+ years.
     
  11. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I also have my C&R. I'm looking at how many guns are younger than me!
     
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    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    Considering most of mine are replica blackpowder and/or WW2 vintage I'd say 90%. Only have a few 'modern' age less than 25 years old...
     
  13. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I own two guns that are older than me. I did not buy either one of them though. They are both inherited guns.

    One is a Colt nickle SAA with ivory grips from the late 1930's. It is still in like new condition (except for some visible aging on the edges of the grips) in the original presentation box which was custom ordered from Colt. It was presented to my grandfather by a man whose life he saved during the attack on Pearl harbor.

    The second is a German Luger the same grandfather brought back from WWII.
     
  14. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I was give when i dad passed last year a 1942 M1 Garand, 1941 M1 Carbine (necked down to .222) , 1966 M1A1 M14. My grandfathers 1878 Colt 45. (not in shooting condition). and dads old hunting rifle 1942 O3-A3 sporterized 30-06.. All still under moms protection till I can get a bigger safe..


    No such a thing as to many guns!! :D
     
  15. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I want to thank you for that info my friend. The letters and numbers are E UU so - Oct. 1949 almost 60 yrs. old. Sill looks and shoots nice. Thank's again. :)
     
  16. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Well, I have guns a lot older than me - fer'instance

    1897 DWM Mauser Boer war carbine bring-back - 7x57
    1909 BSA b/a boys take-down target rifle - .22LR
    1912 Mauser Model B - 7x57
    1914 Schmidt-Rubin M96/11 - 7.5x55 Swiss
    1930 Walther Model Sport - semi-auto or b/a - .22
    1936 Walther DSM - .22LR
    1937 Mauser ES350B and matching scope - .22LR

    ...and a few more made since then that are pretty old, 50's and 60's and such-like.

    I had MANY handguns that were older than me, and have kept some of them that I couldn't bear to part from -

    My dad's and then mine - Walther PP 9mmK - Vienna Police Special Branch civilian model - 1939]
    My first Luger [1918 DWM - all-matching including magazine].
    My second Luger [byf 42 - all matching except magazine]

    The others that were as old or older went elsewhere - I could not bear to see them de-acted.

    I was made in 1946, BTW.

    tac in yUK
     
  17. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    I have several out of my collection that are older then me, granted i'm only 27 but they are old.

    Springfield 1903
    Winchester 94 30-30 that was my Grandpas when he was a kid.
    Mini 14 that my dad bought in the late 70's new.
     
  18. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Did you say 1966 M1A1 M14 :wow: :jawdrop: that was my carry in 66 before we got the M-16 :thumbup:
     
  19. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I own at least 4 guns older than me. 3 mosins and my S&W 625
     
  20. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    I have a few WWI and WWII era guns that are older than I am... and all are in excellent shooting condition. After reading the posts regarding the age of most people on this site, I must also admit that that most of my guns are older than most of you :cool: