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Offline lewmed

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What is your oldest handgun
« on: August 21, 2022, 10:38:26 PM »
 What is your oldest handgun that is still in working condition ?  Mine is a First gen. 7 1/2" 45 Cal. 1873 Colt SAA Cavalry revolver that was issued to the New York Militia in 1890.
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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2022, 01:12:48 AM »
You've got me beat by a century.

My oldest is a 1990's Super Redhawk.
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Offline jwc007

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 02:28:03 AM »
WWI Colt 1911, made around July 1917.  Inherited it from my late Father, who had it customized back in the late 1970's.
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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2022, 03:31:58 AM »
I bought my Browning Challenger III in 1983.

(Got to wondering about my milsurp CZ 82, but it wasn't made until 1986.)
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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2022, 06:11:52 AM »
.44 special bulldog bought in 1973

Offline M1A4ME

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2022, 06:49:09 AM »
WWI Colt 1911, made around July 1917.  Inherited it from my late Father, who had it customized back in the late 1970's.

Me, too.  1917 made Colt 1911 (no idea what month).  Bought it in 1978 after shooting a 1911A1 on our Battalion Combat Pistol Team and finding out all the BS about 1911's isn't true.  Seems like my serial number starts with 196 but I could be wrong about that.
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Offline Rmach

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2022, 09:39:45 AM »
A 1942 Walther P38.

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2022, 09:58:22 AM »
CZ 24 from 1926

Offline crosstimbers

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2022, 11:26:32 AM »
An old S&W 32 special revolver. I'll have to do some research to figure out just how old it is.
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Offline Claymore504

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2022, 11:27:35 AM »
Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless from early 1900s.

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2022, 01:53:47 PM »
 1907 Roth Steyr made in 1911.

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2022, 03:41:40 PM »
Colt SAA Gen 1 from between 1900 and 1920.

Danish Calvary percussion pistol, 14 Bore,  circa 1850.



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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2022, 04:42:37 PM »
1976 Colt Python 6".

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2022, 05:05:40 PM »
1861 38 navy which has 1873 bore through metallic cartridge conversion, so prior to 1875 based on patent dates.

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Re: What is your oldest handgun
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2022, 07:29:21 PM »
Remington Rand WWII issue .45 ACP