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Old October 31st, 2016, 11:46 AM   #31
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I have only two used guns, a Chinese T53 made before my parents met each other, and a Single Six that was made when I was still singing along to MTV's "music" superstars.



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Old October 31st, 2016, 04:01 PM   #32
 
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oldest is 90 years old, next oldest is 58 years.
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I have a few Mil-surps that are WWII era, and one the is pre-WWI, so some are way older than I am, and most were acquired within the last 10 years.
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I guess you could say my oldest a S&W 40VE is a baby,6 or 7 years old,bought it new.I bought it before I started my collection five years ago..
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Oldest is a circa 1964 Western Field lever action .22 that had been my dad's.

There's the Security Six made in 1976 that I recently picked up.

A PC-9 made in the middle of their short run - maybe somewhere around 2002.(?)

And the rest are all manufactured / purchased within the past two to three years.
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A couple of handguns around 6-7, two more at 25 & 34.
Shotguns anywhere 30+ to 40+.
A couple of .22 rifles way over 30.
A double barrel shotgun 80 and the oldest; my dads Stevens crack-shot he got when he was eight (pop born 1908) and by the wear on the gun it was well used when he first got it??
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The history of each weapon is important to record when you are talking family heirlooms. I don't possess any heirlooms, but I am a bit of a family historian. So far I have found a rifle brought home in WWII by my uncle, that was then passed to his brother and today is with the son of the brother, my cousin. The cousin who owns it today had no idea of the history. I have also identified a scope that was used in setting a national record at Camp Perry, unbeknownst to today's current owner. I believe the rifle was sold off at some point but the scope was retained.

The oldest items in my collection are a couple Mosins I picked up at gun shows. While Mosins are not particularly special, I have traveled to Russia and Ukraine and seeing the Mosins reminds me of my travels and the WWII museum in Kiev.

The other thing I observed is that in my mother's family there was a very heavy gun culture that was passed father to son. It tended to break down female lines, so today at a family reunion there will be a mix of folks ranging from competitive shooters to non-gun-owners.
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My oldest is middle aged. My youngest is an infant.
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my oldest may be 2000's Single Six, and the Taurus Judge

the rest were bought new in the past 4 years.
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Mine range from 1877 Colt DA .41 ,my first was Winchester 67 Christmas of '49 still shoot it, newest is still in the box Ruger No 1B.243 or Model 70 .325 WSM I'm unsure of their birth dates.
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The history of each weapon is important to record when you are talking family heirlooms.
Yes, those that are family heirlooms are documented as far as I can. One is my Great-Grandfather's that I restored. Another (made in 1898) was from an Uncle. I know the year Dad got it from him (1952), but nothing beyond that. He is gone, and his kids probably don't have a clue, as they would have been very young at the time.
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Well, the oldest one I have is a Winchester model 1897 made in 1912 which I use in Cowboy Action Shooting. The newest would be a DDM4V11 made in 2016
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Oldest is my Dads old JC Higgins 12 Ga . 52 years old heavy metal and wood , youngest 2013 M&P 9mm plastic and a barrel
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My guns.nothing I own is older than six years old. The youngest is a month old all the others I bought them in between that time frame.
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