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Old 07-06-2023, 10:06 PM
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I put this in the “other brands” sub forum because I want to see all brands (including S&W of course). But show us your favorite 100 year old gun - revolver, semi auto, rifle, whatever.

Personally, this is not in my wheelhouse but I do have a fascination with these old gems. Here’s my 1920 Colt (pre) Woodsman that I picked up recently for a bargain $350. Since then, I’ve put a few hundred can killing rounds thru it and enjoy the heck out of it! Just got a new/old Heiser for it to ride around in too (thanks Bill!) ….



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Old 07-06-2023, 10:13 PM
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I have more 100+ y/o guns than I care to mention, but this 7.5" Triple Lock Target is probably my favorite of them. A few Marlin long guns run close behind.
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Old 07-06-2023, 10:22 PM
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Here's a Colt Frontier Six Shooter that shipped the Copper Queen Mercantile, Bisbee, Arizona in 1916.
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Old 07-06-2023, 10:58 PM
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I just got this a couple months or so back and showed it then, but I’m not doing anything but Pirates n Dodgers. If the stocks came with the gun it’s from 1881-2, but it shoots.
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Old 07-06-2023, 11:22 PM
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My S&W 22/32 HFT 22LR from 1917 is accurate and fun to shoot. My wife loves it.
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Old 07-06-2023, 11:34 PM
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I have a couple, but the Colt New Service in this photo is my favorite. It dates to 1916 and began life as a .455 Ely. Somewhere along the way, it was rechambered to .45 Colt, and belonged to someone in our own navy. The inside of one of the panels is marked, "Harrelson, R.L. USN". It's my only handgun with stag stocks.

Since the collector value was gone, I had the barrel cut to 2.50". I just love snubbies!
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This one shipped in 1918....

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Old 07-06-2023, 11:59 PM
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That hit home for me. I got my Remington 51 .32 acp over 10 yrs ago and it was a very good buy. Unfortunately when my wife looked at it, then held/pointed it she declared it was hers. “It was made for me, I want it it’s mine.” she said. (Well OK I think everyone feels that way.) Unfortunately she shot it and was convinced.

Luckily there were still NOS springs and firing pins available then that I got. It should run another 100+ yrs.

Saying this 51 is “my” favorite 100 yr old firearm says a lot. It surpasses my Colts, Mauser’s and yes a S&W or two.

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Old 07-07-2023, 12:01 AM
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I am lucky enough to have two in my collection. They both see regular use.
August 1918 Eddystone and September 1918 for the S&W.
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Old 07-07-2023, 12:54 AM
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My first gen. Colt SAAs,(1875, 1902 and 1898) 1901 Bisley and M1911 of 1918 vintage. And my 1875 Schofield.
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Old 07-07-2023, 01:27 AM
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Here is a colt Army Special that shipped to the Brooklyn Naval shipyard in 1910.
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These are both from 1917. I have an even older S&W inbound but not in-hand quite yet.



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Old 07-07-2023, 05:34 AM
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The newest of these period assault rifles is over 118 years old.

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This "off brand" shipped to Dudley Do-Right in 1919!

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This went to the Union Army in 1864.

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as for S&W's, I have (& had) 1917's.
New Century has taken over that "Favorite" status
A 5" original finish in .44 Special. Grips later but came with it,,


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Old 07-07-2023, 07:19 AM
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Colt Model 1909 U.S.Army in .45 Colt, made in 1909.

Colt Model 1903 Hammer in .38 ACP made in 1914. .38 ACP was eventually to be revamped into .38 Super.
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The oldest gun in my meager collection, and maybe favorite too, is this Colt Peacemaker shipped on January 1, 1875…..


Followed closely by this 1st Model Schofield Wells Fargo originally shipped on July 12, 1875…..


And then this 2nd Model Schofield shipped in 1876…..


And finally this Etched Panel Colt Frontier Six Shooter shipped on March 11, 1880…..
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This little German Ortgies in .25acp manufactured ca. 1921.


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If I was near my computer with my milsurp pictures, I could blow up a bunch of bandwidth.
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Circa 1913 I´ve been told.Regards, Ray
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Sorry for pics shown here before, but you did ask on kind of short notice. 🙂


S&W 1917 Commercial circa 1922
S&W M&P circa 1920
Colt Commercial New Service circa 1920
Savage 1917 circa 1920
Colt 1918 "Black Army "
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Here’s another Dudley Do Right revolver shipped in 1919.
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This 1911 shipped in 1918:



So did this DWM P.08 Luger:

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5 of mine well over a hundred...some sold and gone, some still here.

Thinking maybe...just maybe...the 32-20 WCF could be a favorite but sure won't know until ammo becomes available someday...if ever.

22-32 HFT shipped 1915
32-20 HE shipped 1921
1888 1st Model hammerless shipped 1888
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That hit home for me. I got my Remington 51 .32 acp over 10 yrs ago and it was a very good buy. Unfortunately when my wife looked at it, then held/pointed it she declared it was hers. “It was made for me, I want it it’s mine.” she said. (Well OK I think everyone feels that way.) Unfortunately she shot it and was convinced.

Luckily there were still NOS springs and firing pins available then that I got. It should run another 100+ yrs.

Saying this 51 is “my” favorite 100 yr old firearm says a lot. It surpasses my Colts, Mauser’s and yes a S&W or two.

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Similar tale for me Jim.

Mrs Magger held this 1917 Model M in 32, declared it hers, and that was that. I'm firmly a believer in "Happy Wife, Happy Life" and a nice pistol is a small price to pay.

The upside is I got "mine" back in the form of a 1924 380 soon after. 🙂

These both get shot pretty regularly, they run like scalded cats, even with the original magazines.
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I have several but here are three. This Single Action Army .45 shipped in November 1882. Looks like it “rode the range” for a good while. The next two are each .32-20’s. The 1873 rifle is from 1892 and the Colt was made in 1904. They’re both great fun to shoot.
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Here's another one that's a bit unusual. This is a British Lee-Speed rifle, .303 British, made in about 1910.
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This is a really cool thread. I have many .22 rifles over a hundred and a couple S&W revolvers including my Grandfather's First model .32 hand ejector. Here is my favorite, a Winchester model 1890 in .22LR. It was produced in 1922 and looks near new. I looked a long time for this rifle.


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Here are a few of mine.

1919 William Evans 470



1916 Colt New Service 455 Eley



1906 Colt SAA 44-40



1926 Colt New Service Target 45 Colt ( I know, little early)



1918 Colt 1917 45 ACP



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The bottom rifle in this picture is a Winchester model 1899 single shot in .22 Short, Long, Extra Long. It is the only bolt action .22 Winchester designed by John Browning. After the 1900 series were Winchester improvements based on Browning's patent. Notice the round trigger guard, after 1900 all were metal pistol grips except the model 58 on the top.


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My Centenarians:

1905 4th Change Target from 1920



Colt Pocket .32 from 1917



And my personal favorite, Regulation Police .38 from 1917

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great grandpap's sheriff pistol.....
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Wow, I’m absolutely loving all the pics and stories. Incredible. Thanks to all for sharing!
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soooooo close... 1924 mfg... only 99 years young...
Remington Model 12A 22 short-long-long rifle...
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I am having a hard time getting a definitive ID on an old musket. It appears to be the India Pattern version of the Brown Bess. It was above the mantle of the farm house my grandparents bought in the late 1930s. The barrel is shorter than a standard Brown Bess, but the side plates and lock are fancier than India Pattern rifles I’ve found. There is a Tower of London stamp on the right side plate. The lock still works.





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My uncle gave me a Springfield 1870 Navy Rolling Block rifle, not to be confused with a trapdoor. It came from his father (my grandfather) who was born in Colorado Springs in the early 1890s. “How did it get out there?” he asked me after I relayed some preliminary research to him. Well Uncle Bill I’m betting that the 50-70 cartridge put down buffalo 🦬 just fine! The Navy accepted 10,000 of these and this has the acceptance stamp (Navy rejected the first 10,000). However, this appears to be the Marine variant. I can’t find out how many of those there were but not many.



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By the way, the Remington rolling block action is really interesting to me. Dead simple but really strong.
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Here's a Colt Frontier Six Shooter that shipped the Copper Queen Mercantile, Bisbee, Arizona in 1916.
If you ever want to sell that, do let me know. My maternal grandfather worked in the mines in Bisbee in that year, and my mother turned 4 in Bisbee in 1916!

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It's a bit over 100 years old and was refinished and re-barreled in 357 Magnum by Winchester somewhere in the 1950's but it is a genuine Winchester 1892 with a receiver dating to 1904.

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Oh! I forgot a 1915 Colt Officers Model Target 2nd Issue:





The Colt factory letter confirms that it shipped with the custom 7-1/2” barrel to a shop in Portland, Maine. I felt it was my duty to bring it back home.
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I have a couple that will apply. A Remington Arms 12 Gauge SxS, and a Luger:
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I am photo deficient, but I do have six (6) over 100 years, which surprised me.
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I love this thread. This group photo was from a range day earlier this year. Not all of them are 100 yet, but over five centuries worth of American steel still functioning as designed!

Top Left - Colt Model 1905 Military .45 ACP - Rimless Smokeless - Mfg 1909 -114

Top Center - Colt Model of 1911 U.S. Army .45 ACP - Mfg 1917 - 106

Top Right - Colt COMBAT COMMANDER .45 ACP - Mfg 1974 -49

Bottom Left - Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless (Type III) .32 ACP -Mfg 1921 - 102

Bottom Center - Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Hammerless .25 ACP - Mfg 1920 - 103

Bottom Right - Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target .22 LR - Mfg 1938 - 85
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Martini Henry MK IV built on a 1887 receiver. I have about 60 rounds of 577/450 for it too.








Savage 1907 from 1919








Springfield Atrmory 1903 MK1 also from 1919


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Colt New Service Target 45 Colt caliber 307XXX serial shipped February 3, 1921.


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Here are three that qualify
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Ok I'll start small with a Danzig 22 made right after WWI it and the scope are serial #8
I'll jump up to a 43 spanish from around 1871
A bit more to a 500 BPE
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Here are two S&W tip-up models.

Top is a Model 1 1/2 made in 1874. Bottom is a factory engraved Madel 1, 3rd Issue made in 1872.


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