What firearm have you owned the longest?

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carbonfibrebob

Single-Sixer
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The oldest that I still own. Bought new in '80, 44 year old 44. Serial number under 1000

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bocash3

Bearcat
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Western NC
First was Remington 514 given to me in 1957 by my grandfather. Stupidly traded it for partial payment toward a $100 dollar rusty oil- burning 1953 Dodge when 16. But I have its twin today and holding on to it.
Longest I've had same gun is pre-34 Smith Kit Gun given to me by grandfather in 1958. I was 9. Long story- it was stolen by a drunken stepfather my mother finally divorced and by miracle, I recovered it 35 years later! Pretty little thing gets to shoot cans and marshmallows at least once a year.
I've had it back for 24 years now.
Y'all have a great weekend!
 

Hankus

Blackhawk
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Florida Gulf Coast
I have my grandfather's Stevens falling block .22 LONG (NOT LR!). I also have my father's Winchester Model 12, 1953 vintage, bought when he returned from the Korean War, and his sloppily sporterized 98k that was captured during WWII. It had, at one time, a slip on butt pad with the US Army Ordnance Corps symbol molded into it. The butt pad was lost when my brother used it for deer hunting in the 80s. I also have the first revolver bought for me, a Bearcat that dates to 1971 when I was 7.
 

dstegjas

Single-Sixer
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Ohio
My first pistol was a Ruger Single Six combo that my parents gave me for Christmas 53 years ago. I still have it today and it's in very nice condition. Since I don't count the guns my parents and grand parents had that were handed down to me since they were hand down to me over the years.
 

WRGADog

Bearcat
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I have my grandfather's Winchester 22 caliber pump rifle that shots both 22 short and 22 long cartridges. My grandfather said he bought the gun after returning home from WWI. He gave me the gun when I was 5 years old in 1953. The patent on the gun is in the 1890's. I will pass it on to my grandson in the future.
 

bigbillyboy

Buckeye
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My first gun is a savage 16 gauge single shot. I was eleven years old . A summers worth of grass mowing and "yard making " for the funds . My pap took me to the shop to get it . Cost was $35 dollars as I remember, I had forgot about the sales tax, my pap gave me the tax money that day . I killed a lot of small game With it 😊
 

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redfernclan

Bearcat
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Oregon
My Marlin 444. I bought it new when I was 13 years old in 1977. I wanted to have something big enough to hunt anything in North America. Still have every piece of brass that has gone through it. A few years back I had a friend load up some 300gr hollow points for blowing stuff up. They do.
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Like a couple of other posters, my first gun is a Stevens Model 22/410. There is no serial number, so the manufacture date is not determinable, but this model was made between 1938 and 1950.

This was the very first gun I ever shot. My grandfather, who owned the gun, took me plunking in the Trinity River in South Dallas in 1952 (I was 4), and created for me a vivid, very happy memory. He later gave me the gun, and I'm keeping it to give to my eldest son someday.

My other "oldest gun" was a Colt Model 1902. My uncle willed it to me in 1990. His father purchased the gun, new, in 1923 and gave it to my uncle in 1940 when my uncle enlisted in the Navy. I've given this pistol to my son, and he occasionally shoots it. Parts for this pistol are hard to find (especially magazines) so my son is reluctant to fire it often.

Neat family histories for both weapons.
 

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