What are your oldest guns?

aarondhgraham

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That would be Margaux,,,
She's an 1892 8mm French Lebel.

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This one is date stamped 1903,,,
That makes her 117 years old now.

I bought this revolver with a sock full of ammo,,,
At a farm auction back in the early 60's,,,
As I remember I paid $10.00 for it.

When that ammo was shot up I couldn't find any more,,,
But I had always loved the look of the old gal so I kept her around.

Recently I found that Fiocchi makes new ammo for it,,,
Apparently It's still a popular cartridge in Europe.

I purchased 550 rounds a few years ago,,,
I do shoot a few cylinders a year through her.

Still tight and a very precise shooter.

Aarond

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I sold my Brown Bess, it was the oldest gun I have ever owned. Oldest now My EIC Musket, Fusil and Carbine, and Manton Musket all from the 1840's.

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I have shot the EIC Musket and Fusil, and Manton Musket. 130 grain of Fg and a .72 caliber round ball for the load. Haven't got around to shooting the carbine yet.

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After shooting the musket load in the fusil, I found out it had a reduce load.

I want to take one of these guns out deer hunting one time.

I wish I could "like" this more than once. Real history you have there!
 

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That would be Margaux,,,
She's a 1892 8mm French Lebel.

aarondgraham.com_pics_lebel.jpg


This one is date stamped 1903,,,
That makes her 117 years old now.

I bought this revolver with a sock full of ammo,,,
At a farm auction back in the early 60's,,,
As I remember I paid $10.00 for it.

When that ammo was shot up I couldn't find any more,,,
But I had always loved the look of the old gal so I kept her around.

Recently I found that Fiocchi makes new ammo for it,,,
Apparently It's still a popular cartridge in Europe.

I purchased 550 rounds a few years ago,,,
I do shoot a few cylinders a year through her.

Still tight and a very precise shooter.

Aarond

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SGAmmo some times has ammo for it. At one time I had a Spanish S&W copy in 8mm Lebel. In fact I looked the other day and they had some in stock.
 

aarondhgraham

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SGAmmo some times has ammo for it. At one time I had a Spanish S&W copy in 8mm Lebel. In fact I looked the other day and they had some in stock.

Yeppers, that's where I got my 550 rounds.
But their price has gone up quite a bit since I made my purchase.

I appreciate the heads-up though. :)

Aarond

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I looked up serial numbers. The 2nd gen colt saa, 1956, the colt m1908 pocket hammerless .380 is from 1927. Looked and looked and I have zero marking on the black powder rifle or black powder shotgun. Still no idea how people carried around those black powder rifles. It's massively front heavy. Long octagon barrels are pretty brutal.
 
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