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Old 05-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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My Marlin Standard revolver was made in the 1880's.

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My crustiest is the CZ-52 from 1953.

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1960's Ruger Single Six that still looks new.

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The factory stamped date on my S&W 19-3's box is Dec. 16 1970.

Just for fun, here are some of the prices listed for parts in the, one sheet, fold out manual:

Barrels (2 1/2", 4" or 6")..................$19.40
Frame, round butt ..........................$38.85
Rear sight assembly ........................$10.00
Cylinder, with extractor, pins & gas ring ..$21.75

Refinishing, either blue or nickel - $12.85, change of finish - $16.60
I wonder what those prices would be today if you calculate the dollar's inflation since 1970 until today. I wonder if the prices would still be cheaper or the same for today's equivalent gun parts. Oh, I was born in 70.
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The oldest handgun in my safe may not actually not mine; my wife has a Remington .41 rimfire derringer that was passed down through her family (along with a .50 caliber Sharps). As these were made into the 1930's, and I have never tracked down the date of manufacture, it may be newer than my Smith mentioned below. BTW, if anyone knows where I can actually find .41 rimfire ammo, let me know.

The oldest one of mine is a Smith and Wesson Hand Ejector Third Model, made (if I am remembering correctly) about 1903. I was cruising pawn shops looking to see if there were anything interesting, and came across a Smith Model 10 for $150 (this was about five or six years ago, but it was still a good price at the time). For some reason I didn't buy it (mebbe because I already had one), but after thinking about it overnight I came to my senses and went back. Of course it was gone. But there was another Smith in the case, the finish worn to a bluish-gray patina and some pitting in the barrel, but it locked up tight and was still shootable. They wanted . . . $100.00 for it. Figuring anything shootable with the name Smith & Wesson on it was worth a C note, I took it home. I orignally thought it was an old M & P, but a closer look revealed that it was the M & P's daddy.

Probably the majority of the guns I own (and buy) are older models -- not this old, of course -- as I prefer a nicely blued steel frame gun to a composite or even stainless steel. As a matter of fact, I don't own any composite or polymer guns. Yep, there are a few dinosaurs that still walk the earth.
My dad has a 1937 Walter Ppk possibly used by the Gestapo. :creepy; 😳
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According to the US Gubbmint, inflation since 1970 has been 600 %. One dollar then is six dollars now.


And I am not believing that for very long.

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According to the US Gubbmint, inflation since 1970 has been 600 %. One dollar then is six dollars now.


And I am not believing that for very long.
Thats about right-
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Beretta Jetfire 950BS. No idea what year it was produced but could be as early as 1968. My others are 1990s or newer.

My buddy has all his in my safe since he hasn't one, no idea their age. A rusted up 20ga, semi auto Winchester 12ga, Colt python and anaconda and a couple rifles I know nothing about. They're probably all older than my guns because he's in his 50s and had them long time.

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S&W 1st Model DA .44Russian, 1881.

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I have a High Standard and an H&R, both 22lr I need to research.

I have a Ruger Blackhawk made in the 200th year of The USA, says so on the barrel.

But most of my stuff is young.

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