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#1051084 - 04/23/21 01:12 PM Old guns
JussieSmolt Offline
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Just seeing if anyone had anything they were stoked on.

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#1051090 - 04/23/21 02:03 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Bad idea starting threads. Take care dudes

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#1051099 - 04/23/21 03:14 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Old, as in still using old guns? I only have a couple guns that were built after, even, 1950. Got a couple that are on the other side of 100 and still will be used for the proper season (upland birds-Win-12 and close deer-Win-94). Not only do they shoot well enough for me but they, to my mind, are a damn sight prettier than the modern models. Real wood, for example.

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#1051103 - 04/23/21 04:26 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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right now i just have that old Sportsman 20 gauge (A5 clone) and the Superposed 20 gauge, and the Colt Woodsman .22 from the 1930s... wish i would have kept some of the others i had in the past...

probably wont shoot the Sportsman, just hangs out, the Woodsman is a fun little pistol...

Superposed is lovely, but i need to get the rib fixed.. might just shoot it till it falls completely off... been having too much fun with the Franchi tho...
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#1051226 - 04/26/21 11:10 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Not many left, but a couple may qualify.

We have a couple M1 Carbines,one a WWII and the other a Korean War veteran. Both in minter shape and great little shooters. One pre 64 Model 70, two Winchester Model 42 .410 pump shotguns, both as new with factory upgraded timber and bird hunting scenes engraved. Again, fun to shoot even with the safetyís in the wrong location.

Possibly my oldest Ugi* side side in 28 Gage qualifies ?

How old does it take to really qualify as Old ? I know I now qualify, and my old sxs is about the same age.

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#1051298 - 04/27/21 03:39 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Using?

Not really.

Stoked about?

I do take out the M1 Garand and shoot it from time to time.

The rest are pretty much Safe Queens.
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#1051311 - 04/28/21 05:58 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Every year I say Iím going to shoot a deer with one of my lever guns...but I donít. A couple generic pre-64 Mdl 94ís from each grandfather in .30 WCF. One is within the first 15 years of production. Another is a big-bore 1886 45-70, in excellent shape that has a 5 digit serial number, that a great uncle owned. Need to get a Cody Letter on it. Iíve killed deer with my (3) pre-64 Mdl 70ís, and while theyíre great, I still prefer my Sakoís.
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#1051313 - 04/28/21 09:21 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Have one prized Winchester .22 WRF model 1890 Deluxe that actually appears to have some value, got it from a board member here quite some time ago, took that, my grandson and a mint Marlin 1892 .22 Long over to the Curlew Ranch last 4th and taught the ground squirrels the meaning of the word respect, both those rifles are shooters. Have another 1892 Marlin in 30-30 that I've killed some deer with, love carrying the old stuff in the woods, feels right.
Would like to find and old Hepburn rolling block in 45-70...or any caliber really, will pay if you have one...? wink

Because....fuckit.
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#1051321 - 04/28/21 10:47 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Makes me smile that you and your grandson are getting some use out of that .22 WRF

Even though it was my father's rifle, it was really nothing more than a Safe Queen. I do have fond childhood memories or popping a few Idaho ground squirrels as well with that rifle. It's always been a good shooter a killer of varmints, for sure!

Rifles are meant to be used and enjoyed.
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#1051351 - 04/28/21 02:52 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Loc: Olympia, WA
Had a couple old guns that were kinda interesting. One was a Remington Model 29 pump shotgun. Still in high school, but flush with money from a grocery store box boy job, I bought the firearm from a coworker's grandpa for $15. That Remington was as tired and worn out as the old man. The shotgun had a 32" full choke barrel. It had enough play between the barrel and receiver that leading your target was as easy as taking dead aim, flopping the barrel to the fullest range of its travel and squeezing the trigger. A miss was almost guaranteed.

The most interesting thing about that shotgun was that an experienced senior gunsmith and collector of firearms told me that Remington never made a Model 29 shotgun. Earlier today, there was one listed for sale online for $400.

I sold the Remington Model 29 when I received a pristine Winchester 1897 shotgun from my grandfather. He was an old farmer who took great care of all the equipment he owned. Even his garden tools were heirlooms; meant to be passed on to the next generation. I hunted with that shotgun for a half dozen years. I finally tired of tearing the top of my thumb joint when the slide rode over it. Working the hammer when your hands were almost frostbitten was problematic, also.

I sold the '97 to a hunting partner, and bought a 12 gauge 870 Wingmaster with the proceeds. Now, it's an oldtimer!

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#1051448 - 04/30/21 04:07 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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i don't have anything too ancient, but i do have one of the first remington 760s that was ever produced. they start at serial #4000, mine is a couple hundred above that one. it was my late father in law's, and had been sitting in my mother in law's basement for about 20 years.

i shot a box of ammo through the thing when i got it and decided it was more of a wall hanger, it's pretty beat and the lack of a recoil pad combined with a narrow butt makes it one of the nastiest kicking rifles i've owned (and i own and shoot a .375 ruger).

i've also got a couple old model 99 savages, in .358 and .250, now, those are the ones that go out in the field with me smile

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#1051453 - 04/30/21 09:43 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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I didn't think I had any old guns, since the only ones I have, I have had since I was a kid...and then I realized that those are old guns lol.

Fish on...

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#1051455 - 04/30/21 09:51 AM Re: Old guns [Re: Chum Man]
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Originally Posted By: Chum Man

i've also got a couple old model 99 savages, in .358 and .250, now, those are the ones that go out in the field with me smile


Now youíre talking !

I think the .250-3000 is one of the best deer hunting cartridges ever. I used to shoot a little .243 for whitetail over on the dryer side of the state. After a couple of good hunting years with the little 6mm, I had two rather dismal experiences with the cartridge. My hunting partner of the time talked me into using his backup rifle model 99 in the .250 for our late buck hunt that year. I agreed, and after a great hunt, with a one shot bang -flop harvest, I switched to the .250 and never looked back.

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#1051510 - 04/30/21 07:47 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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I like what Todd said. Many of the guns I have I grew up with as they were my grandfather's, Dad's, great uncle's. So, they have been around for a long time. They can't be old because I'm not. Or maybe I am.

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#1051523 - 05/01/21 09:54 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Same here with the grandpa guns. I sold most of my new guns and have only kept the hand me downs. All Remingtons. When he passes I'll have an armory of old guns I've haven't even seen. The oldest one I have now is a Remington Model 24 22LR. Was manufactured between 1922 and 1935. I was shooting it recently and a small piece of broken steel fell out of the ejector and it won't load a second round. Need to figure that out. Cool old gun with a whole lot of mileage.

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#1051524 - 05/01/21 09:55 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Not that I'm looking forward to his passing.

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#1051545 - 05/01/21 02:46 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
Carcassman Offline
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Loc: Olema,California,Planet Earth
Might be a little ejector piece. That broke on a .22 auto. I have the part but just can't get it into the right place. Probably need a gunsmith. My favorites are at or past 100, but still fun to shoot. That, and they often just feel right.

After my Dad passed I bought some guns I had drooled over for decades. A 12ga SS (the ONLY gun for waterfowl) and a .45 LC Single Action. I was looking at a number of them and was almost settled on a Ruger. Then, the dealer handed me the Baretta. It just crawled into my hand and snuggled down. Damn thing just fit. When I was learning to shoot, or fish, the gun/rod was simply and extension of me. The better it "fit", the better it worked.

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#1051561 - 05/02/21 01:18 PM Re: Old guns [Re: Carcassman]
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Originally Posted By: Carcassman
Might be a little ejector piece. That broke on a .22 auto. I have the part but just can't get it into the right place. Probably need a gunsmith. My favorites are at or past 100, but still fun to shoot. That, and they often just feel right.

After my Dad passed I bought some guns I had drooled over for decades. A 12ga SS (the ONLY gun for waterfowl) and a .45 LC Single Action. I was looking at a number of them and was almost settled on a Ruger. Then, the dealer handed me the Baretta. It just crawled into my hand and snuggled down. Damn thing just fit. When I was learning to shoot, or fish, the gun/rod was simply and extension of me. The better it "fit", the better it worked.


Not that I disagree, but Iíd like to hear the story behind the ďONLYĒ gun for waterfowl as described. Thereís a few old pumper gun guys that canít imagine anything else used for those wet birds. But, then again, Iím a 20 Gage scatter gun shooter, so a grain of sand may be desired. wink

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#1051562 - 05/02/21 08:54 PM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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To my mind, you hunt waterfowl over decoys (ideally wooden) with a side by side and a retriever. That's just how I see it done. Actually have been more successful with my double. But, a pump is for pheasant, over a nice pointing dog. Just, I guess, my view of "classic". Basically, shot what you like and **ck the naysayers.

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#1051571 - 05/03/21 11:04 AM Re: Old guns [Re: JussieSmolt]
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Having a variety of pointing dogs as well as retrievers here in the clan, we have found that with good dogs, training, trialing, testing and hunting, either can and do crossover between waterfowling and upland hunting. We have Setters and Britts sitting in the blind retrieving ducks with Labs, and the Labs pushing up birds to the gunner in the uplands.

Whatís a bit interesting is training them to actually hunt together at the same time. Not to bad in the blinds with waterfowling, but a bit harder to do in the Pheasant and Quail cover. Something about a flushing dog like our Labs stealing a Red Setterís point will have the gunners and handlers really mumbling...

Now as to the REAL place in bird hunting for a classic SxS to show itís roots ? That would likely be chasing after Setters and Pointers in the woods and uplands, with the old three shot pumps and semi autos sitting in the muddy blind with the ducks and retrievers.

But, itís always fun to break outta the old mold, and try new things. like Jump Shooing Mallards or Teal along a river or creek when chasing Huns and Quail in the thickets . This you do with an ultra lite 28 Gage three shooter that you carry cuz youíre walking three miles to get there...

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