I’ve got this Old Gun

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Dunerunner, Jan 19, 2023.

  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Thought this might be an interesting thread to start. Maybe we’ll see some gems and maybe a rare piece once in a while.

    This gun was a hand me down and my first real rifle other than my Red Rider BB gun. It has been in the family for over four generations. My Dad gave it to me when I was 12 after I passed the NRA hunters safety course and demonstrated to him that I could clean it and put it back together. In the early 1950’s he had it re-chambered from .22 Short to .22LR which removed the octagonal barrel.
    She is a Winchester Model 90 .22 pump breakdown.

    IMG_1361. IMG_1362.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2023
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    I have a very rare SemiAuto Pistol… It is a Model 1903 Colt Pocket Hammered IN 38ACP…. This is a New Legacy for my Children and GrandChildren, as after my death, it will be transferred to the Wild Bill FireArms Museum in Cody, Wyoming on a semi-Permenant Loan basis from the Gordon Family Trust… This FireArm is one of the very few examples of John M. Browning designed FireArms that they do not have in their collection…. This came into my family 50+ Years ago when I was traveling in Alaska as a Traveling Radio Tech, for The Northern Radio Company… I traded a 10# Box of fresh Washington Cherries, and 10# Watermelon for the FireArm, with a local friend in Dillingham, Alaska.. I was newly married, and told me that a Young Husband needs to own a Handgun, and this became my Travel Pack FireArm… Even back in that day the 38ACP was a Rare Cartridge, and not then in Current Production, being replaced by the 38Super ACP… I learned Hand loading to provide ammunition for that Gun, which started a new Career as an Ammunition OEM…
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  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    1906 Remington pre-model 8 sporting a 1950s refinish and a 3 digit serial number
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  4. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 Monkey

    Danged good looking rifle, yall have taken good care of it!
  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    That Rifle is GEORGOUS and is one of my Unicorns! I have a later ( mid 1920's) Mod 8 re bore, they took the .30 Remington and reamed out the chamber to .308 Winchester, this was done by the Famed Ed Shillin and was a standard practice for these old rifles and those like it, (like the Mod-1907 Winchester's in .351), as by the late 60's .30 Rem was unobtainium! Would LOVE to find a Pre Mod-8 or one of the Ever more rare FN manufactured versions!
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    I have shared this one before, but it bears showing again, if nothing else but the drool cool factor!
    M-1855 MK-IV Colt Side Hammer Frontier Rifle, Caliber .50!
    This was a road trip score my Grand Dad had sitting around, it was mostly a pile of parts when he got it, paid $5.00 for it and thought he might have over paid! I grew up playing cowboys and Indians with this bad boy in hand, killed thousands of Red Skins in my skilled hands, could shoot the wings off a fly at half a mile, at least that was what my childs imagination thought! It's taken me more then 40 years to restore it to usable shape, it's exceedingly rare, and is the rifle that started my love of all things Colt and these rifles in particular! This one even has the ultra rare factory side oiler sill attached, most were removed and tossed in the brush to be forgotten forever! It also has it's bayonet lug intact, something that proves it was a factory produced Frontier rifle, and not a later "Conversion" I also scored an ultra rare original aftermarket rear sight for it, one of the rarest parts for these rifles to find, paid way too much for it, but DAMN,, I had to have it!
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2023 at 1:01
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    [drooling]WoW!!! That’s [drooling]
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  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    You can fondle and shoot it some time if your ever up this way, I promise, her bark is way worse then her bite, though we gotta wrap your wrist to avoided cylinder gap burn! It's actually not that bad bit of singed hair, maybe a farmers tan at most! Lol
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  9. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Really nice men!!!
    Wish I had all those and yall had a boot up da azz.[biggrouphug]

    Nah, really sweet machines!
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  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    This one is in .35 Remington. It's a thumper.
    I've been looking for model 8s and 81s but so many have been butchered by having their receivers drilled and tapped for scopes. and they want NRA Excellent 98-95 condition prices. when they are actually in fair condition at best.
  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    One of my more interesting guns is the Whitney Wolverine .22 semiauto pistol, from the 1950s. I call it my "Buck Rodgers Space Pistol". A very interesting design, Alcoa aluminum frame, bolt rides in a sliding sleave inside the fixed frame tube. Reasonably accurate though not a tack driver. A fun plinker though. Only made a few short years, as this unknown young wannabe came up with a simpler pistol that, for some reason, became popular. (Bill Ruger).

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