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At 91 years, this 1929 Ishevsk M91/30 Ex-Dragoon is my latest acquisition. 1929 has some interesting history and I get a kick out of having a functioning piece from that year.

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Interesting. Are you able to get ammunition for it or reload? Custer supposedly had a pair of .442 Webleys with him at his demise.
 

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I have Krags from 1896 and 1898, a Swede from 1898, and a Marlin from 1906. All in regular use.
 

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I have a Stevens crack shot from 1913. It still shoots fine. Next would be my 16 gauge single shot gun 1918. Then my Ithaca featherlight 16 gauge. 1938. I have some others from the 40's and 50's. I don't have a pic of the crack shot anymore.
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Here are my 3 oldest .577 snider, .577/450 Martini Henry which i load for and shoot both. Also a Lewis and Thomes percussion shotgun(top gun 2nd pic). Not sure of the age and i haven't shot it yet. when i got it i disassembled it. cleaned it and it's fully functional. I have all the stuff to fire it but just haven't got around to it yet.
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I have a Stevens crack shot from 1913. It still shoots fine. Next would be my 16 gauge single shot gun 1918. Then my Ithaca featherlight 16 gauge. 1938. I have some others from the 40's and 50's. I don't have a pic of the crack shot anymore.
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:thumbsup: I've always desired to have a 16ga. Those both look nice! (or should I say 'sweet' :lol: )
 
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Here are my 3 oldest .577 snider, .577/450 Martini Henry which i load for and shoot both. Also a Lewis and Thomes percussion shotgun(top gun 2nd pic). Not sure of the age and i haven't shot it yet. when i got it i disassembled it. cleaned it and it's fully functional. I have all the stuff to fire it but just haven't got around to it yet.
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Belgian copy of a RIC in 442 Webley MAY be the oldest, but it can only be documented as "pre 1893" from the proofmarks.
Just made some ammo for it and shot it---interesting process.

Oldest that I can absolutely date is a Winchester model 1873 rifle. Serial number puts it in 1879. Another black powder
gun, but components are much more readily available than for the 442 Webley.
 

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I dont have a pic but I have a Whitney Arms 20ga rolling block shotgun that's from the very late 1800's. I inherited it when my dad passed. I didn't even know he had it.
I am not brave enough to shoot it but looking at it, it appears that it would shoot just fine. Everything works and its been test fired with a snap cap and functions as it should.
 

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My oldest gun is an H&R Hammerless 410 manufactured in 1911. 109 years old and still functions flawlessly.

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I'll add in my Mosin Nagant.
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Interesting. Are you able to get ammunition for it or reload? Custer supposedly had a pair of .442 Webleys with him at his demise.
Custom reloads from CCC; Colorado Cartridge Co. They use cutdown 44 spl brass and of course BP.
The Custer legend always pops up when Discussing RICs. His were must likely the No.1 Model , a few yrs later than the one here.
A few yrs ago Guns&Ammo (I believe) did an article and had a pic of him at home and what was vaguely identifiable as a RIC in a holster hanging in the background.
It's TRUE some Earl/Baron presented George and his brother w/a brace but a mystery as to why his has never reappeared!!

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Custom reloads from CCC; Colorado Cartridge Co. They use cutdown 44 spl brass and of course BP.
The Custer legend always pops up when Discussing RICs. His were must likely the No.1 Model , a few yrs later than the one here.
A few yrs ago Guns&Ammo (I believe) did an article and had a pic of him at home and what was vaguely identifiable as a RIC in a holster hanging in the background.
It's TRUE some Earl/Baron presented George and his brother w/a brace but a mystery as to why his has never reappeared!!
If he had them with him at the battle they probably ended up with one of the victors. I'd imagine if they ever resurfaced and were verifiable they would be pretty valuable at auction.

Hope things are well for you in Almost Heaven. I lived for a few years in Summers County about 11 miles west of Hinton.
 

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