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105597 No. 105597 ID: 30d556
What is the most durable, long lasting gun you have ever known?
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>> No. 105599 ID: 821a29
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>> No. 105600 ID: 241b9d

Nah, 7.62x25 is a barrel burner, so by definition it cannot be most durable or longest lasting.

I'd venture a guess that a good shotgun could be the longest lasting for large caliber weapons?
>> No. 105601 ID: c6a94d
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The Winchester 94.
Such as this US Winchester Model 1894 Antique Short Rifle in .38-55 (made in 1894) with a 22-inch barrel.
I have seen 94s made around 1900 that are still used in deer hunts.
>> No. 105602 ID: c6a94d
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Plenty of other metallic cartridge rifles like the 1874 Sharps Rifle or Martini-Henry that are still used even after more than a hundred years of service.
>> No. 105603 ID: c6a94d
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US Colt M1873 Single Action Army revolver, here a first generation in .45 Long Colt (1917).
The Peacemaker was designed for the U.S. government service revolver trials of 1872 by Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company and was adopted as the standard military service revolver until 1892.
>> No. 105604 ID: c6a94d
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Colt Single Action Army revolver manufactured in 1897. The revolver has a full nickel plated finish, fitted with smooth two-piece mother of pearl grips and decorated with factory scroll engraving on a punch-dot background. The engraving was executed by Hartley & Graham and is very similar to Colt "B" engraving of the same period. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "COLT'S PT. F.A. Co./HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.". The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the caliber designation, "45 COLT" in an engraved panel. The left side of the frame is roll-stamped with the Colt 'Three-Date/Two-Line' patent markings in an oval engraved panel. The assembly number, "135" is stamped on the loading gate. The serial number, "169693" is stamped on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The accompanying factory letter verifies the caliber, nickel finish, factory engraving, hard rubber grips at the time of shipment which was to Hartley & Graham, New York, N.Y. on March 25, 1897. The revolver is accompanied by a hand tooled, russet, saddle leather," Mexican Loop" holster and matching 43-round cartridge belt. The holster is decorated with a silver concho and hand tooled floral designs with a leather lining. The holster loops are stamped with "swastika" style marks which at this period of time were viewed as good luck symbols. The folded leather cartridge/money belt has a silver-plated buckle. http://rockislandauction.com/detail/56/229/colt-single-action-army#detail
>> No. 105605 ID: c6a94d
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>> No. 105606 ID: c6a94d
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This gun, expected to bring close to half a million dollars at auction, was taken off the dead body of Bob Dalton of the famous Dalton Gang. If it was a plain old Colt it would be worth a fortune, but this happens to be an all original factory engraved sixgun, making it a truly exceptional specimen of firearms history. https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/buying-colt-single-actions-a-beginners-guide-unique-auction/
>> No. 105607 ID: c6a94d
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This scarce black powder, Colt Single Action Army Revolver was manufactured in 1877. The revolver is chambered for the .44-40 W.C.F. cartridge. The left side of the trigger guard flat is marked "44.C.F." and the underside of the early block address barrel is stamped with the caliber designation "44". Although the Colt chambered Single Action Army Revolvers for the .44-40 cartridge as early as 1876, surviving examples are very scarce. John Kopec states in "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER" that the "44.C.F." stamping on the trigger guard was introduced about serial number 41,800. The revolver has a blued barrel, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap. The frame, hammer and loading gate have a casehardened finish. The one-piece, walnut, grip is varnished. The ejector rod has a 'bullseye' head. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the block letter Hartford address: "COLT'S PT. F A MFG. Co, HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.". The address lacks the slashes at either end and there is no period in "Co". The left side of the frame is roll-stamped with the Colt 'three date/three line' patent marking. The inside of the loading gate is stamped with the assembly number "1723". The full serial number "40956", is located on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The barrel and cylinder are stamped with the partial serial number "0956" and "0956" is written in ink on the grip back strap recess. All of the serial numbers match. The rear face of the cylinder is stamped with a small "P" and a "B" Colt inspection marks is stamped in the hammer well above the firing pin hole.
BBL: 7 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips: one piece varnished walnut http://www.icollector.com/Scarce-Early-Production-Black-Powder-Colt-Caliber-44-40-Single-Action-Army-Revolver_i10496448
>> No. 105608 ID: c6a94d
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For simplicity and durability, the really old black powder guns excel in longevity. I have a reproduction matchlock musket and cavalry pistol based on models from the 1590s. Fun to fire, but you're just happy the .75 and .69 caliber smoothbores can hit the paper, much less the target, beyond 40 yards.

- An old Chinese Hand Cannon on display at the Shaanxi history museum in Xi'An, China. The placard reads "Bronze firearm, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368 ACE)".
>> No. 105609 ID: c6a94d
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The medieval hand cannons from the 1300s were muzzle-loading guns attached to tillers (lengths of lumber like boat oars or just simple poles) and the gunner had to stuff a burning match or hot wire into the touch hole to fire it.
- Tannenberg Handgonne pre-1399, Nuremberg Museum, Germany.
>> No. 105610 ID: c6a94d
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The dagger is not a Nazi blade, but a medieval Swiss design they copied.
>> No. 105611 ID: c6a94d
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A handgonne replica with a forward tiller grip.
Tactical as hell, ye!
>> No. 105612 ID: c6a94d
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As for a durable modern firearm, I have heard of Glocks surviving 1000-round 15 minute torture tests, but I guess a Ruger Blackhawk or a Smith & Wesson Model 66 .357 Magnum would be difficult to beat for ruggedness and reliability in a modern (1970) pistol.
- US Smith & Wesson Model 66 2.5-inch .357 with a Tyler T-Grip.
>> No. 105613 ID: c6a94d
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The Smith & Wesson Model 27 is the original .357 Magnum revolver. It was first produced in 1935, and many versions of it are still in production today. The Model 27 was built on Smith & Wesson's carbon steel, large N-frame and is renowned for its durability and reliability.
>> No. 105614 ID: c6a94d
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US Smith & Wesson Model 27 .357 Magnum 3.5-inch barrel, 5 screw, early '50s mfg.
>> No. 105615 ID: c6a94d
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106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47, 1990.
>> No. 105617 ID: c6a94d
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A young boy stands next to his father's AK-47. Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992.
>> No. 105619 ID: 19518e
Probably a 22 single shot.
>> No. 105620 ID: c6a94d
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The U.S. M6 Aicrew Survival rifle was a simple, robust, and compact combination gun designed to save pilots lives in the worst of conditions.
Learning from downed pilots during WWII, the U.S. Air Force sought out a simple survival rifle with which to equip their crews in rugged or hostile territory. A solution was provided by the Ithaca gun company in the form of a light, fold-able combination gun. This new rifle was evolved from earlier concepts like the “Marble Game Getter.” It was built to be rugged and weatherproof, made almost entirely of steel and a little plastic. Loaded by breaking open along the same hinge that folded it for storage, it was a single shot device. http://candrsenal.com/briefly-u-s-m6-aircrew-survival-rifle/
>> No. 105621 ID: c6a94d
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Two barrels, aligned vertically provided for chambering either a .410 shotgun shell or .22 hornet cartridge. The latter is a center-fire hunting round with a soft core and necessitated the inclusion of explicit instructions on the box that it not be used offensively or defensively to avoid a war crime. These two ammunition types provided amble ability to hunt a variety of small game or defend against medium sized predators. Nine .22 Hornet cartridges and four .410 shells can be stored inside a hatch in the butt of the M6.

The hammer was manually operated and had a selector on top to swap between .410 and .22. While the rear sight is not finely adjustable there are two positions provided, a shorter range leaf for the .410 and longer range aperture for the .22 Hornet. The trigger is a long squeeze bar on the underside and there is no safety mechanism. After firing, breaking the action open actuates an ejector to help empty the chambers.
Adopted in 1952, the M6 served into the 1970’s before being replaced. Because the M6 sports a 14” barrel it falls under Federal SBR laws, however Springfield has produced a civilian version with an 18” barrel, off and on, from the 1970’s.
>> No. 105622 ID: c6a94d
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Charter Arms Model AR-7 Explorer. .22 RF caliber semi auto rifle. 16” barrel. This is a compact takedown survival rifle made by Charter Arms in Stratford, Connecticut. 8 shot detachable magazine. Made from 1973 to 1990. http://www.horstauction.com/gunsale16oct.html
>> No. 105623 ID: c6a94d
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The AR-7 Survival Rifle – Review
>> No. 105624 ID: c6a94d
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>> No. 105626 ID: 1989a8
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Medusa M-47 should be very durable if you can find one. The weak link on it is the cartridge holding springs in the cylinder, I think. The rest of the gun was designed to be rock solid.
>> No. 105633 ID: 13f512
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I mean, that I own personally it's definitely the MR73 - the quality of the steel and the specs mean it's not likely to break just from use.
>> No. 105634 ID: c6a94d
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Apart from the matchlock weapons I own, the most simple and sturdy firearm I have is a stainless Remington Derringer clone by the American Derringer Corp. of Waco, TX. in .45 Long Colt or .410 shotgun. Still has a few small part, but mostly this snake gun is built like a brick.
>> No. 105649 ID: 1989a8
Hey, maybe I have latent prophetic powers.
>> No. 105682 ID: 360fc6
Now THAT'S interesting.
>> No. 105695 ID: 33a2cf
>Ruger single six
By the next century, farm boys will still be shooting squirrels with the same long barreled single six their ancestors purchased in the 1970s.
>> No. 105696 ID: 8c18eb
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If their SkyNet behavioral inhibitors will allow such an activity.
>> No. 105697 ID: 8c18eb
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For a hefty slab-of-iron revolver, the Ruger Blackhawks (old and new models, super and regular) are certainly durable weapons made to go the distance.
>> No. 105698 ID: 8c18eb
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Here's a Ruger Single Six and a Blackhawk Flattop .357/9mm convertible.
>> No. 105699 ID: 8c18eb
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US Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .44 Magnum mod by Gemini Customs.
>> No. 105705 ID: 8db00f
She is not Russian. She is Croatian.
>> No. 105708 ID: 1989a8
The grips look very uncomfortable.
>> No. 105710 ID: 1e8566
On the contrary, single action grips are the most natural of any handgun.
>> No. 105711 ID: 19518e
>any handgun

It's awesome on a single action 'cause you can let the recoil slip the gun up so the hammer's right there for re-cocking. I don't really think that's really super cool for anything that's not a single action revolver, but hey whatever floats your boat.
>> No. 105712 ID: 8c18eb
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Some people love 'em, some hate 'em, and others think they're OK. You can put plenty of different grips on the old Peacemaker.
- US Colt SAA Bisley in .38 WCF restored by the Turnbull Manufacturing Company.
>> No. 105713 ID: 8c18eb
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The Bisley model has a sharper angled grip, curving further forward.
>> No. 105714 ID: 8c18eb
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I did not think that birdshead grips would be comfortable, but I like them when I tried them.
- A US Colt 1851 conversion with birdshead grips.
>> No. 105716 ID: 5af259
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Feels better than a standard grip imho.
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