- Jan 21, 2013
Just for interest's sake, I'll bet there are all sorts of rare, interesting, or just down-right old firearms in the collections of many on this forum. If you're interested, please post the make, model, serial # range and date of manufacture with some proof to how you verified it's age. No prizes for being in possession of the oldest, just a little personal satisfaction. I'll start with apologies for lack of paragraphs, the forum's software compresses everything I write. I bet I have the oldest: Colt 1911 ser. # 186XXX built in 1917: The Colt Heritage book. Lee Enfield Short .22 Mk IV* built in 1915 as per the date stamped on the Knox form. SGW CAR 15 ser. #1XXX mid-'80's from the Olympic Arms website. Lee Enfield No.4 MkI built in 1941 as per the date stamped on the Knox form. John Inglis manufactured BHP Mk I* ser. # T1XXX Built in 1944.