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She's a beater, but still shootin' after 125 years. :D

1st model Hand Ejector (Model of 1896). No ship date yet, but a first year gun with that s/n. :eek:



 

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Hey D,

Good for you.....

Bet it still shoots!

Later, Mark
 

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Sure does. Getting a little sloppy, but it shoots fine. Definitely not a sock drawer gun.
Been sitting in the back of the safe for quite a while and finally photographed it.
 
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Great old shooter. Often shoot my 100+ year old guns and wonder what the new guns will look like when they are 100 years old as far as function and ability to shoot.
 

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That is a bit gnarly looking..how do you open the cylinder?
Oh it's gnarly, but on the other hand, I didn't pay much for it. This one was shot a lot and generally got very little TLC.
To open, you pull the front part of the ejector rod forward.

Great old shooter. Often shoot my 100+ year old guns and wonder what the new guns will look like when they are 100 years old as far as function and ability to shoot.
I guess that depends on who owns it. I have a Mod 1899 M&P from 1900 that looks and functions like a new gun.
 

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That is a nice oldie! Looks like the ejector knob is missing. Not uncommon with those models. Is it possible to find a replacement?

John
I know someone who makes replacements, but don't feel the need to spend an additional $50 for one.
 

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Per Mr. Jinks, this one shipped in September 1899. :)
 
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