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loco pony

loco pony

Location : Houston Texas
Registration date : 2013-09-21

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PostSubject: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 7:29 pm

I am I big fan of miltary rifles and hand guns. I prefer the odd and off beat weapons though, like the 7.62x38 Nagat revolver, and the Enfield 303.
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Age : 56
Location : South of heaven
Registration date : 2007-12-09

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 7:56 pm

For years I had an old 6.5 X55 Swedish mauser. It was big, long, heavy, flip up iron sights, but it was really cool.

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loco pony

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Location : Houston Texas
Registration date : 2013-09-21

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 7:58 pm

Nice.
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Fatman

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Age : 57
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 9:26 pm

This summer I picked up an Egyptian Hakim, in 8mm mauser.
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plumbernater

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Age : 60
Location : Huntsville Alabama
Registration date : 2011-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 9:36 pm

ll got to show some pictures. We like pictures. Heres some of my old military rifles.

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Fatman

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Age : 57
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 9:44 pm

Plumbernater is the bottom rifle a Russian SVT?
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plumbernater

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Age : 60
Location : Huntsville Alabama
Registration date : 2011-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 9:58 pm

sure is. A svt 40 all matching numbers great bore too. Shoots like a dream. Shoots the same thing as the mosin in the picture. I hate to say it but I sold it back around last Christmas. Some one offered me a real nice price for it and I needed money so she went to a new owner. By the way Fatman, how you liken alaska. I have always wanted to get up there one day. Maybe get away. I always loved the moutains of NC where my folks are from. Back when I was younger and living there Id head out in the mountains and disapear for awhile.
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loco pony

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Location : Houston Texas
Registration date : 2013-09-21

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 10:17 pm

Ah yea, very nice. I love that collection.
I cant seem to get my pics to post. Says wrong type of file but I dont knw how to fix that yet.
My collection is more a 303, an FAL, the Nagat revolver, and dreams of sweet rifles like those you posted.
Still cant think of a more elegant rifle than the Enfield 303. I have the MK2 and I love to shot that rifle. I take it any time I go shooting. I use to sight in other peoples rifles for them and I would always take that 303. Everyone was amazed at how accurate it is at 150 yards. It only has the original equipment peep sight so its too hard to see a bulls eye any farther than that.
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Fatman

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Age : 57
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 10:52 pm

plumbernater wrote:
sure is. A svt 40 all matching numbers great bore too. Shoots like a dream. Shoots the same thing as the mosin in the picture. I hate to say it but I sold it back around last Christmas. Some one offered me a real nice price for it and I needed money so she went to a new owner. By the way Fatman, how you liken alaska. I have always wanted to get up there one day. Maybe get away. I always loved the moutains of NC where my folks are from. Back when I was younger and living there Id head out in the mountains and disapear for awhile.
I have only held one of those at a gun show, and it was pretty pricey! Pretty neat rifle though.I like it up here fair enough. Winters are a tad bit long. The economy never took a huge hit and housing did not drop when things went to hell in the lower 48. If you ever make a trip up here, shout out so we can meet! Also on a side not, I will post a pic of my 2 military rifles tomorrow, the Hakim, and a Garand.
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plumbernater

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Age : 60
Location : Huntsville Alabama
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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Thats what Im wanting now is a Garand. Ive messed around till they are getting expensive now.
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bosun1

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Registration date : 2012-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 11:21 pm

Back in the mid 1960's, had a friend who was the son of a gunsmith. He had what seemed to be several hundred old military rifles mounted on the walls! It was an awe inspiring sight for this young feller!
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Fatman

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Location : Alaska
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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Sep 25, 2013 11:59 pm

plumbernater wrote:
Thats what Im wanting now is a Garand. Ive messed around till they are getting expensive now.
The CMP, which I believe has their only store is located in Alabama, has decent prices. I actually picked one up at a gun show last year for only 500 bucks! I was pretty jazzed.
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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyThu Sep 26, 2013 8:25 am

I inherited an Enfield .303 jungle carbine and handed it to my son. It's supposed to be collectible but I never checked.

He's taken a number of deer with it but he won't take it up in the mountains,,,,,complains about the 49 pounds it weighs.lol!

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docwatson

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Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyThu Sep 26, 2013 8:26 am

Some nice military stuff there Plumber. The only military rifle that I still own is an antique Winchester Model 1885 Winder Musket in 22 short cal. It was just a training rifle in the early days, accurate as hell, inexpensive and fun to shoot. More of a collectors item and not really a battle weapon for sure. As far as Garand's are concerned, you are right on when you say the prices have gone up up up. I can't believe what they are selling for today.
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Puff Daddy
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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyThu Sep 26, 2013 9:19 am

mark wrote:
He's taken a number of deer with it but he won't take it up in the mountains,,,,,complains about the 49 pounds it weighs.lol!
I can sympathize. I got my mauser when I was in my twenties and for a decade it was the only rifle I owned, so I had no choice. I took a couple of nice deer with it, but it was not the most portable gun to climb around the Sierras with. I finally sold it when ammo for it got ridiculous. For years I could buy surplus ammo for it, 50 rounds in a plain brown cardboard box for $6 or $7. Then that stuff dried up and suddenly all that was available were specialty loads that cost more than a dollar every time you pulled the trigger. Bye bye mauser! By then I'd bought my Browning A Bolt .270 anyhow, and that was my baby for the next 15 years.

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plumbernater

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Age : 60
Location : Huntsville Alabama
Registration date : 2011-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyFri Sep 27, 2013 12:23 am

I know what you mean puff daddy. I have a 45-70 thats $2.00 a pop every time I pull the trigger. Getting stuff together to roll my own for that baby.
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GuitarMyFriend

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Location : The Glove
Registration date : 2012-02-23

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Oct 16, 2013 8:20 pm

I've got a Nagant Revolver and a Mosin Nagant M38 from the same year and same factory. I want a SVT, and a SKS real bad, but can't find either for a price that won't empty my pocket.
Zach
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loco pony

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Location : Houston Texas
Registration date : 2013-09-21

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Oct 16, 2013 9:18 pm

You should be able to pick up an sks rather cheaply.
If ya want a 7.62 x 39, why not the much more user friendly AK47. It has a clip in type of magazine that allows quick change . The AK is easy maintain and clean. I can break mine down, clean it, and put it back together in about 3 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyWed Oct 16, 2013 9:53 pm

User friendly is relative. I personally prefer the feel of an SKS over a AK47 (have held and shot both). I don't like the feel of the stamped metal parts on the AK. There are different types of magazine wells that you can put in an SKS making quick change no problem.
"Cheaply" is also relative.
There's nothing wrong with AK47's, They are phenomenal, reliable guns. I just prefer the SKS.
Zach
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loco pony

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Location : Houston Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyThu Oct 17, 2013 9:28 am

Interestin, the sks is popular as a survival rifle.
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SPUD 15

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyThu Oct 17, 2013 12:32 pm

The SKS is more accurate than the 47 and if you have the stripper clips you can reload the 10 rounds in a couple of seconds. MIKE
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Age : 64
Location : Glendale, Arizona
Registration date : 2007-12-14

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 6:58 pm

At one time I use to be a big collector of British Enfield's. I had pretty well at least one from every factory; Savage, Maltby, Lithgow, Birmingham Small Arms, Fazakerley, Enfield, Longbranch, India and Pakistan. I sold most of them off but still have probably four or five. My prize Enfield was the last batch of No. 4 Mk 2's that were made, given to Ireland before being issued out and then put into storage. The only round that has been put through it was at the factory. I also have a No. 5 rifle and a Enfield pistol that the hammer was not bobbed off in .380 Enfield (which is a shorter round that the 38 special). I also collected Russian, Polish, American, Swedish, French and Japanese bolt action rifles of the WWI and WWII vintage. IMHO you can't beat the old bolt action rifles for dependability and accuracy. I do have two Russian vintage SKS's that are fun to shoot and pretty accurate.
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GuitarMyFriend

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 9:43 pm

Mikem wrote:
...I do have two Russian vintage SKS's that are fun to shoot and pretty accurate.
That's exactly what I want. A Russian SKS, all matching numbers... Also a Tokarev, and a SVT, and maybe a Mosin Nagant M44, and 91/30, All Russian.
Zach
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plumbernater

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptyFri Oct 25, 2013 11:19 pm

YEP wish I had a russian. Got a norinco that does just as good though. Acually pretty good with strippers for reloads. Got some high cap mags but none of them are reliable. The factory 10 round never fails.

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This is my baby though. My little mini 14

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PostSubject: Re: Military Rifles   Military Rifles EmptySat Oct 26, 2013 7:59 am

The SKS to the AK47 is the equivalent pf the M16 to the M14, I prefer both the SKS and the M14. I carried both the M16 and M14 in VN and the M14 is still a better firearm, heavy but damn reliable.
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