Favorite Surplus Rifles?
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July 3rd, 2005 12:20 AM
Favorite Surplus Rifles?
I'll get a chance to rifle through (pun intended) a few surplus rifles this Fourth of July Weekend. I'm not exactly sure what'll be there to find if anything but I am a bargain hunter.
I know the SKS fairly well and it's one of my favorites. It delivers an impressive amount of firepower for next to nothing and it's a semiautomatic rifle to boot, not to mention I can take one down to its component groups and put it all back together again with the simplest of tools. I can't say that for some of my other guns.
What are some of your favorite surplus rifles?
July 3rd, 2005 12:20 AM
July 3rd, 2005 10:03 AM
My bedside 1942 Mosin M38, the 1943 91/30, and my prized hex reciever 1920 Type 1 91/30. Then the wifes' unissued Yugo SKS. Maybe, if the Good Lord smiles, I can try to get another yugo in a little while.
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July 3rd, 2005 10:28 AM
Dotn have pics but I have a SKS a Mauser 98 a swiss K-31 then the Cetme
July 3rd, 2005 10:46 AM
You guys are fortune to have the sun shine on your gun home. I don't believe in California we can own any of those but not sure. I would really be afraid to have a rifle because of our DOJ.
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July 3rd, 2005 11:57 AM
I have AK's in several configurations. Even have one in .223 with the preban folding stock. Talkin' 'bout ease of takedown ! Who could complain about a .30-30 Win. autoloader. For quickly knockin' down steel plates at 100yds and under, that is my choice. Also the(my) FN-FAL or L1A1 aint no slouch neither. Hey,I love em all.---------
Last edited by RSSZ; July 3rd, 2005 at 02:31 PM.
July 3rd, 2005 12:45 PM
Nah, You can have the first three for sure. I don't know if the last is legal, but I think it is. Even better, you can get Mosins cheap at Big 5! Check the sale papers. Every couple weeks they'll have some type of Mosin on sale. They also have SKSs on sale frequently.
I don't believe in California we can own any of those but not sure.
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July 3rd, 2005 01:28 PM
July 3rd, 2005 02:33 PM
I love surplus rifles. I post a pic of my Mosin-Nagant M44 next time I'm online, and I have a Yugo Mauser. No pics of it as I have yet to de-goop it.
July 3rd, 2005 05:04 PM
Rather than copy all of the links for these pics over here, I'll just post the link to a range report on a military rifle shoot:
By the way, my screen name is "legacy38" on that forum.
July 3rd, 2005 11:13 PM
Thx for link Lee - heck man - impressive group there from standing!
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July 4th, 2005 02:03 AM
I'm personally partial to the 91/59 (all I've seen have shot rings around the M44s and M38s I've owned) in a bolt gun, and the FAL in its various configurations in semi-auto.
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July 4th, 2005 09:06 AM
Originally Posted by rfurtkamp
A local shop had a batch of those on sale for $85 or so recently. They felt very nice. I should have bought one, but I really want the M38 instead. However for that price I should have gotten one.
Thank you, sir. It was a fun day shooting.
July 4th, 2005 09:45 AM
Nice collections there guys
July 4th, 2005 04:30 PM
July 10th, 2005 01:05 AM
I like em all.
Right now Ive got :
A Hungarian M44
A Polish M44
A Russian 91/30
A 6.5 Swedish Mauser (Gustav)
A 7.5 Swiss K31
A MK5 Jungle Carbine
A M1 Garand (Win 42)
A Turk Mauser
A Yugo Mauser
A German Mauser
A Chinese SKS
The Swiss K-31 Straight Pull is an absolute tack driver with the 6.5 Swede coming in a close second. Both of the are phenomenal in the accuracy dept with standard Milsurp ammo,
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