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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?
 

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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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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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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.---------
 

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I don't believe in California we can own any of those but not sure.
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.
 

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I think for shere value SKS will always be ''up there''. I have an SAR1 but don't count that as a surplus. The SKS below is far from my best - I prefer my Norinco and also have a Romanian that is not bad either.

I'll certainly include a Mauser of some sort - I have a Turk that I have on a fugly ATI stock - it shoots quite well. Used to have a superb K98 but that sadly went. An M38 or M44 are useful if loud! An Ishapore Enfield is another useful item - because .308 chambered. I'd not feel complete either unless I had a Mk V Jungle carbine - very accurate rifle I find and of course extremely totable.

Threw in the Egyptian Hakim too - this is one (heavy!) and fascinating piece, being modelled on the Swedish Jungman.

















 

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Thx for link Lee - heck man - impressive group there from standing! :smile:
 

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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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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.

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.


P95,

Thank you, sir. It was a fun day shooting.
 

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Well I found one I couldn't pass up. I found a Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 in amazingly good condition for $80. It's in really great shape.

They had a pretty decent Lee Enfield for about $279... I thought they were a little too proud of that one. :silly:

I was kind of hoping to stumble across a Springfield 1903, but I'll take a cherry Mosin and be happy. :biggrin:
 

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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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hey you guys should check out shotgun news i have gotten alot of stuff from companys in that mag. but the ammo is the best that's what i love about the rifles is that you can get a yugo sks 3 clips and 500 rounds for $200.00!!!! :biggrin:
 

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I would love to try a 91/59! And a Finn M39, but too pricey right now.
Speedstuff, Yugos take stripper clips, so I hope thats what you meant, not detchable magazines, which would have to be rebuilt to the "10 or less" line to be legal, considering the Yugo SKS is imported as a curio and relic. My wifes' Yugo cost $161 delivered to the front door from J&G sales, and thats' in unissued condition.
 
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