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Posted: 4/19/2016 10:48:46 PM EDT
I know the surplus market rifle and ammo has dwindled over the last 10 years. But what surplus rifle do you enjoy shooting still?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:50:11 PM EDT
91/30 PU sniper, followed closely by the Swiss K31.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:55:09 PM EDT
M-1 and M-1 carbine
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:57:19 PM EDT
Semi auto Ljungman in 6.5x55 Swede.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:58:27 PM EDT
My 8MM Mausers, one Czech VZ.24 and a Kar98K
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:58:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mad_mardigan:
91/30 PU sniper, followed closely by the Swiss K31.
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I know I missed the boat on the 91/30 Nagants, but may pick one up still, ammo isn't to expensive.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:58:34 PM EDT
M1903

LC
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:59:11 PM EDT
1903A3
Great sights, great versatile caliber, very handy rifle.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:00:19 PM EDT
FAL is always the answer.


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:00:21 PM EDT
SVT-40
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:00:50 PM EDT
1903A3

I appreciate a Mosin M44 fireball as much as the next guy too-
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:01:07 PM EDT
My M-1 Garand, and my 1903A4. gotta love the 30.06. I just wish the scope was bigger than the 2x that it is. Oh and feed them black tips for extra fun.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:02:20 PM EDT
Love my K31 and anytime I can practice Rule .303
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:02:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:03:11 PM EDT
All of them? Yeah, all of them that I own, anyways.

When CTD had that Greek surplus .303 a year or so ago, I bought a couple cases, so I'm good there for a long while, and I bought 3 cases of GP11 from Aim Surplus right before it disappeared. I was able to dig up some 8mm from a guy liquidating his collection, and I've found some deals on new production .30 Carbine.

Really, the only milsurp cartridge I'm lean on is 7.7x58, and that stuff is history. I do have 80 rounds of it though, so I just need to get some dies, and I'm good.

But yes, milsurps are awesome.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:05:50 PM EDT
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My M1 Garand

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:06:17 PM EDT
Yugo SKS. I have a ball shooting this gun.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:07:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:08:43 PM EDT
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M1 and 91 Argentine Mauser. I like my Mosin but I wouldn't call it fun to shoot.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:10:28 PM EDT
I don't have one (don't know why).

I'd like to say M1 Garand but but shoulder is so fucked up that I now have to say M1 Carbine.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:13:53 PM EDT

Spanish Mauser 7x57.

I load cheap ammo for it...cast bullets and small charges of pistol powder work well in it and are low report/low recoil.

It's relatively accurate, got a great two stage trigger, and it's not too heavy...just a joy to shoot.

Got it from a dude at work for the grand sum of $80.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:16:41 PM EDT
My m1 Garands and my finnish mosin nagant.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:16:59 PM EDT
'42 Garand
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:19:19 PM EDT
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FAL is always the answer.

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Nice mag
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:19:30 PM EDT
Enfield #2 MK IV .22 Trainer with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture sight. It's a single shot and empties are ejected down into the gutted "magazine".
It's the only rifle you have to quit shooting when the magazine is full.

It's a simple joy to shoot and a lot more accurate than you would think.....I've even shot a few squirrels with it.


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:20:28 PM EDT
M1 Garand
M1 Carbine
K31
Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk. I

In that order.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:21:27 PM EDT
my Chicom SKS

and my 1950 Long Branch No4 MkI*
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:23:14 PM EDT
Mosin-Nagant 91/30. Izhevsk made in 1943. Picked it up while they were still plentiful/cheap. Has a nice, clean bore with no wear on the rifling. Super fun, cheap ammo, and it has historical significance. I really like that rifle.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:24:19 PM EDT
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Enfield #2 MK IV .22 Trainer with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture sight. It's a single shot and empties are ejected down into the gutted "magazine".
It's the only rifle you have to quit shooting when the magazine is full.

It's a simple joy to shoot and a lot more accurate than you would think.....I've even shot a few squirrels with it.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z52qef.jpg
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Was that one imported by Samco?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:25:51 PM EDT
No4 Enfields.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:25:53 PM EDT
my Gur-ah-unhd
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:27:04 PM EDT
H&R M65/165 Leatherneck

Krag .30-40
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:28:37 PM EDT


Haven't shot any of them in many years. Some I've never shot.


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:30:20 PM EDT
I really like my Garand. I really hate paying for 30.06.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:31:08 PM EDT
1919
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:31:42 PM EDT
M1A (aka: M14 in semi-auto form)
M1
Mosin-Nagant 91/30

Aloha, Mark

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:32:38 PM EDT
SKS
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:35:45 PM EDT
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Was that one imported by Samco?
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Enfield #2 MK IV .22 Trainer with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture sight. It's a single shot and empties are ejected down into the gutted "magazine".
It's the only rifle you have to quit shooting when the magazine is full.

It's a simple joy to shoot and a lot more accurate than you would think.....I've even shot a few squirrels with it.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z52qef.jpg


Was that one imported by Samco?


No, it came direct from England. The LGS I got it from was a importer years ago and imported a bunch of them. I also have a RAF .22 trainer but I left the sights be on that one.

The Samco ones were said to have been bogus but I've never seen one so I really can't prove it.

The hell of it is there are four more barreled actions/parts in the shop but all have severely ringed bores.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:38:50 PM EDT
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No, it came direct from England. The LGS I got it from was a importer years ago and imported a bunch of them. I also have a RAF .22 trainer but I left the sights be on that one.

The Samco ones were said to have been bogus but I've never seen one so I really can't prove it.

The hell of it is there are four more barreled actions/parts in the shop but all have severely ringed bores.
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Enfield #2 MK IV .22 Trainer with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture sight. It's a single shot and empties are ejected down into the gutted "magazine".
It's the only rifle you have to quit shooting when the magazine is full.

It's a simple joy to shoot and a lot more accurate than you would think.....I've even shot a few squirrels with it.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z52qef.jpg


Was that one imported by Samco?


No, it came direct from England. The LGS I got it from was a importer years ago and imported a bunch of them. I also have a RAF .22 trainer but I left the sights be on that one.

The Samco ones were said to have been bogus but I've never seen one so I really can't prove it.

The hell of it is there are four more barreled actions/parts in the shop but all have severely ringed bores.


It really is too bad the ship has almost completely sailed away on Enfields, I would really like to add one to my collection.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:41:55 PM EDT
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my Gur-ah-unhd
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Three fuckin' syllables?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:45:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:


It really is too bad the ship has almost completely sailed away on Enfields, I would really like to add one to my collection.
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Enfield #2 MK IV .22 Trainer with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture sight. It's a single shot and empties are ejected down into the gutted "magazine".
It's the only rifle you have to quit shooting when the magazine is full.

It's a simple joy to shoot and a lot more accurate than you would think.....I've even shot a few squirrels with it.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z52qef.jpg


Was that one imported by Samco?


No, it came direct from England. The LGS I got it from was a importer years ago and imported a bunch of them. I also have a RAF .22 trainer but I left the sights be on that one.

The Samco ones were said to have been bogus but I've never seen one so I really can't prove it.

The hell of it is there are four more barreled actions/parts in the shop but all have severely ringed bores.


It really is too bad the ship has almost completely sailed away on Enfields, I would really like to add one to my collection.


I thought about buying the remaining four barreled actions/parts and see what kind of deal I could get on reline jobs for them. I could get the stocks from Springfield Sporters.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:46:51 PM EDT
Used to be a K31.... now it's the garand. Why da fuq did I wait so long to get one from CMP? Now have two and boat loads of Greek and AP ammo, paid out the ass for it too.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:51:28 PM EDT
Dem .303s, mon.



Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:52:50 PM EDT
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Yugo SKS. I have a ball shooting this gun.
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This.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:53:34 PM EDT
My Yugo Mauser.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:54:21 PM EDT
U.S. RIFLE
CAL. 30M1
SPRINGFIELD
ARMORY
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:55:25 PM EDT
I don't own one yet, but the MAS 49/56 is the funnest rifle I've ever shot. And AR-15 comes close for me, but a MAS is just "huehuehue" in a rifle.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:00:41 AM EDT
M1 Garand. With my No. 4 in close second.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:06:13 AM EDT
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It really is too bad the ship has almost completely sailed away on Enfields, I would really like to add one to my collection.
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Enfield #2 MK IV .22 Trainer with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture sight. It's a single shot and empties are ejected down into the gutted "magazine".
It's the only rifle you have to quit shooting when the magazine is full.

It's a simple joy to shoot and a lot more accurate than you would think.....I've even shot a few squirrels with it.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z52qef.jpg


Was that one imported by Samco?


No, it came direct from England. The LGS I got it from was a importer years ago and imported a bunch of them. I also have a RAF .22 trainer but I left the sights be on that one.

The Samco ones were said to have been bogus but I've never seen one so I really can't prove it.

The hell of it is there are four more barreled actions/parts in the shop but all have severely ringed bores.


It really is too bad the ship has almost completely sailed away on Enfields, I would really like to add one to my collection.


In relative terms, Enfields are still available at reasonable prices. Keep your eye out for good buys in your local area;, pawn shops, local gun shops, Thrifty Nickel ads, etc. Internet prices are over-the-top stupid.

NOS parts are still available. Find one with a good bore and hasn't been drilled and tapped for a telescopic sight and go from there.

My favorite Enfield? The No. 5 Mk1 "Jungle Carbine". The only problem with No 5s is that replacement parts are less common, many have corroded bores, and replacement wood is damn near impossible to find.

Buy one now that you can be happy with, and look back on it in ten years and pat yourself on the back for spending the money you did. The .303 Mk VII ball round is lethal as hell, and it's still in use in the far-off corners of the world.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:06:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Dem .303s, mon.



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Wow.

ETA: I can't tell which I like better: The gracefulness of the No4 Mk1 with it's aperture sight, streamlined receiver, and redesigned front sight / muzzle configuration, or the business-like robustness of the No3 Mk 1 with it's stock that goes all the way out to the muzzle and protruding bayonet lug.

Both are works of art.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:08:57 AM EDT
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In relative terms, Enfields are still available at reasonable prices. Keep your eye out for good buys in your local area;, pawn shops, local gun shops, Thrifty Nickel ads, etc. Internet prices are over-the-top stupid.

NOS parts are still available. Find one with a good bore and hasn't been drilled and tapped for a telescopic sight and go from there.

My favorite Enfield? The No. 5 Mk1 "Jungle Carbine". The only problem with No 5s is that replacement parts are less common, many have corroded bores, and replacement wood is damn near impossible to find.

Buy one now that you can be happy with, and look back on it in ten years and pat yourself on the back for spending the money you did. The .303 Mk VII ball round is lethal as hell, and it's still in use in the far-off corners of the world.
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Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Enfield #2 MK IV .22 Trainer with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture sight. It's a single shot and empties are ejected down into the gutted "magazine".
It's the only rifle you have to quit shooting when the magazine is full.

It's a simple joy to shoot and a lot more accurate than you would think.....I've even shot a few squirrels with it.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/1z52qef.jpg


Was that one imported by Samco?


No, it came direct from England. The LGS I got it from was a importer years ago and imported a bunch of them. I also have a RAF .22 trainer but I left the sights be on that one.

The Samco ones were said to have been bogus but I've never seen one so I really can't prove it.

The hell of it is there are four more barreled actions/parts in the shop but all have severely ringed bores.


It really is too bad the ship has almost completely sailed away on Enfields, I would really like to add one to my collection.


In relative terms, Enfields are still available at reasonable prices. Keep your eye out for good buys in your local area;, pawn shops, local gun shops, Thrifty Nickel ads, etc. Internet prices are over-the-top stupid.

NOS parts are still available. Find one with a good bore and hasn't been drilled and tapped for a telescopic sight and go from there.

My favorite Enfield? The No. 5 Mk1 "Jungle Carbine". The only problem with No 5s is that replacement parts are less common, many have corroded bores, and replacement wood is damn near impossible to find.

Buy one now that you can be happy with, and look back on it in ten years and pat yourself on the back for spending the money you did. The .303 Mk VII ball round is lethal as hell, and it's still in use in the far-off corners of the world.


My favorite is a three-way tie between the Jungle Carbine, the No.4, and the Lee-Speed Sporter.
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