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Posted: 6/20/2001 7:05:44 AM EDT
I have sent for my C&R license and have been looking at the many War time rifles. I was wondering which ones you are most fond of, whether it be for shooting, looks, accuracy, history, value, etc.
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:17:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2001 7:15:56 AM EDT by 95thFoot]
Lee-Enfield Mk. 5 "Jungle Carbine". Fun gun, big recoil, very loud, good for close-up shooting in jungles or streets (which it was designed for). Get an original in nice shape, not one of the chop jobs put out by Santa Fe or Gibbs Rifle Co. Other than an AK or AR, it will be the sexiest gun at the range.
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:21:38 AM EDT
What did you have to go through for that C&R license? I keep adding up all the C&R rifles I want, and the number exceeds a dozen. Does a C&R license make sense, just to avoid transfer fees for your own private collection?
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:22:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2001 7:19:33 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:34:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Crookshanks: Does a C&R license make sense, just to avoid transfer fees for your own private collection?
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Yes- A) no interstate FFL transfer hassle, as long as the gun is C&R; (you are the FFL in this case) B) guns, in better shape than usual, often at cheaper prices.
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:42:44 AM EDT
All you have to do is pay $30 for 3 years. I will make my money back with one gun since some FFLs charge as much as $35/transfer and at least $20. I can also pick up 1911 pistols and other great stuff without that dealer BS.
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:47:05 AM EDT
There are alot of C&R rifles that are well worth having,A Swede m96, is a good place to start,and then maybe a persian 98/29, (made by CZ), Enfields of course! and lets not forget the yugoM-48&48a's and last but not least, our russian Mosin-Nagants!! most of these rifles can be had for $100-200 at the most, and they are a blast to shoot!! after you get started you'll wonder why you did'nt do it sooner!!
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 10:45:51 AM EDT
Plus you can get FFL discounts from Borwnells (about 25%) - don't know about other companies. I just got a CMP M1 Garand and M1 Carbine. Both shipped directly to me. One from Illinois and the other from California. Just sent a signed copy of my C&R FFL along with the payment, they ship it to your door. No FFL in between. Next is a WWII M1911A1.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 12:11:00 AM EDT
Get a Hakim. Semi-auto, flash suppressor. Tell your stupid friends it's an M1A1. Plus I don't know of any cheaper ammo than 8mm.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:28:37 AM EDT
"Must have" C&R's? thats easy: M1 Garand M1 Carbine SKS M44
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:41:29 AM EDT
M44...thing kicks hard, loud as hell, and creates a fireball in front of the muzzle!!! I love that!!!
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:50:12 AM EDT
-Swedish Mauser -M39 (Finnish Mosin-Nagant Copy) Much better quality and accuracy. -K98 Mauser - M1 Garand - 1903 Springfield
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:51:05 AM EDT
refurbishing a turkish 8mm mauser...cost my brother-in-law like 38.50 plus tax at the local gun shop...good clean bore. no pitting..headspacing was good..cheap ammo. a repair is/was cosmetic in nature...stock receiver barrel etc. its my anti yeti BOOOMM! artillery[:)]
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