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Posted: 1/23/2006 12:59:14 AM EDT
Has anyone here ever got an odd "vibe" off any of there surplus weapons?, I have a Number 4 Mark 1 Savage Lee Enfield that I'm just strangly drawn to, I just get a funny feeling about it, I can't quite place it, like it was involved in something spetial, or important, I also get a feeling like it's been in North Africa for some reason....

As for the rifle it'self it's just a standard Savage Number 4 Mark 1 Lee Enfield with flip sight, ribbed handgaurd, and a BEUTIFUL light brown Patina on the metal, the stock is light Orange or Yellow, and perfectly matches the handgaurd, there are no nicks, or even any real handeling marks, and a light green non-adjutable Greek sling thats sewn onto the sling swivels, but otherwise looks almost identical to a World War 2 British Slng, the sling seems to fit me perfectly, and seems to be one of the most comfortable slings I've ever used.... The rifle is dated eighther 1941 or 1942, and is all matching, with all Savage marked parts, but I don't know for sure without digging it out.... However it's missing the extractor spring, and the bolt removal slot by the chamber is worn so it's loose, so the bolt head pops out of the channel if the bolt is moved to fast....

So does anyone else have anything, or ever handled anything that gave you an unusual feeling?....
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:03:32 AM EDT
I get a woody every time I see a real 1918.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:10:51 AM EDT
Every M1 that is pre 48 makes me want to touch myself.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:12:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 9245:

So does anyone else have anything, or ever handled anything that gave you an unusual feeling?....



This is my Rifle, This is my Gun.
This one's for Fightin', This one's for Fun!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:36:43 AM EDT
Psycho talk.......
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:19:56 AM EDT
I have a Turkish M1938 Mauser that gave me a funny vibe. Sure enough, that fucker had headspace so far out of spec you could see daylight through the chamber with the bolt closed.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:37:23 AM EDT
[Oddball] "There you go with those negative vibes again", [/Oddball]
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:09:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
[Oddball] "There you go with those negative vibes again", [/Oddball]



I love that movie.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:50:05 PM EDT
I used to have a WW2 German bayonet that made the hairs stand up on my wife's arm when she touched it.

She hated the thing, I ended up selling it. It was pristine, too... the blade looked new enough that it could have never been issued.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:55:12 PM EDT
Yea, like the vibe I got the other day at a local fun shop upon seeing a thumb hole stocked springfield sporter, or whatever they call that HK looking clone thing that was covered in rust for 850.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:57:05 PM EDT
Ridiculous!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:10:46 PM EDT

You used it in a former life.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:15:28 PM EDT
I think it is called the divinyl syndrome.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:18:51 PM EDT
I bought a nagant for 2.00. Sucker has a 666 serial number. I have yet to shoot it.........Hmm, a set of gauges just peaked my fancy........
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:52:44 AM EDT
I know what you mean. I have an Aussie No.I Mk.III made in 1921 at Lithgow. It has a FTR mark dated 1941 and another FTR mark dated 1953. Every now and then it seems to draw me to it. At those times, when I have taken it to the range, it felt right, shot well... Words fail to describe the feeling.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:37:35 AM EDT
It's Spooky.

Each time, as I pull the trigger on a Glock...the hairs stand up on the back of my neck until the cartridge safely ejects, and the bullet is downrange.

It's really weird.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:41:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 10:48:05 AM EDT by Carhlr]
I have a Luger my grandfather took off an ss man in the battle of the Bulge. I was about 8 or 9 and you know how kid's are I asked him if he ever shot anyone in the war he was one to NEVER ever talk about his time in the army but I'll never forget this he looked at me and said yes I shot an ss man in the head and took his GUN.......True story.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:45:34 AM EDT
I used to have one of those Ishapore Indian 7.62 Enfields. When I would drive to the range it would want to stop at 7-11s and look for Pakistanis. It was crazy, had to sell it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:49:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mfingar:
It's Spooky.

Each time, as I pull the trigger on a Glock...the hairs stand up on the back of my neck until the cartridge safely ejects, and the bullet is downrange.

It's really weird.




DAMN

I thought that was just me!!!


Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:57:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mfingar:
It's Spooky.

Each time, as I pull the trigger on a Glock...the hairs stand up on the back of my neck until the cartridge safely ejects, and the bullet is downrange.

It's really weird.



That's odd, I feel nothing but enjoyment.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:24:57 AM EDT
When I cleaned the cosmoline off my No.4Mkl I found a post war date with a brand new barrel that had the nicest blueing I've ever seen. Including modern hunting rifles. Bought the Enfield book from North Cape Publishing and found out the barrel is a South African. I wonder how many commies the SA's had to kill to burn out the original Brit barrel?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:31:01 AM EDT
I have this Mannlicher-Carcano rifle I picked up in Dallas that I have a strange feeling about. However this feeling is that the rifle has absolutely nothing special about it at all, like it was never actually involved in anything.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:44:41 AM EDT
Yeah.


Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:50:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 11:57:51 AM EDT by junebug68]

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Yeah.


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Cool! Is that your Grease Gun? My Dad carried one in Vietnam. He was the driver on a self-propelled 155. He said it was a real hoot to cut loose with.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:03:58 PM EDT
Every time I play with my Garand, I get that feeling. Dated June, 1944.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:15:44 PM EDT
very nice, Osprey! Still have that one??


Originally Posted By osprey21:
Yeah.


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Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:20:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By junebug68:
Cool! Is that your Grease Gun?


No, it belongs to a friend.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:30:55 PM EDT
I value my WW2 P-38 for its historical ties. Any special feeling beyond that I would have to say no.
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