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Old December 29, 2008, 08:34 PM   #26
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My Favorite..1907 BSA MkI***

Started out in bad shape with Chrome Mag. Ended up feeling much better. It's still a work in progress as I replace parts with the correct ones whenever possible. I took a great deal of pride taking it out to shoot on it's one-hundredth birthday.

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Old March 2, 2013, 05:03 PM   #27
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I would have to say my Type 38 Jap Arisaka in 6.5x50. Given to me by my uncle who had it in his closet for 50+ years, a vet bring-back. All matching parts, superb rifling, 100% original. Unfortunately, it's missing the firing pin, main spring, and safety knob. I've never shot it, but once I get the parts and a reloading press, look out
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Old March 2, 2013, 08:21 PM   #28
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here's mine.







all matching 'cept for the bolt. Great shooter too
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Old March 2, 2013, 08:37 PM   #29
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For me, as it's one of my latest
1930 No1 MkVI


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Old March 2, 2013, 10:05 PM   #30
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ok even though this is a

ZOMBIE THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'll bite,

my pride and joy is and always has been my Savage made Enfield NO4 MK1*.

a new arrival and close second is my Japanese type 44 Arisaka.

now I'll be a buzzkill and offer a let down.

MAS36, got it for dirt cheap and despite being very beat up and worn, everything fit quite nicely and ran smoothely but man I cant seem to hit anything with that rifle.
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Old March 3, 2013, 11:30 AM   #31
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Re: Your "Pride and Joy" Rifle

Has to be my 1961 Seneca Green Nylon 66. Only because that was my Uncle's gun and that is what he taught me to shoot with 29 years ago.

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Old March 3, 2013, 11:59 AM   #32
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Guess mine would have to be my Belgium made Browning 22.



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Old March 3, 2013, 01:18 PM   #33
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What is a zombie thread?????
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Old March 3, 2013, 05:42 PM   #34
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"What is a zombie thread?????"
means its been brought back from the dead, the post at the top of the page dates back to 2008:
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Old March 3, 2013, 06:10 PM   #35
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5thBatt..

So what is the checkering on the front grip like that,.??? Never seen that before.. Any history on that..???

I do live the MkIIIs they look just perfect..
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Old March 3, 2013, 06:21 PM   #36
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My M1888 Rod Bayonet Springfield. It's what I carried up San Juan Hill in 1898.
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Old March 3, 2013, 06:48 PM   #37
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the rifle is a No1 MkVI, one of 1024 (iirc) built around 1930 for troops trials, the last model of the No1 rifles it fits between the MkV SMLE & the trials No4, the checkering is one of the features of these rifles plus a recess behind the safety plus a lower left hand sidewall compared with the later trials No4 & production No4.
quite a rare rifle & on the wish list of many Lee Enfield collectors.
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Old March 3, 2013, 08:02 PM   #38
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Tamara that 1891 is very nice, I have one similar to it
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Old March 3, 2013, 08:57 PM   #39
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Not to put to fine a point on this SIGSHR but if you carried that rifle up San Juan Hill in 1898 Your Senior member status is really understated. You would not have gone under a different name once like Casca??
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Old March 3, 2013, 08:58 PM   #40
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Many thanks 5thbatt
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Old March 3, 2013, 09:54 PM   #41
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My great, great grandfather's Colt Lightning rifle in .38-40. Made in 1884, the first year of production, and it still shoots straight as an arrow with black powder rounds.



A close, close second is my grandfather's Winchester 1906. It's also a first year gun, but sometime in the 1910s it was converted from .22 short to s/l/lr.


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Old March 4, 2013, 09:54 PM   #42
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As Satchell Paige said "How old do you think you'd be if you didn't know how old you was?" You should see all the looks I get when I show my driver's license.
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Old March 4, 2013, 10:03 PM   #43
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My pride and joy was a Turkish 8mm Mauser, It was stolen about three months ago along with most of my gun collection . That left me with only a 12gauge coach gun and a budget .30-06 which I bought afterward. Still a sore subject
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Old March 5, 2013, 01:14 PM   #44
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Springfield Garand. I got it as a Service Grade CMP gun, but it never shot right. Accuracy was terrible and it had the dangerous habit of doubling every now and then. I probably should have sent it back, but instead I sent it to Deans Gun Restorations. Dean put a new Douglas .308 barrel on for me, replaced all the springs, tuned the action, refinished all the metal and fitted a new Wenig stock. When I got it back, it was like a brand new M1. I then added the Turner Slings M1907 sling and a Fulton Armory National Match rear sight aperture. It is the prize of my collection now and shoots like a laser beam.



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