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Old December 22, 2009, 01:06 AM   #26
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For what it's worth about good LE #4s, a marksman friend (retired from the Navy M. Team) had never shot with any LE, but he tried mine out. It's my only #4 and cost me $300 at the Batesville, MS show last July.

The friend took a few warm-up shots from 50 yards. Just outside the orange.
His only shot from 100 yards was sitting on the ground, resting his arm on his knee.
The bullet hit the middle of the bullseye.

My next rifle will be an M-1 Garand, during my first visit to the CMP in Anniston AL, this winter or spring,
"come hell or high water". My marksman friend highly recommends the CMP and says that their selection is "a sight to behold".

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Old December 22, 2009, 03:30 PM   #27
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I've got a cheapo Century Arms Mosin; it shoots when I pull the trigger and it came with some cool accessories.

I also have an RC Kar98K that I absolutely love; I haven't seen another one in a store since I bought this one, so maybe those would be a good idea.

I really want an Enfield and/or a K31. I could care less about the Jap guns from WW2.
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Old December 22, 2009, 06:45 PM   #28
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A Garand.
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Old December 22, 2009, 07:07 PM   #29
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Too many to list

M1 Garand, M1 carbine, another k98, another m91/30, another tokarev. And many more.
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Old December 22, 2009, 07:23 PM   #30
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1) Romanian TTC (Counting down the days until another trip to J&G. 7.62x25 intrigues me)
2) Yugo 24/47 Mauser

not sure after that....... probably more mosin-nagants........ I love 'em
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Old December 22, 2009, 11:52 PM   #31
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Wrothgar:
Though I've not really compared accuracy, if you like the LE #4, you might really like a #5 "Jungle Carbine". The #5's groups at 50 yards are much better than those of both MN 44s, which have shiny bores. My guns only have iron sights.

The #5s are so much handier and portable, even compared to the MN 44 or 38.

An older lady on a Swiss train (in '83) told me that there was a battle between the German Wehrmacht and Swiss Army in the eastern part of her country at the beginning of WW2, and so the K-31 must have seen a little combat.

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Old December 23, 2009, 12:08 AM   #32
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I've been jonesing for an FN49 for a while now. Cadillac of mag-fed battle rifles IMHO.
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Old December 23, 2009, 08:25 PM   #33
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so i guess everyone here is a military collector. i have some military weapons but the domestic models from winchester, stevens-savage, remington, marlin, springfield, etc are the american collectables still floating around i want more of
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Old December 23, 2009, 09:06 PM   #34
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1. Makarov
2. CZ-50 or 70
3. Enfield
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Old December 23, 2009, 09:40 PM   #35
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Well, I thought it was going to be one of those Romanian TT33s, but this MN M38 popped up and called me. I just couldn't say no.

So now that that's out of my system (for at least a couple of weeks), I guess it's still a Romanian TT33.
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Old December 24, 2009, 01:49 PM   #36
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I have been looking into getting me a Krag-Jorgensen Model 1898 bolt action rifle, chambered for the .30-40Krag cartridge..
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Old January 1, 2010, 02:57 PM   #37
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Easy..

1. Enfield
2. Enfield
3. Enfield
Life is so simple sometimes....!

Really, though, there are a number of 1950 era refurbs that are on my radar.
I'd like to land a L-42, but I don't know that this will be the year for that.
I need a clean 1944 Long Branch.
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Old January 1, 2010, 06:54 PM   #38
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Folding bayonet for my Carcano

These items are super hard to find and I'd love to slide one on my Carcano
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Old January 1, 2010, 08:35 PM   #39
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These items are super hard to find and I'd love to slide one on my Carcano
morrisod which type of bayonet are you looking for?The spike type for the cavalry carbine or the folding knife type for the m38?
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Old January 1, 2010, 09:06 PM   #40
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Does this count . . . . Already purchased, but not complete yet.

When I can find the time, I'd like to finish building my Virgin Krinkov kit I got from Centerfire Systems a few years back.
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Old January 2, 2010, 09:34 AM   #41
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Looking for a nice k98 without import stamps.
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Old January 2, 2010, 08:14 PM   #42
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Stamps smamps. I get them to shoot them. Accuracy is all that matters to me.
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