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Old January 5, 2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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your collection

i want to see your surplus firearm collection i was recently bitten by the surplus bug and am wanting to start collecting but i dont know where to start please post pics of your collection and tell me which is your favoright and what you recomend me to look for thanks.
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Old January 5, 2009, 01:14 AM   #2
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This is the only one I have a very good picture of: my CZ-52

I also have a Romanian Mosin-Nagant M44, a Mannlicher-Carcano M1891 Calvary Carbine, a Schmidt-Rubin K31, and a Luxembourg contract FN-49. Of all of them I'd say that the K-31 is probably my favorite followed closely by the FN-49. Are you looking more at handguns or rifles?
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Old January 5, 2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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nice looking pistol i might get a k31 biggest mistake i made was selling my swedish m96 for 150$ during the summer after buying it for 100$
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Old January 5, 2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Bamafan ... visit the forums in my sig - you will see endless Milsurp collections there.

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Old January 5, 2009, 10:00 AM   #5
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Old January 5, 2009, 06:17 PM   #6
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Collecting Rifles


My recommendations are --

1. Buy what you like and find interesting.

2. Buy the best condition rifles you can find, always with fine bores.

3. Only buy rifles with matching numbered bolts, unless it is a rebuilt
rifle of some kind where matching bolts do not exist for that species.

4. If possible avoid rifles that someone has played "furniture refinisher"

5. If you are buying for "keeps" don't fret too much about price if it is
at all reasonable. The saddest feeling you will have is to have an opportunity to obtain a rifle that you really like and you p!ssed off time futzing about the price only to see it disappear forever into the hands of someone who paid the price.

enjoy your new hobby !


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