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Old July 21, 2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Some recent finds

Thought I would share some photos of a few of the guns I've picked up recently. I have more pictures of all of these if anyone wants to see anything specific.

Spanish Civil War 91/30


1895 Danzig Gew88/05


Vz-24 Romanian Sniper


Dutch Mannlicher m1895


H&R M1 Garand


Walther P1
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Old July 22, 2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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I've always wondered why the optics sit so high on WW2 ear Axis sniping rifles
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Old July 22, 2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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Mostly because Europeans tend to shoot in a head erect position, as opposed to the American habit of bending down and wrapping youself around the stock and getting your cheek and eyebrow rapped. Try it, you might like it. GW
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Old July 22, 2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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I always wondered the same thing. I look at the russian and german guns and just can't imagine the shooters face even touching the stock. the enfields rested high too but they had raised cheekpads for the buttstocks and the springfields were actually a very nice and well thought out scope design.
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Old July 22, 2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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The scope isn't too hard to get used to. Its more of a chin weld than a cheek weld but its actually quite comfortable once you get the hang of it.
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Old July 22, 2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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nice gear

Now that I think of it how can you tell your mosin is from spain??
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Old July 22, 2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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Here are some photos of the markings and other characteristics that show it was sent to Spain as aid from Russia.

Made in the USSR stamp that Spain added when these were exported to the US


1937 Date. All SCW Mosins will have dates from 1937 or earlier


Crude replacement hand guards are often found on SCW rifles. This one has screws and brass sheets added to reinforce it.


Here is a link to an excellent website on Spanish Civil War Mosins: http://scwmosin.weebly.com/index.html
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Old July 23, 2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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picked up a spanish mosin for 150 bucks and flipped it
to a very hungry collector for 1500,he said it was some spanish
trails whatchamacall it - I told the dealer at the shop what had happend
and he almost fell down and banned me for life......
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Old August 10, 2012, 02:02 AM   #9
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The VZ sniper is very nice, I haven't seen many of those - nice.

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Old August 10, 2012, 03:32 AM   #10
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Made in the USSR stamp that Spain added when these were exported to the US
Some were also stamped "Made in URRS."
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Old August 10, 2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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"URRS" or "URSS"? URSS is the abbreviation of the Spanish name for the Soviet Union, Union de Republicas Socialistas Sovieticas.

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Old August 11, 2012, 10:28 AM   #12
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^^^^^^^^^^^

Yes, you are correct. I mistyped.

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Old August 11, 2012, 09:45 PM   #13
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Some were also stamped "Made in URRS."
Somewhere online there are photos of a rifle with both "Made in USSR" and "Made in URRS" stamps which is pretty cool. Here's a like to a good website on SCW Mosins: http://scwmosin.weebly.com/index.html
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Old August 12, 2012, 02:14 AM   #14
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I have seen both "URSS" and "URRS," with "URSS" being the Spanish version of "USSR." I always assumed that "URRS" was a mistake.
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Old August 12, 2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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Nice collection. Interesting to see a Gew 88 with both the sling and bayo.
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Old August 12, 2012, 01:51 PM   #16
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'[I've always wondered why the optics sit so high on WW2 ear Axis sniping rifles]"

I have see thruogh sights on my 700 rem 30-06, never lost POA and been banged around alot ; ) PS I know it's no WWII riffle
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Old August 12, 2012, 11:06 PM   #17
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Interesting about the 91/30. I knew the Soviets supplied the Republicans with materiel, didn't know they sent small arms.
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Old August 13, 2012, 07:59 AM   #18
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Interesting about the 91/30. I knew the Soviets supplied the Republicans with materiel, didn't know they sent small arms.
They actually sent quite a bit from what I've read. Many of the small arms were obsolete like Gras and Vetterli rifles chambered in BP cartridges but many were 91/30's which were new manufacture at the time. Stalin supposedly only included 100rds of ammo with the Vetterli's sent to Spain which basically made them useless. He also sent some light tanks to Spain as well but didn't include any spare parts or instruction manuals.
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:19 PM   #19
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Picked up 3 more guns this week so I thought I'd share some photos:

98/22


Yugo Capture K98k


M1930 Broomhandle
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