View Full Version : Whats next in your collection?

December 9, 2009, 09:09 PM
hey all, i have one question for all the C and R enthusiasts out there: what will be the newest edition to your C and R collection? i myself am just looking for new ideas i have most of the WW2 era rifles(only 1 pistol as i am not 21) excluding a m1 carbine, and M91/30 which i have a sweet tula 1936 rifle picked out already :D. so whats next on your list?

December 10, 2009, 09:33 AM
K-31's before the price get any higher.

December 10, 2009, 10:58 AM
Probably one of those Romanian Tokarevs that are all over the place.

Unless CMP gets a burst of speed and comes up with my M1 a month early :D

December 10, 2009, 01:40 PM
I have a whole list of WWII bolt action rifles that I'm working on. I'm trying to pick them up when and where I can for a good price, before things start getting pricey...
The next three I'm focusing on, in no particular order, is the K31, Type 99 Arisaka, and Enfield No4, but I'll pick up any I don't have if I think its a good price...

December 10, 2009, 01:56 PM
In this order: K98, No.4Mk.1, K31, Mosin Sniper, short-barreled Thompson. It sickens me to think i'm gonna have to buy a new Thompson that is Semi-only, but I don't have an extra $19,000 laying around for the legit one I found.


December 10, 2009, 03:04 PM
1. M39
2. TT-33
3. M44
4. M1895
5. Mk.I #4

...or the next milsurp to catch my eye. ;)

Although the higher the Nagant gets on the list the less-inclined I am to get it.

December 10, 2009, 04:08 PM
either a TT-33, Nagant revolver, K98 russian refurb, or M38.
im trying to get something that i can still find ammo for sorta cheap at gunshows.

I have 2 Enfields, 2 91/30s, and a yugo mauser

December 10, 2009, 04:53 PM
I always have a list in my head of the ones I'm after but...
usually it ends up being whatever is cool and at a good price.

December 10, 2009, 05:44 PM
Most likely more Turkish rifles since thats what Im going to try to focus my collection on.

December 10, 2009, 10:40 PM
Polish TT33. I already have a Romanian. Maybe another 1895 Nagant to try a 32 ACP cylinder in. I don't have any theme to my collection, just all shooters.
Might save up some change incase Cole's have a P-38 or a shooter grade Luger at Knob Creek this comming April.

December 10, 2009, 11:12 PM
A tokarev, a cz52, and a 91/30 are next 4 me. So far my c and r collection consists of a sweet m39 I got for 150, and a m44 a friend gave me. Not bad too far for a buck fifty! The m39 shoots like a dream.

December 10, 2009, 11:47 PM
I for one am very interested in possibly getting one of the Korean warehouse, mothball M1 garands. I do not own a garand or a carbine for that matter but the garand would fit nicely with my 03 A3 and my 1917 Enfield. :D


December 11, 2009, 04:45 AM
A VZ-24 8x57IS is already on the way to reinforce my 98 collection! :D

I would be really interested in a finnish Mosin Nagant, I have a m44 and its really nice gun, a more accurate mosin could be very interesting.

December 11, 2009, 10:06 AM
If I'm lucky a 1957 Hakim. I just got to dig up the money.

December 12, 2009, 08:47 PM
WWI Colt 1911. Looked at some today actually

December 12, 2009, 08:52 PM
Another Bavarian marked M1 Carbine. Missed the FedEx guy Friday so hopefully I'll get my hands on it Monday.

December 12, 2009, 09:05 PM
Want another TT-33

moose fat
December 13, 2009, 03:47 AM
A WWII era Lithgow No1 MkIII.

Flipper 56
December 13, 2009, 04:20 AM
I have always lusted after a Ljungman AG-42 in 6.5x55, although a Czech CZ-52 would be a nice addition. :cool:

December 14, 2009, 08:12 PM
Well, following up with my earlier post, I actually caught the Fedex guy today so I could get my Bavarian Marked M1 Carbine. It is the third in my collection of Bavarian Marked M1 Carbines and it is a beauty. It is a ... I can't believe my luck ... a service grade Rural Police (the most common so no big deal) Rockola (very desirable manufacturer). Yes, it's true: Rockola barrel, Rockola receiver and Rockola stock; I feel the same way I felt when I discovered a Simson Suhl Makarov at a gun show in Syracuse several years back for 250 bucks. What a great day and makes me so happy to be a gun collector.

PS. I should give credit to the CMP (Civilian Markmanship Program) and the great work they do; I'm so happy and proud to be a member.

December 14, 2009, 10:51 PM
have a k-31 and vz24 on their way but definately have my eye on a finnish mosin

December 21, 2009, 09:57 PM
I need a Smith and Wesson Baby Russian ......in 38 S&W.....then an M-1......and a whole truck load of model 29's.....but thats just me....

December 21, 2009, 10:11 PM
I'd like a K31,My local shop has a No1 Mk3 that someone stuck a B square on the side of,a Hakim,A type 38 Arisaka a T53 Chinese M44,and some others.

December 21, 2009, 10:21 PM
6IN s&w 357 mag heavy barrel stainless.woods gun

December 21, 2009, 10:53 PM
Let's see, in order of most wanted...

1. Enfield
2. K31
3. 03A3
4. Hakim
5. Mosin

In order it will probably actually arrive due to funds...

1-2. K31 and Mosin, both will be reasonably close together and I don't know which I'll get first. Both very affordable right now.
3. Enfield (fairly affordable)
4. Hakim... ammo is still fairly cheap for hard hitting semi auto fun.
5. The 03A3.
6. (Bonus really want one but don't think I'll ever have one but I'm going to list it anyway, and it would top the wanted list) An original Sharps '74

Ignition Override
December 22, 2009, 01:06 AM
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".:)

December 22, 2009, 03:30 PM
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.

December 22, 2009, 06:45 PM
A Garand.

December 22, 2009, 07:07 PM
M1 Garand, M1 carbine, another k98, another m91/30, another tokarev. And many more.:)

December 22, 2009, 07:23 PM
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 :)

Ignition Override
December 22, 2009, 11:52 PM
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.

December 23, 2009, 12:08 AM
I've been jonesing for an FN49 for a while now. Cadillac of mag-fed battle rifles IMHO.

December 23, 2009, 08:25 PM
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 ;) ;)

December 23, 2009, 09:06 PM
1. Makarov
2. CZ-50 or 70
3. Enfield

December 23, 2009, 09:40 PM
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.

December 24, 2009, 01:49 PM
I have been looking into getting me a Krag-Jorgensen Model 1898 bolt action rifle, chambered for the .30-40Krag cartridge..:D

January 1, 2010, 02:57 PM
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.

January 1, 2010, 06:54 PM
These items are super hard to find and I'd love to slide one on my Carcano

January 1, 2010, 08:35 PM
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?

January 1, 2010, 09:06 PM
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. :D

January 2, 2010, 09:34 AM
Looking for a nice k98 without import stamps.

January 2, 2010, 08:14 PM
Stamps smamps. I get them to shoot them. Accuracy is all that matters to me.