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Old 11-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #31
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I have an old enfield as a wall hanger. It survived Katrina, and was sold at a yard sale for $20. It's a cool wall hanger for $20
Dang, she still in firing condition?
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Dang, she still in firing condition?
Definitely not XD
Hang on, I'll get a pic of it
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Ok, I'll get it later tonight. I forgot, this mornin, I was in a rush.
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Is it just me or does anyone else look at there Mosin Nagant amd feel a little eire? Dont get me wrong I love the gun, but sometimes when im shooting or working on it I cant help think what its previous owners have seen. Probably some kid my age scared outta his mind about whats happening. That gun has been on the ends of life and death. How about you guys? Anyone else think about that when they see their Mosin?
I often do think about that when I handle my m38 mosin. That is part of the allure I think and truly a chance to actually "touch" history. For some reason I have always been drawn to WW2 weapons. I would like to acquire other older military weapons. Looking at a tokarev pistol or mosin revolver next, perhaps a makarov. I have always wanted an M1 garand or M1 carbine.

Perhaps part of what drew me to getting a mosin was the fact that I am of Russian ancestry and also a Jew. I have no problem whatsoever with whatever firearms someone else chooses to own. For me personally however I would never want to own a gun used by WW2 German soldiers. No Lugers or mausers for me despite the fact they are amazing firearms. I have owned three Sig Sauers and have no problems with a German company (Mercedes or BMW for that matter) I am curious if other people feel this way about firearms from the Axis vs Allies.
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I often do think about that when I handle my m38 mosin. That is part of the allure I think and truly a chance to actually "touch" history. For some reason I have always been drawn to WW2 weapons. I would like to acquire other older military weapons. Looking at a tokarev pistol or mosin revolver next, perhaps a makarov. I have always wanted an M1 garand or M1 carbine.

Perhaps part of what drew me to getting a mosin was the fact that I am of Russian ancestry and also a Jew. I have no problem whatsoever with whatever firearms someone else chooses to own. For me personally however I would never want to own a gun used by WW2 German soldiers. No Lugers or mausers for me despite the fact they are amazing firearms. I have owned three Sig Sauers and have no problems with a German company (Mercedes or BMW for that matter) I am curious if other people feel this way about firearms from the Axis vs Allies.
It could've been a Luger smuggled into Warsaw by the Polish Resistance, and used to hold the Nazis out of the Warsaw ghetto for over a month.
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Anybody bothered by what a gun or the soldier did, shouldnt collect any mil-surps...

I think its funny how the Arisaka is hated and "Evil" because the Japanese used POW's for bayonet practice, but Nazi Mausers & Lugers are well liked, nevermind the fact the Nazis wanted to exterminate entire races, even "our" weapons arnt innocent... How do you know that 1911 or M1 didnt kill a POW just because a soldier wanted some gold teeth or a officer didnt want to fill out the paperwork?? Hell, towards the end of the war US soldiers were dismembering Japanese POW's and sending body parts home as souvenirs... I think thats worse than bayonet practice...

My point is all sides did atrocious acts... Its not the guns fault..

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I personally like to imagine what it was like for the soldier that may have used my Mil-Surps in battle. It gives me a greater respect for history.


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Anybody bothered by what a gun or the soldier did, shouldnt collect any mil-surps...

I think its funny how the Arisaka is hated and "Evil" because the Japanese used POW's for bayonet practice, but Nazi Mausers & Lugers are well liked, nevermind the fact the Nazis wanted to exterminate entire races, even "our" weapons arnt innocent... How do you know that 1911 or M1 didnt kill a POW just because a soldier wanted some gold teeth or a officer didnt want to fill out the paperwork?? Hell, towards the end of the war US soldiers were dismembering Japanese POW's and sending body parts home as souvenirs... I think thats worse than bayonet practice...

My point is all sides did atrocious acts... Its not the guns fault..
I personally like it as a feeling of history, no matter how atrocious. I have held firearms I knew came from dead soldiers, but why condemn an inanimate object? We should preserve it. Actually, come to think about it, I got to look at a jap grenade at the last collectors show I was at, and in the same box was a knee mortar shell and some cannon rounds. Come to find out, all of it was mailed home by a GI, in that same box, from Iwo Jima. It was all inert, of course.
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So every one knows even though I already said it. I meant nothing negative about the gun. I love my mosin for the fact that it has such a vast history, good or bad. Im also very oroud to own a piece of history. All I was saying is that I cant help thinking when I shoot it that there might have been a young man similar to me holding the gun in a much different scenario.

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