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Old 05-19-2013, 05:09 PM   #41
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My Yugo SKS has seen some action in the Balkans in the 90s and military service before that. It has 7 tally marks on the left side and a fair share of dings and scratches

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #42
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I think about the US invasion of Russia to guard the arsenals.

I think about the irony of Remington making mine (the only one I'd own) for what was to become the Soviet Union.

I think about a people so backward and expendable that the bayonet was still the main weapon to the extent that no scabbard was necessary.

I think about peasants being killed by other ignorant peasants who knew that was their own only chance for survival or else THEY'D be shot in the back by their loyal Communist Party officers.

I think about evil truly existing in the world and Americans standing up to it almost alone.

I think about deluded folk who buy the cheapest thing their allowance can afford, Russian Milsurp, whether a Mosin Nagant or the stolen Makarov before that, and thereafter swear to and at everyone they have the best thing ever made.

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Old 05-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #43
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It's the reason I collect mil-surp, the connection

to the past. My 1925 Izzy was there in WWII,

probably during Operation Barbarossa, when the

Eastern Front SHTF.

I have a centennial Carcano. How many times during

WWI and WWII, did some poor Italian Trooper hit the dirt,

jamming mud into the clip ejection port in the mag?

The 1943 Winchester M1 Garand- did it fight Germans or


If only, if only, they could talk...

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #44
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My Westinghouse and Tula Mosins are a part of history. And they served the soldiers who carried them very well.

Just like my
1894 Krag carbine
1917 S&W
Schmidt- Rubin
1896 Swede
1905 Chilean Mauser
Mauser P-38
Remington Rand 1911
H&R Garand
Winchester carbine
E. German Makarov
Long Branch No.4 Mkl*
Lithgow No.1 Mklll
Norinco AKS
Norinco SKS
They all have a story to tell for anyone who cares to research them.

And there were at least a dozen more that I foolishly sold or traded over the years. Really wish I had my WW1 .30 Luger and .455 Webley back!
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