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Firearms4ever 09-08-2011 12:02 AM

Next purchase
I've decided I'm going to purchase either a Springfield Trapdoor, Winchester model 1894, Ruger Mini 14, some type of Mauser, or a Colt 1911 (sorta odd isn't it?). What do y'all think about these choices?

canebrake 09-08-2011 12:06 AM

All I caught was the important part, Colt 1911.

I can help you spend your money there!

jpattersonnh 09-08-2011 12:19 AM

I have a few on your list. Send me a PM if interested. JP

Marthor 09-08-2011 01:35 AM

2 of those are modern production.
3 of those are dated models (not talking about the 1911 though, lol).

What do you have already? I recommend getting practical & modern stuff before expanding into older classics.

Firearms4ever 09-10-2011 03:06 PM

I've got a Mosin Nagant, Remington 58 Sportsman, Ruger SR9c, Arisaka type 38, and a Springfield 1911A1 Mil-Spec.

jjfuller1 09-10-2011 03:49 PM

sounds like its time to ad an AR to that list. lol.. no i would go with the mini 14 or the mauser

Firearms4ever 09-10-2011 05:01 PM

I'm leaning towards the Mini 14, but I really would love to have the Springfield Trapdoor however I know I wouldn't fire it a whole lot. I think I want to purchase the Trapdoor, because I love military firearms and also it's one of the most unique firearms IMO that's been in our military service, but funds would be very strained if I purchased it plus I don't reload 45-70 so most of the ammunition I would have to order since no one carries it locally.

I guess I've narrowed it down to the Mini 14, Mauser, and Colt 1911, but the biggest problem with the Colt is they're very hard to find where I live, and when I do find them it's either not the particular model I'm looking for or funds do not permit at the time.

jpattersonnh 09-10-2011 06:28 PM

I would go for a Mauser. The '98 is still produced by Mauser in a number of configurations. Whether it is a 100 year old rifle, or a new one, the action is the same. I belong to another site that is strickly hunting. I get dogged all the time for using "dated" rifles/actions/calibers. The Model 700 has 2 opposing locking lugs forward and a 3 lug at the rear. That is the same configuration as the 1898 Mauser. The extracter is were the difference lyes. The 700 is a modified Mauser. It was introduced 64 years after the '98. All of my hunters are Mausers, or modified Mauser actions. All of my target guns are Mausers or again, modified Mauser actions.
Next is the Mini14, Where did that action come from? The M1 Garand. Late 1930's technology. Not quite modern.
Almost every firearm produced for the public uses 70+ year old technology. Don't ever believe it when someone states something is dated. The newest operating mechinism these days comes from the early '60's. The AR15.
Every single action from the last 150 years has a modern purpose. Just because it is not black, and plastic does not make it obselete!
Sorry Marthor, not sure where you get your ideas, but you are way off base.

F4E, I have a perfect early 27/47 that I would part with if you are interested. I also have an early Wilson 1911 FS.

CA357 09-10-2011 07:24 PM

You've got a semi auto shotgun and two bolt action rifles. You have the SA 1911 and the Ruger SR9c. You need a semi auto rifle for SHTF. Get a Mini 14 and buy lots of ammunition for it.

Firearms4ever 09-11-2011 11:12 PM

I think I'm going to go with the Mini 14. I handle one in one of my favorite local shops yesturday, and it reminded me so much of the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, and M1A. The only thing I did not like about it was what I think was a heat shield on top of the barrel. I found it just very odd and uncomfortable with it forcing my fingers onto the very bottom of the stock almost. Does anyone know of a website or two that have various Mini 14 accessories for sale?

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