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Old 01-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #21
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The Mosin single-handedly won WWII...ya I said it.
I dont think they called the Mosin "The greatest battle implement ever devised"

Ill take a Garand over a Mosin any day.....
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If they were in the same price range I would too. Mosin took my WW|| guns v-card due to price though

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I dont think they called the Mosin "The greatest battle implement ever devised"

Ill take a Garand over a Mosin any day.....
In a battle scenario I would take a No4 mk1
-No foolish en bloc clips.
-Will eat any ammo.
-Ability to top up.
-Will not freeze or bend op-rods.

The Mosin would be my second choice. Followed by the SVT-40 and lastly the Garand. Your mileage may vary.
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All of the Nordic allies Norway,Sweden were armed with the Mauser turn bolt rifle. Most if not all South American allies were armed with Mausers.
Sweden was never invaded, sold arms to both sides. Norway flipped as the tide changed.

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Whatever you say. We all know how much the South American Allies contributed to victory over the Nazis.

Geesh.

Big fat Nada

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For crying out loud. It is a video about the Garand, the Enfield, and the Mosin. The reason the Mauser is not in there is because IT'S NOT ABOUT MAUSER.

You might as well complain about why a third team wasn't given any playing time in a football game.


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I did not think the guy was that knowledgeable & he mispronounced a lot of words & used a lot of wrong term terminology.
Yes and no. One point that suck out to me is the No4mk1*, The rear sight that it has was used on the No4mk2 and rifles that were FTR'ed and upgraded w/ a new trigger and micrometer rear sight. They are known as No4mk1/3.

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I dont think they called the Mosin "The greatest battle implement ever devised"

Ill take a Garand over a Mosin any day.....
That was the opinion of 1 person. George Patton. The pictures of the Garand in the south Pacific are missleading also. My Dad was there and they did not see their 1st Garand till 1944. They were not issued to most Marine regiments or SeaBees. The majority of the troops in the Pacific had 1903 Springfields.
Picture from Bouganville 1943.
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That was the opinion of 1 person. George Patton. The pictures of the Garand in the south Pacific are missleading also. My Dad was there and they did not see their 1st Garand till 1944. They were not issued to most Marine regiments or SeaBees. The majority of the troops in the Pacific had 1903 Springfields.
Picture from Bouganville 1943.
That would be my second choice..
The "bad" about bolt actions is Re-acquiring the sight picture. That takes longer than than operating the bolt itself.
I still gotta say my '03 is my favorite, the fit and finish is better than my other mil-surps.. And I dont have to worry about my bolt losing head space because of rear locking lugs

Awesome pic! Thanks for sharing


One thing about American rifles too, is nobody cares if there "mismatched", even to a collector, but a mismatched foreign rifle is worth squat....
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That would be my second choice..
The "bad" about bolt actions is Re-acquiring the sight picture. That takes longer than than operating the bolt itself.
I still gotta say my '03 is my favorite, the fit and finish is better than my other mil-surps.. And I dont have to worry about my bolt losing head space because of rear locking lugs

Awesome pic! Thanks for sharing


One thing about American rifles too, is nobody cares if there "mismatched", even to a collector, but a mismatched foreign rifle is worth squat....
I'm a Mauser guy, w/ a bent bolt rifle you don't loose the sight picture. The Brit Mad minute was the ultimate test that proves this. The 1903 that my Dad is carrying in that picture had all sorts of issues. He had a scar by his right eyebrow as the rifle would dump gas when it heated up. He was a BAR man before that. He hated that rifle. He hated the BAR also as you were the 1st target.

U.S. Rifle were usually missmatched before they ever left the states. A sqaud would sit around and put parts in piles while cleaning. Matching rifles were part of the inspection process in Europe for the individual soldier.
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What is a good armory to get a Garand from HRA, Springfield, or Winchester? I ask because CMP lists these three, do they make a difference in value or quality?

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Quality? No.
Value? Depends on how old and how rare.

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The allied forces often dropped FP45 Liberators into France. These were supposed to be used to get close to German soldiers to kill them and take their weapons.

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FP45 Liberators....in todays terms they would be....zip guns or saturday night specials or the ultimate throw down weapon.

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