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Old 11-28-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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I just picked up two new rifles yesterday, a Polish K98 (a WWI Polish Reparations gun from Germany, later given to Spain, by Poland, during their Civil War) and a 1942 U.S. Property No. 4 Mk. I Enfield (a Lend-Lease gun, that was later sold to South Africa). The K98 is for sale for $600 by the way Here's some pics:

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Old 11-28-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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Nice sticks.

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Thanks fellas, I'm happy with them. Traded my m1 Carbine for both of them and $200, hell of a deal for me I guess he really wanted a Carbine

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Dr.: Well done. You must have had a very rare or mint condition Carbine.
Are the bores/rifling in good condition? The rifles look excellent. Nice history on your #4 and Polish.

I paid $300 for my good #4 at the Batesville, MS gun show in July (my first #4), but could have bought an equally-nice Savage for $200: the walk-in owner had forgotten how to remove the bolt for a decent bore inspection.

Let's count our blessings that most young visitors to gun shows don't even know what these rifles are, unless recognized from a movie or in a trendy computer/Box/Station game.
A visit to Bastogne Belgium last spring and second-hand/personal descriptions of unpublished skirmishes around the area (not just uphill from Foy) while standing in the E/F Company fox holes put tv films and books in a whole new light.

If you had recently visited such a battle area, a (first) Garand would be your next.

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nice looking lee!

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Very nice rifles.

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Dr.: Well done. You must have had a very rare or mint condition Carbine.
Are the bores/rifling in good condition? The rifles look excellent. Nice history on your #4 and Polish.

I paid $300 for my good #4 at the Batesville, MS gun show in July (my first #4), but could have bought an equally-nice Savage for $200: the walk-in owner had forgotten how to remove the bolt for a decent bore inspection.

Let's count our blessings that most young visitors to gun shows don't even know what these rifles are, unless recognized from a movie or in a trendy computer/Box/Station game.
A visit to Bastogne Belgium last spring and second-hand/personal descriptions of unpublished skirmishes around the area (not just uphill from Foy) while standing in the E/F Company fox holes put tv films and books in a whole new light.

If you had recently visited such a battle area, a (first) Garand would be your next.
I would love to go to Bastogne and see everything first hand, before my son was born we were planning a trip to follow the route of the allied invasion from Normandy to Berlin, but babies are expensive and time consuming so we had to cancel.

I already have a 1943 Springfield Armory M1 Garand, I am in love with it.......no really, I am The Carbine was a Standard Products from '43 but it wasn't in the best of shape.

I fear that I might be one of those "young gun show visitors" you speak of, as I am only 29. I do know my stuff though, especially WWII firearms, and I do play the "Box" games-so don't rule us all out based on age!!!
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I think Laufer talking about the "young visitors" that wouldn't be interested in bolt action rifles.
A lot of folks don't want to be bothered with single shot rifles or restoring an aged warrior. Hand them a larger banana mag for their AK's and AR15's and they are happy. I always smile to myself when I see 20 somethings buying $1500 AR's while I'm happy looking through the $150 military surplus.
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I always smile to myself when I see 20 somethings buying $1500 AR's while I'm happy looking through the $150 military surplus.
Different strokes for different folks!

Me too...
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