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FALPhil 07-05-2007 08:54 PM

A Sampling of WWII Infantry Weapons
 
Garand. This one was obtained from the CMP.

http://fphil.photosite.com/~photos/t...4263896248.jpg

French MAS 36. This one was obtained at a yard sale.

http://fphil.photosite.com/~photos/t...4680570382.jpg

Soviet M44. This one was obtained from an importer/distributor.

http://fphil.photosite.com/~photos/t...4680583470.jpg

SMLE No. 4 Mk 1. This is a Savage Lend-Lease repatriated by an importer/distributor.

http://fphil.photosite.com/~photos/t...4680586565.jpg

More later.

BLS33 07-05-2007 09:16 PM

I have one of all of those except the MAS 36. What does that shoot by the way? 7.5x54 is what popped into my head.

Enfields are my favorite, I could see me getting at least one of each type.

FALPhil 07-05-2007 09:58 PM

Yes, the MAS shoots 7.5x54. It is a rather low pressure round and IIRC, is about 40,000 cip. It uses standard .308 bullets. My other French rifle is a 49/56, which is one of the most fun autoloaders I own.

I have a few Enfields. I just recently obtained an Ishapore 2A, but I find the No. 4s in 303 the best balanced of the lot.

BLS33 07-05-2007 10:35 PM

Yeah I was thinking about picking up an Ishy sometime in the near future. The great thing about the old milsurps is they are cheap so you can keep on buying.

HeadShot 07-06-2007 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLS33 (Post 3837)
The great thing about the old milsurps is they are cheap so you can keep on buying.

Some stuff ain't so cheap. Ya just gotta keep hunting for deals.

FALPhil 07-06-2007 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeadShot (Post 3870)
Some stuff ain't so cheap.

Durned tootin'. And I got the broomhandle to prove it. :p

BLS33 07-06-2007 04:43 PM

Well they all can get expensive if you are going for nothing more then collectors value. All matching numbers mint condition C&R rifles usually go for a lot.

FALPhil 07-06-2007 08:13 PM

Here is a Steyr-Mannlicher in 8x56R. It was obtained from an importer/distributor. This light, handy rifle is one of my favorites!
http://fphil.photosite.com/~photos/t...4679897289.jpg

FALPhil 07-07-2007 12:14 AM

Here is a Nazi-marked M98k which was captured by the Soviets. It was obtained in a private sale.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/gallery/...00/M98k01R.jpg

HeadShot 07-07-2007 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FALPhil (Post 3950)
Her is a Nazi-marked M98k which was captured by the Soviets. It was obtained in a private sale.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/gallery/...00/M98k01R.jpg

Some guy from Disney told me that was his rifle.


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