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Old 07-05-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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Garand. This one was obtained from the CMP.



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



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



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



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Some stuff ain't so cheap.
Durned tootin'. And I got the broomhandle to prove it.
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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.

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Here is a Steyr-Mannlicher in 8x56R. It was obtained from an importer/distributor. This light, handy rifle is one of my favorites!

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

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

Some guy from Disney told me that was his rifle.
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