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Old 01-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
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Default Italian Fucile Armaguerra Mo.39

Italian Semi-Automatic Rifle

The one self loading rifle the Italian Govt found the most success with (apparently 10.000 were ordered) was the so-called ‘Armaguerra’. Also known as ‘Fucile Armaguerra Mo.39’. Actually made by the well known Revelli firm.
Beautifully made, with nice deep bluing it was a slim handsome rifle weighing in at about 8 pounds.
At first glance the customary cocking handle could not be found, but turning the rifle over and looking close revealed that in order to open the action a vigorous downward and back pull on the ‘sling’ where it attached to the front swivel was required to cock the action. It took the standard Eytie charger and was of course in 6.5 Italian caliber
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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2 of my favorites:
The Ljungman


The Hakim


I was offered a Browning BAR in 6.5x55 a few years ago, Test rifle for the Swedish military. Only 1 of 3 ever built, $27,000.00

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Default French MAS 45

https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1623&idcategory=74

The history of the Mas 45 is a bit more complex.
The Mauser factory at Oberndorff was captured by French Forces on 20 April, 1945. The French Army had that factory resume production of K98 rifles and P38 pistols in August 45. (you will find numerous threads on the weapons produced during that period with and without French markings on this and other forums). They then ordered .22 trainers also, and Mauser engineers produced the Mod.45, which closely resembles the KKW, but with a rear peep sight as per French specs (the German models had a tangential rear sight). About 8000 of them were produced in Oberndorff, until the Soviets asked the factory to be closed in August 1946 , because the manufacture of weapons was banned in Germany. The French Army then blew up the plant, but had its equipment transferred to France.
The production of the .22 trainer was resumed in France, first in Mulhouse, then in Saint Etienne. The first hundreds were assembled from German made parts and have combined Mauser/Mas markings, but all the others were from French made parts, with only Mas markings. The two models are not identical: the Mauser is blued vs. the Mas parkerised, the Mauser barrel is slightly longer than the Mas one, and it is grooved to the right vs the French one to the left. A great number of them were manufactured in Saint Etienne (hence the name MAS for Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Etienne) as trainers for the armed forces and even for the civilian market, well into the nineteen sixties. Anyway it is an excellent rifle, of excellent quality, although a bit heavy because of the barrel.
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Default Czech Vz52 Rifle

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Default MAS Mle 49/56

MAS-49 rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/fr/mas-1949-and-4956-e.html
This has to be one the most under appreciated self loading rifles out there.
I'd say its the most rifle for your Dollar you can get these days.
Think if the Sks ever grew up to digest adult size cartridges it'd be the MAS 49 minus the gas piston.
I have one the Century Arms conversion models (late .308 models after CA worked the bugs out)

This is one huge hunk of machined steely badness.
http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/French_MAS/







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Default Husqvarna Lahti m/40 9mm

Modern Firearms - Lahti L-35

The Swedish pistol m/1940 - Husqvarna and Lathi V35

How to field stripp the Swedish pistol m/40 (Husqvarna).

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Default Egyptian Helwan Brigader 9mm

Beretta M 1951 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This was a economy handgun (1989 cost $230 nib) it is a substantal handgun mfg of all steel, seems to really built tough, for who buit it and how much it cost you can expect some rough edges and gritty feel, but for a first 9mm is not so bad, its kinda like the 1990's Chinese Norinco stuff, can polish it up the feed ramp and stone the tool marks on the sear to make a better gun.

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Default Italian Carcano M91

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Carcano Homepage: Italian Military Rifles and Carbines

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Mannlicher magazine system requires this rifle to need a
Large opening at the bottom of the magazine easily collected the dirt and dust into the magazine. The en block clip loading system does not allow the partially full magazine to be refilled without removing the non-empty clip first. The use of rimmed ammunition resulted in the non-symmetric clip which could be inserted into the action only with one side down; upper side of the clip has stamped serrations to hold it while loading


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Default 1891 Argentine Mauser

Classic Test: 1891 Argentine Carbine

The FMA Modele 1891 (Fusil Mauser Argentino) Is basically a Turkish Mauser M-1890 modified for use by Argentine forces. Virtually all of these rifles were not actually built or modified for Argentine use in Argentina; instead, they were made and the modifications done by Loewe of Germany (and to a limited extent, DWM), and then passed on to Argentina.

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