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Old 11-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #51
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After my divorce, it dawned on me I had no one to say NO to me. Upon which I went out and bought a Luger. My loving wife now tells me if I don't buy a gun I want, I will regret it in the future.

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Just bought my wife her first milsurp. It was a 1942 Tula 91/30 mosin all matching for $129. Suprisingly the recoil doesn't bother her too much, she was in the army for a few years.

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I can't remember if I posted in here but just in case, will do so again.

My first milsurp was a bubba'd M44 in an ATI stock. I just wanted a hunting rifle for under 200.00 and happened to find one close. I noticed all the strange markings on it so, me being me, started researching and started reading up on Mosin Nagants. Well, that put the bug in me and almost a year later I have 15 rifles and 6 handguns from the WWI and WWII era (with a few from the 1950's thrown in). The addiction has been set so always on the lookout for a new addition to the family!

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I can't remember if I posted in here but just in case, will do so again.

My first milsurp was a bubba'd M44 in an ATI stock. I just wanted a hunting rifle for under 200.00 and happened to find one close. I noticed all the strange markings on it so, me being me, started researching and started reading up on Mosin Nagants. Well, that put the bug in me and almost a year later I have 15 rifles and 6 handguns from the WWI and WWII era (with a few from the 1950's thrown in). The addiction has been set so always on the lookout for a new addition to the family!
Sounds like you are in great need of a C&R!
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IHC M1 Garand from DCM (CMP now). $165 to my front door in 1994 or so.

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1938? 8mm Spanish Mauser. Bought it in 1975 for about $35. Never fired it. It looked like it wanted to kill me.

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Got a Mosin for my 17th birthday last year, it was about $120 before taxes and such.

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My first rifle was the Model 38 Cavalry Moschetto Modello 91/38 Cavalleria 6.5mm Italian Carcano. ($17)

My first handgun was a HUSQVARNA M40 (LAHTI) 9MM ($250)

My first antique was a [sa] marked Mosin Nagant Model 1891 TULA Dated 1897.

My first FREE rifle was a (T1900) Argentine 1891 Mauser 7.65mm (sporterized in 1974)
My second FREE rifle was a Spanish 1916 (7.62 NATO)

My first Semi was a French Mle 49/56 (1984) in 7.62NATO ($250)

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My most recent, only 2 hours old
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Congrats! I have a 1944 Fazakerly, they are some beautiful, interesting rifles. I love mine. Beware of Pakistani and some of the old 40s production ammo because they will have hang fires and misfires.
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