A Sampling of WWII Infantry Weapons

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by FALPhil, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. FALPhil

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    Garand. This one was obtained from the CMP.

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

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

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

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    More later.
     
  2. BLS33

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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.
     

  3. FALPhil

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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.
     
  4. BLS33

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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.
     
  5. HeadShot

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

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    Durned tootin'. And I got the broomhandle to prove it. :p
     
  7. BLS33

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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.
     
  8. FALPhil

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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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  10. HeadShot

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    Some guy from Disney told me that was his rifle.