New toys!

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by DrGonzo11, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. DrGonzo11

    DrGonzo11 New Member

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    I just picked up two new rifles yesterday, a Polish K98 (a WWI Polish Reparations gun from Germany, later given to Spain, by Poland, during their Civil War) and a 1942 U.S. Property No. 4 Mk. I Enfield (a Lend-Lease gun, that was later sold to South Africa). The K98 is for sale for $600 by the way:) Here's some pics:
     

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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Nice sticks. :cool:
     

  3. NitroxAZ

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  4. DrGonzo11

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    Thanks fellas, I'm happy with them. Traded my m1 Carbine for both of them and $200, hell of a deal for me :) I guess he really wanted a Carbine :)
     
  5. Laufer

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    Dr.: Well done. You must have had a very rare or mint condition Carbine.
    Are the bores/rifling in good condition? The rifles look excellent. Nice history on your #4 and Polish.

    I paid $300 for my good #4 at the Batesville, MS gun show in July (my first #4), but could have bought an equally-nice Savage for $200: the walk-in owner had forgotten how to remove the bolt for a decent bore inspection.

    Let's count our blessings that most young visitors :confused: to gun shows don't even know what these rifles are, unless recognized from a movie or in a trendy computer/Box/Station game. :)
    A visit to Bastogne Belgium last spring and second-hand/personal descriptions of unpublished skirmishes around the area (not just uphill from Foy) while standing in the E/F Company fox holes put tv films and books in a whole new light.

    If you had recently visited such a battle area, a (first) Garand would be your next.
     
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  6. group17

    group17 New Member

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    nice looking lee!
     
  7. DrGonzo11

    DrGonzo11 New Member

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    I would love to go to Bastogne and see everything first hand, before my son was born we were planning a trip to follow the route of the allied invasion from Normandy to Berlin, but babies are expensive and time consuming so we had to cancel.

    I already have a 1943 Springfield Armory M1 Garand, I am in love with it.......no really, I am:) The Carbine was a Standard Products from '43 but it wasn't in the best of shape.

    I fear that I might be one of those "young gun show visitors" you speak of, as I am only 29. I do know my stuff though, especially WWII firearms, and I do play the "Box" games-so don't rule us all out based on age!!! :)
     
  8. group17

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    I think Laufer talking about the "young visitors" that wouldn't be interested in bolt action rifles.
    A lot of folks don't want to be bothered with single shot rifles or restoring an aged warrior. Hand them a larger banana mag for their AK's and AR15's and they are happy. I always smile to myself when I see 20 somethings buying $1500 AR's while I'm happy looking through the $150 military surplus.
    Different strokes for different folks!
     
  9. RCHanlin

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    Me too...;)