Next purchase

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Firearms4ever, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I've decided I'm going to purchase either a Springfield Trapdoor, Winchester model 1894, Ruger Mini 14, some type of Mauser, or a Colt 1911 (sorta odd isn't it?). What do y'all think about these choices?
     
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    canebrake New Member

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    All I caught was the important part, Colt 1911.

    I can help you spend your money there!

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  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I have a few on your list. Send me a PM if interested. JP
     
  4. Marthor

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    2 of those are modern production.
    3 of those are dated models (not talking about the 1911 though, lol).

    What do you have already? I recommend getting practical & modern stuff before expanding into older classics.
     
  5. Firearms4ever

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    I've got a Mosin Nagant, Remington 58 Sportsman, Ruger SR9c, Arisaka type 38, and a Springfield 1911A1 Mil-Spec.
     
  6. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    sounds like its time to ad an AR to that list. lol.. no i would go with the mini 14 or the mauser
     
  7. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I'm leaning towards the Mini 14, but I really would love to have the Springfield Trapdoor however I know I wouldn't fire it a whole lot. I think I want to purchase the Trapdoor, because I love military firearms and also it's one of the most unique firearms IMO that's been in our military service, but funds would be very strained if I purchased it plus I don't reload 45-70 so most of the ammunition I would have to order since no one carries it locally.

    I guess I've narrowed it down to the Mini 14, Mauser, and Colt 1911, but the biggest problem with the Colt is they're very hard to find where I live, and when I do find them it's either not the particular model I'm looking for or funds do not permit at the time.
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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    I would go for a Mauser. The '98 is still produced by Mauser in a number of configurations. Whether it is a 100 year old rifle, or a new one, the action is the same. I belong to another site that is strickly hunting. I get dogged all the time for using "dated" rifles/actions/calibers. The Model 700 has 2 opposing locking lugs forward and a 3 lug at the rear. That is the same configuration as the 1898 Mauser. The extracter is were the difference lyes. The 700 is a modified Mauser. It was introduced 64 years after the '98. All of my hunters are Mausers, or modified Mauser actions. All of my target guns are Mausers or again, modified Mauser actions.
    Next is the Mini14, Where did that action come from? The M1 Garand. Late 1930's technology. Not quite modern.
    Almost every firearm produced for the public uses 70+ year old technology. Don't ever believe it when someone states something is dated. The newest operating mechinism these days comes from the early '60's. The AR15.
    Every single action from the last 150 years has a modern purpose. Just because it is not black, and plastic does not make it obselete!
    Sorry Marthor, not sure where you get your ideas, but you are way off base.

    F4E, I have a perfect early 27/47 that I would part with if you are interested. I also have an early Wilson 1911 FS.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    You've got a semi auto shotgun and two bolt action rifles. You have the SA 1911 and the Ruger SR9c. You need a semi auto rifle for SHTF. Get a Mini 14 and buy lots of ammunition for it.
     
  10. Firearms4ever

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    I think I'm going to go with the Mini 14. I handle one in one of my favorite local shops yesturday, and it reminded me so much of the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, and M1A. The only thing I did not like about it was what I think was a heat shield on top of the barrel. I found it just very odd and uncomfortable with it forcing my fingers onto the very bottom of the stock almost. Does anyone know of a website or two that have various Mini 14 accessories for sale?
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    I'm gonna be ill! It is a huge pile of sh!t IMHO. Best of luck.
     
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    Cheaperthandirt.com
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    Problem w/ them is payment. 7 years ago they charged my account 3 times. Took 3 months to get my money back. They refused to pay the interest I incured. Not a good plase to do business. The order was quite large.
     
  14. Firearms4ever

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    Well I just got two very nice suprises complements of my grandmother and boss. My grandmother came over briefly and gave me my late grandfather's Lee Enfield he brought back from WWII. My boss and I are very good friends and we got to talking about some of our current stock (he is the owner of my favorite gunshop which is where I work), and he brought up the Springfield Trapdoor that's been in the shop for several years (which is the one that I really want). He said, "Ya know that old Trapdoor that's been in the shop for years? Well, I know that you have a great affection for it, and passion for military firearms. So I talked with the guys and we decided to give her away." So we went out to his car and he opened up the trunk and there it was and he said, "She's all yours now". I just about cried when he said that.
     
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    Glasshartt New Member

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    All I can say is WOW!
     
  16. jpattersonnh

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    Good For You! For someone to do that shows allot about your character, and the respect they have for you!
     
  17. Firearms4ever

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    Thank you. One of the guys at work happens to load 45-70, and he said he'll load up some very mild blackpowder cartridges for me. The first thing I did with it once my boss left to go home was fondle it and make a spot for her in my gun safe right next to my Remington Sportsman 58. I'm really looking forward to taking her apart later today, and shooting her later this week :D.

    Regarding my next purchase I've decided instead of going for the Ruger Mini 14 I'm going to continue looking at some of the local shops, and see if I can find a Wasr 10/63 and if so that's probably what I'm going to end up purchasing.
     
  18. Firearms4ever

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    Just want to update how shooting the Springfield Trapdoor turned out. I went to my cousin's yesturday with my wife to try it out. We set up a steel target about 100 yards away. I let my wife shoot it first since she loves military firearms as much as I do, and she nailed the target on the first shot :D. So I tried it and got the same results. We then moved the target out to 150 and we both hit it. So we gradually kept moving it out, and stopped at 320 yards. Both of us hit it, but at that distance our shots were not always hitting :eek:.

    I've got to say I love that rifle almost as much as my wife, and for a rifle made in 1886 she is very functional.
     
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  20. big shrek

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    I'd skip the Mini14, the whole reason the TV Show A-Team used 'em, was that you could empty an entire mag and never hit your target :D

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