Rounding out my starting collection

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Flat4sti, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    So I am going to be in the market in the next couple months to be getting something else. I have a small collection going 2 skeet/trap guns, a browning citori and a rem 1100, 2 pistols a Beretta px4 and FNP-9, a BCM/Spikes AR...I am thinking that I want a bolt action rifle...something that I could possibly take hunting something that i have never done, but I really would like to, but mostly it will be for the range. If not I want either a GP 100 or CZ 75b or the sp01....any advise.
     
  2. big_blue79

    big_blue79 New Member

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    What ya gonna hunt, deer? Can't go wrong with a Rem 700 in .270 Win or 30.06 for deer hunting, or you can go Military Surplus or such and get a Lee Enfield or a Mosin Nagant or 1903/A3. I myself like the .270 Win and the older 700's, but I'm also gonna deer hunt with my Enfield.
     

  3. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    Yeah the biggest thing that I would be hunting is deer or hog...I am in Florida so i think the deer are on the smaller side. the idea of a 91/30 also peaked my interest. thanks
     
  4. TLuker

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    I would advise against the Mosin. There's nothing wrong with that rifle and it would be a fine choice if you had a specific need that it would fulfill. Like you stated in your title you have a collection, and you don't appear to have any specific need for a bolt action other than to add to your collection (and to enjoy shooting on occasion or possibly hunt with). With that being the case, get a gun that will be collectible. I don't think Mosins will ever really be of much interest to collectors simply because there are so many of them, which is why they are so cheap. Get something that will be of interest to collectors, and will go up in value over time. An 03 Springfield in excellent shape or a German mauser in great shape with matching numbers would both be good choices to add to a collection if you like military rifles. There are a lot of different rifles that will be of interest to collectors one day, and hence more valuable, try to pick one of those to add it to your collection. A good example of what I'm talking about would be pre 64 Winchesters. They can still be bought but you will pay for one. 1970 would have been a great time to get a 10 year old used Winchester model 70.
     
  5. AlwaysAardvarks

    AlwaysAardvarks New Member

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    As a collector of Mosin-Nagants, I can only state that IMHO, the sheer quantity of these rifles is one factor that enhances their collectibility. I personally own a 1926 5-line Tula, a 1925 3-line Izhevsk, several 1930's era hex receiver Tulas, a laminated stock 1942 Izhevsk, a 1942 Izhevsk sniper (probably a US importer conversion) and a Polish M44 carbine. That's a lot of history for not a lot of money, and each one is unique.Cheap rifles, while perhaps not representing investment potential, can certainly be fascinating and enjoyable to collect. Plus, every one is a shooter.
     
  6. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    yeah maybe i was a little vague on the collection term. What i am looking for is really just something to to add to what I already have in my cabinet that will be fun to shot. Really just want to get a nice variety started, something with some history attached it would be nice and I know that they can be found for around $100-$150.
     
  7. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    I can think of a lot a rifles with history with them I don't think many of them are cheap I mean world war 2 era you have the thompson submachine gun mp 40 sturmgewehr 44 m1 grand my uncle has an m1 carbine which he uses to hunt with if you getting a rifle you want to shoot at the range and hunt with with history from world war 2 I would say the m1 carbine. kar 98 k I personally have a mosin I love that gun and I would definitely hunt with that


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    pistol my grampa has a 1911 which is awesome my dad n uncle both have glocks those are amazing firearms I've never fired a beretta 9 millimeter but I'm sure that would be great firearm when it comes down to modern firearms I'm not an expert

    shotguns you have the mossberg 500 remington 880

    Well that's all I can think of so hope that helps
     
  8. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    O n when it comes to mosin rifles I'd say you your collection is not complete unless you have just look for 1 with all matching numbers including bayonet and in excellent to un used condition if you lucky like me with that condition they're not gonna come in cozmoline oh the sks is a decent rifle you can't really go wrong with an ak I have a ruger 1022 in that gun is amazing and when it comes down to ammo lookup j g sales they also sell guns I would recommend that store any day
     
  9. primer1

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    Mosin, enfield 303, ooo Mitchell's mausers are affordable collectables. Springfield 1903 nice but pricy.Modern? Savage 110, REM 700 are hard to beat. Win 70 falls somewhere inbetween.
     
  10. TLuker

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    I heard someone once say that "one difference between poor people and rich people is that rich people buy things that ascend in value and poor people buy things that descend in value." That saying has always stuck with me, and I try to always keep in that in mind for my purchases. That's also something I highly recommend everyone keep in mind for their purchases. A good example of this would be buying a simple table. You can run down to Walmart and pick up a pressboard table but you can often buy a decent antique for just a little more. Which will be the better purchase in 5 years? The same thing applies to guns.

    There's nothing wrong with buying a Mosin (or anything else if its what you want), but just keep in mind that there are other options and some of those other options could increase in value. The Mosin will hold its value for a long time, but it probably won't increase in value other than keeping up with inflation. Go for it if you really want a Mosin, but even then try to find one that's rarer than a standard Mosin such as a sniper version.

    And to go along with all of that; quality over quantity. You've already got a good collection of firearms. If those are the guns that you really want then great, just don't end up with a collection of a lot of guns that aren't exactly what you wanted. I've seen countless people buy guns because of the price and not get what they really wanted, but they end up buying enough of those guns at a leaser price that could have gotten what they wanted to start with.

    Just some things to think about. :)
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    Owning a few rifles, pistols, does not make a collection. Collections are based on a specific fire arm action, era, caliber. This is a collection of rifles. Swedish Mausers and 91/30's.

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  12. TLuker

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    Collections generally end up based on specifics but usually start out very eclectic. Overtime we tend to become very knowledgeable about and interested in some specific things such as actions and eras. We then gravitate towards whatever it is we are interested in and the collection grows. We also tend to become specific about what we add to our collection , and those special pieces usually end up increasing in value because they are special. Those items also usually become very good investments.

    Nice Collection
     
  13. Ima-Savage

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    Get a Mosin-Nagant rifle, and get a Turk Mauser, and then worry about getting more after you have some fun with them! They are used/re-conditioned at the arsenal to nice quality and most of all- INEXPENSIVE! Collecting is different from selling. I collect because I want to KEEP them all, not sell them. Shooting them is fun because there is lots and lots of ammo for them all. No ammo is "Hard to get or re-load" some just cost more $$'s. but it is out there. Buy everything you can afford and shoot to your hearts content! I have at least 15 that i paid less than $150 for and they are all fine guns. My Grandkids have already staked their claims to most of'em so I already have homes for them after i get too old and they have my love of shooting. At these prices I can give them away if I felt the emotions hit me .
     
  14. Ima-Savage

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    Those are Nice AND highly collectibles above! Sweet Group! I have 2 MN's but no Fin or Swedish stuff yet. They seem to cost double the normal stuff and have for the last decade and have held their price or increased in value since.
    I started cheap and am working my way up into better stuff. (just got two Black Powder guns and a Savage 110 .270 with 6-24x50 scope because I want to extend my range. (Winks and nods.)
    It all starts by taking that First step! Inheriting collections helps too! ;)
     
  15. 7mmstw

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    I would have to say a savage or a rem 700 chambered in 7-08 or 308. Easy on recoil, fun to shoot, easy to reload for, very accurate, easy to "hop up" or customize. Just my 2cents