Thanks to Mosin & Enfield nuts!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 25-5, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    All you folks drove me crazy with your Mosin and Enfield posts. I did not need another firearm. So to test myself I went to a gun show in Kankakee, IL today. I failed the test and got an Enfield No.4 MK2 made in Fazakerly near Liverpool UK. Made around 1949 and in real good shape. Ordered some 174gr ammo, which is backordered till Jan.
    Thankfully the Mosins were in poor shape!
    I was fine until you bastiges did this to me:D:D:D
    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    He`s Hooked.............
     

  3. rainmakerat92

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    I love the smell of cosmoline in the morning! Welcome to the ranks of the addicted :)
     
  4. TLuker

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    I don't see any pictures!

    But it's just as well that you didn't post pictures. I'm already jealous. I've got a No1 MkIII* and a No4 MkI. I really really want a No4 MkII. :)
     
  5. 25-5

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    Soon! I have to go back tomorrow and pick it up. 24 hour waiting period for long guns in the wonderful state of IL. if I was in FL I would have walked out with it. Been watching youtube videos on it, looking in the reload book, just what you do when you have a sickness.
     
  6. texaswoodworker

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    You have just bitten by the milsurp bug. I foresee a Arisaka and a Mauser in your future. :D
     
  7. Trez

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    All I can say is:
    If my Mosins start breeding somebody owes me some ammo!!! :mad:
    :)p)
     
  8. 25-5

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    Couple of pics. Just got it home and need to clean it. Then order some clips, a spare mag, and maybe a spike bayonet. I was surprised that as a military rifle it has a brass butt plate.
     

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  9. Trez

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    It really sucks when you get bit by the US bug... ;) :(
     
  10. texaswoodworker

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    Yeah, cause the prices are high. :(
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey man!!

    Turn the lights down low, sit back in an easy chair and hold that Enfield up to your chest. Close your eyes and clear your mind.

    You;ll feel it come alive. You'll smell cordite and sweat, you'll feel the heat of the Indian sun on your neck, and if you listen real hard, you'll hear the faint skirl of distant bagpipes playing the quick step.

    I've been there!:):):)
     
  12. Chainfire

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    Fear not. When assault weapons are banned, and the only thing we can posess are obsolete bolt action rifles, the price of poker will go up. Get 'em while you can get 'em cheap.
     
  13. HM2Grunt

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    Nice rifle
     
  14. c3shooter

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    Very nice Enfield. Sorry about your getten bit by the milsurp bug.

    Say, ever seen a Swiss K-31? Straight pull bolt action, great long range round- and the bayonets- well, all I'm saying is, if you want a REAL Swiss Army Knife.....

    And the little carcanos are still fairly cheap- and the Mausers, Arisakas, Springfields, Garands, the carbines are so cute....



    It's too late for me- save yourself! :eek:
     
  15. Chainfire

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    C3, I have been eyballing the Steyr 95-34 or M1895 carbines. I am too much of a cheap skate to not lust after a $99.00 rifle. Are you familiar with them?
     
  16. HM2Grunt

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    Your not a cheapskate. You are a conservator of history. Yeh, that's right, tell your wife that you are a conservator of history! Yeh, that'll work
     
  17. 25-5

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    I have recently had this desire for curried haggis. Must be a sign!
     
  18. 25-5

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    I almost bought a Swedish semi-auto Ljungman Ag m/42. Maybe next time!
     

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    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wife doesn't care about conserving or history. She only wants to know if she will get her money back when I croak and she goes to Gunbroker. So far I have convinced her that will work. :D
     
  20. c3shooter

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    The 1895 is sturdy, FAST, extractors can be fragile. Just remember that they do NOT shoot the standard 8mm Mauser catridge. And finding the rimmed round they DO shoot can be...... challenging.