What Was Your First Milsurp?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    What was your first milsurp? And if you don't mind saying how much you payed for it (this question is optional), I'm wanting to see how much milsurp prices have exploded over the past few years. My first was a 1941 Izhevsk M91/30 Mosin Nagant I got at a pawn shop for $109 in February 2012. image-593826886.jpg
     
  2. c3shooter

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    Danish Madsen 30-06, unissued, made for Columbia. Whopping $45 in 1966. Complete w/ bayonet w/ matching serial number.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I'll bet the bayonet alone is worth twice what you paid now.
     
  4. marc29th

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    Russian Tula Arsenal SKS made in 1954, purchased in 1994 when I turned 18 for $119 (I'm pretty sure).
     
  5. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    That's a beautiful rifle there, c3!
     
  6. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Czechoslovakian 8mm mauser. Stock was beat, bluing ok, bought for $125 about ten years ago. The stock was shortened, and every time I shot it the recoil made my teeth puncture the inside of my upper cheek. I got tired of spitting blood and regrettibly sold it for $150.
     
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    Mosin 91/30, got it last fall. Relative sold me this and a m38 for 200 bucks. Sold them m38 and ended up with the 91/30, 500 rounds of 7.62x54r for 30 bucks. Looking back I should have kept the m38 also but o well.
     
  8. therewolf

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    Depends if you count pistols.

    Rifles? A 1943 Winchester Garand.

    Boo-yah! M1s ROCK!
     
  9. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Pistols count. And there's no better first milsurp than the Garand. There's a Garand shaped hole in my heart. Hopefully that'll change soon.
     
  10. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    1912 smle ( stock was sporterized ) I got bit hard because then I had to get one with the full stock (1956 pakistani), etc. etc.
    Don't mind the cat, she OWNS the place!
    The 1912 cost $100, the 1956 $150 about 13 years ago.
     

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  11. Vikingdad

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    And a dollar in 1964 has the same value as $7.64 today:(.
     
  12. SSGN_Doc

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    I hate to say because I also hate to admit I sold it. My first was a Mauser 98 that had been rebarreled by Israel in 7.62x51 NATO. I paid $98. It was a good shooter and pretty interesting to see a rifle with Nazi ties, but used by a Jewish nation for its defense forces with a big Star of David with a sword and olive branch on the receiver. Wish I still had it.
     
  13. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Yeah the history of that particular group of rifles is one of the most unique I've heard of. Seeing the rifle that was the main weapon bent on the destruction of the Jews, then used by the Jews to gain independence and freedom, establish their own country, and fight for their sovereignty and safety against the Arabs.
     
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  14. towboater

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    I dont know what or where it waa made. It was 30/06 bolt action for around $100 from Rose's department store.
    Next was a Brittish 303.
     
  15. bamashooter68

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    My first was a Enfield 303 british. Followed by a SKS I paid $75 bucks for. I don't have either of those guns now. This was back in 86-88.

    My current list..

    Remington made 1903 Springfield 30-06
    1929 Izhevsk Hex 91/30 Mosin Nagant
    1953 Hungarian M-44 Carbine Mosin Nagant
    91/59 Carbine 7.62x54R Mosin Nagant

    I always wanted to find a nice FN made Mauser. Im sure if I live long enough the list will get bigger.
     
  16. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    1903, 03A3, both were 30-06 bolt military, There MAY have been others, but I have not heard of them! ( and of course I'm all knowledgable :rolleyes:)
     
  17. Winchester94

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    My Walther P1 for $350 in 2008, I think.
     

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  18. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    My first is a 1913 P08 Luger I bought in 1975 for about $175. Took it out shooting last month and it was reliable as usual. Pretty good for a 100 year old gun!
     
  19. sputnik1988

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    1/49 Lee Enfield No.4 Mk.1, bought it in October 2010 for $325, not cheap but it is in excellent condition, no import marks.

    Has BNP markings, I was told by an Enfield aficionado that almost all of those went to S. Africa, he didn't know how it ended up here.:cool:
     

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    FB Radom VIS 35, 9mm. made in 1943ish under Nazi occupation. paid $350 for it 8 years ago, they're now going for around $700.

    i'm thinkin about selling it because I've kinda lost interest in the gun & I now have a more accurate & reliable 9mm than the Radom. Lots of people would tell me not to sell it but I just don't have a desire to keep it anymore.