Anyone Else get Rifle for Xmas?


December 25, 2002, 03:05 PM
My wife was kind enough to get me a new Browning A-Bolt in .270 Win. And topped it off with a Leupold VX-II

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December 25, 2002, 03:09 PM
My Honey Bought me an M1A! I get to pick it up tomorrow!

December 25, 2002, 03:21 PM
Wow, I envy you guys! All I got was a box of condoms & a pack of underwear. They were all too small. :eek:

December 25, 2002, 03:39 PM
No guns. At least, no yet anyway..

I guess, I'll be buying my own 'toys' this year..;)

December 25, 2002, 03:40 PM
Mini 14 stainless steel ranch, wood stock

Tasco 3x9x40 stainless steel

harris bipod

hogue overmolded stock

a new case

10 10 round mags

muzzle brake

accuglass and bedding video

trigger job

sling and shell holder

im glad im picking up a Mini now. Next year they might be illeagal in the People's Republik of **********. I think Comrade Davis is pushing for all semi-auto .223's to be banned, after the DC incidents.

December 25, 2002, 03:50 PM
The good folks at Bushmaster are shipping my NM 20" A3 upper out tomorrow, and it should get here about the same time as the completed Bushy lower I'm waiting on my FFL to take delivery of.


December 25, 2002, 04:01 PM
A used Ruger K77VT MKII in .308 Win. Good shape and a fair price.

December 25, 2002, 06:57 PM
Getting a VEPR II on friday for Christmas :)

December 25, 2002, 06:57 PM
I picked up the first part of my Christmas present on the 23rd, a Chinese SKS in great condition.

Matching serial number, incredible wood, metal in very good condition, and the bbl is in very good shape. Looks like someone was setting this one up as a collection piece, since it is in such good shape. Doesn't even look like anyone had ever fired it.

Ofcourse, i think if anyone did fire it without inspecting it, it probably would have slam fired non stop, considering that the bolt was pack with new grease (lightyellowish), and the firing pin would barely move with all the grease inside. I soaked the bolt in solvent for an hour or so, and got it to be nice and smooth again.

The second part of my present is 500 rounds of ammo and stripper clips, and we will be ordering those tommarow. :D

Now i just need to find a place to go shoot.


December 25, 2002, 07:46 PM
No, But I'll bet I get a new one for my birthday.


Politically Incorrect
December 25, 2002, 08:28 PM
I bought myself a birch stock M1A for Xmas. Of course, I'm going to have to sell my DPMS AR to absorb some cost of it.

I guess the birch stock is not as desireable as a walnut, but I think it's pretty.


December 25, 2002, 10:33 PM
I have a Savage 10FP in the mail due to arrive at my FFL on Jan 2. I already have a BSA 4-16 MilDot waiting for it. Now if I only get some nice weather before I have to go back to work :(


December 25, 2002, 11:02 PM
My dad gave me a rilfe he picked up from a friend. Its from Sears, back in they day when they sold guns, a JC Higgins 51L in 30-06. Apparently this is an HVA product. It seems in pretty good shape since he refinished the stock--hope to try it out this weekend!

Thanks SantaDad

December 26, 2002, 12:05 AM
Bought myself two for Christmas,Savage 6d 22auto,old Garand.Found a 03A3 have to wait till it comes out of pawn.

December 26, 2002, 12:38 AM
My early present was a HOWA stainless 22-250.:D

December 26, 2002, 01:10 AM
Bought myself my own Christmas gift a few weeks ago. Couldn't pass it up. It's a Colt Match Target Lightweight. 16 inch barrel, red dot sight, 5 mags, carrying case with 5 mag holders on case. Brand new weapon never fired bought from an individual. An Army SF buddy and I dialed her in last weekend. What a tack driver!!!! I absolutely love it. MERRY CHRISTMAS to me!!!!!!

It's more accurate through the irons or the red dot than my Browning .22. Would highly recommend one to anyone that doesn't have one yet. And BTW the 16 inch is more than enough for anything I'll ever need it for. :D

December 26, 2002, 01:12 AM
Oh, and I forgot to mention the best part. I paid 700 for the whole package!!!!!

December 26, 2002, 01:55 AM
M1 Carbine. Inland. Nice stock, decent finish. Good gun. Goes with the Kabar in D2 tool steel and SOE thigh holster I also got. It was a tactical Christmas. Life is good. Now if I can just get orders to the sandbox before the war kicks off..... S/F...Ken M

December 26, 2002, 03:20 AM
We're not having our Christmas til this morning for logistical reasons. I already know I'm getting an M48 Mauser since I'm the one who had to order it. I also plan on getting a Garand to celebrate graduating PLDC in January or Febuary.

December 26, 2002, 08:26 AM
Well...I got a Bushmaster XM15 - M4 type carbine :D

My wife...she so sweet! Kudo's to me for having to work her into the mood to accomplish such a feat. ;)

December 26, 2002, 06:17 PM
Wow just picked up the pre 64 Mod 70 "westerner" 264 win mag with unertl Vulture 10x scope with 3 dots of smallersizes looks spaced for long distance. I got this and a .358 Norma Mag with 4x unertl post in an estate sale a week ago. They look good. I gave away 4 guns to 4 sons for Christmas worth $4000. Took daughter and granddaughters to 2 days in Disney land for Christmas. Wife said I deserved $1000 in new guns for Christmas, well I guess she wasn't countin the 629 Mountain Gun I got last week as last Kali handgun before 2003 fiasco.:)

December 26, 2002, 08:37 PM
Yup, Santa got me a 1919 M96 Swede, didn't make it for Xmas, but I should pick it up Friday or next Monday....!! :D

December 26, 2002, 08:48 PM
I guess santa's helpers went on strike, all I got was peices an parts :(

Ok so its actually a kit for a .54 percussion Lyman Great Plains Rifle. :D Can't wait to get started.

December 26, 2002, 08:50 PM
M71 Winchester in .348, made in 1936. :)


December 26, 2002, 09:59 PM
I got two.
Of course I bought them myself.
My dog just couldn't find time in his day to buy me anything.
I returned the favor to him.

I got an AR15 SP1 circa 1968 and a Colt Lightweight Sporter AR15 in 9mm Nato which was manufactured in 1978 but was new in the box in Dec. 2002. Worked a 48 hour shift for the last two days and a 24 hour shift tomorrow to pay for them. I shot the 9mm today. Didn't shoot for crap. Hopefully some better handloads will help that. The aftermarket mags that I bought in anticipation of this event also wouldn't feed a single round. Maybe longer roundnosed bullets will solve that problem but I am not holding my breath. The SP1 runs great thankfully.

December 26, 2002, 10:40 PM

I didn't get a rifle but I did get a Browning Hi-Power Pistol for Christmas. I have a Browning BBR .30-06 with a Leupold Vari XIII, it's the predecessor to the A-Bolt. I upgraded to XIII just recently from an older XII. You will love your new Browning! Practice with it a lot to find out the ammo it likes, once you find it you will have tack driver! My hunting buddies are amazed at how much tighter this gun groups than their Remingtons and Winchesters.

Which A-Bolt did you get in .270?

Take good care of it and will last you as long as you desire, and longer!

Marshall :D ;)

December 26, 2002, 11:24 PM
i got a ruger 10/22 with a stainless steel barrel, synthetic stock, 3 hot lips 10 round magazines, and a hot lips speedloader

December 27, 2002, 12:03 AM
My wife bought me a remington 870 for christmas. I have an awsome wife!

December 27, 2002, 01:58 AM
Sadly, no. But I did buy myself a PM9 , Beretta 21A Bobcat Inox and a P-22 for my 2 children.

Looks like the Bushmaster will wait for another Christmas ;-(

December 27, 2002, 07:18 AM
I got a CZ 452 in .17 HMR.

December 27, 2002, 07:49 AM
Hey, Eviltravis, my wife got me an 870 too. Having a cool wife is pretty marvelous, huh?

December 27, 2002, 10:25 AM
Travis is my first name!!

December 27, 2002, 03:13 PM
Dad and grampa gave me the last of the money I need to get my own AR! :D :D :D :cool:

December 27, 2002, 03:27 PM
Red-suited fatman left me a Lyman "Trade Rifle" .50 cal flintlock, and a Springfield 1911-A1 "Champion" model. Can't wait to try 'em out......

December 27, 2002, 04:18 PM
I got myself a LAR .50 and a Remington 700 LTR. She got me a P-14.

December 27, 2002, 04:51 PM
No gun but, my GF got me a scope. Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50. It performs great. I have it on a 700PSS 300 RUM

December 27, 2002, 06:17 PM
Sometimes Santa needs a little help- Remington 700 Police in .223. Now he needs to bring the scope.....

December 27, 2002, 10:04 PM
SantaMe brought a Bushmaster Shorty Carbine.

Now all I need is a public range that is open to give the Bushy a work out.

December 27, 2002, 11:17 PM
Jolly old elf left me a Lyman Great Plains .50 cal percussion rifle... Took it to the range today and boy is that thing accurate.

December 28, 2002, 09:53 PM
This year was the first time I had ever asked for a gun figuring she would never get it.
Guess what?! Got the stainless 10/22 AND Benchmade axis folder I had asked for. :D

I'm going to have to ask for a new bolt action for the 10th anniversary coming up.

December 30, 2002, 12:22 AM
A Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine, even has a bullet mark right on the right sling slot that bent the metal and took off some wood. Kinda makes me wonder if Hans got Boris..... but nevertheless love it to death.

December 30, 2002, 12:48 AM
My wife tried to get me a H&R Handi Rifle, but could not find one. She got me a Foosball Table instead. :D

December 30, 2002, 03:00 PM
<bragging mode *on*>

My sweet wife bought me a WASR-10 double-stack with 2x30 round mags. She wanted to get the 100 round drum too, but she was tapped out.

This is the same woman who bought me a new Honda Valkyrie for my birthday last year.

<bragging mode *off*>

I am, as the dog food commercial would say, a "lucky dog"!

December 31, 2002, 02:44 PM
But I had to buy it for myself :) So it wasn't much of a suprise.

Bushmaster XM15-ES2 A3 16"

Edit: Man, I need a proof reader around here!

December 31, 2002, 03:12 PM
I received a Loopy Tacticool scope for my 700P.

thumbtack- May many a beer stain grace your foosball table ;)

January 1, 2003, 03:13 PM
Well last year I got an M16. The transfer went thru fairly fast, I had it in late August.

I had feared it might not go thru until Dec.

I bought a new upper in Dec for it. Soooooo,
I put the upper on and left it under the tree for myself! ;)

Right next to the kids stuff was Dad's new toy. So to speak.........

Billy Sparks
January 2, 2003, 08:36 AM
M1A1 Carbine and 120 rounds of ammo. Gotta love my wife.

January 2, 2003, 09:56 AM
Bought myself a Savage 110 in .30-06. Very pleased with it.

January 2, 2003, 04:35 PM
I bought myself an Olympic Arms CAR-97M4. I still haven't shot it yet.

January 2, 2003, 06:59 PM
I receive a beautiful Boyt gun case from the female friend, she did good. Also got a G/C from Sinclair from my sis, she did good also.

No guns as gifts from other, but did get myself a NIB Remington 541-X. (According to me, I had been very good this year).

Actually, I received the best gift I could have asked for, my Granddad who taught me to shoot and respect firearms is starting to be able to talk again after a stroke. He was a PT boat captain over in the Pacific and it was great to be able to talk with him again. Glad to have you back Capt. Morris, Ron 24, PT 342.

January 3, 2003, 12:26 AM
Armalite AR-10 and a Custom .50 caliber Flintlock (i says "Death Enters" on the muzzel:D ) and a Tippmann Model 98 Custom Paintball Gun from mom and dad. Grandma got me a ghillie suit for paintball and a computer screen box half full of .223 ammo and half full of 30 round AR mags. I love grandma:D

January 3, 2003, 09:15 PM
No guns from the wife or son, but lots of gun-related stuff. Gunsmithing tools, cleaning supplies, Cetme mags w/haversack, stainless pot for parkerizing, etc. I took care of the gun portion with a 98/22, VZ-24, Turk 38, and a Mosin 91/59.

Hk Paul
January 4, 2003, 01:55 PM
HK93 NIB!:D :D

January 4, 2003, 02:45 PM
Well, I didn't get it FOR Christmas, but just before Christmas I bought my first rifle, a '45 Enfield No.4 Mk.I. :)

January 7, 2003, 10:14 PM
Nice one T.Stahl. :)
I just put 10 rounds through my 1950 Longbranch no.4 Mk1 *, the first rounds it had ever fired. Sweeeet!
Oh, for Xmas, I bought myself a m96 swede with Soderin peep sights and a zero rated bore, for new years an m38 Swede marked 1942, both still packed full of grease.
For my birthday next month I'll probalby get a M48a yugo.

Life is good. :)


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