Yet another picture thread: Service Rifles!


May 27, 2003, 10:16 PM
Let's see your service, military, and paramilitary rifles and clones! Anything from the 1861 Springfield to the M4 carbine will do (or your closest equivalents).

Here's one of me and my DSA STG58A "Authentic Austrian" FAL, a semiautomatic rifle similar (and built from suprlus parts of) Austrian Army STG-58 rifles, manufactured by Steyr.

And here is a much less, erm, flattering picture of me and my ACTUAL service weapon, an FN M249 SAW 5.56x45mm, with 100 round soft pouch belt (blanks and blank adapter). I'm wearing my cold weather bunny boots, field jacket, medium ALICE pack, load bearing vest (with FMCO water bladder holder), kevlar helmet under my arm, and a shoulder bag with spare ammo belts in it. The lighting does not do much for my face, does it? Ick. I look puffy...:scrutiny:

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May 27, 2003, 11:54 PM
I got most countries covered. :D

May 28, 2003, 12:04 AM
uhhh........ speechless. Nice collection I envy you.

May 28, 2003, 01:53 AM
($) ($)

May 28, 2003, 02:08 AM
Now that's my kind of bling bling!

May 28, 2003, 02:19 AM

May 28, 2003, 02:26 AM
I finally find one! A fellow SL8 owner and he has a pic to prove it, as well. :D

May 28, 2003, 11:06 AM
Aye and greetings, Schuey2002. Always good to meet a fellow SL8-1 owner. Fine rifles if you overlook the 10 round limit and the strange looking, yet fairly comfortable, butthole stock. I'm working on getting a SW coversion kit to give the poor lil' rifle a 30 round capacity and a pistol grip, but I've got too many irons in the fire, so to speak. :p

Have you dyed yours? Already got the conversion bolted on? Hopefully if HK builds a US plant they can start cranking out more accurate G36 clones than can be built currently. :(

Steve Smith
May 28, 2003, 11:46 AM
One of mine:

May 28, 2003, 11:57 AM
Here's mine

May 28, 2003, 04:11 PM
Anybody else? There's gotta be more AR, AK, FAL, SKS, Enfield, Haikim, HK, Mauser, Garand, Springfield, M14, Mosin, and Trapdoor owners out there!

May 28, 2003, 04:13 PM

May 28, 2003, 05:14 PM
I'm sorry for the kinda camouflaged nature of the picture. ;)

Badger Arms
May 28, 2003, 05:44 PM

Picture caption for your photo... "This is the last time I'm gonna tell you before I take action. Get OUT of the bathroom. I REALLY have to go!"

or... "Skunk goes a little overboard hunting rats at home."

or... "Putting 'ballistic hollow-core' doors to the test."

May 28, 2003, 06:27 PM
I really need to sit down and learn how to take better pictures...

El Rojo
May 28, 2003, 09:27 PM
Steve, do they let you shoot highpower in your neighborhood?

Steve Smith
May 28, 2003, 09:43 PM
Sometimes I put a 600 yard prone target on the mail truck and see how well I can hit moving targets.

May 28, 2003, 11:33 PM

mark mcj
May 29, 2003, 12:22 AM
Servicable enough, I quess.

May 29, 2003, 01:35 AM
Started building my rifle collection in California a little too late. So it's either Garands or M14's for me. Hmmm... maybe it's time to move onto M14's.

May 29, 2003, 11:03 AM
Service rifles, WWII.
Top to bottom:
1944 Savage No 4. Mk I*
1939 Tula MN 91/30 Finn capture.
1941 BYF 98k RC.
1940 MAS 36 (in postwar config. I'm looking for the parts to restore to prewar config.)

Service rifles postwar.
Top to bottom:
1949 MAS 36
Norinco Paratrooper SKS
MAK 90

May 29, 2003, 12:47 PM
.223 Mak-90 playing in the woods near Red Feather Lakes, Colo.

Closest thing to a "service rifle" I own.:scrutiny:

May 29, 2003, 02:54 PM
We have few others but here is an AR15 to wet everybody's whistle.


May 29, 2003, 04:46 PM

El Rojo
May 29, 2003, 07:54 PM
Steve, when you do that, is that called "Going Postal"? :D

May 29, 2003, 08:01 PM
Nope, not gonna do it. Not everybody has broadband. :D

Urban Warrior
May 30, 2003, 11:00 AM
Here's my supermatch:

May 30, 2003, 01:04 PM
From top to bottom: Yugo SKS with 10rd mag installed, Colt M-4/6400c, Uzi Model-A, N.M. M1-A w/GI stock. Camo came out funky looking in this pic for some reason.:scrutiny:

May 30, 2003, 01:16 PM
Here's some of my turn-bolts Left to Right: Swede '96 1900, arsenal refinished w/ all matching #'s, No.4Enfield w/all matching#'s, Venezeualen 7mm Mauser '98 made by FN w/all matching #'S, Hungarian M/N M-44, sporterized Soviet M/N-91/30 and a sporterized Spainish FR-8.

April 5, 2004, 06:15 PM
Thread resurrection Swiss style :cool:

April 5, 2004, 06:25 PM
Pair of FALs.....:D

April 5, 2004, 06:38 PM
Those would be nice. My Mosin comes in tonight, so I don't have a pic of it yet....

April 5, 2004, 06:56 PM
My Yugo with extended bayonet for infinite tacticality.

April 5, 2004, 07:06 PM
Most bases were nicely covered ... so won't post ... Enfield MkV, L1A1, ATI stock Turk Mauser, AK, SKS, Naggant, 1916 mauser, ''Sporterized MkIV Enfield (unless requested!)..... but will post this of my Hakim .. a fascinating rifle.

April 5, 2004, 07:17 PM

M4gery and trauma pack.

My Wife's choice for home use.

April 5, 2004, 08:51 PM
Well, sort of. I still believe that not everybody has broadband, so just one picture. P95Carry posted his Hakim. I'll post the Hakim's daddy, a Swedish AG42B Ljungman. Note the strong family resemblance:

April 5, 2004, 09:13 PM
Here's mine:

From the bottom:
* 1864 E Robinson contract rifle .58 cal
* 1873 Springfield Trapdoor .45-70 Gov't
* 1892 Mannlicher-Berthier 8mm Lebel
* 98K Mauser (Israeli converted to 308, sporterized by me)
* MN 91/30 1944 manf 7.62x54R
* US Rifle, 30 Cal, Springfield Armory (1939 manf)
* MN M44 7.62x54R
* DSA STG58A 7.62x51mm
* HK G3 7.62x51mm (sold and now replaced by a DPMS CAR15)
* Yugo SKS 7.62x39mm

April 5, 2004, 09:19 PM
Gewehr98 .... great to see Hakim's ''daddy'' .... but do tell .. how and where did you find such a treasure??

April 5, 2004, 10:25 PM

And it turned out he had more SMLE's than I could shake a stick at, the guy is a Lee-Enfield fanatic. He doesn't reload ammo, and 6.5x55 ammo was more than he wanted to budget for, so he traded me the AG42B for the Weaver-scoped coachwood Lithgow above, plus several hundred rounds of Sellier & Bellot .303 British. No problem, I've been reloading 6.5x55 ever since I got my first M96 Swedish Mauser, so welcome home, Mr. Ljungman! :D

Pee Ess: That particular Lithgow, above, was seen elsewhere a few months ago. It was being shown on the news channels as it was held upright by a certain fellow by the name of Ryan Anderson. I bought it from him before he went into jihad mode. Things have been rather quiet since his arrest for attempting to sell military information to Al Qaeda. I offered to buy the gun back from it's new owner, but he's not too concerned about it's notoriety. It ain't exactly a scoped Carcano, anyway. ;)

April 5, 2004, 10:45 PM
''Interesting'' history!!:eek: Thx a lot.:)

M2 Carbine
April 6, 2004, 01:44 AM
Here's one of them:)

April 6, 2004, 12:50 PM

April 6, 2004, 12:57 PM
Gewehr98- I'm not familiar with the Ljungman or the Hakim; is that a toggle bolt action?

April 6, 2004, 01:22 PM
LOL at Steve Smith

Steve Smith: Keeping Suburbia safe from the Squirrel Scourge!

April 6, 2004, 01:45 PM
Nope. Gas-operated semi-auto, using a tilting bolt like the SVT Tokarev, SAFN-49, FN-FAL, and SKS. One of the first "craps where it eats" direct gas impingement designs, but considerably cleaner in operation than the AR-15/M16, Stoner should've paid more attention. Here's more:

April 6, 2004, 02:00 PM
Gewehr98- Ah ok then; from the picture, on the right side of the rifle it looks like a toggle bolt handle. Nevermind then.

April 6, 2004, 02:17 PM
Is actually the rubber brass deflector/buffer. It slows down the velocity of the brass so it lands about 25 yards away, instead of 50 yards away. :eek:

It also keeps the brass from being too badly mangled, kind of a nice feature for somebody who reloads their 6.5x55 ammo. I understand HK has a similar brass buffer feature on their G3/HK91.

April 6, 2004, 02:19 PM
Some of mine.

Blonde stock = SSR-56
Reddish brown furniture = SAR-1
Black Synth' = SAM-7S

My Enfield

Safe shooting!


Brian Maffei
April 6, 2004, 03:11 PM
Here's my novice collection.

April 6, 2004, 04:41 PM
My even more novicerer collection.{F77C8D75-39DE-46D8-8A5A-D77479668951}/picture.JPG
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This used to be a 1898 Springfield Krag.

April 6, 2004, 11:02 PM
let me just skick my tongue back in my mouth..... drool!!!!!!

April 6, 2004, 11:12 PM

Kenneth Lew
April 7, 2004, 01:42 AM

April 7, 2004, 02:00 AM
Are those all Class 3s? Here's me with 6 blackpowder revolvers and a Trapdoor Springfield.

April 7, 2004, 02:34 PM

April 7, 2004, 02:50 PM

April 7, 2004, 08:11 PM
My FAL (clone), the SW-5 I no longer own, and an Airsoft PDW just because it looks cool:

Me firing the same FAL, before the brake, new stocks, rear sight, etc. I have just fired thru the barrel left, at all the down steel center, and am engaging something else now.

And, though not a rifle, while looking for photos I found myself actually firing (and hitting!) with a real bullpup weapon (which I also no longer own). Mossberg bullpup "kit" on a Maverick 88:

May 29, 2004, 09:52 AM
Soviet SKS. I haven't posted this one yet.

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