I have been looking for a 1903 but the gun show prices for the condition of the rifle don't seem to match IMHO.
May 22, 2010, 03:54 PM
My favorite Mil sup bolt gun for fun is without a doubt, my Swedish Mausers.
May 22, 2010, 03:59 PM
what and where did you get that stock for the swede?
May 22, 2010, 04:28 PM
I have a Swedish Mauser (sporterized by Kimber), a Canadian Ross, an M1898 Krag (sporterized) and two M1903A3 Springfields (one by Remington, one by Smith-Corona.) The '03A3s are my favorites by a long chalk.
May 22, 2010, 04:33 PM
My hands down favorite is the 1911 Swiss Schmit-Rubin, followed by their K-31..After that I will take one of the Swedish M-96 Mausers. For ease and comfort of carry the Swedish short rifle, commonly called a M-38 here is my choice.
May 22, 2010, 04:41 PM
The Mauser is my favorite, closely followed by the Enfield and K-31.
May 22, 2010, 05:01 PM
May 22, 2010, 06:16 PM
May 22, 2010, 07:02 PM
I too have a M1917.
May 23, 2010, 10:07 AM
Swiss K 31
May 23, 2010, 10:11 AM
German 8mm Mauser followed very closley by the Swedish M-38
May 23, 2010, 10:58 AM
I love the Swede and 8mm Mausers, but my favorite is the Mauser in 7x57. I've just never found a cartridge I like better.
May 23, 2010, 11:02 AM
I would say the K-31, but doing a mad-minute and actually hitting a steel-gong 20 out of 20 times at 200 yards is the most fun I've had with a bolt-rifle!
I can only load and fire 20 rounds in a minute with my No. 4 Mk I. I'm no British Tommy.
May 23, 2010, 11:59 AM
I have a Mosin modified for 200 yard iron sight prone matches. We shoot at MR 52 targets and I shoot in the low 190s, which is a lot better than I do with my Rock River Arms sercice rifle. Can't beat that long sight radius !
May 23, 2010, 12:03 PM
May 23, 2010, 12:37 PM
Enfield. Actually... an Ishapore 2A1 that was cut down to 'jungle gun'/scout specs and has an FAL flash hider permanently affixed on a sub-16" barrel. It just makes the +26 inch non-SBR length.
May 23, 2010, 03:28 PM
May 23, 2010, 07:44 PM
Check my sig :D
May 23, 2010, 07:46 PM
M1917 Winchester first choice, SMLE4 2nd choice
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