I am trying to make my short list and the only few I can come up with right now are:
a VZ 24
A Steyr M95 (I love the look of it but ammo is a problem)
ummmm yeah.. HELP?!
I already have a Mosin M38.
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July 14, 2010, 07:38 PM
Aren't we all
July 14, 2010, 07:48 PM
Swedish mauser M96
1903 springfield [don't like the looks but shoots great]
1888commision rifle :DFavorite:D
1891 Mosins specifically Westinghouse or Rem
lebel 1886\93 or R35
Geweher 1898 ala WW1
July 14, 2010, 07:55 PM
1903 or 03A3
M1 Carbine (Rock-Ola please)
Enfield No 4 mk 1 (think thats the US marked one made by Savage)
Remington made Moisin Nagant
Mannlicher Carcano (because everyone wants the "Lee Harvey Oswald' rifle.)
To think, I only have 2 of those...
July 14, 2010, 08:05 PM
The ones I want:
US Rifle 1917 (aka P17 or Enfield)
Enfield Rifle No 4 Mk 1
1888 Commission Rifle
1891 Argentine Mauser
1896 Sweedish Mauser
1908 Brazilian Mauser
1916 Spanish Mauser
Martini-Henry Carbine Mark I
Yugo M48 Mauser
FN49 in 7x57
Swedish M96 Mauser
MAS 49/56 (don't have this one)
Arisaka (underrated rifle in my opinion)
Winchester 1873 (don't have this one either)
Other honorable mentions
SMLE No 1 Mk III
July 14, 2010, 09:11 PM
Finnish Mosin Nagants
Winchester 1894 commemoratives (new & cheap)
Russian Tula 91/30 Hex
Finnish M28-76 Target
July 14, 2010, 09:16 PM
10 that I want the most or that everyone should buy? I'll do both.
top ten C&R that I want:
M1941 Johnson rifle
Top ten C&R that everyone should own:
July 14, 2010, 09:31 PM
No 4 Mk 1
I cheated a little I know.
I love that Mossberg P-17 trainer pictured above BTW.
July 14, 2010, 10:23 PM
July 14, 2010, 10:37 PM
Alot of great rifles meantioned here, thx guys. The Hakim I do kind of want but it seems to be a big heavy beast.. is it worth it?
Also the SVT-40 is something I definately want but they are HARD to find and pricey.
wlewisiii: why all the different Mausers?
July 14, 2010, 10:51 PM
My "Top 10 C&R rifles" at present, in no particular order:
1. Winchester M1 Carbine
2. Inland M1 Carbine
3. Underwood M1 Carbine
4. Quality H.M.C. M1 Carbine
5. Rock-Ola M1 Carbine
6. Irwin-Pederson M1 Carbine
7. Saginaw M1 Carbine
8. National Postal Meter M1 Carbine
9. Standard Products M1 Carbine
A. I.B.M. M1 Carbine
I'd love to own a Sten but that's the future when I get a bigger safe.
July 14, 2010, 11:18 PM
Andhar, they are all different designs as Paul Mauser worked out the details. The 1871 is a very different rifle from the 1898 and I think it would be a whole lot of fun to have shootable rifles of the whole sequence from 1871 to 1948 (the Yugo which was the last one in production). There are a couple of duplications but that's because the given rifle (1908 Brazilian, forex) is a nice version. Except the 1916 - I just want one as a 7.62x51 trunk rifle.
July 15, 2010, 12:02 AM
I'm glad to see a couple of you guys have the Hakim on your list. I handled one but passed on buying it. I went back the next day when I changed my mind but it was already gone. They are really, really cool.
July 15, 2010, 12:34 AM
I keep checking the mail but my C&R license hasn't arrived yet.
Anyway, my list of rifles to get (already have a Long Branch No. 4 Mk1*):
3. Swedish Mauser
4. No 1 Mk3
5. Garand (only this low down cuz they's pricy)
6. Mauser in 7mm
7. Yugo Mauser
10. CZ52 ( I know, it's a pistol. But I want one.)
11. Ishapore in .308
July 15, 2010, 02:16 AM
Why is the Hakim thought of as a cool rifle... When I looked at one It was a BIG heavy monster.
Sorry for all the questions, I am relatively new to this hobby and haven't gotten in the older stuff till now.
July 15, 2010, 02:00 PM
Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .30-06
Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .22 Hornet
Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .22-250
Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .375 H&H
Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .458 Win
Winchester Model 52 in .22 LR
M1922 MK II Springfield
July 15, 2010, 03:53 PM
Limiting this to military surplus C&R:
1. Greek Mannlicher-Schönauer in 6.5 M-S
2. Swiss K-31 or S-R 1911 (tossup)
3. Finnish M-28/30
4. Venezuelan Olympic team Mauser
5. Persian 98/29 long Mauser
6. Finnish M-39
7. P-17 Enfield
9. M96 Swedish Mauser
10. Type 30 Arisaka
July 15, 2010, 04:54 PM
So many choices... for only 10 slots.
Starting w/ US milsurps (my favorites):
1873 Trapdoor Springfield
Thats 5 slots filled, onward to the Brits:
No5 MkIJungle Carbine
No4 Mk1 Savage (nothing wrong w/ a Mk2)
Got two slots left open...
96 Swede (or the 94 carbine or the 38 or a 41b)
K1911 or K31 Swiss
Iamkris, how long have you been building your awesome collection sir? Truly inspiring to all neophyte collectors.
July 15, 2010, 05:32 PM
In no particular order
1. No1 MkI- if you can find one
2. No1 MkIII- Lots of variations
3. No4 MkI- Any maker, Savage is just overrated in my opinion.
4. Springfield 1903
July 16, 2010, 01:11 AM
Baba Louie beat me to words about the British "JC".
As for "iamkris", please don't encourage his photographic adventurism.
His rifle 'harem' :)makes me drool almost as much as Mrs. Field's Cookies and Megyn Kelly:) (on Fox).
Won't have a Garand until August.
If I learn to aim/shoot the Yugo Mauser, it will be on the list.
July 16, 2010, 01:16 AM
#1 M1 Garand
#2 Norwegian Krag 6.5
#3 1903 Springfield
#4 1894 Swedish Mauser
#5 1865 Springfield Converted Breachloader .50-70 (I don't know if that's what it's actually called)
#6 M39 Sako with straight stock.
#8 1917 Eddystone
#10 vz-24 small ring mauser
July 16, 2010, 02:01 AM
I have a very short list ...
1. Lee Enfield No4 MK2
... since I grew up shooting these. I honestly have no interest in any others with the possible exception of an M1 Garand.
July 16, 2010, 05:55 PM
In no particular order:
2) Mas 49
4) No.4 MK I
8) SVT 40
10) M1 Carbine
And for my wishful thinking list: TKB 022 :)
Plus enough ammo for a lifetime of shooting each of them daily.
July 16, 2010, 10:02 PM
1. 1903 Springfield
3. Ishapore 308
4. K98 Mauser
6. 1917 Eddystone
I own the first to 3. I will never have 4-6 so I just gave up. :(