With all of the talk here lately of old MILSURP rifles and my own resurgence of interest in the genre, let's see what kind of old C&R and MILSURP long guns are out there. I only have pics of two of mine, as I have some in storage (not for long though!).
THIS is just the thread I needed to post my question on. I am pretty well set int he carbine and cqb departments, but i was thinking about a longer ranged weapon.........
I really want to buy a 98 and place it in that new futurisitc stock.....the whole setup would be about 150$, and I'd have a rifle accurate out to (in theory??) 800 or so yards!!! What do yall think???
The rifle is the "YUGO mauser" on bottom of this page:
and the stock is the futuristic looking guy on bottom of this page:
January 25, 2004, 09:11 AM
I have about 30 C&R rifles. Due to their history and generally great accuracy, my favorites are the Finns. Lately I have been concentrating on getting Finn Winter War and Civil Guard rifles. Here are 4 Winter war rifles:
These 4 used-hard World War 2 rifles shoot under 2" groups at 100 yards with open sights.
January 25, 2004, 10:52 AM
Check out my web page for some of my Milsurps.
January 25, 2004, 12:29 PM
Ok, note the new setting, no red rifle cleaning stand! :D
WWII Remington 1903A4 sniper, restored over the course of a couple years from a receiver I found locally:
January 25, 2004, 12:31 PM
Seen in the same condition as I found it, in a pawn shop back in 1996:
January 25, 2004, 12:34 PM
From the batch that came in from Malaysia a couple years ago. Shellac/Varnish removed, satin-finish linseed oil:
January 25, 2004, 12:35 PM
January 25, 2004, 12:36 PM
I just found this site (http://pub113.ezboard.com/bparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforums) recently and it might be worth a look by those of us interested in these older guns.
January 25, 2004, 03:22 PM
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With asymetrical stock, chambered in 6.5x53R:
January 25, 2004, 03:29 PM
Early (1906) Remington Model 8 in .32 Remington:
January 25, 2004, 03:30 PM
(Predecessor to the recently-popular K-31)
January 25, 2004, 03:33 PM
In a stack with the above 1903A4. The Garand on the left is a Navy Trophy variant from Crane Naval Weapons Depot - fitted with a Marlin barrel:
January 25, 2004, 03:35 PM
January 25, 2004, 03:58 PM
Springfield Armory M1
Rockola M1 Carbine
January 25, 2004, 04:01 PM
Where'd you find the scope for your 03A4?
January 25, 2004, 04:04 PM
Ok, note the new setting, no red rifle cleaning stand! I like the new look Gewehr98. It's more sophisticated. :D
Beautiful rifles BTW.
January 25, 2004, 04:36 PM
And several E-bay auctions later, I wound up with 2 of them. That's the substitute-standard 7/8" Lyman Alaskan/M73 version with post reticle, I'd looked through a 3/4" Weaver 330C/M73B1 and was never really impressed. The Weaver 330C reminded me of those cheap 3/4" Tasco rimfire and pellet rifle scopes we all had as kids. You'll see field pictures of 1903A4's, post WWII, wearing M84 scopes, as well as early Vietnam versions wearing Weaver K4-60 scopes. The gun is quite formidable with optics, even with the lowly 2.5x Lyman it's quite a shooter. Since it's a restoration and not a documented complete original, I don't feel bad about taking it out on weekends. I took it back to Wisconsin last fall for whitetail season!
I'm thinking about using the spare Lyman scope with either a vintage Stith side mount for my Remington Model 81 restoration project, or putting it on my Siamese Mauser .45-70 project. They were nice old scopes, Leupold even made them for a while after Lyman closed down.
January 25, 2004, 04:38 PM
I really wish I had the skills of Oleg and others here on the forum, I'm doing the guns a disservice with the pictures I take at home. I'm certain a photo pro would make them really stand out, much better than my attempts. :(