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Well, I guess I just like battle rifles...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by iamkris, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    OK, I've been on a bit of a binge lately (well, for the last 3 years) buying rifles. I wasn't really into rifles....I have a bunch of handguns and several shotguns. My rifles were limited to a couple of 22's and 2 bolty hunting rifles.

    Suddenly the idea of being able to command the area around me as far as I can see became really appealing. So my quest to become a rifleman began. I really didn't have any rhyme or reason on how I bought...just what I liked. I like history and I've been buying surplus when they come up and I can afford it. In addition, I've picked up some lever actions and falling blocks.

    I started inventorying them to track values for insurance and realized that over 60% of the rifles I own are battle rifles. I lined them up tonight to see what I had. Nice downward sloping line on lengths but not as much as I might have thought.


    They are, in order, left to right

    • 1864 E Robinson contract rifle
      1873 Springfield Trapdoor
      Mle1898/27 Mannlicher-Berthier
      Mosin Nagant 91/30
      Springfield (Remington) 03A3
      Swiss K31
      Faz No 4 Mk1/2 Enfield
      SA Garand
      M-N M44
      Yugo 59/66A1 SKS
      DSA StG58A
      SA M1A Loaded
      DPMS M4-gery
  2. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member

    Nice collection!

    IMHO, to round it out, you need a flintlock Brown Bess or the American equivalent. Then of course there's always the #1 Enfield, the original old Smelly, and I don't see an M2 carbine, and, and, and, ... Does it ever stop?

    I'll say it again: NICE array!
  3. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

    Looks like you've gotten the bases covered!:cool:

    A question if I may?

    If the need for commanding the area arrives,which one are you going to pick? :eek:
  4. Daedalus

    Daedalus Well-Known Member

    Obviously the M1A.
  5. dasmi

    dasmi Well-Known Member

    I need some rifles :)
  6. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    Smokey Joe --

    Don't forget a Krag, a few Mausers (96, 96, M48), an AK, a G43, a Carcano, a G3, and Ariska and...oh, crap, I thought I was done for a while. Must...resist...rifle...buying

    41 mag -- if I really want to command an area, I'll call in an AC-130A
  7. Shane333

    Shane333 Well-Known Member


    You're an inspiration to us all.

    Must resist urge to buy more rifles...nope, no good. I can't resist. Simply must buy more.
  8. joegerardi

    joegerardi Well-Known Member

    That's disgusting...

    There simply aren't enough Garands in that picture. You need at least *3* in order to use the stacking swivels.

    Sure, I know some of the others have them also, but it just ain't the same thing... :)


    PS: Fabulous collection!
    PPS: You also need an M1 Carbine.
  9. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of a fan of the A-10 "Warthog", but if all I got is the AC-130, oh, well one must make do with what one has.....

    Great photos though, of both the plane & the collection of iamkris.
  10. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    An enviable collection. But there isn't enough evil there. Go forth and purchase a CETME/PTR-91/HK-91/Bushmaster Dissipator/AK-47.
  11. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

    you need a mauser, maybe two. something in 8mm, and another in 6.5; but other than that, i'm seething with jealousy.
  12. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    Hay iamkris, I LOVE the C130! I have displayed in my living room a 105 howitzer round (brass only) from the special ops squadron and engraved with the logo of the special ops squadron (the spectre-aka ghost) and under it is engraved "Fired over Iraq in support of operation Iraqi Freedom".

    Sorry, I can't do pictures.
  13. OEF_VET

    OEF_VET Well-Known Member


    I can sympathize with you completely. I've been building quite the battle rifle collection myself. So far, I 've amassed:
    SA Garand
    Polytech M14s
    Romanian SKS
    Enfield No4 Mk1
    Carcano 38
    Arisaka Type 99
    Finn M-39
    VolArms Commando Thompson clone

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