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Looking for a Mil surplus gun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by djyox, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. djyox

    djyox Member

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    Well actually maybe a few. But I am new to shopping online, anyone want to point me in the right direction as to where would be a good place to start?

    I understand how to buy it using the new now, But now I need to find where to buy from.

    If anyone could just point me in the correct direction as to where to get started, that would be great!


    THANKS!!
     
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    Start by visiting this site gunboards.com there are areas covering every milsurp thats ever been imported, go through the various forums and get an idea of what ya want.

    Right now the one thats going to become very hard to find in any collectable condition is the Swiss K-31 Classic arms has the walnut stocked versions still available but the prices on these are starting to climb as the last available shipment has already been on the dealers shelves for about 3 months now.

    Go to the website I lited above then go to the SWISS section to learn more about them and what to look for etc...
     
  5. Mr White

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    Here's the best deal in milsurps. Have a Garand shipped to your door. Slightly more involved than the other places, but you'll get a much better deal on a much cooler gun.
     
  6. jd46561

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    Start with the best , get a Swiss rifle.
    Here are 3 models I recommend, 96/11 , k11 , k31. K31 being the cheapest. All high quality. There are other models I dont have, which are great also. Good hunting.

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    What the heck is the "new now"?

    To buy any firearm other than an antique (manufactured before 1899), you must go through a federally licensed firearms dealer. You can buy a milsurp rifle "online", but it will have to be shipped to a licensed dealer for you to pick up, and you will need to meet all legal requirements, including passing a background check. I see you are in Minnesota. If you are buying a pistol or assault rifle, you will also need a Minnesota purchase permit or a concealed carry permit.

    Depending on what you're interested in, I would suggest your first stop should be the Gunstop in Minnetonka (on Exelsior Boulevard next to the post office). They have a half dozen or so milsurp rifles on the rack at any given time, including at least a couple of SKS's and several Mauser variants. If they don't have what you want, they can still act as a transfer dealer, which will cost you $25.
     
  9. djyox

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    Sorry that was ment to be "Net now" using the FFL or what ever. I am at work and type a bit, and start looking at something else then come back type some more, so sometimes what I am trying to get across on here looks like it was typed out by a 5 year old...


    Thank you for all the tips and links everyone!



    I'm still what you would call a newbie. I own a Rem870, and an old single shot 12 break open, western field .31a and Marlin model 60...

    But I wanted to get something else, and I do like the look of the old "milsurp" guns. I just don't know what I am looking for or what I want, so I figured I would just start checking stuff out until something grabbed my eye...


    However I do really like the SKS.... But I've got lots of room in the safe so I don't need to limit myself anytime soon...
     
  10. cracked butt

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    If you have a dunham's or fleet farm near you, try those stores out, they usually have a good variety of milsurps.
     
  11. djyox

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    A fleet farm....


    Someone else told me this too... I kinda shrugged it off not believing them... I have to do some running around today, maybe I will stop by there...

    I actually have two fleet farms near me. One that is within a few miles, and another than is a few min away. But the one I got to a lot doesn't seem to have any on display, do you have to ask for them??
     
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    My opinion, M39 from http://www.gunsnammo.com/
    Not the cheapest, BUT...you see the rifle 1st, you can expect good to awesome accuracy from a Finnish M39, the ammo is really cheap now (so stock up), and you only need to send them your driver's license and it is delivered to your door. If I could only have one then this would be it.

    Alternatively get an '03 FFL for 30 bucks and make the money back on your 1st purchase of a Swiss K31 (accurate but pricey ammo), or a Mauser or Mosin of some sort (lots of cheap ammo), or an SKS.
     
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    Yes.
    The two stores near me sell AKs and SKS's (or at least did as recently as 6 months ago) but they don't have them on display, you need to ask about them. They mostly have enfields and mosins- the stores near me have a bunch locked up in back and they will let you pick through them. I bought a halfway decent no4 enfield last year, and a very nice 91/30 mn a few months ago there. The 91/30 was a prewar make that had a nice shiny bore- I've never seen one that nice at a Dunham's store even after looking for 5 years.
     
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