So many good choices, and the fun part is...trying them all. Currently, I'm enjoying a Yugo capture Mauser Kar 98k. I found it 2 years ago on gunbroker. When the Yugoslavs rebuilt it, they made it look like a new rifle. I paid $225 for it. The only downside is that the previous owner installed a receiver sight, cutting out the stock to accommodate it. I have a couple spam cans of Romanian 8mm for range fun. While it wasn't used in war, the Swiss k31 is one of the nicest manual repeaters ever made. I think a lot of people who don't buy them now will regret it in the future.