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Picked up an M48A today!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Feanaro, May 24, 2003.

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  1. Feanaro

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    I went down to the Gun Cellar in Hoover just to check them out and they had an M48A on a rack. It had a little rust, a few dings and no bayonet/pouch/sling but it was cheap and I figured I could buff it up. Bore is great, action is fast and smooth and everything matches. The stock is nice, only a few dings. No pictures yet, gonna wait till I get it all cleaned, shiny and accessorized.

    I've yet to shoot it but I'll get around to it soon. Over all, *drool*.

    Edit: I just found out the hard way that I have neither the strength nor the right surface upon which to disassemble the firing pin. I attempted to push it down, got it almost done and then it started to rise. I started to pull my hand away(I knew what was gonna happen) and then it slipped. :eek: Thankfully not much skin was pinched and what was soon went numb. I pushed, yanked and retrieved my hand. :scrutiny: I'll have to wait a bit before I disassemble this puppy.
     
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    [Edit] Everythings fixed, had several people look it over. Everyone agreed it was fine, everything works.
     
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    Oh, I though you meant one of these! :D


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    If only...

    The store I visited has several other guns there crying for a home. Like that 1928(REAL 1928) Thompson. If only I had ten thousand dollars.

    Anyways, the rifle functions great. Smooth action, nice wood, durable. Little heavy for my but I'm a weakling. :D
     
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    I would like to see the reloader for those shells on the ground.......Impressive!:D
     
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    Thanks for the link. My rifle was bent at the trigger guard like that guy's, though at the other end. No clamp at the time so I had to resort to a hammer and brute force to get the bastich back in. Didn't wanna go neither but I finally got it in. It bent when I tried to remove it and the end opposite the trigger guard would not come out. I tapped, prodded, poked and pushed as gently as possible but I finally had to yank the SOB out.

    Which goes to show that soldier proof, as some have called the M48 and Mauser rifles, is not idiot proof. :)

    I think I'm going to use this one to shoot/play with and I'll reserve one of those like new M48As at Impact Guns(matching serials and accessories) as a "collectable". Don't have the money to purchase it but in three months I should be able to scrape it up. ;) I may even commit the sacralidge(sarcasm NOT intended) of scoping this one.
     
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