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Pride & Joy

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by telewinz, Dec 28, 2002.

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  1. telewinz

    telewinz Member

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    What Military "issued" rifle is your pride and joy and why?

    Mine is a minty FN49 in 8mm. REASON: Because its a semi-auto, fires a powerful cartridge, exhibits exceptional workmanship, and the surplus ammo goes for about .08 a round.
     
  2. Politically Incorrect

    Politically Incorrect Member

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    My M1 Garand.

    Just so much history tied to that gun.

    One of my instructors is a former Marine of the 1950s and when I told him I owned one, he lit up like a Christmas tree.

    EDIT: Yeah, I beat you to it. BTW, my SA was made in 1944.
     
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  3. DMK

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    '43 Springfield M1 Garand

    I don't think I need to explain why. :)

    Edit: DOH! Tommy beat me to it!
     
  4. Sisco

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    My Inland M1 carbine. It belonged to my Dad, he paid about $25 for it from the NRA. First rifle I shot and I'm still shooting it.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Redlg155

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    Right now It's my AR15.

    Still..I'd rather have a peice of history like the FN 49. I saw a very nice one at a local dealers but he wanted $600. A bit too steep for me.

    I guess I'll have to just save my pennies and get a CMP Garand.

    Good Shooting
    RED
     
  6. beemerb

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    FN FAL---Best main battle rifle ever built
    Bob
     
  7. Sactown

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    My mint unfired Enfield No.4 MkII. Absolutely beautiful.
     
  8. PATH

    PATH Member

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    In this order: FAL, AK, Enfield MOd4 mk1 , M-39 NAgant, Mauser K98, SKS Para..
     
  9. JeFF D

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    Hungarian M44 shoots like a dream and looks great too.
    I love that gun.
     
  10. Tamara

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    While my Mosins, Mausers, 1917s and the like are cool, the pride and joy of my milsurp collection is my M96/11 Schmidt-Rubin. It's built like (dare I say it?) a Swiss watch.

    I don't consider my FAL, HK91, Daewoo or AK to be "milsurps" as they are semiauto civilian lookalike clones of real military rifles.
     
  11. 3 gun

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    Another one voting for his M1 Garand.
     
  12. Okiecruffler

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    1953 Hungarian M44

    Has the initials K.E. carved in the stock and will shoot 1.5'' at 100yrds all day long with surplus ammo.
     
  13. Don45cal

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    My M1 Carbine, Inland (not a re import). The first one of 3 that I own. I really enjoy shooting this little rifle. The only sentiment is that it is from WWII.
     
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