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What's your top 10 list of C&R rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Andhar, Jul 14, 2010.

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  1. Andhar

    Andhar Member

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    I am trying to make my short list and the only few I can come up with right now are:

    a VZ 24
    A Steyr M95 (I love the look of it but ammo is a problem)
    ummmm yeah.. HELP?!

    I already have a Mosin M38.
     
  2. fireside44

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    Fn-49

    k-31
     
  3. Aren't we all

    Aren't we all Member

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    Swedish mauser M96
    1903 springfield [don't like the looks but shoots great]
    1888commision rifle :DFavorite:D
    1891 Mosins specifically Westinghouse or Rem
    MAS 36
    lebel 1886\93 or R35
    Krag-Jorgensen
    Model 1917
    SVT 40
    Geweher 1898 ala WW1
     
  4. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    1903 or 03A3
    Kar 98K
    Garand
    M1 Carbine (Rock-Ola please)
    Enfield No 4 mk 1 (think thats the US marked one made by Savage)
    Krag Jorgenson
    Arisaka
    Remington made Moisin Nagant
    Mannlicher Carcano (because everyone wants the "Lee Harvey Oswald' rifle.)
    Winchester M1895

    To think, I only have 2 of those...
     
  5. wlewisiii

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    The ones I want:
    US Rifle 1917 (aka P17 or Enfield)
    Enfield Rifle No 4 Mk 1
    1871/84 Mauser
    1888 Commission Rifle
    1891 Argentine Mauser
    1896 Sweedish Mauser
    1908 Brazilian Mauser
    1916 Spanish Mauser
    K31 Swiss
    Martini-Henry Carbine Mark I
    VZ-24
    Yugo M48 Mauser
    FN49 in 7x57
    M1 Garand
     
  6. brianr23

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    Winchester 1894
    Winchester 1873
    Mauser 98
    Enfield
    1903
    M1 Garand
    M1 Carbine
    Schmidt Rubin K31
    MAS 49/56
    FN-49
     
  7. iamkris

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    Sharps 1874
    M1 Garand
    Finn M39
    M1903A3
    Swiss K31
    Swedish M96 Mauser
    MAS 49/56 (don't have this one)
    Arisaka (underrated rifle in my opinion)
    Winchester 1873 (don't have this one either)
    FN49

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    Other honorable mentions

    1873 Trapdoor
    Mauser 98
    Swiss 1911
    SMLE No 1 Mk III
    FR8
    MAS 36
     
  8. OldMac

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    K31
    Finnish Mosin Nagants
    Winchester 1894 commemoratives (new & cheap)
    Russian SKS
    M1 Garand
    German Mauser
    Russian Tula 91/30 Hex
    Dragoons
    Finnish M28-76 Target
    SVT 40
     
  9. GunsBeerFreedom

    GunsBeerFreedom Member

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    10 that I want the most or that everyone should buy? I'll do both.

    top ten C&R that I want:
    M1941 Johnson rifle
    VZ54
    M28 Finn
    M1D Garand
    Mauser Broomhandle
    SVT Sniper
    AG42
    FN49
    ZFK 55
    Liberator

    Top ten C&R that everyone should own:
    M39
    No4 Mk1
    K-31
    M96
    SKS
    M1 Garand
    M98k
    M1 Carbine
    TT-33
    Makarov
     
  10. earlthegoat2

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    No 4 Mk 1
    M96
    P-17
    STG 43/44
    MP40
    Thompson M1A1
    Johnson
    PPSh
    Silenced Sten
    Boys Rifle

    I cheated a little I know.

    I love that Mossberg P-17 trainer pictured above BTW.
     
  11. Col. Plink

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    Garand
    SKS
    VZ-24
    VZ-58
    Hakim
    FN49
    FN-FAL
    Rubin
    PPSH-41
    SVT-40
     
  12. Andhar

    Andhar Member

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    Alot of great rifles meantioned here, thx guys. The Hakim I do kind of want but it seems to be a big heavy beast.. is it worth it?

    Also the SVT-40 is something I definately want but they are HARD to find and pricey.


    wlewisiii: why all the different Mausers?
     
  13. Lee Roder

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    My "Top 10 C&R rifles" at present, in no particular order:

    1. Winchester M1 Carbine
    2. Inland M1 Carbine
    3. Underwood M1 Carbine
    4. Quality H.M.C. M1 Carbine
    5. Rock-Ola M1 Carbine
    6. Irwin-Pederson M1 Carbine
    7. Saginaw M1 Carbine
    8. National Postal Meter M1 Carbine
    9. Standard Products M1 Carbine
    A. I.B.M. M1 Carbine

    I'd love to own a Sten but that's the future when I get a bigger safe.
     
  14. wlewisiii

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    Andhar, they are all different designs as Paul Mauser worked out the details. The 1871 is a very different rifle from the 1898 and I think it would be a whole lot of fun to have shootable rifles of the whole sequence from 1871 to 1948 (the Yugo which was the last one in production). There are a couple of duplications but that's because the given rifle (1908 Brazilian, forex) is a nice version. Except the 1916 - I just want one as a 7.62x51 trunk rifle.
     
  15. jon_in_wv

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    I'm glad to see a couple of you guys have the Hakim on your list. I handled one but passed on buying it. I went back the next day when I changed my mind but it was already gone. They are really, really cool.
     
  16. Nico Testosteros

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    I keep checking the mail but my C&R license hasn't arrived yet.
    Hopefully soon.

    Anyway, my list of rifles to get (already have a Long Branch No. 4 Mk1*):
    1. K31
    2. VZ24
    3. Swedish Mauser
    4. No 1 Mk3
    5. Garand (only this low down cuz they's pricy)
    6. Mauser in 7mm
    7. Yugo Mauser
    8. Hakim
    9. Mosin
    10. CZ52 ( I know, it's a pistol. But I want one.)
    11. Ishapore in .308
     
  17. Andhar

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    Why is the Hakim thought of as a cool rifle... When I looked at one It was a BIG heavy monster.

    Sorry for all the questions, I am relatively new to this hobby and haven't gotten in the older stuff till now.
     
  18. Vern Humphrey

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    Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .30-06
    Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .22 Hornet
    Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .22-250
    Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .375 H&H
    Pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester in .458 Win
    Winchester Model 52 in .22 LR
    M1922 MK II Springfield
    M1903 Springfield
    M1903A3 Springfield
    M1 Garand
     
  19. Cosmoline

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    Limiting this to military surplus C&R:

    1. Greek Mannlicher-Schönauer in 6.5 M-S
    2. Swiss K-31 or S-R 1911 (tossup)
    3. Finnish M-28/30
    4. Venezuelan Olympic team Mauser
    5. Persian 98/29 long Mauser
    6. Finnish M-39
    7. P-17 Enfield
    8. FN-49/SAFN
    9. M96 Swedish Mauser
    10. Type 30 Arisaka
     
  20. Baba Louie

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    So many choices... for only 10 slots.

    Starting w/ US milsurps (my favorites):
    1903/A3
    M1 Garand
    M1 Carbine
    1898 Springfield
    1873 Trapdoor Springfield

    Thats 5 slots filled, onward to the Brits:
    No5 MkIJungle Carbine
    No4 Mk1 Savage (nothing wrong w/ a Mk2)
    No1 Mk3

    Got two slots left open...
    96 Swede (or the 94 carbine or the 38 or a 41b)
    K1911 or K31 Swiss

    Iamkris, how long have you been building your awesome collection sir? Truly inspiring to all neophyte collectors.
     
  21. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    In no particular order
    1. No1 MkI- if you can find one
    2. No1 MkIII- Lots of variations
    3. No4 MkI- Any maker, Savage is just overrated in my opinion.
    4. Springfield 1903
    5. K98
    6. Krag
    7. P14
    8. P17
    9. K31
    10. M39
     
  22. Ignition Override

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    Baba Louie beat me to words about the British "JC".
    As for "iamkris", please don't encourage his photographic adventurism.
    His rifle 'harem' :)makes me drool almost as much as Mrs. Field's Cookies and Megyn Kelly:) (on Fox).

    Enfield #5.
    Enfield #4.
    Won't have a Garand until August.
    If I learn to aim/shoot the Yugo Mauser, it will be on the list.
     
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  23. lopezni

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    #1 M1 Garand
    #2 Norwegian Krag 6.5
    #3 1903 Springfield
    #4 1894 Swedish Mauser
    #5 1865 Springfield Converted Breachloader .50-70 (I don't know if that's what it's actually called)
    #6 M39 Sako with straight stock.
    #7 k31
    #8 1917 Eddystone
    #9 FR-8
    #10 vz-24 small ring mauser
     
  24. MCMXI

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    I have a very short list ...

    1. Lee Enfield No4 MK2

    ... since I grew up shooting these. I honestly have no interest in any others with the possible exception of an M1 Garand.

    :)
     
  25. twkremer

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    In no particular order:

    1) K98
    2) Mas 49
    3) FN49
    4) No.4 MK I
    5) K31
    6) M91/59
    7) M91
    8) SVT 40
    9) Hakim
    10) M1 Carbine

    And for my wishful thinking list: TKB 022 :)

    Plus enough ammo for a lifetime of shooting each of them daily.
     
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