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  • Viper

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    I was wondering how many of the folks here are into Mil-Surp and what got you turned on to them? Do you collect from a certain era or all over the place?

    My mil-surp collection includes two Mosins, three Enfields, a M1 Grarand, and a K98 Mauser. I just love the fact that they have history, scratch that they are part of history. As for era mine are mostly WWII but, one of my Enfields is from WWI. I was considering expanding my collection into other eras like Korea with the purchase of another enfield or two. I have a thing for .303 Brit. my Grandmother was a English war bride and so I have a couple great uncles that were in the RAF and with 1st Para so I know they fired off quite a few .303 rounds in their time.
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    jim t

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    I have mosin nagants from at least 2 wars. I have a 1917 M-91, a 91\30, a 44 and a 59. I also have a enfield 303 from 43. I do want a german rifle to join the mix and a 03 springfield and M 1 but that is in the future when the money is there.
     

    sharky47

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    I have an M-44, K98, pair of Type-99's, RFI Enfield, AK, PSL, etc......

    I dig the M-44 and the K98, while it kicks like a mule - is a strait shooting gun, love it!
     

    Charley

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    I've really got an accumulation, not really a collection. After checking my inventory sheet, I've got about 40 milsurps, depending on your definition.
    3 Lee Enfields, a NO1MkI, NO4MkI, and a 2AMkIII
    Mosin Nagants, M91,3 M91/30s, including a sniper, M27, M38, M39, 4 M44s, and an M59.
    Mausers, an M91, M95, M96, 2 M96/38s, M38, G98, M1909, Vz24, 2 M24/47s, M48. A couple are cut, and I'm not counting sporters built on Mauser actions.
    Mas36, Mas 49/56.
    Schmidt Rubin M1911 and K31.
    Arisakas, a T38 (cut, unfortunately) and T99.
    Llungmann and a Hakim.
    Martini Henry MkIV
    Kropatschek and a Swiss Vetterli
    Other odds and ends.

    I like milsurps, what can I say? Everything is shootable. Just finished loading for the Vetterli, only thing I haven't tooled up for is the Kropatscek, and I guess that will be next.
     

    phatcyclist

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    I have some mil-surps.

    M91/30 Made at Tula in 1939 (my open-sights hunting rifle). I took a deer with this last year, 100 yard shot in the neck. I don't ever miss with this one.

    K31 made in 1949. I got this because I have lots of ancestors from Switzerland, and I figured I should get one before they get hard to find. It's more accurate than I am, but I rarely shot it.

    M44 Made in 1944 at Izhevsk. I gave this rifle to my brother when he graduated high school. It won't win any beauty contests, but I've polished the bolt up and it operates smooth as a Mosin can.

    I love these old rifles, because it's an inexpensive way to get a real military firearm that's built to be run hard and not quit.
     

    oxbld

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    Just started collecting this year, but so far I have an M1 Garand, German K98k, BSA Lee Enfield No.4 Mk.1, 1943 Soviet M44, 6 Soviet M91/30's, and a Swiss K31 on the way. That C&R license was either a great decision, or a really bad one depending on how you look at it...:)
     

    CJGarza

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    I used to have a few mil-surp stuff: Enfield #4's,a coulpe of Mausers (Yugo, Turk and German). I also had some nice pistols :Walther P1 and 2 Makarovs an East German and a Minty Bulgarian, man I miss those pistols , but especially the Enfields :(.
     

    Bexar county TX

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    Not really a collector of C&R rifles I have a couple of them a Mosin Nagant M44 a Garand M1 carbine and a Chinese SKS. The Garand and M1 were given to me by my grand father.
     
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