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Fellow Mil-Surp collectors?

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Viper, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Viper

    Viper New Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Copperas Cove
    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.

  2. txpete

    txpete Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    ft hood
  3. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known BANNED!!!

    Mar 4, 2008
    I got hooked when my grandfather let me shoot his 39 mauser.
  4. Charley

    Charley Active Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    San Antonio
    I've got a couple I will admit to....
  5. jim t

    jim t Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Hawley Texas
    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.
  6. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I've got a CMP Garand and a decent round bolt M-1 carbine. I regret selling the 03A3 I had when I was 18.
  7. sharky47

    sharky47 Active Member

    May 4, 2008
    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!
  8. Charley

    Charley Active Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    San Antonio
    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.
  9. sykostanger

    sykostanger New Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    san marcos
    i only have one 91/30, but i want a mauser or three and an eddystone 1917. i just like guns i think thats what got me into it
  10. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    I have a M44 mosin from the 40's and a SKS built in the 70's and a
    couple of M/14's now and hope to add more in the future.

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