Discussion in 'Military Surplus - Curios & Relics' started by shadowsbane, Jan 23, 2017.
Wow! That's a beauty!
1945 Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine.
...from Russia with love....
Picked up today; 1943 Inland barrel, Winchester Receiver. Post war bayonet lug and bayonet.
Smith and Wesson Victory Model .38
Love the S&W. Had a chance a few years ago to get a good one, but paying kids college came first. I do have a few Prince Albert cans (keep my micrometers in them).
By the way let Prince Albert out of the can!
1979 Universal M1 Carbine.
Not the best picture, but it’s one of the best I’ve got for now until I have it in hand. I just won this Smith and Wesson Model 1917 on gunbroker for a fair price with a 1917 dated holster and webbed gear. This particular Model 1917 was manufactured in early 1918 as it has the GHD stamps. Cannot wait to get this sucker in hand once it gets to my FFL.
The Garand is the hands down winner when it comes to slow motion video.
Very nice! Those old Smiths weren't heat treated to the same standards as the revolvers in the 30s and later. Be gentle with it. I reload lead 230s with auto rim cases in a very mild load for my old S&W. They are capable of outstanding accuracy.
I will definitely keep that in mind! Thank you for that! I’ll see if I can find some softer loads or something.
I need one of those next.
And a .38/200 marked for NZ.
Stop making my list get bigger.
We’re only trying to help.
I wasn't fortunate enough to be in the position to buy any of those cheap SKS rifles. By the time I was old enough and had the means to buy an SKS both the Russia an Chinese SKS rifles had been banned an the only thing you could find in my areas with the Yugoslavian M59/66A1 rifles. I did manage to pick one of those up about 15 years ago for $150 out the door, the LGS got in a full crate and I got first pick of the lot and I ended up with a 1970 referb that hadn't seen much action an it shoot very accurately.
I never gave up on wanting some other versions of SKS rifles but most everything I saw had been chopped up or treated like a cheap truck gun plinker an wasn't worth the asking price so I waited and I was rewarded a few year later when I was at a local gun smith who was also a FFL that worked lots of gun shows. Long story short he mentioned he had a couple rifles he had purchased in a lot that he wasn't interested in keeping as he liked the old antique American made rifles and shotguns so he pulls out a box with a brand new Chinese Factory 26 SKS rifle. At the time the standard Chinese rifles were going for around $200 for a good used one so I asked how much an he said $250 out the door, well I guess you know who that rifle went home with.
Well it does get better but it takes another ten years and a great friend for me to get the Russian SKS I've always wanted. The Russian to me is kinda like the Grandfather of the SKS rifles but life gets in the way at time and it always seemed that when a good deal came along the money had to go elsewhere and by the time I had the means to buy one the prices had gone crazy especially if the rifle in particular was in very good condition so I kinda figured it was just never going to happen. Well early last year my good friend ended up with a couple extra Russian SKS rifles, he knew I had been wanting one for a long time but funds were short but in my opinion he gave me the pick of the litter and let me take it home and just pay him as I could, what can you say about that. Anyway the rifle is a 1952r Black Bolt refurb thats never been fired since it left the arsenal, I haven't even cleaned or shot it myself but I might just do that on Monday. I hope it's as accurate as my Yugo and Chinese rifles are, it's definitely my favorite and will be digesting pretty much my cast lead handloads 99% of the time. I got this one for $400.
Nice SKS scores! Here are a couple of my Yugo M57 Tokarev pistols. The blued one is the trigger safety/discreet import mark model Classic had last year. The chrome is another one I picked up when I said I was done buying
Oh so nice!
In honor of Memorial day 2019: A Springfield Armory 1903, receiver built in the early 30s most likely as a bare receiver and possibly assembled April 1942 from parts on hand for the war. It has an early war 03/03A3 stock and WW2 handguard. It could also be a WW2 rebuild of a complete rifle. No way to tell now. The barrel date is 12 years before I was born and made the same month of Jimmy Doolittle's dangerous strike on the home islands from the aircraft carrier Hornet. Dark times for the western democracies but one in which good certainly triumphed over evil.
My eldest son, an OIF combat infantry veteran and WW2 amateur historian has asked that this rifle be his and so it shall be. It came to me via the CMP.
M1 Recently picked up 1942 as far as I can tell era correct except barrel.
Nice looking rifle! I think it should also have a type 2 lockbar rear sight set to be correct if it is a 1942. But while the lockbars are correct for collector purposes, the post war sights are easier to use. Regardless, grease it up and take it to the range! They are so much fun to shoot and if it has an LMR barrel, it should do so quite well.
Odd trio of fellows!
Garand, Swiss 96/11 and the Browning 1919....
Swiss or Swedish
That's a pretty Swiss!
Romanian TTC Tokarev in 7.62x25. A combloc classic and a great pairing with my Romy AKs. Easy to shoot with a nice big muzzle flash, and surprisingly accurate for what it is!
Nice gun and pic to boot! These are such great guns at a great value in today's market.
My Martini Henry Mk III that was made in 1881 made it home Working on obtaining a Magazine, Lee Enfield (MLE) that was made sometime between 1895-1898. Same gun as the Lee-Metford but with conventional rifling.
Thanks! You know, I've been around milsurps since the early 2000s but I've never handled or shot one of these Toks until about a month ago. I've always been a long gun guy and simply passed these over. Well, talk about a missed boat. This thing was so easy and so much fun to shoot, and surprisingly accurate against reactive steel at +/- 15 yards.
Now I'm keeping an eye out for other variants and more ammo.
Also, nice Podavach in your profile pic, by the way
Luckily, there are still some milsurp handguns hitting the market periodically at reasonable prices. But it is now getting to be very late in that game too.
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