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dadoody
11-27-2005, 10:15 PM
Does anyone here have a used rifle that they know of that's been in any major world/regional/local conflicts?

Post some pics! :)

ivanimal
11-27-2005, 11:01 PM
My collection includes;
2 8MM Mausers
2 Moisin Nagants
2 7.5 french Mas
1 each
03/A3
303 Brittish Enfield
308 Indian Ishipore Enfield
6.8 JAP Arisaka
6.5 Swedish Mauser
7 MM Turkish Mauser
6.5 Italian Carcano
7.5 Schmidt Ruben
38 Cal Colt officers pistol
9x18 Makarov pistol
FN/FAL
SKS

I am sure one of these has seen action somewhere, the 303 Brittish has lots of issue markings, and was made in 1917. The last markings that I was for sure able to trace were from 1944. Two world wars, I am sure it did not rest on a shoulder for both. Other than that the french rifles look as though they were dropped a few times:) .

11Z50
11-27-2005, 11:07 PM
I used to collect Finnish Mosin-Nagants. I had one, a VKT M39 that looked like it had been hit with shrapnel and had a serious stain (blood) on the stock. I spent many an hour checking that rifle out, wondering who the last guy to carry it was and such. That is the magic of milsurp collecting.

SkyStorm82
11-27-2005, 11:36 PM
I used to collect Finnish Mosin-Nagants. I had one, a VKT M39 that looked like it had been hit with shrapnel and had a serious stain (blood) on the stock. I spent many an hour checking that rifle out, wondering who the last guy to carry it was and such. That is the magic of milsurp collecting.

So no luck on finding anything out about your rifle? Sounds like an interesting story.

shopkeep
11-28-2005, 1:00 AM
Unfortunately, two of my favorite peices were never used in war... or fortunately for that matter because they are FANTASTIC condition both in terms of shooting and appearance. I have a Remington M1903A3 that was never used and was basically kept in a crate at Travis AFB until 1998. I also have a 1937 Mauser K98 that was a parade rifle used only for ceremonial use.

Now my favorite rifles I own that were actually used are as follows:

1) My S&G M1 Carbine (note S&G is rare already) which was manufactured in 1944 shortly before D-Day and was used in Europe during WWII according the the collector I aquired it from in Napa Valley who was himself an armorer and WWII veteran.

2) My M1 Garand manufactured by Springfield 1943 used in the Pacific Theatre of Operations (although I haven't been able to glean any more specific details other than that).

Gnote
11-28-2005, 5:45 PM
How cool would this topic have been during Holloween!

11Z50
11-28-2005, 5:57 PM
Skystorm, never found out who the last guy was. There was a collector in the Sacto area that had a Finn MN that a soldier had carved his name in, carved notches in the stock for his kills, and also carved "killed many russki" on the buttstock. What a piece of history! It's a wonder the soldier turned it in. Maybe he didn't....maybe it was found on the battlefield?

SkyStorm82
11-28-2005, 5:58 PM
Skystorm, never found out who the last guy was. There was a collector in the Sacto area that had a Finn MN that a soldier had carved his name in, carved notches in the stock for his kills, and also carved "killed many russki" on the buttstock. What a piece of history! It's a wonder the soldier turned it in. Maybe he didn't....maybe it was found on the battlefield?


That would be a cool rifle to have.:D

fal_762x51
11-28-2005, 6:33 PM
One of my previous co-worker had a Type 99 that his grandpa brought back for the Dub-Dub Deuce. The Mum was intact and the stock had hash marks I think would have been for kills (6 slashes). His grandpa also got a whole uniform and field gear off of the dead soldier. Also, the gun did shoot pretty damn well.

Ok now for mine. All most all were issued and fought with; 1943 M1 Garand, 1942 Mosin, 1942 Enfield No.4 MK1, 1919a4 (WWII and probably saw action in Israeli's 6 Days War), 1916 Turkish Mauser, 1945 P-38 Walther, Argentine FAL (came as a kit, but still), 1917 Nagant Revolver, Type 38, 1916 7.65 Carcano, 1918 Eddystone P17 (not sure exactly) and finally the 8mm Nambu.

Pulsar
11-28-2005, 7:13 PM
Just the Arisaka my grandpa gave me. He was to young to serve in WW2, but he had a friend who was old enough to serve, aparrently took it off of a japanese soldier he'd killed and took it home, and wound up trading it to my grandpa as a down payment on a truck. Still has the Crisanthimum (*sp?) on the reciever. Sadly that's the only original part left, was barreled in 300 savage, drilled and tapped for a scope mount, and the stock is lost to the ages somewhere. Though it does have a nice spoon style bolt handle that's very comfortable to use.

50ae
11-30-2005, 4:43 AM
I have a 73 Springfield with bayonet that is Gov't issue, dunno if it saw action though.

What I have that did see action is a bayonet made into a knife that my old neighbor picked up off of the ground on Iwo Jima.

Telpierion
11-30-2005, 4:44 PM
I have an Israeli K98 that began life in 1917 as a Gew 98. I sure wish that rifle could talk.

MrTuffPaws
11-30-2005, 9:08 PM
Mosin Nagant M44 built in 45. Most likely never saw anything, but it may have.

Stevil
11-30-2005, 11:49 PM
I have a Saginaw M1 Carbine that came to me via the US Army, Israeli Defense Forces and the Alabama State Police... :D