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xenophobe
04-30-2006, 10:16 PM
Mine is my Russian SKS.

First post in the first thread here. yay! :p

Uberdummy
04-30-2006, 10:21 PM
Well, I haven't shot any yet, but my favorite rifle of all time has to be the M1 Garand.

I did purchase a Nagant M91/30 today, so once I get that thing home and shoot it, I can have an opinion on that one.

Always fun to start off a new section isn't it?:)

chickenfried
04-30-2006, 10:34 PM
Right now my K31. Favorite one I've ever owned, was a winchester model 70 in .30-06 with a beautiful tiger striped stock. That got stoled right from under me , by amenment II ;) :p.

http://www.geocities.com/d.dong@sbcglobal.net/703.jpg

wayoutwest
04-30-2006, 10:46 PM
My only one is my Russian SKS 1951, all matching including the stock, it was a Valentines Day present from my wife years ago.

I need to add a K31, 91/30, M44 for sure.

Santa Cruz Armory
04-30-2006, 10:48 PM
Well, great to see the new sectoin on C&R!:)

Well, all I have is a 91/30 and an M44 in the C&R category. I haven't shot the M44 yet but the 91/30 packs a little punch:eek: so I think the M44 will sting a little more.

I will be getting more C&Rs in the future as my FFL03 is on it's way. I'll keep ya all updated.

ocabj
04-30-2006, 10:56 PM
The M1 Garand. No contest.

Stanze
04-30-2006, 11:27 PM
That I own? My Yugo M59 SKS.:D

50 Freak
05-01-2006, 1:02 AM
The new in wrap Enfields No4, Mk2's and I'm starting to lean towards the FN-49s.

Both are fantastic guns.

stealthmode
05-01-2006, 1:27 AM
Vz-24............

Yute
05-01-2006, 1:34 AM
Lee Enfields, in the no.4 flavor!

Parados13
05-01-2006, 2:30 AM
Winchester model 1894

.....that counts right? :D

Pryde
05-01-2006, 3:22 AM
kAR98K!!!!

CalExile
05-01-2006, 5:51 AM
Actual C&R purchase = Swiss K31.

shopkeep
05-01-2006, 2:09 PM
Yeah, it's totally unoriginal, but nothing beats an M-1 Garand.

Veritas_223
05-01-2006, 4:18 PM
SVT-40, Hakim, Rasheed, AG-42b, VZ-52, M1917 and TT-33.

Veritas_223
05-01-2006, 4:18 PM
SVT-40, Hakim, Rasheed, AG-42b, VZ-52, M1917 and TT-33.

grammaton76
05-01-2006, 4:53 PM
Favorite, definitely Hakim. Favorite (and only) C&R handgun: CZ-52.

mltrading
05-01-2006, 5:32 PM
Currently, my favorate is K-31.:)

Dream list:
SVT-40
FN-49
Hakim
VZ-52 (rifle)

Fate
05-01-2006, 8:25 PM
http://images5.fotki.com/v64/free/99a8e/8/869099/3318498/41SVTSA_ProfileRight2-vi.jpg

My current favorite is my Finn captured SVT40. Gotta love semi auto rifles with detachable mags that sling big, fat 7.62x54r rounds of hot death. :D

NagantHunter
05-01-2006, 8:33 PM
My favorite is EVERY FREAKIN' ONE OF 'EM.

There is just something so dang cool about holding a piece of history in your hands. I just picked up a 91/30, stamped in 1937.

I wonder every time I pick that rifle up - if it could just talk, what kinds of stories would it tell? Based on the condition, it certainly wasn't sitting in a box it's whole life - it was used!

All of this being said, does anyone know how to track a rifle's life back in the former USSR? Did they keep good records, or is the story lost? (I realize this is off topic, I just got going and couldn't help myself) :D

PatrickM.
05-01-2006, 8:38 PM
i love my Mosin Nag-ants!!!!!!


I would love to get more but still being in school, my budget does not allow me to get more....


I am sorry but if you don't have a shoulder that hurts after shooting...then you have not shot a mosin nagant enough!!!!!:) :p :) :p


Patrick M.

Racefiend
05-01-2006, 9:09 PM
30-40 Kraig, hands down. Excellent accuracy, fast loading, and the smoothest action of any rifle I've touched.

Hopi
05-01-2006, 9:36 PM
I sorta like K-31 carbines. I actually like to get them by the dozen, bundle them up, and put them into my quiver like arrows. You know what they say, "once you go straight-pull, you never...", wait, do they say that?

magsnubby
05-01-2006, 10:01 PM
I currently only have 6 mil surps but that'll change as soon as my C&R comes in.

German Mauser M48
Yugo SKS
Turkish Mauser
Russian Mosin-Nagent M44 (ATI stock & bayo removed)
British Enfield N0. 1 Mk 3
And my favorite...Springfield M1 Garand (dated late 1942)

Guinness
05-01-2006, 10:18 PM
I'd have to say my Hakim.. Anything that throws brass 15 + feet ya got to love... :D

footdoc
05-01-2006, 11:02 PM
I love my Finnish Mosin M39s, Czech Brno 98/22, Enfield No4MK2, Arisaka T99 Nagoya 3rd Series, Russian M91, RC K98, Swedish Oberndorf M96, and... of course, the M1 Garand!

Santa Cruz Armory
05-02-2006, 6:28 AM
Well, great to see the new sectoin on C&R!:)



I totally agree. I have my FFL03 inbound!:D

A dedicated forum would be a great resource.


WHOO HOO !!!!
Just came today!! Let the poorness begin....:D

Does anyone know a list of places that will give good deals and pricing for FFL holders?

Thanks guys

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/FFL03.jpg

mow
05-02-2006, 8:09 AM
When did you send yours in?

Harbinger
05-02-2006, 8:19 AM
I started (before I got my C&R), with an Enfield No4 Mk1... and I LOVE it. It's an incredibly accurate rifle for its age.

If I had to pick an absolute FAVORITE, it'd be the Russian SKS or the SVT, neither of which I own (yet).

Mike

Leo762
05-02-2006, 8:53 AM
fav CnR is SVT 40, IMO the best battle rifle in WWII, fun as hell to shoot :)

second would be 91/30 or M39

GotAmmo?
05-02-2006, 8:55 AM
Not sure, but I love my 1903 Springfields. Here's my meager list:

x1 SMLE No 1 Mk III (dated 1916?? Have to look again)
x2 M1903 Springfields (dates are 1918 & 1923)
x1 K98 (dated 1942)
x1 G43(parts gun for reenacting)
x1 M1 Garand(1952??Also have to look)

Wish list:
SVT-40
Gewehr 98
1930's dated K98

pogo
05-02-2006, 10:37 AM
Favorite to shoot, or just to own? Lately the preferred shooter is a Winchester 95 Russian musket. Favorite to pull out of the safe? Lately I enjoy the G43s, SVTs, Arisakas, Garand, they just seem to tell a story.

My favorite is EVERY FREAKIN' ONE OF 'EM.

There is just something so dang cool about holding a piece of history in your hands. I just picked up a 91/30, stamped in 1937.

I wonder every time I pick that rifle up - if it could just talk, what kinds of stories would it tell? Based on the condition, it certainly wasn't sitting in a box it's whole life - it was used!

All of this being said, does anyone know how to track a rifle's life back in the former USSR? Did they keep good records, or is the story lost? (I realize this is off topic, I just got going and couldn't help myself) :D

Ain't that the truth, some of these pieces went to hell and back, I like them more than the pristine ones.

Great question, it'd be great if Russia had issue records for these rifles, kind'a doubt it though. I imagine they passed them out wholesale to the peasants, but it would be cool if we could track down particulars of some of these pieces.

Seems I remember that shortages dictated that some Russians on the front didn't even have rifles, they were told to wait until a comrade was shot, and then grab his Mosin.



i love my Mosin Nag-ants!!!!!!

Ditto, especially my PUs and Finns.

fal_762x51
05-02-2006, 10:59 AM
Man, I can say. Its like asking which of your kids you love more.

Santa Cruz Armory
05-02-2006, 5:26 PM
When did you send yours in?


I sent it in February 12th, arrived on may 1st. Not too bad of a wait.:)

50BMGBOB
05-02-2006, 11:36 PM
Mine is the Marble Game Getter. I have a Flobert-Warnant that is fun to shoot too.

jdberger
05-03-2006, 1:41 AM
My absolute favorite C&R is listed on the bottom of page 18 of ATF's 2004 C&R list. The entry is as follows:

Colt, factory engraved for "Dr. Ramon Grau San Martin," President of Cuba, .45 cal. pistol with 5" barrel and blue steel finish; S/N C231769

Dr. Ramon Grau San Martin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram%C3%B3n_Grau_San_Mart%C3%ADn)

icormba
05-03-2006, 1:34 PM
M1 Garand... duh! ;)

followed by a Russian SKS or 2.


by the way... jdberger, are you saying you actually have that one!! if so, WOW!!! very cool!

jerryb78
05-03-2006, 3:01 PM
svt 40 and mas 49/56

kenc9
05-03-2006, 3:39 PM
My Tula 91/30 1943 that was handpicked in St. Petersburg Russia.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/kenc9/10IMG_1006.jpg

Or maybe my 27 1929 Tikka that records show only 84 were produced.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/kenc9/27%201929%20Tikka/Picture001.jpg

Hopi
05-03-2006, 6:09 PM
My Tula 91/30 1943 that was handpicked in St. Petersburg Russia.
http://i4.photoucket.com/albums/y109/kenc9/10IMG_1006.jpg

Or maybe my 27 1929 Tikka that records show only 84 were produced.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/kenc9/27%20929%20Tikka/Picture001.jpg

Cheater! This is not the picture thread....:)

Evil Gun
05-05-2006, 10:21 PM
Bolt gun-Enfield No4 Mk1
SL-Garand, with the SKS and FN49 second.

slowjonn
05-08-2006, 9:36 AM
Favorite C&R - M1 carbine ( all eleven of them!). Great little gun. Light, a blast to shoot.

phish
05-08-2006, 3:23 PM
I don't know if my CG-63 qualifies since it was stroked 'n poked by Norma back in '67, but it's my favorite.

My K31 is a close second. I think it's awesome that something as intricately machined as that can only go for around a C-note.

icormba
05-11-2006, 12:48 PM
Just got back from the range on Tues with my Swede M41b... oh my!!

One of the most accurate C & R's I've ever seen... and it's 100 years old to boot!

mj1
05-19-2006, 5:22 PM
:cool:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/9247da1b.jpg

Altahick
05-19-2006, 6:59 PM
i like my yugo m48 numbers matching excelent condition mauser. i traded my uncle a set of speakers for it :D

Rob454
05-19-2006, 7:07 PM
I havea yugo 59 which is in great condition. i prefer a M1 but the SKS is a reliable rifle. Just feels really solid overall
Rob

MasterChief
05-20-2006, 1:57 PM
1917 Enfield Sht LE MkIII* (* cancelled), matching numbers on receiver-bolt-barrel-rear sight-nose cap, unissued replacement Ishy stock set (fitted, finished and installed by me).
http://www.fototime.com/9019E72FC90BFBA/standard.jpg

mj1
05-20-2006, 2:24 PM
Can I change my mind on this?;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/ee8f9fe2.jpg

*MJ*

Morales
12-29-2006, 9:04 PM
For me, I would say the K31.

I have two of them, one 1940, all matching numbers; and another 1942 with the bolt replaced. Both Walnut stocked, both have bores that look like the previous owners just shot about 100 rounds through them and sent them to the states. Number two is my Yugoslavian M24/47. I have a Russian 91/30 (1942), Savage Arms Enfield No.4 Mark 1*. I also have a Yugoslavian 59/66 sitting in the shop waiting for my 10 day waiting period to end....

Addax
12-29-2006, 9:45 PM
My Favs:

#1 (Most Definetly) The G/K43 rifle
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r144/k43qve/Picture007.jpg

#2 Venezuelan FN49's
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r144/k43qve/Picture123.jpg

#3 Enfield No4's
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r144/k43qve/Picture027.jpg

#4 Swiss K31
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r144/k43qve/Picture003.jpg

TMC
12-29-2006, 10:26 PM
My favorite is EVERY FREAKIN' ONE OF 'EM.



+1 on that!

My dad, a buddy and myself were out at the range today shooting bowling pins offhand at 50 yards with an Enfield Jungle Carbine, Enfield No.4, 91/30 and Yugo M48. Tons of fun! Nice loud bang, solid but not unpleasant recoil and the pins go down hard when hit with 8mm, 7.62x54R or .303 Brit. These guns are allot more fun shooting reactive targets rather than punching paper off a bench.

Full Clip
12-29-2006, 10:34 PM
Here they be:
Lux FN-49
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-3/981624/Fn49-30.06Small.jpg
1941 SVT-40
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-3/981624/finished-full.jpg
M1 Garand
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-3/981624/sa1.jpg
Enfield #5
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-3/981624/Enfield53sm.jpg
I have a few more, but those are my faves...

KenpoProfessor
12-30-2006, 6:02 AM
In order of funness LOL.

Hakim - 8mm semi-auto sweetness. Got 5 now.

Yugo Zastava 59/66 - more semi-auto sweetness X 8 with 2 Bubba'd and 1 M59

Yugo M48 - sporterized and super accurate

Yugo 24/47 - heavy and fun X 3

Mosins - M38, M44, 91/30 - OUCH LOL.
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Have a great Kenpo New Year

Clyde

marksbb
12-30-2006, 3:34 PM
Without a doubt, my m1 garands, following closely behind would be my fire breathing mosin m44s.

Bing
01-01-2007, 11:00 AM
I only have one....it's my H&R M1 Garand.

stator
01-01-2007, 5:51 PM
My WWII Winchester but it is not a Garand. It is a lever action and is quite rare.

MinorDMaverick
01-03-2007, 9:07 PM
M1 Garand.

PJA
01-04-2007, 12:40 AM
Camera is currently hors de combat, but I can't decide between my BSA Model 12 in 22 Hornet with a 24 power Redfield 3200 scope or my vintage 1925 Winchester Model 53 in 25-20 with a Marbles tang sight. As soon as my wife deals with the camera problem, I (she) will post pictures.
Pete

11Z50
01-04-2007, 12:55 AM
Aside from my DCM Garand, and an 03-A3, my favorite C&R is a primo M39 VKT. It shoots great, and is really a high-quality rifle.

Dr. Peter Venkman
01-04-2007, 1:55 AM
I'd have to say My SA M1 Garand. Late '44 early '45 manufacture.

Other than that, my 1945 SAKO M39 on an 1896 receiver.

mj1
01-04-2007, 9:16 AM
Cow Place or Metcalff?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/DSCF0008a.jpg

I'm loading 100 PS75 brass today.

Cheers
MJ

Morales
01-27-2007, 6:21 PM
For me, and this is from what I actually own, I would have to say that the K31 and Yugoslavian 24/47 are neck and neck. I know the the '31 has a more beautiful mechanism (for me at least), but the mauser action is just... I don't know, my favorite turn bolt. My turk mauser is pretty long, Its like a 91/30 in mauser form. I like that one too.

Sprng 03'-A3
01-29-2007, 7:45 AM
Easy answer as my screen name implies. I have a sporter '03 that I picked up cheap that shoots as well or better than most $1,000 to $1,500 rifles. Also have a nice CMP Garand that is a blast to shoot.

TEX1966
01-29-2007, 3:45 PM
M-1 Garand, all 3 of them!

MisterDudeManGuy
01-29-2007, 5:30 PM
My Garands - all 12 of them. :-) My '42 (508xxx S/N) the best, though. I like the 6-digit S/N's. My K-31 next. My 24/47 Mausers next. My Mosin M44 last. Dead last. He's getting evicted real soon. :-(

otalps
01-29-2007, 5:36 PM
Poor m44:( You don't like the fireballs?

MisterDudeManGuy
01-29-2007, 7:59 PM
Poor m44:( You don't like the fireballs?

Ahh, it's not that. It's kinda cool to set off the car alarms at Burro. Man, that thing sure goes FOOM. It's more like I am in need of more Garand space, and if I gotta pick...

I'd probably dig a M91/30 sniper rig more than the M44. I tend to concentrate on long range, and the M44 just isn't the right tool for that job. I'll probably drop it off at Ade's real soon or put it up here.