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MR.X`

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#1 14 years ago

I was wondering where I could purchase some of the old ww2 rifles, hopefully at a good pirce any of these would be nice: 1. K98 (pref. German) 2. Moisin Nagant 3. 1903A4 Springfiled 4. Lee-Enfield No.4 5. Garand, old, not new




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#2 14 years ago

Try looking at a local gun show, but make sure you know how much you should be paying and how to determine their working order. You should be able to pick up most foreign rifles for between $150 and $200 depending on condition. Also, determine if you're looking for something that's collector grade or just a good shooter -- big variance in price.

For the Springfield and the Garand, I'd recommend the Civilian Marksmanship Program (www.odcmp.com). Good quality firearms and you may even discover you like competitive shooting.

Good luck.




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#3 14 years ago

ive been to plenty of gun shows, and all ive seen are the new SA Garands and yugo K98s. Im thinking my local gun shop might be able to fine one for me, but not so sure.

LOL! Dude, im not new to competetive shooting. I just won a benelli supersport (the trap version of the M1 shotgun, higher comb and a redone stock) at a ATSA tourney last weekend. im more of a shotgunner, but i will shoot my Anschuts 1416L .22LR in 50yard competitions. Its a great .22, handmade in germany. http://jga.anschuetz-sport.com/pm/main.php?kid=40&l=e&project=jga_de




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#4 14 years ago

www.mitchellsales.com These guys sell heavily sanded and refinished german mausers. www.marstar.ca These guys sell original condition german and yugo mausers.

I bought a German mauser from Marstar and was surprised how amazing the condition of the stock and bore was. The stock was 80% with almost no dings or scratches, while the bore looked like it had been machined a week earlier.

Mitchell's mausers are good condition, but they have a tendancy to sand them down a bit to make them look better.




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#5 14 years ago

Ohhh you crazy Americans, the only thing you have in your head is guns guns guns;)




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#6 14 years ago

Well I guess it just depends on the show. One I was at recently had tables full of No.4, Nagants, and even a few Arisakas lying around. The Arisakas were dirt cheap. Problem with them though is that the ammo costs an arm and a leg.

Congrats on the shottgunning win. I'm more a long range hi-power shooter myself.




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#7 14 years ago

yeah, 7.92mm ammo is kinda expensive at my local gun store. the gun show i went to had some yugo k98s, a really bad Nagant, tons of 1903A3/A4s one Enfield, and an SVT40, which was pretty cool.




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#8 14 years ago
USMA2010yeah, 7.92mm ammo is kinda expensive at my local gun store. the gun show i went to had some yugo k98s, a really bad Nagant, tons of 1903A3/A4s one Enfield, and an SVT40, which was pretty cool.

Cheaperthandirt.com has 7.92x57mm (mauser 8mm) ammo for less than $0.10 a round.




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#9 14 years ago

damn! well the perks of buying ammo at my store is you get it preloaded into the stripper clip, plus you get an authentic ammo belt.




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#10 14 years ago
1. K98 (pref. German) 2. Moisin Nagant 3. 1903A4 Springfiled 4. Lee-Enfield No.4 5. Garand, old, not new

Since antique rifle collecting is on the rise so are prices. You can get a K98 for relatively cheap at around $250, yes for a german NON-MATCHING one. But for a matching one you're looking at probaly $600+. As for Nagants, they can be had for relatively cheap. I think I saw one for like $125 not too long ago. Springfields and Enfield run about the same price, along with the Garand, settling around $500-$1000 depending on condition/year. An actual WWII Garand is going to be expensive. 1950's ones are cheaper, but I, like you, don't want non-WWII shit. The best place to find these kinda things, at least around here. Is your local surplus store. Mine regularly gets in a Garand or a K98. At least once every few months. And these are vintage WWII-Issue guns here, no post-war crap. I know the guy well so I get the scoop on things. The only real problem with Gunshows is the prices are higher then your surplus store will sel them for and you have to deal with paperwork (MOST of the time). And that can kinda be a hassle. Quick question...are you wanting just to collect and not fire these? Or are you wanting to collect AND fire?

damn! well the perks of buying ammo at my store is you get it preloaded into the stripper clip, plus you get an authentic ammo belt.

BLISTEX - USMA - That ammo is corrosive ammo. Which is no big deal if you clean your gun thoroughly after you go shooting (as you should always do). I however, want only new-age ammo in my firearms. I don't need my bore to pit if I by some reason miss a spot. But if you fire your gun a lot and always clean it very good when you're done, can't go wrong with corrosive for the price. Just be ready to clean that bitch out so it doesn't drop value like an automibile once you miss a cleaning. There is nothing wrong with it...I just don't like using it. Then again, I don't shoot alot.




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