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Nice! That's the one I still want, but am unwilling to pay for. I don't really care about the Japanese or Italian weapons, and I've never even seen a French rifle in person.

BTW...you say M48 Mauser? Is that the Yugo version.......from after WW2?

Now you can start on the K98k, Garand, No 4 Mk2 Lee-Enfield, 91/30 Mosin, Type 99 Arisaka, MAS 36, and 91/41 Carcano.
Round it out with a Finn Mosin, Czech Mauser, FN Mauser, Turkish Mauser, and an M38 Mosin, and you're in business!
 

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Acquired a 1903 Springfield back in September for what I thought was a good deal:
Who cares what you think? Fess up and we'll be the judge.
 

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ajole it is the Yugo Mauser, should have said WW2-ish cause the Mosin is post war too.

cicpup it was $1,300, which was several hundred lower than I had been seeing online when I could find them and my last gun buy for a long while. Of course my SIL latched onto a nice Garand for $800 and had to show me up. He go his from the CMP folks. The guy I got the 1903 from did throw in some ammo, some clips, and a nice canvas case.

Haven't checked prices on ammo lately but I hope it has come down a bit. 2 boxes is like sending $100 down range.
 

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Now you can start on the K98k, Garand, No 4 Mk2 Lee-Enfield, 91/30 Mosin, Type 99 Arisaka, MAS 36, and 91/41 Carcano.
Round it out with a Finn Mosin, Czech Mauser, FN Mauser, Turkish Mauser, and an M38 Mosin, and you're in business!
It never ends!!! but what fun would it be if it did...
 
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cicpup it was $1,300, which was several hundred lower than I had been seeing online
Whoof....and THAT is why I collect .22's!;)

My most expensive WW2 era gun was the $500 Garand. Most were under $200. Ahhhh....the good old days.:cry:
 

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My WWII bolt action battle rifle burnt up in the great fire of ‘99. You are still missing a few. Other than the ones @ajole mentioned, you need:
  1. Berthier (8mm Lebel 🇫🇷)
  2. Krag Jorgensen M1894 (6.5x55 🇳🇴)
  3. Karabinek M29 (8x57 🇵🇱)
of course there is the British MKIV and MKV and a spattering of others that were issued in small numbers. But I think between you, Al, and I we just about have it.
 

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That's a nice start Dubar. I have most of those mentioned and in duplicate for some. The Swedish K31 straight pull back is a super one.
Mine even came with the previous owners address etc. in the butt plate. Look into a C&R. It's worth it. Not quite the buys of 20 30 yrs ago though.
 

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@Dubar

That's an enviable collection of WWII-era rifles, but it seems that you're missing what should be the easiest one to get--a 91/30. That was way more prevalent than the M44 you have and would very much enjoy a place in that family of yours.
 

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That's an enviable collection of WWII-era rifles, but it seems that you're missing what should be the easiest one to get--a 91/30. That was way more prevalent than the M44 you have and would very much enjoy a place in that family of yours.
I have about 5 of em of different varieties. And the .22 trainer. There are so many to collect it'll make yer head spin. I've got Mauser's,Enfield's and such. I got them when the gettin was still good and starting to run out. 20 or more yrs ago. $$$$$$!!!
 

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I have about 5 of em of different varieties. And the .22 trainer. There are so many to collect it'll make yer head spin. I've got Mauser's,Enfield's and such. I got them when the gettin was still good and starting to run out. 20 or more yrs ago. $$$$$$!!!
$99 or less. The prices now are ridiculously stupid.
 

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$99 or less. The prices now are ridiculously stupid.
I think I got one of the last $99 91/30s from Classic Firearms back in 2014 when they were selling what they called their "B-Grades." There was nothing B-Grade about it, either. The finish in a few spots wasn't pretty, but the rifle is very shootable. It easily delivers five rounds under 2" at 100 yards with spam can ammo.
 

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I have about 5 of em of different varieties. And the .22 trainer. There are so many to collect it'll make yer head spin. I've got Mauser's,Enfield's and such. I got them when the gettin was still good and starting to run out. 20 or more yrs ago. $$$$$$!!!
I got one of those Ishapor Enfields back in 1999 for about $90. Those things are about non-existent, now.
 

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Used to be $49 out of a barrel at the local department store. I had a collection of souvenired rifles. They were a few dollars more, but not much. I wish I still had them today.
 
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My 91/30’s were $89. The store even had the cosmoline cleaned out of them. I have two war year Izzies, and an older 1931 Tula hex that can shoot pretty nice groups. Thinking back, that one may have been $99, I got it a year or two after the others.
 

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I can recall walking by barrels full of rifles in Roses back in the early 90s and thinking...Who'd wanna buy that old junk? Where's Sherman and Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine when you need it?!?!?!
 

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Acquired a 1903 Springfield back in September for what I thought was a good deal:

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Looks and shoots great. Very clean bore and stock.

Rounds out my WW2 collection of M41 Carcano, M48 Mauser, M44 Mosin, Type 38 Arisaka, and MK3 Lee-Enfield.
Very nice.

Now, you need to get ahold of the "scaled accurate" collection of the Mosin 91/30, M38, the pistol and the Springfield 1903A1 models in 22LR, from Keystone Arms that they have come out with. They are a bit pricey though.
 
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