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Any WWII gun lovers out there?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Medic!, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Like old guns? Not a lot of love for WWII guns on this site. I like new black guns. But they don't have the soul of the guns made for the Military's of the world. And used in WWII. Maybe because they had a purpose. And were used for it.
    Sure an AR-15 can tear some stuff up. But an old M1 did! And a Glock is possibly the most evil looking and relible hand gun. But the luger ''Black Widow'' was the origonal black gun.
    I admit I got all the new modern guns first. They as my love for all things gun grew I discovered old guns.
    So you young guys out there. Get your AR,AK,FAL,HK-91,SCAR,M-4 Benelli,UZI,556, and other hi capacity guns. Then consider adopting an old work horse. [ O.K. The FAL and HK-91 are considered old farts now]. Don't get stuck thinking you are gona pay an arm and leg, and it's not worth it. Keep an eye open and you will find a deal. Sellers don't often get asking price. Make an offer and you will bring home guns. Not allways, but often. Just think. Many owners have inherited these guns and have little into them. And only a quick internet value in mind. So educate them and ask them to get back to you. Not saying to take advantage. Be fair. I've had men call me a month or more after I looked at there gun. They'll say nobody wanted to pay $1000, and those little marks on the stock didn't make the gun that special or worth what I hoped. So $500 sounded good. And don't forget the CMP. Not as hard to buy from as they used to be.
    Here are some of the old guys hanging out. I don't shoot the pistols anymore. But do still shoot the long guns. 30 carbine is my favorite gun and have an ever growing number of these light handy rifle.
    I prefer auto rifles. But still like and collect Bolt guns. After all most other countries had bolt guns as there standard issue rifles.
    I'm allways selling and buying new old guns. Changing and geting better examples of guns is half the fun. Allso post WWII guns are old enough to make them interesting. So SKS, and the like are fun too.
    So show your old soldiers. Tell us its story. Or just have a look at some of mine and let the love start to grow. You know you want one! You need one! Two.... Three....
     
  2. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I love the old guns. That's why I have my C&R FFL.
     
  3. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    All of my weapons are of that era minus a few!!!!!! I just cant help that they are built like tanks and would tell one heck of a story if they could talk.
     
  4. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I Like them I have be trying to find a good deal on a 1903- A3 but when I get the money saved up I never see one for sale. Keep hoping somebody will put one up for cheap trying to get money together for a AR.
     
  5. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My M1 will turn 70 in April. I have a BUNCH of enbloc rounds in the safe...who needs a poodle shooter when ya have a Garand!!
     
  6. Armchair Operator

    Armchair Operator Beaverton Active Member

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    Out of several modern rifles (AR, AK, HK91) and even some full auto's, my CMP M1 Garand get's the most use.
     
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  7. mambo

    mambo Eugene, Oregon Member

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    Got any Quality Hardware parts??? Looking for a rear sight, Type 1 barrel band, recoil lug.
     
  8. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Everything I own is pre 1970 I think. Most of them are considerably older 1880's-1960's. I won't bash new guns or black guns, but you said it best they have no character.
     
  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I miss the cheep 30-06 ammo from CMP. I think it won't be too long and I will be missing the guns from the CMP. The pres. could make them go away with a pen stroke.
     
  10. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    Love the Pacific bringbacks. Here's some:

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    -Thirtycal
     
  11. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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  12. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    I got started in collecting WWII Firearms when my Father brought back some for me from Japan way before I was born.
     
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  13. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a Mosin and a CMP Special M1. My M1 gets the most shoot time outof all my rifles!
     
  14. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    1943 Colt 1911A1 carried by an Army soldier in the European theater.
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    1918 Erfurt Luger maybe used in both WWI and WWII.
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    1917 Webley Mk VI with New Zealand markings. Who knows where it defended the British Empire.
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    I used to have more but I gradually lost interest or room in the safe. Now I restrict my historical collections to iconic handguns and rifles.
     
  15. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    More of mine:


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    I also have Enfields.
     
  16. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    One ugly side to collecting WWII stuff. All those fakes!
    I allways wanted a WWII sword and did find a nice fake for $100. I often see these sold for $500+ as the real thing. I since stoped looking untill I get the education needed to play in swords. For now I will stick to things I know more about.
    Add all the humped up 30 carbines, garands and 1911's makes it a frustrating hobby. I stoped going to many gun shows to look for goods. I now stick to other sources.
     
  17. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Does owning six Mosin-Nagants qualify me as a WWII firearm lover? LOL.

    Four Russians of different models, two Finns. Truth be told, other than my M44, I've avoided wartime production because the standards dropped. But of course, plenty of guns made in the 30s saw action.

    I can't afford other stuff from that era - the 98Ks and Garands are too expensive now.

    Heck, I love WWI guns, too - I like to think my old Turk Mauser saw action at Gallipoli, but of course I'll never know.
     
  18. fry

    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    nice pics Andy.
     
  19. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    Back when I had my C&R I picked up a bunch. I still have a Mosin 91/30 and a couple of swiss k31's, love those k31's.
     
  20. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    It's like comparing a Knucklehead or Indian Chief to a Hayabusa or Aprillia Tuono. My absolute favorite rifle is a Bannerman Krag carbine. It may not be what I would choose to hold off a bunch of hoodies or legions of the shambling undead, but it feels good in the hands and the action is silky smooth. There's nothing like nicely finished blue steel and walnut, or the sound of a classic American V-Twin.