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Old 05-01-2008, 07:33 AM
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I never said........

that I didn't like the AR15. I think an AR15 in .308 caliber would be a fine weapon, but they are expensive. However, if you can get one cheaper than a Ruger, then that's great.

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:39 AM
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Your right, you didn't say,

you didn't like the AR. Your reference to the Mini14 gave me the impression you may not have liked the AR and that's why I asked what about it you didn't like. My mistake
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:41 AM
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Here is a Pic.......

of the favorite sniper rifle used by the VietCong. It was an AK Romanian PSL 54C in 7.62x54 Russian caliber.

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:56 AM
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Their version,

of our M-14 I'll bet. ha
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:58 AM
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Here's a pic........

of my Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine in 7.62x54 Russian.

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Old 05-01-2008, 08:06 AM
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Thank you Jack........

for starting this thread, I can talk guns all day.
Th Russian SVD Dragunov sniper rifle in 7.62x54 Russian.

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Talk about an oldy..

When was the rifle used?
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:09 AM
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The Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine.......

was used during WWII. It came into service in 1943 and went out of service in 1948.

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Short life span...

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This is what my Enfield,

originally looked like. Today it's a totally different rifle with the Ivory diamonds enlayed in the stock.
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Short life span....

because the Russians were too quick to develop a semi-automatic rifle, the AK.

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Cool I'd love to get my hands on one of these!



The 1941 Johnson was used by Paramarines early on in WWII. It had a ten shot rotary magazine. Although the Marine Corps lobbied for it to be accepted as an infantry rifle, Army Ordinance nixed it for the M1 Garand.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:12 AM
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Sorry but,

THAT is one ugly weapon. I'd have to do some stock work before it could be presentable. ha
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Cool The Paramarines I've talked to loved it!

They said it was a better rifle than the M1 Garands they stole from the Army when they were not looking.
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Not knowing how the inards work,

I'd have to beleive the rotating mag would give it fits when hot of dirty.
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Cool The Army had similar concerns

They were also concerned about the number of small parts. But, the Marines that actually took it into combat said the rifle was great. The Paramarines also liked the way it broke down which made it easier to jump with. I think the only Marines that actually were issued them were Paramarines and some Raiders. The collectable price on them today is up there. They usually go for $5,000 to $10,000 in good condition!
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At that price,

I wouldn't touch the stock for cleaning. Wow. what a cost.
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Have you Marines,

seen this aution house for weapons? Check it out

http://www.gunbroker.com/
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NOW hee's a weapon,

any Marine would be proud to own....
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Gary........

Yes I have bought a few antique firearms from Gunbroker.com.
The correct URL is:
http://www.gunauctions.org

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