Rifle Pictures!

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  1. NM shooter

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    It' gun porn time guys! :cool:
    Let's face it we all like to look at gun pictures. Share your photos with the forum.

    I got more rifles that than anything else. To start with I've chosen a few from WWII. Eventually I will get photos of the rest up
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    Let's see, from top to bottom they are an M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Mosin-Nagant M38 carbine, and a German K89.
    Some of you may notice that the stock on the Garand looks very clean. The gun was rebuilt just before I got it. The barrel is new, chambered in 308 not 30-06 and so is the stock. The serial number on the receiver is in the 2.4 million range, dating it from January of 1944.
    I have a few Mosin-Nagant 91/30s but the M38 is my favorite.
    This is the only German Mauser I currently own, I have 2 Swedish and one Brazilian as well. The reciever is marked S/42 1938. That means it was made in the Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf am Neckar factory and not one of the subcontractors. A very well made firearm, and check out the balance on it:
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    It's the only gun I own that can stand on it's own like this.
    Thanks for looking. Show us yours.
  2. Slacktrack

    Slacktrack Moderator Staff Member

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    That's an impressive feat for a rifle to perform! I enjoy service rifles as well and own an SKS and a Lee Enfield No 4 mk 2.

    The rifle below is a licensed Chinese copy of the Russian design with some slight modifications. Most notable is the spike bayonet instead of the Russian blade.

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    My Lee Enfield was a sporterized milsurp rifle that had the full wood stock re-installed by the previous owner. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the wood work and and all that's left now in my safe is a barrelled action. That's the action below!

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    I plan on restoring it soon and I'm just waiting on some custom work to be done to the new stock pieces that I ordered for it.
  3. NM shooter

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    Cool! My brother had an SKS for awhile, they are a lot of fun. That Enfield looks to be in pretty good shape. I don't see any pitting on the receiver. I got a few other pieces that I'll try to get posted soon.
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    Mizali Rookie Shooter

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    The only gun we have here that I have pictures of is the M1A, but I'm happy to share the gun-porn that I've got of it!

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    That ROCKS! The M1A has been on my wish list for awhile. The scope looks like a Leupold, 40 mm objective and illuminated reticle. I bet that is fun to shoot.
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    Nice looking rifles ladies and gents!
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    I recently picked up a pre-64, Winchester 1894, chambered in .30-30 WCF. I cleaned up and refinished the stock. One of the previous owners had installed a peep-sight.

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    Excellent acquisition GearZ. Are you going to shoot her, or keep her as a collectors piece?
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    Thanks, Thomas. This rifle is definitely a shooter. In fact I've taken it out a few times for some informal target practice.
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    Sweet rifles! I love the K89.. I myself have a Mosin 91/30... I love the kick of the 7.62x54r hahaha. I got to shoot an m1 Carbine once and it was a pretty fun experience. I loved the feel of the rifle, and I was able to get used to it pretty fast and was getting a pretty good grouping on a target we had. ^^ My dad has an Arisaka from his grandpa from WW2 (type 38 I believe?) and it's almost comical how much smaller it is compared to other rifles of the period.
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    I thought I might add my Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle. Its a pretty plain model (wood stock, blued, etc.) and I, generally, run 20-rounders in it. Its no tack-driver, but it is handy, no-frills carbine.

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    Those are all such beautiful rifles, I'm wondering are they all fully functioning or have they had their firing pins removed, I have a WWII Enfield Rifle, I'll post up a picture later, I've had the firing pin replaced and sometimes take it to the firing range, I love its control and accuracy, not to mention its such a bulky gun and I love the feel of it.
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    I can't speak for everyone, but my rifles certainly have firing pins. They are a lot less fun if they don't go bang. ;)
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    I know right, but with gun laws the way they are in Ireland, firing pins must be removed and the barrels need to be filled with lead, and sadly it costs an absolute fortune over here to clear the barrel and replace the firing pin, I think I must have spent about €9,000 to €10,000 on refurbishment and repairs this year alone.
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    Yikes! I didn't realize Irish gun laws were so Draconian. Ten thousand Euros is something like thirteen grand in dollars. That's a spendy project, to put it mildly.
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    Don't you know it, I was saving what seemed like forever just to make the money for it all, I have a new gun its an old fashioned Tommy gun, but the problem with it is that the stock has been damaged and the firing block and trigger were badly welded together, I can see this costing another small fortune hehe.
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    A Thompson? Very nice. What are the laws over there governing select-fire arms like that?
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    Technically the only way you can have a gun over here is if the local police know about it, you have to buy an incredibly expensive rifle license and then have them locked away and the local police can come round to inspect the rifle at any point, if you have any ammunition you have to have that locked away and if it isn't then they will take that and your gun away for an indefinite period of time, or for destruction.

    Basically it's a rubbish place to try and collect guns, hence why everything to do with them is so expensive.
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    That M1A is a great civilian adaptation to the M14 rifle. I have seen this gun on the show "Top Shot".
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    I could never really justify the expensive of a M1A (civvie version of the venerable M14), but man that thing is a work of art. Granted, I've always have had a soft sport for the classics, wood stocks, and blued steel. :)

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