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  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
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I'll Show You Mine If You'll Show Me Yours (Part Deux)

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  • I'm pretty sure they go for well over 3-5 times the price of an average 91/30.

    Everything you need to know about Mosin Nagant rifles can be found here.


    • Here is an M39 so you know what your looking at if you see one.

      OK, multiple ones. It was the first pic of mine I found to link to.
      "A patriot is a man who bleeds for the benefit of his country, not the man who bleeds his country for his own benefit"


      • M39s are great... wonderful trigger, accurate, and quite beautiful

        my M39 (1943 SK.Y) is no exception...

        i've probably posted that photo more than once in this thread but i have nothing new to post... larger pictures can be found here
        eat right, exercise, die anyway



        • After alot of saving and two gun shows here is my collection

          1940 Turkish Mauser
          1948 M44
          1944 M44
          1943 M91/30
          Thanks for the help guys.


          • The date settings of your camera seem to be out of order.

            At least, if those guns are bought after you asked advice.

            I see that you did not get a M39...well, maybe next time.

            If all goes well, I
            Tak Tak


            • [quote=RedGuardist;428986]The date settings of your camera seem to be out of order.

              At least, if those guns are bought after you asked advice.

              I see that you did not get a M39...well, maybe next time.

              If all goes well, I


              • A hammer and a chisel got them open no problem. I went out to a friends house and shot at different objects so no grouping reports but they shot great. The strange thing was when I was shooting my 1948 M44 it didnt have much of a kick to it. I could have shot it all day long. The 1944 M44 on the other hand had a big kick and sounded different to and seemed to have a bigger flame. Any ideas why that would be. The Turk mauser which was an impulse buy shot like a dream. My friend that shot it has now decided his next purchase is a mauser. He shot an old rc car and sent the body about 20 feet in the air.


                • I got a Swede M38, all matching in great condition with a tub of ammo for $550 AUD. Can't wait to take her out and see what she'll do!!! Pics soon.
                  Last edited by Reddog; 05-12-2009, 08:00 AM.


                  • Originally posted by Reddog View Post
                    I got a Swede M38, all matching in great condition with a tub of ammo for $550 AUD. Can't wait to take her out and see what she'll do!!! Pics soon.
                    Congrats. The Swedish Mauser is perhaps the finest rifle. I love my 1911 m/96, and my friend loves his 190? Obendorf m/96...


                    • Baby got a new outfit:

                      Her sisters:

                      With AK74 style brake (Needs to be fitted better)
                      Last edited by Reise; 05-18-2009, 01:12 AM.


                      • Nice WASR!


                        • This is my AKM clone. It is a Romanian kit build on an NDS-3. But it lacks the side mount rail that most (or all?) military issued AKMs have. I didn't realize that until I already had it, but its not that big of a deal for me. I've only put 70 rounds through it so far.

                          Yes, the Monster Man Grip looks stupid, but I can not have a normal pistol grip with the rifle in this configuration. California gun laws suck. At least it functions same same as any other semi auto AK though.

                          I bought it over a month ago for $700 with one mag and 200 rounds of Wolf. Not bad considering the prices in CA these days. Note that all the magazines are fixed to 10 rounds as well.

                          Now, the pics!:

                          Promag in:


                          With short 10/10 (does not fit).

                          And that is all I have now.


                          • Do they somehow think that grip is gonna prevent crime?

                            I'm hoping to be picking up a nice all metal DA/SA 9mm here pretty soon.


                            • Originally posted by JoshuaC View Post
                              Do they somehow think that grip is gonna prevent crime?

                              You really don't know anything about firearms, do you? It prevents you from using a pistol grip, which allows you to hold two assault rifles, one in each hand, allowing for automatic spray-fire.

                              Same thing with the shoulder thing that goes up. These features are too deadly for us to own.

                              When or if these laws go away, I will be buying a pistol grip and put it on. Until now, this is the best I can do.


                              • Why would you go akimbo with assault rifles?
                                Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!