Favorite milsurp rifles?

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  1. Valmet

    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    Got to thinking today about milsurp rifles and was wondering what fellow GT’ers favorites were...

    For me- it has to be the Pattern 14/Model 1917 Enfield (fortunate enough to own both). Kinda awkward but excellent sights and I shoot those guns well. A close second for me is the No 1 SMLE (I like early Mk Is but IIIs are sweet too).

    Anybody else a fan of milsurps on here?
    My 1904 No 1 Mk I***
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    I have a few Mosins My favorite is probably my M38.
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    As much as I love my Mosins, my favorite is my 1942 Garand....
     
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    The Garands are nice. Also like shooting the Mosins. My M1 carbine is also fun to play with. I want to shoot a 1903 too at some point
     
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    For my US milsurps, it is a toss-up between my 1942 mfg Springfield M-1 and my 1918 mfg 1903 Springfield. For foreign, hands down, my Czech VZ24 Mauser.
     
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    Over all, it's my Savage #4, mk1 smle. But strictly us rifles it's my 1903a3.
     
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    Had a C&R License and a credit card. Boy, was I on a roll. AK's and SKS's.jpg Gun1.JPG IMG_0229.JPG IMG_0551.JPG IMG_1651.JPG
     
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    My most accurate surplus is my Finnish Mosin M39. I was looking hard at the Swedish K31 like Berto has but never got one. I also was looking for a 8mm Mauser but never got one of them either. It's probably too late now as the prices have really jumped in the last few years.
     
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    Me to but Enfields do make me go ga-ga.

    Ive never shot a K-31. I'd love to.
     
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    Favorite: K31
    2nd: Finnish M39

    But I love all of them.
     
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    And a nice-looking one at that
     
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    I think my M24 is my favorite milsurp, but my 1903a4 is a close contender.
     
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    Garand
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    Vietnam era M16 (does that count)
    Browning BAR (wish I had one)
     
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    Valmet my favorite is the M1 Carbine. Love shooting mine. A light handy gun, but so so killing power. My deceased cousin was a WW ll vet. He told me he carried a M1 carbine as a tank mechanic throughout the war. He said he became a tank mechanic because he didn't want no part of carrying around that 9 pound M1 Garand. One day he was showing me some pictures he had taken after the war when he was on R & R in the mountains of Germany. He had several pictures of beautiful Alpine lakes. Knowing he loved to fish I asked him had he fished any of those Alpine lakes. He said yes. I then asked him what he used for bait. He said Hand Grenades. I snorted a full can of beer out of my nose. He was a great man and my hero.
     
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    My Remington 1903... Sweet!

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    I forgot. I have a mauser in 7.65 Argentine as well.
     
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    Love ALL of them, for different reasons.

    The 7x57 Mauser is just such a sweet shooting, very flat, very accurate rifle, given that it is over 100 years old. I don't shoot it much, because I know it was also my late brother in law's favorite, and he hand loaded for it. I have no idea how much he did or didn't hotrod it, do know he took a lot of deer and hogs with it.

    Hands down most accurate, the Swiss K-31, dated 1939. This is a damn laser beam, out to 300 yards with iron sights. The two stage trigger makes it, push the trigger forward from the back, and it sets it to about a 2 pound trigger, for long range shots is almost cheating. Just breath correctly, time the shot, and put the slightest pressure on it, and the gun goes bang. My only complaint about it is, it deserves a good scope and mount, have tried several and they are all inconsistent.

    My eyes do not do the iron sights justice, by a long shot. I'm looking forward to the day my grandson is big enough and heavy enough to be introduced to this rifle, can see a match made it heaven with young eyes and reflexes. It will be worthy of where I hope he is as a shooter when the time comes.

    However, my favorite are my Mosins. They are just like me, rough, crude, unrefined, but effective if I just buckle down and go to work.

    Our range has 3 steel silhouettes at 300 yards. I have one of my Mosins in an Archangel stock, with a 2x7x forward mounted scout scope. The Archangel holds a 10 round mag, and nothing better than cranking the scope out to 7 power, then getting those plates swinging as fast as I can crank out those 10 shots.

    That 7.62x54R 147 grain round hits with a THWHAPP sound unlike any other, the owner of the range says he can tell from behind the counter inside, when I'm in the groove, and connecting. .3006 makes a BONG sound, .308 makes a ting sound, only that Russian round makes that THWHAPP sound.
     
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  20. Geeorge

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    the ones I have are

    1898 krag jorgensen
    1903 Springfield(1927)
    M1 carbine 1944 -national postal
    M1 Garand 1943 winchester
    Colt Sp1-1968 3 prong


    1918- 1911, US property Army
    1944 Remington rand
    1911a1 Union Switch and Signal
    1911a1 1943 colt
    1911a1 1944 colt
    1911a1 colt 1944