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08-30-2003, 10:24 AM
Just curious if anyone knows of any nice surplus guns that are semi-auto. I like the enfield jungle carbine in bolt action.... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-peta-sucks-sign.gif
08-30-2003, 04:35 PM
I have an L1A1 British FN in 308 that I like. I also have (one of my favorites!) an FN 49 in 8x57 that is quite accurate. These FN 49's seem to have dried up as of late. One of the nicest around right now is the Spanish CETME 308. This is the rifle that the H&K 91 was copied from. Excellent rifles. A Border Patrol agent was at our local range with one a few weeks back. Surplus ammo into 1.5" at 100 yards. They run about $289 wholesale. ...and there's always the SKS and AK variants. Oh yeah... (yawn!) Garands and M1-Carbines, too.~Andy
08-31-2003, 03:15 PM
Don't forget the Hakim in 8mm, the SVT-38 & 40 in 7.62x54R, & the 1941 Johnson in 30-06. I haven't owned these YET but have shot a Hakim & SVT-40 fun shooting guns.
09-01-2003, 07:18 AM
I have a Hakim, 8x57, and like you, have shot the SVT and the Johnson. I was going by availability! All of the above seem to have dried up. My Uncle Willy's Johnson would shoot 1" at 100 with GI ammo. It was a screamer. (In fact, I think he still has it!) ~Andy
09-07-2003, 04:34 PM
That FN-49 is a great rifle. I had one in 8mm and sold it years back. It was very accurate and fun to shoot. A bit on the heavy side but one heck of a battle rifle. Wish now I had never sold it.....
They also came in 7mm and the Columbia had them chambered in 30-06.
If you come across a good clean one then buy it.......
09-08-2003, 12:43 AM
Any of you guys try the MAS-49 in 7.5x54 Mas or 308 Win? A friend of mine has 1 he would part with in 308 for $250. My biggest problem with the deal is the moratorium (set by the wife) on buying guns till I get a place to store them since the cabinet is overflowing lol. Are these guns worth hiding from her?
09-08-2003, 02:49 PM
Jim: I've never shot one but a fellow who owns a milsurp shop in Yuma, AZ swears by them in 308. Says he gets great accuracy. That $250 price sounds reasonable, too. I used to have that "problem" with my dear wife. It stopped when I took a rifle I bought for $150 and sold it the next week for $300 and handed her the cash. She was amazed. I told her (grumbling...we'd had 'words' about the purchase of this rifle) that if I'd kept it a few years I could have doubled THAT amount, and that it was too bad she couldn't see the investment prospects in a good firearm. Well, she's kind of left me alone since. That rifle was minty Danish Madsen that came with 300 rounds of boxer-primed ammo. Sigh! I kept the ammo, at least....~Andy
09-08-2003, 07:45 PM
LOL Andy, my biggest problem is I can't seen to get myself to sell the guns I have, kinda wish I would've bought a few K31's when I got mine since they were under $90 each & they are going for upwards of $200 on gunbroker
11-05-2003, 08:23 PM
I've got an Aussie L1A1 that's nice. Gonna try to bag a deer with it this year.
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