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I am looking at getting a world war 2 rifle but cant decide which one I want.....I'm looking at getting a mauser or moisin nagant or A US or brittish weapon......any suggestions?
 

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m14 are nice but i hear they can get pricy. a garand would be sick. springfield is still considered a very good rifle even by todays standards. isent there a us rifle with a colapsible stock called an M1? i coulda swore the gerand was an "M1 gerand" but... god damn it i cant remember.
 

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first suggestion: get a C&R. you won't just get one.

2nd: If money is no object, get something american. garand/03/p14

however, if you're poor like me, get something foreign, get lots of cheap ammo and learn to clean after firing corrosive stuff.

My first gun was a VZ-24 which is one of the best mausers (no bent bolt though.) I followed it with an M38 made in 1943.

If you get an Enfield (british) ammo will be a bit of a concern, unless you're buying new production and paying out the ass for it.

if you want my 100% honest suggestion and you're willing to spend a bit go to www.gunsnammo.com and pick up a Finn M39. buy whatever you're comfortable with pricewise and pick up a tin of ammo from whatever online supplier.

where in WPB are you?
 

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For cheap you cant beat a Mosin Nagant but I would spend the extra and pick up a Mauser. There are a ton of Russian and Yugo captured K98s on the cheap right now that look good and have some historical significance.

Or if you want to be original and ammo is not a concern look into a Italian Carcano in 6.5mm or 7.35mm or a French MAS 36. Both are really cool and great guns.

The Steyr m95 may also be something you would want to look into.
 

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Dont have one yet but have shot more than a few. They kick pretty damned hard like an M44 Nagant but are just a much nicer gun overall. The straight pull action is so unique and smooth on most of them.
 

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Dont have one yet but have shot more than a few. They kick pretty damned hard like an M44 Nagant but are just a much nicer gun overall. The straight pull action is so unique and smooth on most of them.
and ammo is just......everywhere.... =Þ
 

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m14 are nice but i hear they can get pricy. a garand would be sick. springfield is still considered a very good rifle even by todays standards. isent there a us rifle with a colapsible stock called an M1? i coulda swore the gerand was an "M1 gerand" but... god damn it i cant remember.
Nose nuggets you thinkin about the m1 carbines with the side folding paratroopers stock? They shoot the 30 carbine rounds.
 

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Given the slight confusion on the M1 topic, I figured I could clarify for anyone reading through here who may be new to the forum/guns that doesn't understand what's going on with it (my good deed for the day). There were two rifles that were designated M1, the M1 Garand (full size 30-06 battle rifle) and the M1 Carbine. The M1 Carbine (note that carbine is part of nomenclature) is just that, a .30 carbine that did have a side folding paratrooper stock on some rifles, but more common was the full wood stock. Though they share the same model number, they're 2 separate weapons. The military's always been good at giving multiple pieces of equipment the same model numbers. For example, M16A1 rifle, M16A1 40mm grenade links (linkage for the Mk 19 grenade launcher), M16A1 bounding antipersonnel mine, M60 light machinegun, M60 Patton main battle tank, M7 bayonette, M7 universal arming tool (used on antitank mines), and the list goes on and on.
 

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i had a m95, surplus ammo is corrosive but the straight pull is cool. If you want a straight pull you should consider a swiss k-31, surplus ammo is availible and its pretty damn good, not to mention that its a really nice design and not heavy at all. Plus a 5 round detachable box magazine. If you like enfields but not the .303 round you could get an Ishapore 2A or 2A1 which is chambered in 7.62x51.

My choices would be

M48 Yugo Mauser
M39 Finish Nagant
Swiss K-31
Ishapore 2A
 
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