Discussion in 'Military Surplus - Curios & Relics' started by shadowsbane, Jan 23, 2017.
1924 SMLE MkV
Very nice...I'm a big fan of the Enfield rifles. Looking next for an original Enfield Carbine.
One of these or an LEC or both?
Looking for a No. 5 Jungle Carbine
That reminds me of a moment during my rather brief military career. While on a training exercise we were supposed to stack arms and do the exercise without them. The command for stacking are was, IIRC, a two part command, "Stack Arms...Stack." The officer in charge could not remember the proper command and called out "Put your weapons in itty bitty piles...Put."
They may want to use it for the intro in the next Bond movie.
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One on the left is original M1903A4 Springfield, on right is a M1941 Springfield Marine Sniper clone I built for the CMP vintage sniper matches at Butner
1953 Russian SKS, gift from a friend of mine. He picked it up for $100 back in the early 90s when we were in college, and now I'm hanging on to it. Shoots great and has that really unique vintage rifle smell.... old grease and wood. I can understand the appeal of these old warhorses.
Not exactly milsurp anymore but a Czech made DOU stamp k98k. Previous owner drilled and tapped for scope mounts right on one of the roll marks.
1943 Inland M1 Carbine Paratrooper
At least he did not cut barrel down to 16" and put an AR stock
Do these count as milsurps?
Original M2 sheath.
Flat sheaths were US issue for F-S knife.
French m16 bolt action rifle with bayonet. 8mm lebel.
This was the first time to the range with a Springfield M-1 I had just received from CMP about 5 years ago. I cleaned and lubed it, loaded the first clip and fired for a function check. No surprise, it ran fine, had not begun to try to dial in the sights at this point. Although I was aiming at a rock that was about 12" and was all over it.
I used to have a Vennie in a Fajen stock SN:1964 You have some sweet SAFNs.
My new toy from CMP:
There's an LMR barrel and lots of IHC parts on this one.
It has CMP replacement walnut stock set (not Hackberry, luckily), an old Turkish dope card taped in the trigger group (it says roughly - Up: 12 Right: 4), a Springfield bolt and a milled Winchester trigger guard. Overall, I think CMP did pretty good on this one.
we must avenge the arch duke. Onward to the great war, and victory against those Serb bastards!
Part of the Normandy collection.
Beretta Olympia 22LR - Have been trying to date it and what I came up with is between 1953-1957
Nice! I see you are a fellow Lee-Enfield enthusiast!
Some of my Brit stuff...
1947 #5 carbine
.303 Martini-Enfield converted by the Citadel arsenal in Egypt in the early 1900s
Consecutively numbered Webley mkIV .38/200 sold to New Scotland Yard in 1956. How they ended up in the local gunshop 35 years later is a mystery to me!
Nice! What are the details on it?
1934 Tula Hex with Boyd stock and Mosin Brake
WRA Garand service grade +1 +1
Some milsurps brought back to life. Our reenactment group is looking for members see our facebook link below or message if interested! Remember, Honor, Serve.
Japanese 7.7 Arisaka Type 99
Giving the thread a bump with some Mil-surp displays from military history events. Always cool seeing the other collections laid out.
Eddystone P14 .303
Lithgow #2mk4 .22lr trainer
BSA 'Cadet' .310 - I shoot .32SW Long rounds in it with great accuracy.
Ishapore 2A1 7.62mm; the draws in the forearm finally collapsed from being oil soaked after this was taken and I had to replace the forearm with a less appealing piece of wood.
German/Turk 88/05/35 with the barrel in standard .323 bore. I still wouldn't shoot any modern military surplus in it as there is almost zero gas handling in the event of a ruptured case. Remington is pretty safe for factory ammo, being loaded with a .321 bullet and low pressure. I loaded 150 gr .323 SP at about 2400 FPS and cases only used 2x. Seemed to work ok for me.
Wow, that line-up of K31s is beautiful...just got my first one recently to go with my Gustav 1916 and my 96/11. Haven't gotten it to the range yet unfortunately.
Here is some German in action for you...
Oustanding collections. I got to shoot a 103 yr Remington P14 Enfield .303 in Afghanistan yesterday.
Amazing the firearms still in circulation in that region and still fireable!
Full disclosure: A fair amount of the firearms in my pics are no longer with me. I started a big sell off several years ago and divested a lot of C&R firearms.
Not mine but discovered on municipal property of a city I worked for by one of my crews. It is a very rare WW1 German 105mm howitzer. I got it recovered and stabilized so it didn't deteriorate any further and put it in storage pending final disposition. It had an interesting history as to how it came to be dumped in weeds behind a park maintenance building!
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