I really like how you have managed to stick to a particular era with your collection. My milsurps are more spread around from about 1900 to the end of WWII. You have a lot of great variety from different countries, and I enjoy the comparison and contrast between the contemporary platforms.
How is that Ross to shoot? I've always wanted to try one...the bolt thing doesn't scare me, just have to be sure to put it together right.
Nice of you to want to send it to me but I don't think it will fit into that box...
Very nice, but actually that's a No. 4 Mk I. I used to get them mixed up all the time myself.
I love the Berthiers and have a few. I just think they're sexy looking. They're like the Mae West of rifles.A lovely collection. French First World War rifles seem to be very uncommon in my neck of the woods, that or the people that have them don't get them out and want to hold onto them.
Yes, they do seem to be hard to find. Plus, ever since Ian McCollum wrote his book the prices have jumped a fair amount.A lovely collection. French First World War rifles seem to be very uncommon in my neck of the woods, that or the people that have them don't get them out and want to hold onto them.
Beautiful collection! At one point in time I had a similar array, but sold off many as my tastes changed. I love the Gewehr 98, and have a couple myself.
That's a pretty niche collection. I lucked out on a Jager marked Gew98 that ended up 1920 marked and then got the K98 style rear site. One of my absolute favorites.Yeah that was an awesome rifle Rob. I personally loved the amount of Depot centers that particular piece passed through. Really showed the type of War Horse it really was. I know some collectors out there really want a mint example for their collections. But, there's just something about pieces like this that just speak to you so much more.
Oh, and in case you're wondering I still collect the old Gewehr 98 lol. But nowadays my main focus are rifles unit marked to the kaiserliche and the Jager units.
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