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Hi,

As I am new to this forum, I want to take a few moments to share my firearms with you all.

I will start off with my Allied Rifles. All of these are Soviet Except for the bottom(MAS 36) which is French.

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Paul Reck

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Thank you for your compliments on the G43! It is a 1944 make! The ammo pouches are one of the few repro things I own. I used to take the G43 to re-enactments. I did this only once. I was so paranoid with it that I will never take it out into the field again.

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Paul Reck

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I no longer have it. I traded it for a Kar98k and a fantastic cammo M35 luft Helm. This was 10 years ago, I wish I still had it as prices have gone up so much. I have not been able to post any pics. I have to use a friend's camera and have resized them but they won't post. I am a T-Rex on the tech end. I'll keep trying.

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Very impressive collection, Paul! I really like your SVT-40! They are alot of fun to shoot, but in my opinion, the SVT is a beast when it comes to field stripping to clean. What is your opinion of the accuracy of your Mosin Nagant rifles versus your K98? Thte last time that I had taken my Mosins and K98 out to the range, I actually grouped much better with the Mosin Nagant than I did with the K98. Overall, you have a collection to be very proud of! :jumping:

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Very impressive collection, Paul! I really like your SVT-40! They are alot of fun to shoot, but in my opinion, the SVT is a beast when it comes to field stripping to clean. What is your opinion of the accuracy of your Mosin Nagant rifles versus your K98? Thte last time that I had taken my Mosins and K98 out to the range, I actually grouped much better with the Mosin Nagant than I did with the K98. Overall, you have a collection to be very proud of! :jumping:

The worst part about field stripping the Tokarev is freeing the bolt from the receiver. Other than that, I was shocked to see how few pieces were present... I do remember the first time trying to field strip it, I because so angry I saw myself flinging it through a window!

I traded an AR15 for my SVT40! I wanted one that badly. I had been looking for about two years(funny how rare things are when you are looking for them).

I have not fired my WW2 weapons(except the mortar and P38 in re-enacting) in a very long time. I would say that the most accurate rifle would have to be the Mosin Nagant 90/31. I remember the Tokarev kicking like a mule, yet being really accurate. I never fired the Mosin Nagant M44 nor the Lugar).

Thank you very much for your words of praise, Roy :violent:

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I feel your pain regarding field stripping the SVT! The first time I had taken mine down, it took almost half a day for me to even get it back together. You are right about the Tokarev being a kicker, another thing I have noticed that even with earmuffs, it is definately a head buster as well. I got lucky with my SVT. I found mine in a pawn shop, but even then, I had to pay the going rate for it at the time.

The worst gun trading mistake I made was swapping a Springfield M1A (civilian version of US M14 rifle) for a Yugoslavian SKS. Of course when I had swapped was when the Yugoslavian SKS carbines were really tough to find in the US. Talk about a bad swap not that I think about the mass imporatation of the Yugo SKS rifles.

The worst part about field stripping the Tokarev is freeing the bolt from the receiver. Other than that, I was shocked to see how few pieces were present... I do remember the first time trying to field strip it, I because so angry I saw myself flinging it through a window!

I traded an AR15 for my SVT40! I wanted one that badly. I had been looking for about two years(funny how rare things are when you are looking for them).

I have not fired my WW2 weapons(except the mortar and P38 in re-enacting) in a very long time. I would say that the most accurate rifle would have to be the Mosin Nagant 90/31. I remember the Tokarev kicking like a mule, yet being really accurate. I never fired the Mosin Nagant M44 nor the Lugar).

Thank you very much for your words of praise, Roy :violent:

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Yep... I traded a Post Ban AR15 for the SVT40 I have today. All it came with is one period magazine. They bayonet I picked up a couple of years ago. I still need a cleaning rod :o

What is the going pick for an SVT40 with Finnish Capture marks these days?

Paul

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I know that the one Finnish capture SVT rifle that I am familiar with sold for over $600.00. In my area, (Georgia/Tennessee line) there are many collectors that actively pursue not only SVT rifles, but also Mosin Nagant rifles, especially Finnish rifles. In the local shops, I have found many Soviet M91/30s, but none with Finn proof stamps or actual Finn rifles.

You may be able to locate an SVT cleaning rod on Wanted To Buy/Trade section of www.gunboards.com.

I'm attempting to locate a bayonet for my rifle, and have found a few, but right now, the price range is out of my reach for now.

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Yep... I traded a Post Ban AR15 for the SVT40 I have today. All it came with is one period magazine. They bayonet I picked up a couple of years ago. I still need a cleaning rod :o

What is the going pick for an SVT40 with Finnish Capture marks these days?

Paul

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Actually, Paul, you are right on the money on the price range that I am willing to spend on a bayonet. However, this morning I secretly raided the credit union account to pay for an East German dagger without the wife's knowledge so I'm going to have to replenish that fund before buying a bayonet!

Thank you for the advice and information Roy! How much are you looking to pay for a bayonet? There have been quite a few on ebay lately between 150 and 220 dollars.

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Paul ...It looks like we have the same "taste" in Furniture and "Decor" ....is that 8mm ammo box still full ?

I saw an "SA" marked sell for $895.00 this summer so, you have a winner there . Nice collection Paul

Thank you for the compliments, Mike. The 8mm box is empty, yet the metal lining is still complete.

I can hardly believe that SVTs have gone up that much! Mine, like yours, is a bring back as there are no importation stamps.

Warm regards

Paul

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