Who's going to spend some or all of your money on a firearm ? Tell us what you’d like , American made of course ! I was thinking of a Henry .22 .
Stimulus money firearms
I was happy to get one with reproduction wood so I could finish it as I wanted. Service and Field Grade M1's from the CMP don't have matching parts so it's not like they'll ever be worth anywhere near what a Collector's Grade would be worth. So I don't believe that it not having a vintage stock affects it's value.
Very nice restoration effort, looks better than brand new out of the wooden box!
Mine's a Chinese-made SKS. It's not bad from an accuracy standpoint. But I never sighted it in for 100 yards. Only 50 since it has open sights. I killed a few deer with that rifle when I was in college.
I had a paratrooper SKS . Reliable but junk could not hit anything . K31 was accurate but it's a 5 shot bolt .
SKS's are like that as well. They could be had for around $100 back in the 80's. You can't touch one now for under $500. And the Yugoslavian versions go for far more than that. I'm glad the old man picked one up when they were cheap.
I stopped at a small gun shop today , hoping to get lucky . Didn't buy anything but I saw they had a Schmidt Rubin K31. A straight pull bolt action that was Switzerlands rifle until they went to autos . Years back I bought 2 for 89.00 each . This one had a sling . They wanted 600 !! Now I wish I had the money back then to buy 10 .
M14 was my gun in service. Loved it.
Thanks Snake. I am very happy with the finish of the wood. Not too shiny so it looks a little used.
I think I'm good on guns for the moment. If we would get another stimulus check, I'm thinking M14.
Wow Bugle!!!!! It’s beautiful!!! You did an outstanding job. I think I can guess how happy you are with the results.
My project is finished. I ended up putting 5 coats of tung oil on the wood and then lightly buffed it with 0000 steel wool to dull the shiny finish a bit. I think it turned out great. I was able to bring it up north with me this past weekend and show my dad who carried one during his service in the Army. He said that it was pretty cool to hold one after all of these years.
Now I just have to be patient until my backordered box of M2 Ball ammo arrives.