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Discussion in 'Firearms News, Reviews, and Featured Articles' started by greggs, Mar 5, 2016.
You think the k11/31 are over rated?
Ahhh heck no, i wanted to emphasize the opposite!
I wanted to say, that more people should take a look at these rifles.
Well this has made me reconsider wanting to own a Gewehr M43, thanks for the video.
Long ago I tried to fix a G43 action. The rifle was a shooter which had been abused and sporterized. As I recall, the corrigated bolt carrier guide was a horrible design. The bold carrier could, and would, fly off the weapon because the guide was unstable and could not be bent back into shape for more than a few shots. The man who owned it got rid of it. After that I had little desire to own a G43.
A 1916 vintage Tula MN has been in my collection for 40+ years. It has all matching numbers and was never rebuilt. This old rifle shoots with great accuracy and reliability. The last time I had it out at the range I used surplus Finnish ammo. I was pleased with the fine shooting and the design is rugged and sound for a military bolt action. It is not in any way an over rated rifle in my opinion.
Pretty good report till you took on the thompson. Your thompson is not even a thompson, just a cheap stamped out version. The real thompson, the Sgt Saunders thompson is the m1928a1, machined receiver, cutts compensator, top charge handle thompson. A real american classic that could never be overated. Years ago took my teenage daughter to an indoor range in Eugene, Or. to shoot one, an experiance she and I will never forget. If you dont know who Sgt. Saunders is your really missing out.
I have to stick up for the Mosin rifles, while they are not pretty and match grade accurate they do all they were designed for. While they lack the grace and polish of many other rifles they are absurdly durable and about as "soldier proof" as you can build a gun.
I bought mine (all) for less than $100.00 each and with ammo at $90.00 per 880 round crate delivered you can not tell me they are a bad deal for a high power rifle. Mine are nothing special, but all will group about 2" at 100 yds with surplus light ball ammo. I would not hesitate to hunt with them and have taken my m44 pig hunting several times, it is heavy, but I know I can count on it to do it's part.
The current prices show me they were doing better than most retirement plans.
I prefer the old military guns to anything being made now. The reason is the price. A new M1A is $1600+. That is way too much money. I have wanted one for years, but that is too expensive. Grab the Mosin, head for the range, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg.
I let my Mosin go. I don't have a place to shoot it where the noise won't get the police out to my place.
Well I owned a WW2 Thompson for awhile and
was thrilled as my dad carried one in ww2. Yea it was heavy, but in full auto at 50 yards I could consistently put 20 rds into a gallon paint can.
So the weight of it and the pistol caliber probably are
drawbacks, but maybe not.
This being a slightly older thread and not to mention , I normally disregard so called what is the best and what is the worst in firearms , I often wounder where these people get their information from. Is it from personal experience or bits and pieces of information gathered from here and there and maybe some hearsay. We all have the right to express our opinions but what about actual facts. Having spotted a few mistakes on my own I have to ask why these people don't check their information before making a video or writing an article.
A point in question is the AR-180/AR-18 and its peripheral mags. WRONG !
I don't own any AR15s or M16s . But I do own AR-18s and AR-180s . The point is that I use M16 mags in all my ARs because the original mags are to expensive to buy and why bother when M16 mags fit and work just fine and are dirt cheap. I really wish people would check their information before .................
Sorry about the rant and rave , but this is exactly why I don't pay attention to what is good and what is bad.
And here, in one sentence, is why the MN's are so popular.....
Thompson (auto-ordinance) - still have it; hate weight & what's required to cock the bolt; love how it shoots (extremely accurate and soft shooting) and it's cool are the only reasons to still keep it.
Besides, the Thompson was 'Bogey approved.'
Along with Mae West,
Even Spock and Kirk.
I've only ever seen two of those and held just one. Some one in the family got a Mosin-Negant years ago and the sight was appalling! The smoothness of the action was nothing to brag about either. I saw a Thompson one time. I drove interstate trucks most my life. One time sitting at a stop light in downtown NYC I looked at the car that stopped next to me and the passenger had a Thompson on his lap! Not a big fan of military type rifles!