Greetings internet! Well, the time has come for me to bid farewell to this fine hobby which has sustained my interest for many a long year. I may return someday and so not every gun may necessarily need to be sold. However I am listing pretty much the rest of my collection for sale.
Will ship (Y/N):
Not at this time.
Location (city or county):
Bay Area - Willing to travel throughout to make the sale.
Model: G.43 (AC '44)
Caliber: 8mm Mauser
I posted this gun for sale awhile ago so I'm just going to re-use my earlier description: A Walther G43 made in 1944. Fancy WWII German design, only produced for a handful of years during the most frenetic years of the Second World War. The rough machining marks on the receiver are characteristic of this, and quite uncharacteristic of German gun manufacturing in general. If you've read this far I assume you already know what a G43 is - so here's the details. This gun is all matching, including electro penciling on the bolt lugs, firing pin carrier and stock. I bought if off a fellow calguns user last year and installed an apfeltor shooter's kit in it not long after (this is a replacement gas piston and cylinder and a new set of springs - G43s run hot and can batter themselves to death without these modifications). The kit is a couple hundred and is included in the sale price. (The original parts are of course included as well). The rifle itself has a reproduction sight hood and buttplate on it. In addition, the matching stock has been drilled in two places for an American style sling. Otherwise it's pretty flawless. It did develop a habit of having a pin in the trigger group drift free on recoil so I shimmed that - the handguard retaining pin is also old and worn so I shimmed that too for extra strength. The handguard can still pop off if not watched under recoil but it's a fairly rare occurrence now. The scope and mount in the photograph are reproduction pieces as well and are included (although the scope is broken - just for looks). The gun also comes with an extra magazine (both aye coded and original) which is somewhere on the order of $250 as well. An original cleaning rod is also included although the block it threads into seems to have gone missing, so it is just for show as well. The sling on the gun appears to be an original and is included as well. Anyway - it is a very complete G43 for display purposes and a pretty complete G43 for collecting purposes and a totally complete G43 for shooting purposes. Rare guns, you know the rest blah blah this is a long paragraph. More photos, where you can hopefully see the matching numbers for yourself: http://imgur.com/a/R3ONt#51 (the ACW coded mag & pouch in those pics are both gone already)
Model: No. 1 Mk. III Enfield
Caliber: .303 Brit
Other info: This Lithgow No.1 Mk.III was manufactured in 1914. I bought it a few years ago off a fellow Calgunner to match a S&W revolver I had at the time, but that gun has gone by the board and now it the rifle's turn. It has that smooth Enfield action and a beautiful red hued coachwood stock. The stock is marked "3MD" for the 3rd Military District of Australia - the state of Victoria as I understand it. It is fairly accurate as set up and is a solid shooter. Just a handsome example of an iconic World War I firearm. Photo Gallery: http://imgur.com/a/ODYZP#18
Model: 1905 Mk.II
Caliber: .303 Brit
Other info: Also previously listed for sale, here's the ad copy: Here's one you don't see everyday! Since that is the case, I'll indulge myself in a little bit of explanation. The Ross Rifle Company of Quebec Canada supplied a number of different variants of the Ross to Canadian Infantry during WWI. The Ross is a fine rifle, with fine sights and a nice straight pull action. It is not particularly well suited to mud, or grit or other hard scrabble battlefield conditions, and so it earned a rather unfortunate reputation. There's also the little matter of assembling the bolt incorrectly (impossible to do on a Mk. II like the one sold here) covered by forgotten weapons in their video on a Mk. III here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaSui_UqDX8&hd=1
The Ross is very long, and quite accurate with a fairly nice trigger. It has tiny little adjustable rear sights and a bevy of early WWI features that disappear prior to the Second World War. Things like magazine interrupts and superfluous swivels. This one has its front sight protector and is also US Property marked, indicating sale to the US, likely for use as a training rifle. The stock tells its own story, indicating which units it served with etc, along with a beautiful QUEBEC cartouche. This Ross, like many, is not without problems however. The chamber is either fouled or pitted in such a way that the weak extractor on the Ross cannot pull fired cases from it - a dowel must be used. I've tried replacing the extractor to no avail. The gun does fire and is quite the historical curiosity, being made in 1909. If you're looking for that rare something your buddies have never heard of, a piece of interesting WWI history or trying to put the final touches on a US service weapons collection, then this is the gun for you. Pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/wZh0C#12
Make: Mauser Borsigwalde (S/243 Code)
Caliber: 8mm Mauser
Other info: Previously listed, here's the description: I listed this for sale awhile back and decided not to sell it. Well, let's see what happens this time! It's a G-date, which means manufactured in 1935, when the Germans were still being sly with the Versailles Treaty and stamping plausible deniability onto their guns (K is the code for '34, G is the code for '35, they gave up the ruse in '36). Mauser Borsigwalde was located in Berlin and was one of the first factories to tool up for production of the new battle rifle - it's a no letter block serial which means first run of production, although apparently letter blocks for S/243s in 1935 are rare. So like as not, this was the 1,821st K98k made there. The bluing is excellent, better than any other K98k Ive owned. There's nitre blue on the bolt release which I've never seen elsewhere, which might be because it's off a Swedish Mauser. Who knows!? It does shoot a bit right which can likely be solved by drifting the front sight over some. I rarely shoot it so I never bothered. It has a nice original sling on it and the bolt off a commercial Mauser, combined with it's early manufacture make for an amazingly smooth action - something you have to try out to believe. The stock is marked "H" for Heer, or Army, and has waffenampts indicating it is more likely from a later gun, although it still has a flat butt plate so not too new. There are few matching parts overall but it is a very well put together gun.
More pictures: http://imgur.com/a/ScHyl#0
Make: Mosin Nagant
Model: 91/30 PU Sniper
Other info: An Aim Sports Mosin PU, exported by MOLOT and shot - by me! Manufactured at the Izhevzk arsenal in 1943, it is the iconic Russian sniper rifle of World War II. The rifle is quite accurate and has a wonderful looking deep red shellac. The scope mount matches the rifle and the scope itself is the PU style manufactured in 1942. The glass is clear and the action is fairly smooth, for a Mosin. Sling pictured is included. Here's the photo album to go with it: http://imgur.com/a/Kc3sv#9
Other info: Ok so this gun I am really conflicted about selling. It has a lot of sentimental value due to the following long and boring story which you totally don't have to read. I HAVE included pictures though, to make it more fun!
So, I bought this gun in like 2007 from local amazing font of milsurp, Krausewerk. Here's what it looked like then:
The keen eyed will spot the fact that it has a completely different stock, and is in fact in much nicer condition. This is because, in November of that year, it was burgled from my very home. Along with a pretty great quantity of other firearms. I withdrew from guns for quite awhile after that until, one day a few years later, I received a call from a local police department. After much wrangling and wringing of hands, I retrieved it. Unfortunately when I did, it looked like this:
Some faithless poltroon had chopped the stock, to bring it to a svelte 4', and tied a converse shoe string on it in place of a sling. They also lost the magazine, the wicked devils. It took me another year or so but I managed to source a replacement stock and magazine, thoroughly cleaned it and presto! A working SVT-40 again! However, now the stock, rifle and mag are all total mismatches, even more so than the electro-penciled versions they were before.
Anyway, that's my tale of woe. If no one wants it I'll keep it for sure, but I haven't shot it in over a year or even taken it out of the safe in that time except for a few minutes and really, that's kind of sad.
Ok so that is it for now! I've got an M1 Carbine, a FAL, a Mk12 Mod. 0 and a Galil but they all either have issues or else they have other buyers lined up. If you have any questions please ask me! My prices are usually negotiable but I have to say I am not at all interested in trades. I may decide to ship if I can't move them locally but I'd prefer not to for now.