GUN What to buy for my 1st C&R purchase?

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    M1 Garand
    K31
    K98
    CZ82
    Nagant Revolver
    Finish M39
    Other?

    Looking to start a collection to pass down to kids one day and as a "investment"
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    M1 Garand has my vote
     
  3. thegooch

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    I'm thinking of driving down to CMP to hand select one, no idea what to look for though.
     
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    good barrel condition (they have gauges you can use to check this, or they're available from Midway, Brownells, etc), probably decent stock fitting and condition, how much Parkerizing is left on the rifle's exposed parts, lack of rust below the stock line on the receiver and barrel...
     
  5. thegooch

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    Can't I just go in and say "pick me out a goodun"?
     
  6. Soybomb

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    If you're looking for an investment you need to buy a few finance books instead :big grin:

    The K31 is the finest piece of milsurp I've put my hands on and the only milsurp rifles I decided to keep in my collection.
     
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    Probably. The CMP Store staff are reputed to be very helpful, and probably if you go in there with all your paperwork ready, they'll get started on your background check as soon as you go to the counter, then you can ask them to help you out as a first-time buyer in the store. From what I've heard, they'll probably help you out.
     
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    Nagant revolver since they are so cheap. :dunno:
     
  9. thegooch

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    guess you missed the "investment" :ugh: :)
     
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    K98k first
     
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    My bad, buy 1 of each for best returns :big grin:
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    cmp have website? link?
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    sweet kthxbai
     
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    hakim, garand, svt-40, g43, m1 carbine, sks
     
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    K31 gets my vote, but that's just because they are awesome :o
     
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    M1 Garand
     

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