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View Poll Results: Which Battle Rifle

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  • Mauser K98 8 mm

    16 44.44%
  • British #4 Mk2

    14 38.89%
  • Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R

    6 16.67%
  • Japanese Arisaka 7.7mm

    0 0%
  • French MAS-36

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_Zark View Post
    True. Gunsmith Ray Dunlap was in Army Ordnance in WWII, serving in both European and Pacific Theaters. He conducted extensive examination and testing on Ally and Axis weaponry, summarized in his excellent book, Ordnance Went Up Front. He intentionally overloaded all of the various main battle rifles and found that the Arisaka and the Mosin Nagant were the strongest actions.

    Noah
    This is mine , brought back from Okinawa by my grandfather, unfortunately the Mum has two bayonet hacks to it . The japs did this so the emperor wasn't disgraced. The bayonet is an older one I believe I dated it to 1938 , the curled quillon was discarded as supplies of steel grew scarce.

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    Maltby Arsenal Rifle #4 Mk 1

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    1938 Tula Arsenal Mosin Nagant

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    Of course the Mauser. Pick up ammo from dead Germans
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    Of course the Mauser. Pick up ammo from dead Germans
    My next addition to my WW2 collection....only axis rifle I'm missing ....here is the '42 Carcano......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeke2A View Post
    My next addition to my WW2 collection....only axis rifle I'm missing ....here is the '42 Carcano......

    Nice! I have a '42, but it was sporterized.

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    Bought my Garand at oaks and found this gem of a '42 Carcano on the same day ...
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    The mighty M1 ...mine is a '43 Springfield
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    And it's smaller cousin it's a '43 IBM , I know the bayonet lug was later but this was an estate sale price I couldn't pass up .


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