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Old 01-27-2009, 7:58 PM
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Default My Favorite Mil-Surp G43

I posted this pic awhile back. I have added another dozen or so over the past 3 years.



They are fragile, expensive and crude. I remember seeing one for the first time when I watched "Combat" back in the 60's.

A German sniper had one and I thought it wasn't a German rifle because it had a magazine.

I ran around that summer with my plastic M1 Garand with a red wood block held to the bottom pretending I had one.

Now that I have one, I am afraid of moving around too fast because I might break it.

Life is weird.
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Wow, what a collection (and investment)!
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I found 11 zf4 scopes complete at a yard sale a couple of years ago $10 each........a good day and a better one on fleabay.they were ddx and dow marked,had leather caps,and amber lens cover's.No mount's though.
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Old 01-27-2009, 8:11 PM
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Jeez. Paid $650 for a plain ddx last Sunday.
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You're killing me - There's one over at Krausewerk I've been lusting after -
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You are an obsessive person, in a good way.

I wish I can get a G43, but really can't afford one. A while back HK made a hunting rifle that resembled the lines of a G43 and I didn't get one. Missed my chance.
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You're talking about the SL series ?

Here's the one at Krausewerk -

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You're talking about the SL series ?

Here's the one at Krausewerk -

Soooo, what're they asking for it?
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I was affraid to ask -
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I have an ac44 K43 (yes, K43 not G43) mixmaster for days when I feel like being Hans instead of Hank....I installed the Apfeltor shooter's package and will only shoot non-corr ammo in her. That said, my Garand's get a lot more trigger time. Still a beaut though...
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Nice G41.
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I guess I should have said the front two are G41 duv's. The other ten are G/K43s of the ac, bcd, duv and qve varieties.

I have added another G41 duv and I guess 14 G/K43s since that pic was taken.

The elusive G41(W), G41(M) and G43 long barrel weapons escape my grasp.

Probably couldn't afford them anyway.
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Thats epic!! Wish I had just ONE...
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Wow. That is an awesome collection. The G43 has always been my favorite WW2 rifle. NICE!
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I added that rifle/rig that Saigon1965 pointed out to my collection. (and I did ask if he was going to buy it and he said he had no problems if I did get it)

I bought it because I am trying to collect the original finish - rough/chatter marked stocks of the latter day K43 rifles. The rifle in question does have a nice rough original stock. It has a beautiful bore. The mount was a fake, but I accounted for that in the purchase price.

When I got it home and looked at it in bright lights I started to wonder if the metal was too good looking. I brought it to a friend who did confirm that the metal was reblued/dipped. This occurred well after I had agreed to buy it/paid for it after using my inspection period. I did not ask for any guarantees on the rifle.

So I think I have lost around $700 to 1000 of my $4200 purchase price.

You would think that I would know better than this.

Wish I didn't learn so much from my own mistakes.
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I am sorry to hear that -
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If you ever sell, let me know! It'll have a good home.
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