Smokeyja wrote:I'm not going to post any other photos of my collection but I will leave with two of the Finish Capture Mosin Nagant 91/30
It is my favorite rifle of all times and it fires very well. It was heavily used in the war I could tell and for functionality I replaced the bolt when I fire it but for originality I have the original bolt to go in it. The only problem is if you fire it with the original bolt it will just fly out of the reciever .
I have a little bit different take on guns. I do own new ones but my favorites are the old ones used in war. Now I can't say for sure if the rifles I own we're used on the battle fields but to own a piece of history like that is amazing. When you hold it you can imagine being that Russian soldier who is captured and then being the Finnish soldier who takes charge of the Russian rifle to defend his country. Or a soldier could have fallen holding this rifle and then the workers who built the rifle with the precision and determination during the war. These pieces of history hold a lot of truth, sadness, fear, anger and so on. It's almost like you are there when you hold these things . That might sound weird but I have a fun imagination
I hope I can continue to collect so that I may pass the history down to my children. I have different rifles from different wars and a story to go with each one.
I really should go back to school and get a history degree and do something with history. Metal work isn't as fun for a job lol