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  • Favorite WWII Bolt-Action rifle

    I have seen the results on my thread "best WWII Rifle", and have come to see the GARAND as the most popular rifle of WWII.
    Now I want to know which was the best bolt-action rifle of WWII.
    You can only vote for the following
    1.Mauser 98k
    2.Enfield (any model)
    3.Japanese Ariska 38
    4.Japanese type 99
    5.Japanese type 97
    6.The 1903 springfield
    7. any other WWII Bolt-Action rifles

    Be selective when choosing.

    I choose the Mauser98k!!!!!
    :bowdown: :bowdown:
    131
    Mauser98k
    37.40%
    49
    Enfield(any model)
    51.91%
    68
    Japanese arsika 38
    0.00%
    0
    Japanese type 99
    0.00%
    0
    Jappanese type 97
    0.76%
    1
    U.S. Springfield 1903
    9.92%
    13
    Peter Williams

    "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

    Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

  • #2
    I agree, the 98k was the best!

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    • #3
      I had to vote american! But, I do own a Mitchell's mauser.

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      • #4
        hmmm, well there is the Russian m-38 and m-44 carbines. The russian mosin-nagant m-91/30 bolt action rifle. The U.S. made enfield model 1917, and a personal fav the swiss scmidt rubin k-31 straight pull rifle. But I would have to vote for the 1903-a

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        • #5
          Springfield and Mauser

          The Springfield model 1903 as made from the German G-98.

          JUST A HEADS UP!!!!!!!!!!
          :thumb:
          Peter Williams

          "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

          Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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          • #6
            I'd vote for the SMLE Enfield because of its 10 round magazine and rapid bolt action.
            Lance W.

            Peace through superior firepower.

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            • #7
              SMLE

              The SMLE was a great bolt-action rifle. I can see why you picked it. The ten round magazine is alot better than the 5 round magazines found in most bolt-action rifles. You say it had a fast bolt-action movement, HOW FAST!!!
              CHEERS
              Peter Williams

              "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

              Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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              • #8
                Re: SMLE

                Originally posted by panzerboy
                The SMLE was a great bolt-action rifle. I can see why you picked it. The ten round magazine is alot better than the 5 round magazines found in most bolt-action rifles. You say it had a fast bolt-action movement, HOW FAST!!!
                It's fast. So much so it's hard to find an SMLE that's not been modified for hunting to make it even faster.


                Cheers!
                :Toast:

                Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

                "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

                What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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                • #9
                  Favorite Bolt Action Rifle???

                  Personally I own 6 different bolt-action rifles from WWII.

                  I actually like all of them for different reasons.
                  None of them shoot worth a crap anymore....as far as accuracy goes.....but they still shoot.

                  Mauser 98k (with East Front front site) this is a very good weapon. A tad heavy but a nice rifle none-the-less. It's just one of those rifles that one might consider "timeless" Every person who's ever seen a WWII movie has seen one of these as well as in almost any picture of a German soldier from WWII. (really need a bayonet for this one)

                  Enfield Mk III ....... I just like the way this one looks...stubby nose.
                  It has a bit of a kick to it. (really need a bayonet for this one)

                  1891 Mosin-Nagant.....god is this one heavy....It LOOKS nice....a real man's rifle...but heavy.....especially on the business end. (really need a bayonet for this one)

                  1944 Mosin-Nagant....nice short little carbine style rifle. Nice clean lines...looks like a real killin' machine. This one has a bayonet that is permanently attached......nice feature...I knew guys in the Army that were stupid enough to lose theirs...no chance of this happening with this one.

                  Carcanno Carbine.......the same type of rifle used (supposedly) to kill JFK. This one is a nice looking rifle. This one comes with a strange sort of bayonet. It is not permanently attached. It can also be used a pocketknife...sort of a large one...but still. It looks sort of like a Switchblade.....without the spring. This allows you to either have it open or closed on or off the rifle.

                  French MAS 1936.......This is probably my favorite rifle.....although it has some odd features. The bolt actually angles toward the muzzle instead of being straight down like on most rifles. It has a spike bayonet that is stored and attached to a tube just under the barrel.....I LIKE THAT. The ammunition it fires is actually Armor Piercing. I have shot it completely through trees 8 inches in diameter.

                  Sorry to bore you all

                  dog

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                  • #10
                    impresive collection

                    Frankly I would have to say I'm jellous. Do you have an M-1 Garand or a Springfield!!:thumb:


                    THANKS
                    Peter Williams

                    "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

                    Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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                    • #11
                      WWII Bolt-Action Rifles

                      Nope, no Garand or Springfield......yet....they are on my list, but other things come first.

                      My List

                      M-1 Garand
                      M-1 Carbine
                      Carcanno Rifle (not Carbine)
                      Arisaka
                      Enfield Mk IV
                      Lebel
                      Springfield

                      There are others...but I can't find the "written" list

                      dog

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                      • #12
                        1903 Springfield

                        My dad inherited a 1903 springfield from my grandfather. It was the same rifle he was issued from when he was in the navy in ww2. I need to pull it out of closet and get the serial numbers for y'all. I have several different other rifles from different time periods but thats for another thread
                        Govenour Of Texas and all southern provinces. Kepper Of The Holy Woodchipper.

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                        • #13
                          The Mauser

                          The Mauser K98 was the best bolt action rifle.
                          :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
                          In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them.

                          -Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte, KB, RN

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1903 Springfield

                            Thats totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            Originally posted by jdscott7280
                            My dad inherited a 1903 springfield from my grandfather. It was the same rifle he was issued from when he was in the navy in ww2. I need to pull it out of closet and get the serial numbers for y'all. I have several different other rifles from different time periods but thats for another thread
                            In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them.

                            -Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte, KB, RN

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                            • #15
                              Re: Favorite Bolt Action Rifle???

                              THAT IS SOOOOOOOO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              Originally posted by moondog
                              Personally I own 6 different bolt-action rifles from WWII.

                              I actually like all of them for different reasons.
                              None of them shoot worth a crap anymore....as far as accuracy goes.....but they still shoot.

                              Mauser 98k (with East Front front site) this is a very good weapon. A tad heavy but a nice rifle none-the-less. It's just one of those rifles that one might consider "timeless" Every person who's ever seen a WWII movie has seen one of these as well as in almost any picture of a German soldier from WWII. (really need a bayonet for this one)

                              Enfield Mk III ....... I just like the way this one looks...stubby nose.
                              It has a bit of a kick to it. (really need a bayonet for this one)

                              1891 Mosin-Nagant.....god is this one heavy....It LOOKS nice....a real man's rifle...but heavy.....especially on the business end. (really need a bayonet for this one)

                              1944 Mosin-Nagant....nice short little carbine style rifle. Nice clean lines...looks like a real killin' machine. This one has a bayonet that is permanently attached......nice feature...I knew guys in the Army that were stupid enough to lose theirs...no chance of this happening with this one.

                              Carcanno Carbine.......the same type of rifle used (supposedly) to kill JFK. This one is a nice looking rifle. This one comes with a strange sort of bayonet. It is not permanently attached. It can also be used a pocketknife...sort of a large one...but still. It looks sort of like a Switchblade.....without the spring. This allows you to either have it open or closed on or off the rifle.

                              French MAS 1936.......This is probably my favorite rifle.....although it has some odd features. The bolt actually angles toward the muzzle instead of being straight down like on most rifles. It has a spike bayonet that is stored and attached to a tube just under the barrel.....I LIKE THAT. The ammunition it fires is actually Armor Piercing. I have shot it completely through trees 8 inches in diameter.

                              Sorry to bore you all

                              dog
                              In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them.

                              -Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte, KB, RN

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