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Old 05-05-2003, 12:56 PM   #1
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Soviet Light weapons forum

I have a pretty decent collection of Soviet uniforms, hats, caps, medals, badges, field equipment, optics, night vision, building and train plaques, etc........
Is there a possibility of a "Soviet and Eastern Bloc Weapons" Forum?
I am a big military weapons collector, (which is most of where my money goes), and wonder if any else has Soviet weapons.
I currently have as part of my collection:

1943 Soviet Moisin Nagant 91/30, (Tula Arsenal)
1944 Soviet M-44, (w/1942 PU Scope), (Tula Arsenal)
Baikil Makarov, (Tula Arsenal)
Imez Makarov
1954 Soviet SKS, (Tula Arsenal)
Romanian AKM-74
Romanian AK-101
Yugoslavian AK-47
Yugoslavian RPK
Yugoslavian SKS
A large collection of Soviet and Eastern Bloc Bayonets

And I also have a 1940 JP Sauer K98k Mauser captured by the Russians at Stalingrad!!

I was just wondering if anyone would have a use for a forum like that here.
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Old 05-05-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
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Timmey,

Sounds interesting..If anyone likes this idea, post a reply and let us know. If it seems like a popular idea we should be able to do something.

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Old 05-06-2003, 08:51 AM   #3
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Sounds interesting..If anyone likes this idea, post a reply and let us know. If it seems like a popular idea we should be able to do something.

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Thanks Art!......dosn't seem like too many people are intrested though?
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Sounds great. I have a 1941 dated SVT that was brought back by an American soldier who captured it in France! Many Moisins and SVT's are available nowadays here in the US but most have been factory reconditioned with serial numbers etched on with an electro-pencil and reblued. Genuine untouched-since-the-war examples are hard to come by.

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Old 05-06-2003, 01:01 PM   #5
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Sounds great. I have a 1941 dated SVT that was brought back by an American soldier who captured it in France! Many Moisins and SVT's are available nowadays here in the US but most have been factory reconditioned with serial numbers etched on with an electro-pencil and reblued. Genuine untouched-since-the-war examples are hard to come by.

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Thanks Gene!

You are right, but I like the challange of finding the untouched ones, like all of mine are.

P.S. I know this is a Soviet forum but I am the most excited by my newest find; a Springfield Armory 1942 M-1 Garand that was produced for the "Lend-Lease" program for Britian after Dunkirk.
They did not have time to re-train their troops on a new rifle, so they were issued to the home guard, thus not used much!
Looks almost as new as the day she was produced!

Art,
Thanks for the message, the PM won't give me enough room!
I have been collecting Soviet items for 23 years.
I have been collecting weapons for 16 years.
I am quite knowledgeable in firearms due to my six years of U.S. Army experience as a "Scout-Sniper"
Here is my current weapons inventory:


Poly-Tech "Pre-Ban" M-14
Springfield Armory M-14
South African R-1 FN-FAL
Armalite M-15A2, (M-16)
Poly-Tech "Folding Stock" AK-47
Romanian AK-74
Romanian AK-101
Norinco AKMS-101
1939 BSW K98k Mauser, all matching
1940 JP Sauer K98k "Russian Capture" Mauser
1942 Springfield Armory "Lend-Lease" M-1 Garand
1952 Winchester/Springfield M-1D Garand Sniper Rifle
1944 Springfield M-1 Garand
Yugoslavian SKS
Moisin Nagant 91/30
Remington 700 PSS Sniper Rifle
Early Chinese Military SKS
1954 Russian SKS, Tula Arsonal
1943 Inland M-1 Carbine
1944 Inland M-1 carbine, (turned into an M-3 for Vietnam and fitted with first generation infared scope).
Yugoslavian M-70 AK-47, (1,500 in U.S.)
Yugoslavian RPK, (400 in U.S.)
Daewoo DR-200 South Korean Assult Rifle
Spanish Cetme MBR
1944 Russian M-44 W/ 1942 PU scope
Mossberg 590 military 12 gauge
Baikil Makarov, (Tula Arsonal)
Imez Makarov
CZ-75 SA 9mm
CZ-75 Compact 9mm
FN-Herstal Browning High-Power 9mm
LLama Mini-Max 9mm, (made for the Royal Jordanian Air-Force, for King Hussien before he died of cancer, they were never delivered, 200 were made).
Sig-Sauer P226 9mm
Glock- 22C .40S&W
CZ-75 DA/SA W/Factory Red Dot Sight
Ruger New Model Super blackhawk .44 Maginum
Smith & Wesson 626-5 .357 Magnum
Ruger "Security-Six" .22 & .22 Magnum

I also have an extensive Soviet Optics and Night Vision collection as well as bayonets.

An Egyptian Maadi would be an extremely nice, you better get one now, they are disappearing quickly!!

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Bob,

What are some of the Soviet optics you have?
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Personally I have no interest in guns. However I am sure there are many people who would be interested. But, I have one concern, this site has often been at its limits when handling what it already handles.

Why not a separate but linked site??

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Old 05-07-2003, 07:46 AM   #8
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What are some of the Soviet optics you have?
I have PSO-1 scopes
I have WWII PU scopes
I have a variable PSOP sniper scope
I also have as my "crown jewel" Soviet 2nd generation "Night Vision Starlight Scope", (which was carried directly out of the Soviet Union by an airforce officer, no importation marks), for my RPK
I have night vision for a T-72 and T-64 tank drivers

Thats why I don't collect WWII medals as extensively as you guys, I have too broad of a collection!
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Idon't like the idea at all. This forum has very specific purpose.
There are many forums devoted to weapons, and I don't think it is a needed supplement to this forum.

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Old 05-07-2003, 06:47 PM   #10
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I have to agree with Tal, I think guns are under a different category and not really "militaria" like medals or uniforms are. I just think that this site is not really a gun site; I would not support a gun forum or a vehicle forum, etc, they just seem to be on the other side of the tracks.

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