I can understand that. I always look at the vintage rifles at the gun shops. Nothing like a Garand and the like but I bought a couple of cheap surplus rifles they had at the local sports shop chain, a Moisant Nagant and an Argentine Mauser just to have them.<quoted text>
I seldom buy brand new guns, they lack the appeal. This afternoon Im driving to Atlanta to spend a few hours in a gun store there and back to Tampa. They sell a large variety of older and collectables. Ive found quite a few gems there over the years including a pair of M1 Garands unfired outside of the factory. One of them is the very rare T26 tanker. Also managed to get an unissued German Mauser, still had the cosmoline all over it. Never know what youll find. Real happiness would be a 1941 Johnson at a good price.
I do prefer it over my Mark III. The II I own is a couple of inches longer and slightly heavier. Feels more balanced as well.
Ten day waiting period, what foolish liberal came up with that?
California is a different world. Not only do you have the ten day waiting period for handguns but there are restrictions on types of guns allowed. When I'm up in Reno it's then I look around given they hold no such restrictions and their gun shops have a plethora of goodies.