2004-11-21 19:13:46 ET|
Damn NYC. If I lived either on Long Island or somewhere north of the city I'd be able to own these without a hassle. Instead, if I want to possess these rifles where I live I have to pay exorbitant fees for a rifle/shotgun permit application and then wait an unspecified amount of time just to know if it's been approved or not. And I have to do this every year. Of course I have no job and little money so all that's out of the question. I can, of course, buy them instate, away from the city, but that would mean I can only store them outside of the city.
Anyway, the first picture is of a Russian Mosin Nagant 91/30 and the second picture is of an SKS which is a rifle my dad was issued during his service in the Russian army. The one I want is a Yugoslavian one since they're cheap. The Mosin Nagant series of rifles is cheap too so once I'll be able to buy and possess them I'll probably get the 91/30, the m38, and the m44. Though the 38 and the 44 are louder and recoil more due to their shorter barrels and lesser weights.
I should add that the Mosin Nagant is chambered for the 7.62x54mm cartridge. It holds 5 cartridges in its internal magazine and is loaded using stripper clips.
The SKS is chambered for the 7.62x39mm cartridge and it holds 10 rounds in its internal magazine. It is also loaded using stripper clips. Unlike the Mosin Nagant which is a bolt action rifle, the SKS is a semiautomatic rifle which features a gas operated action and a tilting bolt (for locking).
Mosin Nagant 91/30
Of course these are only a few of the rifles in my mental wishlist. However, these are the ones I want to get first. Also, I am wanting a Romanian 1969 training rifle chambered for the 22 LR cartridge. Once I'll have the money I'll probably just buy them in a pack of five since they're currently cheap, they may go up in price, and I can tinker with them.