Thursday, July 26, 2007

Boomsticks: Do you love the smell of cosmoline in the morning?

Are you a fan of old military rifles (and pistols)? Would you rather restore a WWII-vintage Mauser or Mosin Nagant than play with the latest synthetic-stocked Remington in .300 Ultraboomer? Do you lament the tiny number of factory loadings available in .30-40 Krag?

Have I found the message board for you.

8 comments:

Dr. StrangeGun said...

oh
my
God...

You've singlehandedly ruined my productivity level for today :)

btw, Paul got me that web address for the rifles, though it was a little off I parsed it and got to the right site... neat stuff.

Anonymous said...

Wait! You just found that one?

I've been a fan of that site since I bought my first M/N years ago. I still reread the old articles of the various milsurps occasionaly.

Tokarev

7.62x54r said...

It's a thin line between "restore" and "bubba". If you truly love old military rifles for their history, then you "preserve" them.

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

What for you ask such silly questions?

I have a complicated wedding ring. It's silver and has moving parts.
Sometimes, when I am lucky, some cosmoline will get stuck in there for a while.

Then I can just catch whiffs of it through the day.... flashing back memories of the cosmo cooking out of the Mauser handguard the last time it got really warm 30 rounds into a match....

But I can quit anytime I want...

Really, I can....

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Tam!

Anonymous said...

If you like that one you will also like this http://www.gunboards.com/forums/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=1

Give Tuco's house a try

treefroggy said...

The original SurplusRifles web-site was run by Jamie Mangrum. He had to let it go about a year ago because he was fighting cancer. Anyone know how he is doing ?

I bought their disassembly etc BIG CD just before they closed down, and it's a gold mine of info for milsurp.

BTW: the only decent 30-40 will be the stuff you load yourself.

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

Tam... you might want to take a read on the link here. A pretty good column by Orson Scott Card.
http://mal-fits.blogspot.com/2007/07/history-understand.html

Treefroggy: Last heard from Jamie a few months back. Doing better. We are all hoping he will kick the cancer and be back 100%