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Hey all,

I'm a senior bio student with an interest in firearms. I'm not really a hunter, but I used to love plinking cans and coke bottles with a Mossberg .22 LR and a Marlin .22 mag back when I was a kid. I also have a heavy interest in military history.

Someday, I'd really like to start a collection of early 20th century arms but I have no idea where to start. I know a little store in my hometown in VA used to have garands and a SMLE or two, but I don't think they have them anymore and I don't remember what the prices were.

So basically, what would be normal prices and availabilities for the following weapons? I'd prefer well-kept models in order to experience shooting them a few times, but it would mostly be just a collection. That said, I also wouldn't mind re-finishing the woodwork or learning some repair methods.

So, here's my list.

Lee Enfield:
SMLE (any type)
No. 5 Mk. 1 Jungle carbine
No. 4 (any type)

Springfield M1903

M1 Garand

M1 carbine (any type)

Mauser 98k

Mosin Nagant M1891-30

MAS 1949

SAFN-49 / FN-49

Thanks for any info!


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