I like the old guns, I have a bunch, but don't they HURT? I shot my 8MM Mauser about thirty times recently, and then a friend's M44 Mosin-Nagant for another twenty and my shoulder felt like I was kicked by a mule! My hat's off to troopers that shot hundreds of rounds with the Mauser on the Russian front, and FEMALE Russian snipers that fired 40 to 50 rounds per day in the battle of Stalingrad. I read that the men of the 24th Regiment of Foot Infantry at Rorke's Drift got so sore from firing their Martini-Henry's that they started firing them off the shoulder, from the hip! Say what you want, I'll take an M-16 any day.
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