I started collecting knives years ago because gun collecting was getting to be too expensive, and I just knew that knives were cheaper.
Then I ran into HI, and guess I could have financed a whole new armory had I wished. Still, can't have one without the other.
I like the 20 gauge a lot. Most people don't know that the 20 has 75% of the clout of the 2 3/4" 12 gauge, but just half the recoil, making it a good walking around shotgun as well as the perfect shotgun for your wife or daughter for home defense.
You're lucky to get an M38 Jake. I have an M44 which is the same rifle with a 15" folding bayonet, and learned a lot about them from Kismet who has taken several deer with his. I took off the bayonet and was considering grinding off the lug, but haven't gone that far as yet. So far I've added a new stock and sling and scope mount and cheap scope. I didn't have to buy an aftermarket trigger as I got very lucky as the factory trigger pull on mine is a perfect 4.5 lbs. no creep, when normally they are as much as 8 lb.s or more. Mine was made in 1945 but has a perfect bore as well. Can't beat it for $75 base price!
Last edited by Svashtar; 03-31-2011 at 07:18 PM.
Civil Defense Thru Civil Disobedience: NEVER DISARM!