First, to anyone interested in this subject, there is a helpful (to me at least) website about to close, due to the owner's health. It's called [url=http://www.surplusrifle.com/]surplusrifle.com[/url] and the owner is offering the entire contents of the site on two CDs for five bucks each. These will be in my stocking - I hope.
Secondly, the boys and I are pretty much just starting in this area of interest, reading various publications and gathering websites for future reference. We have an Enfield No 5 Mk 1, and are probably going to add a No 4 or so soon. We are also interested in Mausers, particularly the Swiss model 96 or 38 in 6.5x55. Actually, we're interested in everything, but we're just learning and hope to narrow our focus. We've done a CMP shoot and I've sent for and recieved my C&R license.
I'd be interested in conversing with "milsurp" collectors and maybe getting some opinions on models and dealers. Thanks in advance.