Imagine owning an original MP 40 (Maschinenpistole 40) - a submachine gun developed in Germany and used extensively by the Axis powers during the Second World War. Well, not many people can, unless you have $10,000 or more to spend on one, not to mention that even finding one can be next to impossible! Or perhaps a US M1 Garand, which was the standard service rifle of the American Infantry during the same world conflict. Although not as rare as the venerable MP40, finding one in pristine condition will also set you back a bit financially. To round out a trio of iconic firearms, the Russian Mosin-Nagant was a bolt-action rifle developed from 1882 to 1891 that saw service by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. Fortunately for collectors, hobby shooters and history buffs, the Mosin-Nagant can still be acquired in the surplus markets with relative ease and without a second mortgage.
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