What are some decent historic or replica military style detachable magazine rifles in the $1500-$3500 range?

What are some decent historic or replica military style detachable magazine rifles in the $1500-$3500 range? Might be interested in carbines or semi-auto submachine gun replicas too. Not interested in replicas chamber in 22LR.

The one's I'm currently looking at are the STG-44 chambered in .223 by PSA for around $1800-$2000, but I just want to see if there is anything else out there I might like, especially since it keeps getting delayed.

Not really interested in the AR15-like (was gifted one for Christmas) or the AK47-like, I'm looking for something different. Not looking to accessorize it either. Don't really plan on using it for anything outside of going to the range with it when my parents visit on holidays.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SKS

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PTR-91
    308 Galil
    VZ-58
    DSA FALs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, the PTR-91 looks pretty cool. I'll have to dig into that a bit and see what I'd be getting.

      Sounds like an awful lot of money to pay for a replica if you ask me. You can buy some very cool historical pieces for $2-3k, and those will always be cooler than some repro.

      Replica OR actual thing. I'm looking at both.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like an awful lot of money to pay for a replica if you ask me. You can buy some very cool historical pieces for $2-3k, and those will always be cooler than some repro.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i love PSA but man this thing just looks like such a piece of shit. It just does not visually look like an original STG, and isn't that the whole point?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't got $25k to drop on one rifle. Plus it shoots 223, which is pretty easy to find.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The magwell/mag being too fat in order to handle different rounds is the second biggest difference between it and the real deal.

      The biggest one though is that metallic gleam on the real STG-44 that isn't there on the repro. Look at how the repro is matte, so it gives it a fake and illegitimate chinese-warlord vibe. I don't know much about STGs but is the receiver body of the repro made entirely of plastic or something? Maybe someone can ask them if there is a cheap finish or different type of polymer they can use that has more shine to it so it looks less flat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        looks parkerized instead of blued

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah that might be it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wouldn't rubbing excessive amounts of gun oil give it a glossy look for a while? Tbh I am more worried about it having an ar15 magazine release than anything else, and that included isn't a deal breaker. Tldr, I want to larp as a ss wehrwolf innawoods on a budget.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            *on the gun

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i mean that hasn't been the case for any other parkerized gun i've owned. it doesn't look blued, it looks parkerized and covered in oil.
            It doesn't really matter. I'm basically only getting one if they're serious about honoring the HMG preorders because that's already money that 27 year old me wasted instead of 35 year old me typing now.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    DK Production group is making really nice semi-auto MP-38 pistols that can be SBR'd for about $4k.
    They are also bringing in parts kits and flats to make a proper STG-44 clone that doesn't look like an aborted fetus like the PSA does.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Marcolmar makes a fantastic Cetme L.
    Very nicely built, excellent QC.
    They plenty of flavors, from historical to tactical. Also a direct descendant of the STG44.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >descendant of the STG44.
      The StG45(M) not the 44. The 44 was a long stroke piston with a tilting bolt. The 45(M) is roller delayed blowback. Interesting that the 45(M) looks nothing like the 44 but the CETME L and HK 33 superficially have an outward resemblance to the 44.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not talking about resemblance of the rifle.
        But rather, the rifle's creators.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The STG-45(M) was a Mauser design with Ott-Helmuth von Lossnitzer and Dr. Karl Maier in key roles.
          The STG-44 was a Haenel design, with Hugo Schmeisser as the team lead.
          So like, stop making shit up when everyone already knows you're wrong about incredibly basic stuff.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    -Harrington & Richardson makes M16A1 + variants including carbines and full rifles. M16A2 + variants as well. Also 9mm AR SMG clones
    -Inland MFG still makes M1 Carbines. (Best replica you can get tbh [better than the shit ones by Kahr / Auto Ordnance]) You can also just get USGI ones.
    -MP5s. HK/Umarex makes a cool one in .22LR that you can brace.
    -GSG MP40 9mm pistols can also be braced with a mount from custom smith mfg.
    -There are .22LR STG-44 replicas as well
    -Hakims (insanely fricking loud), SVTs, Garands, M14s
    -Cobray Mac 10/11s
    -PPS-43 in 9mm or 7.62 Tokarev
    -The HK civilian rifles (SL8, USC)
    -PS90
    -I think JRA is still making Galils on ClassicFirearms
    Hope this helps

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