Yeah that Ljungman is in superb shape. It gets a bit finnicky about cycling after it gets hot, but I think I just need to clean out the gas tube. It's the best shooter I have and the recoil on it is surprisingly light, especially for a full-power rifle cartridge. I'm picking up another one on Saturday for a parts rifle. I call it "The Hand Mangler" although it hasn't claimed any victories ion my hand yet...
I am thinking about getting an original stock for the Enfield, but I don't know if the barrel has been cut or anything like that. It was FTR's in 1953. I might just leave it and pick up an original shape rifle. If you have any ideas about what I need to check to put a new stock on it, please let me know!
That's not a VZ-52, though, it's a VZ-52/57! It shoots exceptionally well for something chambered in 7.62x39. The gas system is a strange one though. And I need to find some stripper clips for it, as it doesn't take AK/SKS strippers. It's also in excellent shape.
The SVT-40 is a cranky old commie. That gas valve gives me a lot of problems. The shellac is flaking off (you can see it in the picture) so I am going to refinish it starting next week. I have heard that the original colour of the shellac was lighter, which I think would look nice.
Thanks for the compliments. I hope to keep adding to my collection of oddball antiquated battle rifles!