Hi from a globe-trotter

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Mustang_51D
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Hi from a globe-trotter

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Hello everyone!

I'm Olivier, from Belgium, although I'm writing from Russia right now! I've joined this forum as a huge military history enthusiast. I collect mostly WW2 Soviet and Cold War East Bloc militaria, and shoot as a sport. My weapon collection includes a 1934 hex receiver Tula Mosin Nagant, a Yugo M48 Mauser, and a French Lebel 1886. I hope to see it grow in the future!
Apart from collecting and shooting historical weapons, I play tabletop wargames, airsoft and draw. Oh, and I'm married and work in insurance!
I hope I'll be able to contribute to this forum in a constructive way!

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Ah, another belgian :-) …...welcome!

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Welcome to the forum.

Hope your collection grows as well.
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Mustang_51D
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Thanks for the welcome, I'll make sure to post pics as soon as I'm back home!

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Welcome to SRF. It would be great if you could do a Mosin Nagant rifle test in the real cold of Russia.
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Mustang_51D
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Thanks! Sadly I'm not a citizen there and am thus not allowed to own firearms on the Russian territory. So far, I did shoot a little, but only on indoor ranges... I'll try and see if I can find an outdoors range with rental Mosins (or rental anything Russian, that is). Plus, Russia's had above average snowfall this year, so it would create great conditions for a winter torture test!

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Welcome to the forum - glad you joined us. Sounds like you will have some interesting stories to share.

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Special Belge, Antwerp! If you've not been, please do try it! I had a great time in your country.

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