I shoot them all, Kylie, but some more regularly than others. For instance, that K43 was known for having a soft receiver due to the Germans trying to pump them out too quickly towards the end of the war. If it cracks (and they have) the rifle loses probably half its value. Plus they don't make replacement parts if anyting else breaks. The better quality the gun the more I tend to shoot it.
That's a neat shotgun, Taxy. I like the look of vintage shotties with their wood. Too bad you don't have it anymore.
You Canadians are lucky when it comes to military surplus collecting. We easily pay double down here for a lot of Russian stuff because they aren't allowed into the country anymore, since Clinton. Those SVT40's are relatively cheap up there. What we have down here is all we are ever going to get.
Give us this day our daily bacon.