I got started when I bought (then later sold) a Sauer 38H only to find another one locally for $169. Even better wifey was ok with keeping it as an heirloom for our newborn.
Since then I have bought and sold a mosin...bought a Springfield 1903 (and am working on another) and just picked up a batch of FEG ppk variants. It appears the seller didnt research them as I got two Welt Waffens and a Walam 48 that were marked as FEG.
But Im glad to be here and Im looking forward to putting my c&r license into use to pick up some of the standards while still affordable. WW1 bolt actions are in my range so I foresee them being my focus for now.