Some sort of K98k precursor? Or a K98?
Actually.. scratch that. Which smokeless powder rifle from that period is
a) common, that is, buying one is not extremely expensive
b) good ergonomics
c) reasonably powerful (as in, at least 3000 J muzzle energy)
d) preferably a large magazine
e) ammo for it has been produced in this millenium..
I'm leaning towards an old Mosin rifle. I have a Mosin in Europe and like it. The thing gives me the feeling I could club someone to death with it and it would not lose zero.