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Ha! You're not old enough to have been in World War II. But I was! :D

 

And here's a sort of recent photo. :liar:

 

Real men wear steel pots! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

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Flash, in your case should'nt it be an old Springfield instead of the M-14 and a Brit style helmet circa 1917? :cover:

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We brought back the M-14! Wonderful weapon. We use it in a shockingly successful program called "Designated Marksman."

 

The U.S. Marines uses M14s which are rebuilt at Marine Corps Base Quantico and designated as Designated Marksman Rifles, which are being replaced by M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle. The Corps also utilizes an adaptation of the M16 assault rifle, the Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle (SAM-R).

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Ha! You're not old enough to have been in World War II. But I was! :D

 

And here's a sort of recent photo. :liar:

 

Real men wear steel pots! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We trained on the M1 Garand when I was in the navy. Weighs a ton when you have to march with it all damn day.

 

From Wiki:

 

The M1 Garand (officially the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called "The Greatest Battle Implement Ever Devised" by General George S. Patton, the Garand officially replaced the bolt-action M1903 Springfield as the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936 and was subsequently replaced by the selective fire M14 in 1957. However, the M1 continued to be used in large numbers until 1963 and to a lesser degree until 1966.

 

The M1 was used heavily by U.S. forces in World War II, the Korean War, and, to a limited extent, the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to American Army and Marine troops, though many thousands were also lent or provided as foreign aid to America's allies. The Garand is still used by drill teams and military honor guards. It is also widely sought by the civilian population as a hunting rifle, target rifle, and military collectible. The name "Garand" is pronounced variously as /ɡəˈrænd/ or /ˈɡærənd/. According to experts and people who knew John Garand, the weapon's designer, the latter version is preferred.[4][5] It is now available to civilians in the original .30-06 chambering, as well as in .308 Winchester.

 

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Waerth, I see they arrested a Red Shirt leader who's a actor, I suggest you give him no more work, or maybe as baddie? 5 5 5 5 5 Sorry,

 

He is not in our database .....

 

But you can be if you send your pics ;)

 

W

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We brought back the M-14! Wonderful weapon. We use it in a shockingly successful program called "Designated Marksman."

 

The U.S. Marines uses M14s which are rebuilt at Marine Corps Base Quantico and designated as Designated Marksman Rifles, which are being replaced by M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle. The Corps also utilizes an adaptation of the M16 assault rifle, the Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle (SAM-R).

 

 

We couldn't wait to trade in our M14s for the M16A1. Then when we got it, we soon wondered why. At least we didn't have the first version of the M16, which jammed with ridiculous frequency. I have a friend who was a Marine grunt, and he says the M16 scared the shit out of him. They had to carry a cleaning rod to clear the frequent jams, just the thing you wanted to be doing in a fire fight. :p

 

Turned out it was the powder clogging the gas port. When they changed the gunpowder, the jams stopped ... mostly. Still, right after we got ours in late 1969, we spotted some movement one day in the tree line. The LT ordered everyone to fire off a magazine to see what would happen. (Gotta love those LTs.) My buddy's brand new M16A1 jammed solid on his first shot, the cartridge case wedged in so tight we couldn't pull it out. Had to break down the M16 to clear it. Fortunately, whoever was in the woods did a runner, but the guy was nearly crapping himself as he sat there trying to clear his useless weapon. Compare that to the old trusty M14, which you could allegedly bury in the ground, dig up a couple of days , and proceed to fire without any problems.

 

The M14 was fantastic for accuracy, but in RVN we were usually throwing out a lot of lead as fast as we could and often couldn't even see our target (fired at muzzle flashes). Woods are great places to fight in, shady with lots of cover. Screw that running around in the desert. And Afganistan looks like Mars. :(

 

 

 

 

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Waerth' date=' I see they arrested a Red Shirt leader who's a actor, I suggest you give him no more work, or maybe as baddie? 5 5 5 5 5 Sorry, [/quote']

 

He is not in our database .....

 

But you can be if you send your pics ;)

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gods do not photograph well I have heard. :nahnah:

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