A little gun porn

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  1. cgutz

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    Those coastal defense battery emplacements are cool relics. With modern, proximity fused air bursts, I wouldn't want to be operating one of them in the open like they are.
     
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  2. usedto

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    Here's some vintage gun porn. Taken in front of my late grandparent's house shortly before it burned down - maybe sometime in the 40s?

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  3. John James

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    I've seen that pic before, I think.
     
  4. usedto

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    Yes, I posted it in a gun thread some years back.
     
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  5. Poultrygeist

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    Before my unit transitioned to Hawks we trained on the M42 Duster at Fort Bliss, Texas. Those twin 40mm cannons would fire as fast as you could feed them. We had two ammo humpers ( one per side ) dropping 4 round clips into the loader. Sometimes you might have a double feed with two rounds simultaneously jamming the breach. They called it a "cook off" as the heat alone could detonate the round. And when some one yelled "cook off" you got the hell out of there.

    Dusters were used in Nam but not for convoy air defense but for anti-personnel.

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  6. Poultrygeist

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    "George of The Jungle" - Duster Death

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  7. SilverNerd

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    Sweet.
    The unissued Polish M44s made their way around here too a few years back. I should have grabbed one. They have shot up in price.
    The Polish M44s are arguably the nicest of all the M44s ever made.

    I have a 1945 Izzy M44 and a 1943 Tula ex-sniper .... ill try and get some pics up
     
  8. soundmotor

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    Even more cool you had experience with it, that thing is a beast! 40mm anti-personnel, the mind boggles. Just read the wiki on it, they were quite effective.

    Vietnam saw a lot of wild armor put into service, the M50 Ontos another odd duck. I think I saw the remains of one at Aberdeen but it was missing recoilless rifles.

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  9. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    My firearm addiction knows no boundaries it seems. Sort of like my music addiction!

    I went a little nuts over the weekend and placed some orders.

    1. Kriss Vector CRB in .45ACP

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    2. Vortex Strikefire II optic, red/green dot:

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    I also placed orders for a carrying case, extended magazines, some additional .45ACP ammo, a forward vertical grip and a textured grip overlay.

    I thought I was gonna be good in 2018 and enjoy what I have but.... YOLO!
     
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  10. Poultrygeist

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    When I was in automatic weapons I had to qualify on this bad boy. To pass we had to field strip, clean it and put it back together in under 5 minutes. Some in my unit ( not me ) loved to show off my doing it blind folded. This is also the machine gun they fired over my head when low crawling in Basic. I've heard that the M60 is based on a WWII German machine-gun. We had them mounted on our M42 Dusters. As I recall it fired the same round as an M14 but not the smaller M16 round. I qualified on the M16, M14 and also had some time on the range with an M1 and 45. With those rifles once you zeroed in and assumed a supported position you could hit anything you could see with the naked eye. I remember my amazement at being able to knock down targets that looked like fly specks on the horizon. The Army rifle range instructors were so good most trainees came out of Basic with a Sharpshooter or Expert rating.

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  11. Yamaki

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    The M60 & M14 were both chambered for the 7.62x51 (NATO) round, aka .308 caliber.

    The M16 is a 5.56 x 45 (NATO) caliber so, yeah, it wouldn't work in the M60 or M14 nor vice versa.

    The M60 was partially derived from WWII era German FG 42 & MG 42 SAW along with some hints from the M1941 Johnson machine gun.

    I experienced the M60 fired over my head as well. Later, I qualified on it, the M16, the M14 & the 1911. Missed out on the Garand but those were no longer in inventory when I joined up.

    Loved firing the M60. It was rock and roll with a bang and a bullet.
     
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  12. soundmotor

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    Yeah, that's gun porn.
     
  13. soundmotor

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    Early Vietnam SEAL rifle & pistol. The rifle gave way quickly to the Stoner but a sliding stock M16 carbine is pretty damn cool -

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    The infamous "Hush Puppy" sentry dog eliminator based on the S&W Mod. 39 -

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  14. usedto

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    Wish I would have found out about these a little sooner:

    A sweet little M1 Carbine (.30 cal.) - WWII, Korea, and a little in Vietnam.

    Poor photo, but the gun is buried right now - too hard to dig out for a better photo.

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    Got this about 5 years ago - never knew they existed. This would have been a blast back in the 60s on the ranch!! This gun was a post-war version, made by Alpine, out of a combination of government surplus and some new manufacture parts.
     
  15. Poultrygeist

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    We had M1's when I was in ROTC. That was one heavy sucker but probably the best mass produced rifle of WWII. You loaded it by pushing a clip into the breach from above.

    I remember getting what was called "M1 thumb". During inspection arms you had to release the action by sticking your thumb into the breach and quickly pulling it out. If you weren't fast enough

    the bolt would mash hell out of your thumb. When firing the M1 you better have it hard against the shoulder as it had a strong kick. In comparison the M16 had hardly any kick at all.

    I remember an instructor firing his with the butt against his family jewels. If you tried that with an M1 or M14 you'd be in serious trouble.

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  16. usedto

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    That was (I think) an M1Garand - totally different bird (and yes, it was heavy). Takes a 30.06 cartridge. The M1 Carbine ammo looks like overgrown .22 . Fed by a 10-15 round bottom feeding magazine The rifles are similar in appearance.
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  17. Alobar

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    Well since this thread has included the big guns, here is an interesting one, on permanent loan from the military and operated by the City Of Juneau public works dept for avalanche control. It is fired sometimes right over the city to let loose the snow load before it has a chance to build too heavy and take out half the town.
    Avalanche control in Alaska's capital city

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  18. 2011etec

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    SilverNerd I paid 100 back in the late 80,s 69 bucks for a p 17 enfield (eddystone).In the early 70,s I could strip this in a pitch black room and assemble in no time flat.Loved shooting the fn fal.[​IMG]
     
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  19. 2011etec

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    usedto I thought I threw that paneling out when I was a teen ,where did you find it ,lol:)
     
  20. usedto

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    I have a portable (trailer) office next to my warehouse. It was built in 1990. That's the original paneling.
     

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