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Old 12-10-2008, 01:42 AM
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OK everyone you all know that I am a firearms nerd and I surf the internet in search of the perfect pictures of guns. I decided to make "your favorites" post of T2K weapons so here are mine. I decided to choose only U.S weapons for this one, because there are so many firearms I like. All of the weapons selected are older not cutting edge by todays standards but have been in U.S. inventories in the past, and could have been obtained in the 80's and 90's. Clearly firearms from the Vietnam Era strongly shaped my interest in firearms as a child


Maine Battle Rifle:
M14
But I would take an M14 in any configuration I could get my hands on. While most had the selector switch blocked the one in the picture has the happy switch I wouldn't mind having this feature if possible, then I could function as an automatic rifleman if need be but its not necessary. Though I would prefer the fiber glass stock to a wood one. Replaced by the M16A1 its possible that it could be obtained from National guard units or USN.
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Assault Rifle:
CAR-15 (XM 177E1)
Lighter and handier than the M4 also I prefer Full-auto over 3 round burst. Might have to obtain this from Air force. But if I have to carry an M16 it aught to at look cool at least. Probably it would be difficult to obtain. Though the Air force carried the GAU-5/A until recently replaced by M4's.
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Shotgun:
Ithaca M37
Simple reliable and well made, loads and ejects through the port in the bottom which helps to keep dirt out of the action. Give me a claymore bag full of 00 buckshot and I would be really happy.It's unlikely that very many of these would be languishing in unit inventories by the 1980's and 90's most having been sold off to police stations.Name:  ithaca37hs.jpg
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Sub Machine gun:
M3A1 (grease gun)
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Pistol:
1911A1 MEU SOC
A 1911A1 customized by USMC armorers as Qauntico VA. And issued to the Marine Expeditionary Units and Force recon. Basically a custom rebuilt 1911A1 with a National Stock number. I would carry this in a M7 holster holster because it looks salty as hell. But I would also settle for a Bianchi UM-84.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:00 AM
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For my part I'll chose an even older weapon and one of British origin, dating back to WW1: the Lee Enfield. That choice come from a true story that occured in 1914. When facing a british company equipped with these rifles a unit of german cavalry (Uhlan) withdrew. The fire rate was so high that they believed they were facing several machine guns. Actually, another version of this rifle was still the regular firearm of the British Army during WW2 and it could compete with the M1 Garand.
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For my part I'll chose an even older weapon and one of British origin, dating back to WW1: the Lee Enfield.
Actually, about 20 years prior, as the .303 caliber, rifle, magazine, Lee-Enfield. The shorter SMLE was introduced in 1904. The British had actually adopted a replacement based on the Mauser, the Pattern 1914 Enfield, prior to WWI. However, the immediate need for rifles led to the SMLE remaining the primary British rifle. As the M1917, in .30-06, the Pattern 1914 served in the AEF in larger numbers than the official M1903 Springfield since Winchester and Remington were already tooled for the rifle.
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Well there are lots of US weapons that I think are cool but I'm too proud to name a favourite based on pictures I've seen and stats I've read so my favourite based on weapons I've actually handled and fired would have to be the Colt 1911 .45 (drop them enemies DRT that weapon). I've handled and/or fired other weapons that the US military uses but that weren't designed and/or manufactured in the US that I thought were pretty cool (Beretta 92, FN Minimi and GPMG (what you Americans call the M-240) for instance).

No need for me to include a photo of the Colt .45 as BIA's post has one. I like Mohender's choice but it isn't a US weapon. My favourite weapon of all time continues to be the one I've fired the most and had the most military training with, the FN SLR. If the enemy is in sight within 600m and I have an SLR I can guarantee you pink mist.
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I know its not US but I just couldn't resist!

Australian SLR L1A1\
Yet another wonderful battle rifle, I would also be more than happy to carry. There is just something about the 7.62X51mm round.
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I know its not US but I just couldn't resist!

Australian SLR L1A1\
Yet another wonderful battle rifle, I would also be more than happy to carry. There is just something about the 7.62X51mm round.

You could always use the US version that failed in the M14 trials, the T48. Commercial repros are available, for example: http://www.dsarms.com/SA58-FAL-T48-C...fo/SA58T48COL/
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:51 AM
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I like Mohender's choice but it isn't a US weapon.
True but it was the first weapon that came to my mind. For a US weapon I would take the M1 Carbine. This time, I'm not sure I know why, simply because I always found that weapon to be cool I guess. Very elegant also .
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:22 AM
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I'm a fan of the M14 (Ice Station Zebra).

I prefer wood stocks, although i understand they can warp whereas plastic (?) doesnt. Call me old fashioned.

I hate to admit it, but i dont mind the barrett .50 either. It strikes me as too "rambo" but ... a guilty pleasure maybe?
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:54 AM
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I'd have to say the L1A1 / FN-FAL too - I've got a character in a GURPS Black-Ops game set in 1961 who's a 40 year old former Commando, breif sojourn in SOE and reactivated with MI6 during the Korean War. His favourite long-arm is an L1A1 modified to allow full-auto, with a wooden stock rather than the GRP one (because theres no point whacking someone with a bit of plastic), then fitted with a telescopic sight and removable supressor (which on the L1A1 fits over the barrel and barely increases overall length). Otherwise he uses weapons suitable for his cover ID.
And like me, he'd also like the vintage SMLE.

I've always rather liked the Sterling SMG, probably because I grew up on a diet of old WW2 movies and thought the Sten gun was the greatest thing ever. (NB, and when I used to play online WW2 shooter Day of Defeat, for some reason the Sten gun always seemed more accurate and powerful than the German MP40. But then they also deliberately borked the Garand and K43)

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I know a lot of US troops hate it, but I did love the M-60. It was perfectly-sized for a short troop like myself.

I was instructor-qualified on the M-203 and the Dragon ATGM, but frankly I wasn't impressed with either of them.
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Default m1/m2 carbine

Maybe not my favourite of all time ,but still has a lot of strong points :

tested & rugged - WWII/Korea/Vietnam etc

manufactured in great numbers -parts ammo prolific

handy -it really is not much more wieldy than a smg with stock

versatile round - comparable to the .357 magnum handgun round in terms of
ballistsics ,penetration ,stopping power

someone of small stature could use one like a teenager or lithe woman etc
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The M1928-A1

For some reason this weapon has always been my favorite.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:45 AM
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I'll throw in another vote for the M1 carbine (bonus points for a folding-stocked M1A1). Sure, it doesn't have the range or energy of a battle rifle, but for short range or civilian defensive use, I think it's a better PDW than many of the modern designs. The "Enforcer" pistol variants are close to silly, but a 30-round magazine of .30 carbine in a package that small has some interesting possibilities.

I'm also a big fan of technological dead ends and might-have-beens. Accordingly, I'll present something that saw only very limited service with U.S. forces: the Johnson M1941. Image is linked to the Box o' Truth article:



.30-06 semi-auto, internal rotary magazine, and just looks cool as the day is long. Definitely on the list for my C&R collection when I win the lottery.

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well give me a couple of these:


and one of these
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The M1928-A1

For some reason this weapon has always been my favorite.
You are residing in Chicago. Are you sure you don't know why?
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You are residing in Chicago. Are you sure you don't know why?
That is probably true to an extent. This city is perversely proud of our "tommygun" history.

"That's the Chicago Way"
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Getting back on favorite U.S. weapons: the M-16/CAR-15/M-4, followed by the M1 Tommy Gun, the M-14, and the Ma Deuce .50 cal.
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Getting back on favorite U.S. weapons: the M-16/CAR-15/M-4, followed by the M1 Tommy Gun, the M-14, and the Ma Deuce .50 cal.
I used that .45 gun with the stick mag.
hold low left and end high right. Three round burst.
the Ma 2 is maybe the worlds best design of a MG. I hold as evidence the longevity.
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I would say the M-4A1 for rifle, and the M1911A1 for sidearm. A lot of the others are nice, but the M4 is just such an extension of my body now I Could not see taking anything else. I loved having my M21 and M107 to back up my M4, but if only one the M4.

If you want the M16A4 but with full auto you want the M16A3.
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I see alot of us like the stoner, and 1911. Can't really go wrong with those. I'm gonna say a tie between 1911, garand, stoner, and m1 carbine
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I see alot of us like the stoner, and 1911. Can't really go wrong with those. I'm gonna say a tie between 1911, garand, stoner, and m1 carbine
I like the Stoner bayonet, later known as the KCB-70 and KCB-77. Now made by Waffentechnik. They are slightly different from the old Eickhorns. The .45 M1911 design still shines a century later. Along with my Ar15 clone, an M14 with synthetic stock would only need match sights for long range work.
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