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Old March 31st, 2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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M14 with M84 scope in Vietnam

This is the owner of ar15.com, he posted these on that website. It is him in Vietnam while serving in the 82nd on a LRRP team. Only time I have ever seen an M84 on an M14.




ETA: I apologize, it's not in Vietnam, but the same time frame at Fort Bragg.


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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:15 AM   #2
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While a sniper-point man with B- 1/46th Americal [1967-69] my M14 had the M84 scope.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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While a sniper-point man with B- 1/46th Americal [1967-69] my M14 had the M84 scope.
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Greg,did you use the leather cheek pad on your weapon?

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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:01 AM   #4
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No I was never issued one.
They did issue me a starlite scope for night op's. That really came in handy and saved our rear's more then once.
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No I was never issued one.
They did issue me a starlite scope for night op's. That really came in handy and saved our rear's more then once.
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Thanks..Ironic,I'm on arfcom and had posted a long while back looking for period pics of the M14/M84 setup and asking specifically if the cheek pads were used.NEVER got any solid replies,and now these pics get posted ere and soldier is owner of arfcom.

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Old March 31st, 2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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This is the owner of ar15.com, he posted these on that website. It is him in Vietnam while serving in the 82nd on a LRRP team. Only time I have ever seen an M84 on an M14.






Nice pictures. Here is a link to a thread I started a couple years ago with some info on the mounts they used with the M84 scopes in Vietnam.

Traditional Vietnam M14 Sniper Rifles

The offset to left is the same as the M1C and M1D snipers, so the use of a cheek pad would be helpful. I have a couple other pictures of M84's in use in Vietnam and neither of them had cheekpads.

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Old March 31st, 2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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Per another recent thread...Note:
-Fatigues PRE-Jungle Fatigues.
-Boots appear to be all leather, no nylon.
-Specialist patch, yellow and green.
-U.S. Army patch.
-Red, White and Blue 82nd Airborne patch.

I'm not going to express an opinion or belief that this particular photo was in Vietnam or not in Vietnam, however if I had just seen the photo only...without any description, I would have said...Stateside Training!
But, it certainly could be...early, early, Vietnam.
(and I would then be curious as to what year?)

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Old March 31st, 2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Thanks for the input CAVman,All great stuff. I have the M84 sitting in the G&H mount.The original M1C sn is marked on the mount.
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Per another recent thread...Note:
-Fatigues PRE-Jungle Fatigues.
-Boots appear to be all leather, no nylon.
-Specialist patch, yellow and green.
-U.S. Army patch.
-Red, White and Blue 82nd Airborne patch.

I'm not going to express an opinion or belief that this particular photo was in Vietnam or not in Vietnam, however if I had just seen the photo only...without any description, I would have said...Stateside Training!
But, it certainly could be...early, early, Vietnam.
(and I would then be curious as to what year?)

No Flames, Please...Just My Personal Thought!



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Here are the other pictures I mentioned of M84's on M14's in Vietnam.

The first is a press photo. The others were posted on Culver's a few years ago by the brother of the sniper pictured. The sniper unfortunately was KIA.

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Striker, not Ed Sr posted those, although Ed had posted them years ago. I dont believe Striker said that those were specifically Vietnam. Looks like a good thread though.

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Old March 31st, 2012, 03:28 PM   #12
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Nothing modified with the G&H (ring & lever assembly) base,I can pull it off the M14 and slide right onto my WW2 M1C. The thumb screw mount is not G&H but developed by AWC (Army weapons command) IIRC.
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There was a thread on here a while back that mentioned rifles with m14e2 stocks being used as sniper rifles with a duplex round. Some more information on the m14/m84 combination was mentioned there in particular to how the mount was made...

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Per another recent thread...Note:
-Fatigues PRE-Jungle Fatigues.
-Boots appear to be all leather, no nylon.
-Specialist patch, yellow and green.
-U.S. Army patch.
-Red, White and Blue 82nd Airborne patch.

I'm not going to express an opinion or belief that this particular photo was in Vietnam or not in Vietnam, however if I had just seen the photo only...without any description, I would have said...Stateside Training!
But, it certainly could be...early, early, Vietnam.
(and I would then be curious as to what year?)

No Flames, Please...Just My Personal Thought!



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+1, nothing personal either but that was probably taken at Fort Bragg. Look at the grass and sandy dirt also. Everything about the picture says "stateside". With those shiney black leather boots he didn't dig that hole either.

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+1, nothing personal either but that was probably taken at Fort Bragg. Look at the grass and sandy dirt also. Everything about the picture says "stateside". With those shiney black leather boots he didn't dig that hole either.

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You would be right. Ed went through and captioned the photos that Striker posted, and those particular ones are Bragg... There are some pretty cool Vietnam pix in the thread though.

Not advocating another site... just posting a link to the cool photos.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/130...m_.html&page=1

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