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Old February 1st, 2017, 12:13 PM   #1
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Old February 1st, 2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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It was quantity over quality, we producd more arms, but, they had better guns...

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I fired the MG 3, the descendant of the WWII guns, in '89
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Old February 1st, 2017, 02:09 PM   #6
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I find myself attracted to the German weapons. I would love to own an MP40 and an MG3!

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Old February 1st, 2017, 02:30 PM   #7
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I was lucky enough to shoot an MG42 when I was in Italy with some Special Forces guys. A lot went on that day but I'll never forget that MG42. WOW, what a piece of work. WAY ahead of it's time. It was AMAZING. Mind you, I was doing my time in the service those days with a .50 cal BMG and a Mini-gun but to even fathom the level of thoughtfulness and design in that weapon is a tribute to engineers who must have really listened to some shooters. It was hell on wheels. Still makes the hair on my arms stand up.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 01:12 AM   #8
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The MG 42 was about 25 yrs ahead of all other WW 2 weapons.
And for those M 60 fans out there, I'LL TAKE THE 42 HANDS DOWN IN ALMOST EVERY INSTANCE! I think I'm qualified to make this judgment because I've owned & shot an MG 42 since about 1961, at one time I had 3, AND I've used an M60 in combat!
For those that say the 42 has way to high a rate of fire - Yep, But it is controllable. I can regularly single shot mine, but do double at least a third of the time. 3 rd bursts are easy!
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My time was the M60 and Ma Duece (Vietnam era), then transitioned to the M249 and Ma Duece (80's and 90's era)..... I like the M249 but prefer the Ma Duece over all of them.

I don't own any of them, only issued on active duty. My owned weapons are only 1911's, M4's, and M1A/M14 varieties.

I sure do miss those days of unlimited ammo. LOL! I don't miss the days of my M2 having feed issues in the Tank Commanders Cupola feed tray though. Always seemed to be something hanging up and then you had to loosen the ammo belt up in that tray....ugh!

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Sold off my Mauser 98K Collection years ago, wish that I hadn't now. This is all that I have left from my Nazi era Collection.


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Old February 2nd, 2017, 09:55 AM   #12
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It was quantity over quality, we producd more arms, but, they had better guns...
I don't know about that. The German weapon designers were great innovators, but to say they had better weapons is subjective rather than objectives. Millions for Germans were killed with a rifle and a round that were designed in 1891...

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I wish I owned more German made guns but they are expensive.

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Why the hec do I own an M1A, an S&W 629 and 617 and a.45LC Derringer?
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Why the hec do I own an M1A, an S&W 629 and 617 and a.45LC Derringer?
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They are great guns too. The M1A is my all time favorite rifle and I really like my S&W M29 and M17. Probably have shot my M17 more than any other gun I have owned. We had the best rifle during WWII by far, the M1! Also the best pistol, the 1911 and best light automatic weapon, the BAR.

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