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Old December 29th, 2013, 06:17 AM   #106
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Post #88's image is that of obstructed barrel damage (post-firing).

No way a VC's sniper bullet entered the barrel at the perfect angle for banana peeling.

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LOL! I can hear the kid now: "Uh, yeah Gunny, it was a sniper bullet! Yeah that's it, a sniper bullet!" As the Gunny suspiciously scowled at said private, raising an eyebrow as to whether this maggot actually touched off a round with his barrel or FH plugged.

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Old December 29th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #107
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Here is the original post with that picture and story,pic has been removed.

How Tough Is An M14 In Combat ... ???

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Old December 29th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #108
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Looks classically like what you get firing an obstructed barrel. Seen it about three times now.
I'm sitting with ABNEK and There and Back Again on this one.

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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:35 AM   #109
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I'd like to know what the armory sgt had to say about the cut off stock n post 100. Gee sgt I dropped it and it broke off just like that.?

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Old March 27th, 2014, 12:33 PM   #110
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I was just a tad too young for SE Asia, still in HS. This is my 1st cousin, was with 75th Ranger Battalion, 1st Air Cav. Picture taken in Ia Drang Valley, 1970. He was part of a LRRP and carried an XM21. Took an AK round in the left kidney in an ambush just a few weeks after this picture was made, but survived. He's obviously a southpaw, and still a crack shot with a rifle.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #111
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I've always liked this photo. Just the basics: steel pot, M1955 flak and ,of course, the M14.







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Old April 17th, 2014, 04:34 PM   #112
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Old April 17th, 2014, 05:21 PM   #113
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I just looked at all the photos. I hope they all came home. They had my gratitude then and have it now.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 05:34 PM   #114
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Great pictures. Thanks to all who posted these pictures.

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Old May 23rd, 2014, 03:35 AM   #115
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These were posted on Tilford's Discount Gun Sales (Louisville, Ky) Facebook page. They are of Sgt. James "David" Portman, described in the post as a Highly Decorated Sniper and Serviceman and a Great American Here. I got permission to post them here. They have a give-away promotion and he is going to be picking the winners from June 4 through September. If I can get more info on the pics, I will post them. Here's their facebook page for more info if anyone's in the area and want to stop in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/4631...98092546880718




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Old June 15th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #116
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Here are some more that I don't think were posted.












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Old June 20th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #117
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When you see M-14 rifles in Viet Nam with a good amount of wear (parkerizing worn down to bare metal), how long do they take to get in that condition under everyday use?

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Old June 21st, 2014, 07:32 AM   #118
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....Interesting sling configuration.

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Old June 21st, 2014, 08:23 AM   #119
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Regarding this photo, from M14 Rifle History and Development,

"Perhaps the most artistic combat photograph ever taken of the M14 rifle was one by Larry Burrows on October 05, 1966, or very shortly thereafter, during Operation Prairie atop Hill 484 in Quang Tri province, Republic of Viet Nam. In that action, 1,397 North Vietnamese Army soldiers were killed and twenty-seven taken prisoner while 239 Americans were killed and 1,214 wounded in action. The color photograph is a hill top view overlooking a valley and distant mountain range with cloudy skies in the background. In the fore ground is a fallen and defoliated tree trunk lying next to a Marine helmet and a M14 rifle with inserted magazine pointed away from the camera. This photograph graces the front cover of Requiem, a book about combat photographers who were killed during the war in Viet Nam."

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:03 PM   #120
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