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Old March 1st, 2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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Video of the Firearm collection at Rock Island Arsenal Museum

This is my first post on this forum. But have been around awhile on cmp ar15 steel soldiers, etc...

So for my first post I decided to share the short video I made at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum in the summer of 2016. Impossible to get it all in with a standard camera lens. Must be seen to be appreciated!!

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Old March 1st, 2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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Folks, if you haven't been to the Rock Island Museum you need to go! I've been there 4 times, twice with my wife. Each time she swears I was drooling! The shot-up Sherman in the Tank park is something else.

Lots of other stuff to do in the Quad Cities area, BTW. Especially if you're a John Deere fan.

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Old March 1st, 2017, 06:49 PM   #3
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Great place to spend a whole day. Lots to do and see. And if you have a valid ID and no blacklisting from the .gov, your in for free!!!!

I did hit my head on the shot up Sherman tank barrel, felt pretty dumb.

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Welcome to the forum! Looks like a day trip coming up for me and My Son. Our last trip together was Louisville at the NRA convention. Where my son talked me into a drawing and I won a NEW DD4-M7 last spring and it is now an instant family heirloom

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 10:32 AM   #5
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Amazing! I definitely want to get a chance to go and see this. Thanks for taking the time to post this up.

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 01:56 PM   #6
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That looks like a place I defintly need to visit.
Thank You for sharing.

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 05:44 PM   #7
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The museum has everything from canteens, a stuffed horse, to a QUAD .50!!!!!!.
We have been there twice and both time had a picnic lunch by the outdoor vehicle/ equipment display. They even have an M65 Atomic Annie.

The Corp of Engineers has an awesome visitors center at the lock and dam on the island.

If your in the area check out Riverview Surplus 5230 River Dr Moline, Illinois. Its like 3 miles East of the Arsenal. Industrial and military surplus if you guys are into that stuff.

We plan on going back again this summer.

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at the 1:07 mark we come to the M14"s;;; the 4th down from the top;;; what is that one ?? Looks to have an extended gas cylinder??

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Been a few years since I was there, but it is definitely an amazing place to see. And the stuff NOT on display is just as impressive. I spent a couple of days doing research there, and it is an experience I will never forget!

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If you ever get a chance to visit the Springfield Armory " the real one " in Mass, you will be drooling all the way home.

https://www.nps.gov/spar/learn/historyculture/index.htm

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at the 1:07 mark we come to the M14"s;;; the 4th down from the top;;; what is that one ?? Looks to have an extended gas cylinder??
They have binders in front of all the weapons, you pick the correct binder and look up the number that is by the rifle and it will tell you about it. Well its a gov form of some kind so just the facts.



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If you ever get a chance to visit the Springfield Armory " the real one " in Mass, you will be drooling all the way home.

https://www.nps.gov/spar/learn/historyculture/index.htm
Its on my bucket list! I have more rifles born there then anywhere else!

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Hey! I saw a 1903MK1!!! With a magazine!!!
Anybody see a BAR??? I didn't see no BAR...
Oh, and welcome to the forum from Mississippi!

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