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Old 02-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #321
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What gun still used by the US military uses the .45-70 cartridge?
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #322
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I don't know, but I have seen this kind of thing before, but not with military hardware. The one I saw was adapted to the use of somebody in a wheel chair. Am I close?
Nope. You guys guessed the "what" it IS a Springfield bullpup, but not really the "why."
Except that durn c3shooter guy ....I think he just doesn't like us Yankees..

The Marines actually experimented with the Springfield and tested this bullpup version in 1903....Good thing they stuck with the original design.
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The Lewis gun- invented by an AMERICAN, was rolled out by FN about 1913, and taken up by the Brits about 1914. Col. Lewis did not get along with the head of US Army Ordnance, so he had the best revenge- retiring from the Army, and being made quite wealthy by his invention.

Question- these cartridges appear to be rimfire- but they are not. Made for a US military firearm. What are you looking at?

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The Lewis gun- invented by an AMERICAN, was rolled out by FN about 1913, and taken up by the Brits about 1914. Col. Lewis did not get along with the head of US Army Ordnance, so he had the best revenge- retiring from the Army, and being made quite wealthy by his invention.

Question- these cartridges appear to be rimfire- but they are not. Made for a US military firearm. What are you looking at?
Those look like rimfire cartridges to me.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #325
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Trust me- those are NOT rimfires.
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The Lewis gun- invented by an AMERICAN, was rolled out by FN about 1913, and taken up by the Brits about 1914. Col. Lewis did not get along with the head of US Army Ordnance, so he had the best revenge- retiring from the Army, and being made quite wealthy by his invention.

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OK im finally back. New question. What weapon did the female sniper in the movie Full Metal Jacket use?
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Those are actually 45-70 CARBINE rounds, and yes, they ARE center fire. The very early centerfires LOOKED like rimfires- they were primed from the inside. Dot of priming compound against the case head, then an iron anvil was placed inside the case. The stab crimps you see just above the rim held the anvil in place. Known as Benet primed.
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Think they intended to portray her as using an AK-47..... but tweren't. Would have not been my choice of a sniper weapon.
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Think they intended to portray her as using an AK-47..... but tweren't. Would have not been my choice of a sniper weapon.
Agreed. The model she was using was the Vz-58.
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